Update Sunday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. : Troopers have cancelled the lookout for the vehicle involved in the collision with a pedestrian Saturday morning on Brown Bridge Road. The investigating trooper received information Saturday afternoon and identified the suspected driver. The vehicle believed to have been involved has also been located. Troopers will conduct interviews next week and charges in the case are pending the completion of the investigation.
Georgia Perimeter College held its "Awesome Autumn" Open House at the Newton campus Saturday.
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 Covington City Council will consider the formation of utility committee that will be composed of residents, city officials and utility experts, in an effort to connect better to a community suffering from high utility prices.
Duane "Dog" Chapman, known as the most famous bounty hunter in the world and star and inspiration to millions of fans on the No. 1 rated show on A&E "Dog the Bounty Hunter," will appear at the Mall at Stonecrest to sign his new book, "Where Mercy Is Given, Mercy Is Shown" on Saturday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Fans are invited to meet Dog and Beth Chapman and access the VIP ...
The deadline to sign up for the annual Great American Cleanup is fast approaching and those interested will need to sign up by Friday to participate.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority purchased 38 properties in Walker's Bend in December as it continues its goal of revitalizing neighborhoods and promoting new affordable housing.
A simple traffic stop late Saturday night lasted into Sunday morning and resulted in the arrest of one man who reportedly accused officers of keeping his driver's license.
If you're looking for a nice way to spend a Saturday while still helping others then look no further. The 19th annual Heartland Woman's Club Charity Croquet Tournament will be held Saturday at Legion Field with the proceeds going to three different local charities.
Top of the morning to you. Today is St. Patrick's Day, a day celebrated in the name of the patron saint of Ireland.
Not in Covington any more: Dorothy doesn't know it yet, but this week she'll be leaving Newton County for a timeless adventure in the land called Oz. The Arts Association in Newton County will be sponsoring 'The Wizard of Oz' Thursday night and Friday night at 7 p.m. and will be performing the show on Sunday at 3 p.m. The show will be held at Porter Hall at Newton High School. Admission ...
Robert L. Cousins High School only existed for 13 years, but the lasting impression it left on Covington's black community will last a lifetime.
Lakisha Johnson was moving backwards and grasping for something, anything to hold onto. Several years ago life had seemed so bright - she'd been in a relationship and had just bought her own house.
Hand carved cars: Cub Scouts, family, friends and leaders filled Prospect United Methodist Church's gym Saturday to race and cheer on cars of all shapes and colors in the annual Pinewood Derby race. The excitement was evident as the competing Tiger Cubs, Wolves, Bears and Webelos were announced one by one and ran into the race area to sit and watch their homemade car zoom down the track and across the finish line. After ...
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Waffle House where a woman reportedly told them her boyfriend had hit her so hard that he had splattered blood all over their room at America's Best Value Inn.
Construction delays and service issues continue to cause problems at the Covington Municipal Airport, including the inability for some planes to take off because of a lack of fuel.
Georgia farmers not only grow our food and clothes but they also make a significant contribution to the state's economy. According to the USDA, there are almost 48,000 farms in Georgia that produce annual sales of more than $1,000 with an average farm size of 212 acres. Georgia has 10.5 million acres of farmland.
Newton County's residents have long felt their home was full of gems, and it appears the entire region agrees.