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.
January 25 was just a regular Monday morning for 17-year-old James Norrington. The Newton High School junior had no way of knowing that before the day ended he would die, twice.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made ...
Johnny Otis Workman was sentenced Tuesday morning to 15 years, with the first 10 years served before being eligible for parole, following his guilty plea for vehicular homicide in the death of David J. Nunnelley in July 2009.
Some county officials are concerned that tying or tethering dogs can be inhumane and cause dogs to become more violent.
As residential growth has come to a standstill, the Newton County Board of Commissioners decided it was time to examine and possibly strengthen several housing and development related ordinances. At this past weekend's county retreat, Chairman Kathy Morgan proposed creating an ordinance to force developers to build amenities before they are able to sell homes.
A Newton County woman was killed Tuesday night when her vehicle was struck by a car reportedly being driven by two men who authorities were looking for in connection with an earlier armed robbery and shooting.
The Washington Street Community Center is an important part of Covington's black history, but many of the young students who pass through its doors every day wouldn't know that if not for Breisha Dupree.
Even though the days have been warming up in Newton County, the nights can still be pretty chilly. That's why the Covington Lion's Club will host their 9th annual chili supper fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lions Club Pavilion at Academy Springs Park.
Choirs and performers from among the 35 churches that support Faithworks will lift their voices high in a fundraiser to benefit the ministry on Friday, Feb. 26.
The Oxford Lions Club is hosting its first golf tournament, "Swinging for Sight" on March 26 at the Oaks Golf Course. The entry fee of $75 for each player includes green fee, cart, lunch, beverages and prizes. There is a $10,000 prize for a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. All of the proceeds from the event will raise funds for sight-related charities supported by the club.
The 49th Annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant was a great success last Saturday with 10 beautiful little girls and six handsome young men competing for the crowns in the Alcovy High School auditorium. Colorful ice cream cone balloons decked the stage as part of the "Ice Cream Dreams! Kids Scream for Ice Cream" theme this year.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners are considering the formation of an umbrella 501(c)(3) organization that would oversee all other non-profits related to the county and simplify accounting.
Newton is a dry county, but some commissioners feel its time to hold another public vote on liquor by the drink to see if public sentiment has changed.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners are considering the formation of an umbrella 501(c)(3) organization that would oversee all other non-profits related to the county.
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