The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
When Newton County officers responded to a call about an assault, James Norris stated that Timothy Gawenda had attacked him.
According to Norris, Gawenda and his girlfriend had come home and began accusing Norris of stealing items from their bedroom. Norris denied that he stolen anything from Gawenda's bedroom and Gawenda went outside to smoke a cigarette.
Covington officers pulled over a vehicle believed to contain individuals connected to a shot that was fired near the CVS on Highway 278. According to dispatch, a male had shot at a car in the CVS parking lot. Shortly after, a male came into the store and yelled out the name Denise.
The officer identified the vehicle's two occupants as Denise Smith and Keldrin Perry. When the officer questioned Smith about the shot, Smith stated that she had just come from CVS, but knew nothing about a shot being fired. She also stated that Perry did yell her name ...
A father filed a report with the Newton County Sheriff's Office after his daughter was punched in the face by another student on the school bus.
While showing off a good grade she had made on a test that day, a male student who lives in her subdivision slapped the paper out of her hands and punched her in the face.
When Newton County officers responded to a suspicious call, the officer observed a black male in front of the garage door standing naked.
When the officer exited his vehicle, the man was putting on blue boxers and blue jeans. Holding his Taser as a precaution, the officer placed the man, Michael Keith Valentine, in hand restraints.
Newton County Special Olympians and their supporters gathered Monday morning for a parade to kick off the annual spring games. The games will continue Tues. and Wed. at Sharp Stadium.
After over two decades of dedicated service with the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Bill Watterson announced his own candidacy for Sheriff of Newton County in the upcoming election. Watterson, who recently resigned from the current administration, said in a press release that he regrets that he had to voluntarily leave the job he loved after 23 years of service. He joined the NCSO in 1990 and has literally worked in every division of the department.
If Covington police have it their way there will be no happy ending for local massage parlors that are allegedly offering more then just standard massage services to their clients.
Covington is totally revamping its recycling program and now nearly everything is recyclable and the more that's recycled the more money the city will earn.
Cottonwood Farm in Covington will welcome its newest employee Amy McKaughan this coming week.
A Flint Hill Elementary student has been charged with indecent exposure and electronically furnishing obscene material to minors following an incident where he reportedly exposed himself to two classmates and also sent obscene text messages to others.
Newton County residents raised $241,922 for Relay for Life this year as 64 teams and 950 people participated in the annual fundraiser for the fight against the cancer.
The only fundraiser for the American Legion Post 32, the fair ended Saturday at the Legion Field just off Newton Drive behind the Covington Y. Traditional rides and games were available, as was regular fair fare, like funnel cakes and the legion's famous BBQ. This year the fair had some new rides, including the Wave Swinger and the X-Factor - a 18-person gondola tat revolves, tips and comes complete with water jet fountains.
The Southern Heartland Gallery on the square is offering four art camps for students entering first grade through the age of 12-years-old.
The Newton Education Foundation awarded $6,000 worth in grants to three school programs as part of its fundraising campaign, ReImagine Newton.
The Covington Police Department will be offering an Assault Awareness Seminar on May 16 at the Covington Police Department located at 1143 Oak Street, SE. The objective of this important personal safety training is to help provide citizens with techniques and safety strategies to prevent, minimize, or survive an assault. A portion of the class will be hands-on defensive tactics training where the student will have the opportunity to work with a defensive tactics instructor. Other topics to be discussed include; observation skills, negotiation skills and victim reporting skills. The class will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at ...