The Newton County Board of Commissioners has begun setting its strategic goals, and topping the list is reducing the millage rate, a promise commissioners made to the public when the board raised the rate earlier this year.
The Covington square was filled with families, friends and fun Saturday as Main Street Covington held the 2013 Harvest Festival.
Nonprofit Newton Trails is still in discussions with Norfolk Southern to see if it can find a way to keep a 14.9-mile rail corridor intact for use as a trail.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and a softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Juniors and seniors at Alcovy High School received a dose of "reality" Thursday as a mock accident depicted what could happen when motorists choose to combine texting and driving.
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.
A 13-year-old boy was found sleeping on a porch in a Covington neighborhood the evening of Oct. 9. He reportedly told the homeowner he was there because he was scared to go home where he was being abused.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Residents looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are invited to a free forum on Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
Norfolk Southern plans to tear up the rails and ties in the coming months on its no-longer-used rail line in Newton County, after the federal Surface Transportation Board approved Aug. 20 the company's right to officially abandon the line.
An arrest has been made in connection with a July telephone scam in which a man claiming to be a deputy was contacting Newton County citizens and telling them they had been caught on camera speeding and needed to pay a fine. Rasheen Jones, 33, was arrested Tuesday without incident. The fraudulent fine was typically a few hundred dollars, authorities said, and citizens contacted were advised to put the money ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.31 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
Newborn's Dollar General on Ga. Highway 142 gets a lot of foot traffic, so officials are planning to install a sidewalk to make the path safer for pedestrians.
As Porterdale officials try to revitalize the town, they're leaning on its history and the remnants of a classic mill town that are still a major part of the area.
An Alabama newspaper editor/columnist is no fan of Covington's vampire-themed tourism video, writing a scathing column this past weekend that called the video "lame, disgusting and downright tacky."
Fairview Elementary School earned some extra bucks to start its school year. The school won a little more than $2,000 in the Big Lots Lots2Give video competition, in which participating schools across the country submitted short videos and brief essays explaining why their schools needed financial support. Fairview Elementary Principal Naomi Cobb and FES administrators were presented with an in-store ceremonial check for $2,382.23 yesterday morning at Big Lots on U.S. Highway 278. Fairview's video ...
An artist who organized a painting fundraiser earlier this month to benefit a Newton High School student who was injured during a wrestling match last year said more than $500 was raised to help him and his family.
Anthony Lee Wynn, 53, 8107 Industrial Way, Covington, July 25. Probation violation.
One man has been arrested and another is on the run after a home burglary in the Oak Hill community Tuesday.
This is the first of a two-part series on Jim Lawrence. A story exploring Lawrence's trial by fire will run in next week's The Covington News.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 south near Ga. Highway 142.
The juvenile accused of the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavian Vanard Johnson Friday night, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Covington Police are currently working a "suspicious death" of a female at the Covington Lodge.
Water in roadway at McGiboney Road and Brown Bridge Road in Newton County on Saturday around 8:30 p.m., after the intense storm.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.46 at QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near Interstate 20 exit 93.