Mayor Ronnie Johnston convinced the Covington City Council to take a "gamble" Monday and give $25,000 to the forming "community improvement district (CID)," which business owners are forming along U.S. 278 to raise money for area improvements.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for any tips that will lead to the apprehension of three men believed to be involved in a Newton County murder Thursday.
This is the first in a series of columns in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College professors concerning the Civil War and its local ties to Newton County some 150 years after the war that divided America.
Here is the question I faced about six months ago: How does a person truly change their lifestyle?
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Washington Street Community Center, the Salvation Army and the A.K.A. Sorority Inc. for its Annual Back to School Supply Drive.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for any tips that will lead to the apprehension of three men believed to be involved in Newton County murder Thursday.
a look around the community and the celebrations
An alleged argument led to someone getting shot in the leg in the area of Green Acres Friday.
A new summer camp is coming that planners hope will offer a chance for fun and feelings of accomplishment for the special needs community in Rockdale County.
A surprise appreciation lunch was held for the local county extension agent, Ted Wynne, on Sunday, June 7.
State-level 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) were released Wednesday, marking improvements in most areas while simultaneously showing a large percentage of students who still lack in testing for math.
Teachers - new and veteran - school board administration and other interested parties from Newton and surrounding counties will convene at the end of the month to prepare for and learn about technology opportunities in the classroom.
Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
A mud-covered toddler in Spider-Man pajamas who was found late Wednesday wandering about Porterdale was returned to his parents two hours later after they discovered he was missing and called 911, Porterdale police said today.
After 25 years, Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful lost its executive director on Tuesday to retirement.
World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars" but unfortunately didn't live up to that name.
Candice Branche has been sworn in as an assistant district attorney.
Watch the McIntosh County Shouters perform and you're watching living history.
A Conyers man remains in the Newton County Detention Center charged with the kidnapping of his wife.
Covington firefighters are trying to determine whether small recent fires at two different Pure gas stations were deliberately set.
lexander Scott Pace, a 20-year-old Oxford resident, died Oct. 27, following an intramural soccer game at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he was a student.
The Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter is once again paying rent to the Covington Housing Authority, but remains around $21,000 behind on payments.
The Covington City Council unanimously approved an airport plan that calls for the city to hire three employees, buy around $20,000 worth of equipment and increase its liability insurance to cover operating the airport.
Blessed doggy: On Saturday, Oct. 23, Dr. Doug Gilreath, Senior Pastor of Covington First United Methodist Church held the first Blessing of the Animals for the Community on the downtown square in Covington. The service followed the Annual Mutt Show sponsored by the Humane Society. Members of the community were invited to bring the dogs, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, any of their beloved pets to be blessed. To view more pictures of the event you can visit their Facebook page - search for Covington FUMC.
Newton County was chosen to participate in a free, state pilot program that will help it protect its agricultural land, and had its first meeting regarding the program this week.
When planning a wedding, many a bride has decided on Burge Plantation, a regal old home that sits just a bit off the road in Mansfield, surrounded by trees. The home is lovingly maintained, filled with antiques, and the perfect place to make memories. It's also home to several guests that usually aren't on the invitation list to the various functions held at Burge - ghosts who have roamed the property for hundreds of years.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events:
Ten scholarships valued at $14,250 are available from the Georgia Farm Bureau to Newton County high school students who plan to major in agriculture, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.