A study, which ranked Georgia counties based on its combined health and economic stats, has ranked Newton County in the top 60 and Rockdale County in the top 25 in the state.
Newton County is finally bidding out its lawn care contract, which became a source of controversy this year when it was discovered the current contractor had operated without an up-to-date county business license.
Anyone looking to help save a life by donating blood can do so at upcoming blood drives hosted by the American Red Cross, the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.
The county's gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.
Newton County's website is set to get a complete makeover, a move county officials agreed was long overdue.
A woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing baby shoes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at the Marathon station, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A Newton County Public Works employee has been arrested and charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl.
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2010 participated in the 2013 Winterfest located in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Over 3,600 participants gathered from 13 states to experience what Venturing and Exploring is all about. The NCSO Explorers competed in four events: report writing, trouble unknown, felony traffic stop and DUI traffic stop. There were over 60 Explorer Agency Posts that competed in each event and the NCSO post placed 13th in felony traffic stops and 11th ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S. near Brown Bridge Road.
The gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's county work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Two Newton County homes were severely damaged by fires Tuesday and ruled "complete losses" by fire officials, but no one was hurt in the blazes.
State and federal officials will be in town Saturday to talk with the public and answer questions, including Congressman Hank Johnson.
The house of a resident in a north Covington neighborhood was shot into by four rounds from a gun, with three more rounds that didn't quite penetrate the house. The man was lying in his bed at the time of the incident.
The Newton Fund is looking for an outstanding volunteer for its fifth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. Local nonprofits, individuals and other groups are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in Newton County through selfless endeavors. Along with recognition, the award winner will receive a $2,000 award grant to be designated to a charity of choice. The award, named in honor of the founding chair of the Newton Fund, will ...
The Newton County Board of Education wants to hear from the community. In their search for a new superintendent, they have released a survey that they hope will help them figure out just what is important to Newton County in a new superintendent.
"My grandmother used to tell me, 'love your teachers or I'll beat you to death,' so I loved my teachers!"
A former mayor of Covington continued the spirit of giving by donating an outdoor fountain to the city, but there is not a set plan as to where it will go at the moment.
Clothing store Forever 21 is unveiling its new, larger location at a grand opening at The Mall at Stonecrest at 10 a.m., Saturday.
Bea Jackson loves children and her passion for their well-being keeps her striving for excellence every day as the executive director of the Washington Street Community Center. Jackson said if it was wrong to be too passionate about children, then she would be guilty.
Charges are pending against the driver of the school bus that was found at fault for the Tuesday crash that sent at least 40 people to local hospitals.
An evaluation of the Main Street program has received support from several downtown businesses.
Inspections by the Georgia State patrol and state Department of Public Safety concluded that the brakes did not fail in a crash of two Newton County school buses on Tuesday.
UPDATE: According to Newton Medical spokeswoman Linda Moseley, all those that were taken to NMC have been released.
A Newton County neighborhood found KKK flyers in their driveways between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring the situation.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Jackson Lake Homeowners Association will be awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors from public high schools in the three counties surrounding Jackson Lake - Newton, Butts and Jasper.
A man who helped change the face of Newton County in the late 1960s and 1970s was honored for the sacrifices he made as a civil rights icon who led the way in integrating Covington's schools and businesses.
Former Covington resident Tina Mayeaux is returning to the city to run the local LongHorn Steakhouse franchise as a new managing partner.