A student fired a BB gun on a Newton County School bus Thursday and local officials are investigating the incident.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
Snapping Shoals EMC's second Annual Car Show will take place Saturday at the co-op's headquarters at 14750 Brown Bridge Road in Covington.
A local Newton County high school student is trying to urge his fellow teens to political action by forming a Newton County Teenage Republicans group.
With a camera in her hand and a complete wardrobe in the other, Kamilia Hyman looks to style and capture the everyday woman's finest appearance with her photography styling company, Kay's Way to Wear It.
Oxford College sophomore Rachel Chang is known to wear multiple hats around campus. Every day, she balances being a student and a resident advisor along with her other leadership position at Oxford to the best of her ability. However, the balancing act is nothing too new to her because Chang has been balancing multiple cultural identities her whole life.
Anyone interested in checking out bikes and wheels around the downtown square will have the opportunity to do so at a Bike Fest Sunday.
Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.
The Covington City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a work session, and at 6:30 p.m. for their regular council meeting.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Chevron, located at 1820 Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office made one arrest as a result of Operation Guarding Innocence, a collaboration with the NCSO, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The 16-year-old Covington Branch Library is in need of some major repairs, including a new roof and new heating and air condition units, which cost more than $1 million, money official say the library system simply doesn't have.
The Washington Street Community Center received some much needed new computers, courtesy of a monetary donation from local industry H.B. Fuller.
The East Metro Board of REALTORS held their annual award luncheon March 22. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. EMBOR inspires its members to achieve through its dynamic awards program, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry and to our community.
The Covington and Porterdale city councils have both approved ordinances banning the use of tobacco products in city parks and recreation facilities as a part of the tobacco ban ordinance recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
The Covington News is still on its health kick for the new year and is inviting the public to come out to the second annual Health and Fitness Expo to get some free health screenings and tips for how to stay healthy in 2013.
On Jan. 16, members of the Snapping Shoals EMC Trust Board presented $5,000 from Operation Round Up funds to Honor Flight Conyers president Dave Smith. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for Snapping Shoals EMC members in which they allow their monthly power bills to be rounded up to the next dollar. The funds are used to help qualifying charitable/community organizations with specific needs that they have or to directly help people in need ...
If you didn't attend this year's Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser held by Southern Heartland Arts Inc., you missed a good time. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A man was arrested early Saturday morning after reportedly parking his vehicle on the train tracks on Turner Street.
Raised in the traditions and customs of the Tsalagi Native American Indians (more familiar as the Cherokees of North Carolina), Peter Elizabeth Wolfe was destined to shatter stereotypes and bring down the walls of the most exclusive Boys' Club in America - the United States military.
IN BRIEF: A single-vehicle crash reportedly killed one person and sent another to the hospital on Saturday early morning. The crash reportedly occured on Costley Mill Road near Ga. Highway 138 in Rockdale County around 4:30 a.m. The passenger of the vehicle was killed and the driver was reportedly taken to an Atlanta area hospital. Check back for more information later.
Covington Councilwoman Janet Goodman was among nearly 800 city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta recently.
Following last year's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers across the country began preparing legislation that would allow school employees and administrators to be armed. Although the debate continues to rage on, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown said he is opposed to the idea.
It seems simple enough. A criminal is convicted and given a life or death sentence. There is justice for the victim's family and the county gets rid of an inmate that was costing taxpayers by sending that person to prison. But inmates that have been tried and convicted in Newton County, and sent to neighboring prisons to serve out their time are still costing taxpayers thousands, thanks to appeals.
The Covington Police Department has kicked off a new program that will allow some of the department's vehicles to get a rest and create more of a visible police presence in the city.
A solid education may be taken for granted by some of today's youth, but black residents who have seen the past with their own eyes cherish today's opportunities, because they remember the decades-long journey to get here.
On May 7, 1944, 2nd Lt. William Parkinson was reported missing in action after his B-24 Liberator heavy bomber disappeared over the jungles near Lea, New Guinea. On Jan. 18, two U.S. Army officers presented the urn containing Parkinson's remains to his descendants in Conyers. After 69 years, 2nd Lt. Parkinson was finally home.
A woman had her purse snatched out of her shopping cart Saturday night at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.
A Roswell arborist with a knack for using a specialized knife to care for trees will headline Oxford's Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 16 at the Oxford City Hall and adjacent park.