The family of a Mansfield man killed Christmas Eve 2012 in Afghanistan accepted honors and recognitions on the man's behalf for his heroic services globally and in the Newton County community.
UPDATE: Just a reminder that the chamber is hosting a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. to go over the county's latest retail study, give the public a chance to weigh in and provide interested locals with resources to start their own business. If you can't make the meeting, The Covington News will be live streaming the meeting at CovNews.com.
An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.
McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed laws.
Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place.
Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.
The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.
This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.
(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.
School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.
Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.
School has been canceled for students Friday.
Newton County Schools will be closed to students Friday.
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Newton County and Covington officials have been hard at work since opening its emergency operations center Tuesday.
Tonight's public informational meeting about the county's latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.
The Covington and Newton County fire departments responded to two fires overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, in the midst of snow from the 2014 winter storm.
Newton County officials have decided the ice buildup on the roads is too much to risk the safety of its employees.
Update 6 p.m. : Officials in Newton County said there were still no major problems in the area early Wednesday evening, but they said roads were getting worse and urged residents to stay inside.
Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:
Though there were minimum damages and power outages in Newton County early Wednesday morning, as the winter storm continues officials said people should be prepared for possible power outages and if possible, stay indoors.
The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.
Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.
Call it divine intervention, luck or just a turn of events – Charles Wyatt had his life saved.
Several Newton County students brought home awards after showing their creative talents during a literacy competition last week.
A man who reportedly was intoxicated and naked was found in the woods in the area of Ford Street Sunday night.