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.
Ralph Brown, an eighth-grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling competition at Newton High School Friday.
An academic-minded athlete and young man of many talents, Ralph Brown, 14, may not be your typical teenager.
Abundant rain and, more recently, extreme cold, have set back the timetable back for completion of the Miracle League field project at City Pond Park, but the concession building should be completed within six to eight weeks, with work on the actual fields set to get underway soon.
Newton Medical Center has rescheduled an emergency drill to take place on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. The original drill scheduled for Jan. 30 had to be postponed due to the inclement weather conditions.
Newton County's high schools could be education some pretty talented future lawyers.
With Arbor Day a couple of weeks away, the trees on the square were getting their monthly maintenance to keep them healthy.
Ricky Dural Bates, 55, 16B Ivey St., Porterdale, Feb. 4. Back for court.
A group of students from Indian Creek Middle School were reportedly on a school bus that was involved in a minor accident Monday.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Institute at the Newton College and Career Academy will soon begin its application process.
Newton Medical Center employee Brooke Williams would have been stuck in her car, with the hood mangled like a metallic tumbleweed, the side collapsed in like a crushed can, and the vehicle's make and model unrecognizable, if it weren't for the concern and actions of her fellow nurses.
R.L. Cousins may no longer house high school students, but the high school's spirit lives on, with its alumni educating Newton County on its history and handing out scholarships so a new generation of students can have an easier time receiving a college education.
A water main break in the Oak Hill/Livingston area left Livingston Elementary School without water for a few hours Tuesday.
Another retail business could be coming to Covington's Ga. Highway 142 commercial corridor.
A man who reportedly gave a friend from his neighborhood a ride said he was robbed at gunpoint by that same friend and four other males Monday night.
Covington officials want their iconic square park to be used even more frequently in 2014 and are planning to add some new touches.