Nearly 50 car break-ins have been reported to the Covington Police Department over the past few days at a number of residences in the area of Old Monticello and Monticello streets.
The 2014 Georgia State Legislative Session has been dubbed "Fast and Furious" by some pundits and publications, thanks to an early start to the primary elections.
Volunteers were out in force Monday, honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by trying to improve their community.
No major industries or industrial land developers have been recruited to Newton County since Baxter International in April 2012, but a handful of land deals are at least being discussed.
The square was packed with cars Tuesday night, and it wasn't because of the Board of Commissioners meeting. The real Mystic Grill Restaurant is finally open.
y recent article on Hollywood's participation in World War II created a tidal wave of emails pleading, "What about the athletes who served?" Indeed they did, in great numbers, and this is their partial story.
Georgia's 2014 legislative session began smoothly last week, but moved at an accelerated pace. The reason for the faster pace is a change in the elections calendar. Last year, a federal court ruled that Georgia needed to better accommodate overseas and military voters by holding an earlier primary. The concern was that the existing schedule, in which primaries are held in late July, didn't provide enough time for the return of those votes – especially if a primary runoff was required. Thinking back to my service on the Newton County Board of Elections, I see the reason for the ...
Newton County has approximately 270 cemeteries that have been located, many of them small family or church cemeteries that have deteriorated over the years due to neglect as their locations and purpose faded from people's consciousness.
Newton County residents looking for a great place to work locally may want to consider the five companies that garnered spots on the 2014 list of FORTUNE Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work For.
Everyone is invited to a free concert on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
Only 10 of the 89 Baxter International families who have relocated to work at the new manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county border have chosen to live in Covington, and new chamber board Chairman Dan Murphy says that's not good enough.
A former Alcovy High School student, who along with his twin brother has been self-sufficient and living on his own since age 16, is aggressively pursuing a college degree, despite high tuition costs and expensive housing.
Taking their lead from Major League Baseball, members of Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful are having their own Spring Training this year.
Several activities mark the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday throughout the weekend in Newton County.
Prosecutors are trained to seek justice, but for years the only kind of justice they could provide for people in need of serious help was to lock them up.
On the streets with NCSO on New Year's Eve "all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law"
A driver is being life-flighted after running off the road and crashing into a tree on Old Atlanta Road behind LongHorn Steakhouse, according to Police Capt. Ken Malcom.
The Covington News has a new newsroom leader as Bryan Fazio was promoted to editor this week.
Three partially developed subdivisions, including Dorchester Place in the heart of Covington, were purchased in 2013 by The Drapac Group, an Australian land investment and development company looking for good buys in the Atlanta market.
Every eye is on you. The room is silent, and suddenly you can't remember the introduction to your speech.
Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.
Three men were arrested Thursday after a reported burglary at a BP gas station on Turner Lake Road.
Newton County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Committee is preparing for its annual MLK Ecumenical Program and invites the public to attend and participate in its activities, which include some new initiatives.
Next week is expected to bring some of the coldest weather Atlanta's seen in a decade, and local officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their homes.
The New Year's Eve parties spilled out into the streets for a few in Newton County Tuesday night. Riding along with the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit, you gain a whole new respect for those who keep our county safe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
A woman began her New Year in the ER and in jail after she was reportedly arrested for fighting a woman at a gas station and then deputies Wednesday morning.
On Friday, Dec. 20, 4th- through 8th- grade students from Montessori School of Covington focused on what they could do for others rather than what they could give and receive. Students held a food, clothing and used toy drive during December at the school, and on Friday took hundreds of donated food items to Willing Helpers Food Pantry.