Even though summer just began, the people working behind the scenes are ready for next year to begin with a full wallet.
Former Newborn mayor Sheridan Davis was a lifelong resident of Newborn, where he was born and raised. He made more than a few contributions to his small town.
The Georgia International Horse Park turned into a course of mud, barbed wire and ropes for the Metro BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race last weekend.
Oxford is ready to roll into next fiscal year as its wallet is set and spending in order.
The county would have to spend at least $283,559 to prevent people from legally carrying a gun into the Newton County Administration Building or the Historic Courthouse.
Property values are rising, which means property tax revenue would rise, but the Newton County Board of Commissioners promised it would lower the tax rate during the next two years. This leaves officials with the same budget old budget dilemma: keep taxes as low as possible or spend more to help employees and improve some county services?
An event at the Nelson Heights Community Center resulted in gun fire in the surrounding area and two hours of police presence Friday evening.
State Representative Doug Holt endorsed Dave Belton in the race for State House District 112 Tuesday.
With prescription drug abuse growing, the Newton County Sheriff's Office has taken another step in trying to curb the problem, while also adding another way to simultaneously help the environment.
Publix and its employees are doing their part to feed the hungry in Newton County.
The Newton County Library System is holding its annual Summer Reading Program and giving prizes to every summer reader who completes the instruction.
As students and families pack their cars for summer trips and their bathing suits for the beach, one item not to be forgotten should be a book.
Newton County residents have consistently spoken out against efforts to open group or personal care homes in their neighborhoods, saying extra traffic and noise will ruin the peaceful nature of their neighborhoods and open the door for future unwanted development.
Just weeks after the crew of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma" filmed in Covington, another film about an African-American icon is coming to town.
Three of the six All-Around Student Scholarships awarded by Snapping Shoals EMC, and 11 of the 100 applicants overall were awarded to Covington students recently.
A proposed deal to pay a man to place Budweiser advertising on his vehicle, turned out to a cruel trick.
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Springfield Baptist Church, with the help of Goodwill of North Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host its second annual career expo March 27.
Students at the Montessori School of Covington prepared and served their annual lunch to thank community leaders Monday.
A man who robbed the Fred's Super Dollar Store at 6179 Highway 278 led Covington Police on a chase to DeKalb County and The Mall at Stonecrest Sunday afternoon.
An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."
Covington's charm lies in its historic homes, iconic clock tower and Southern hospitality.
Newton County resident George Siders is involved in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. military, related to post-traumatic stress disorder, but the Vietnam veteran is equally troubled by the horrors he saw in the war and the way the military treated him afterward.
Seven Newton County women are making a splash in the rap/hip hop scene, and they don't plan to stop on their way to the top.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will issue a proclamation declaring March 29, 2014 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the North Wing of the State Capitol.
The Georgia Senate honored the late Dick Pettys, a former Associated Press reporter who covered state government for decades, with a portrait painted by Dick Yarbrough, a syndicated columnist whose columns appear weekly in The Covington News. Yarbrough was a close friend and colleague of Pettys. With Yarbrough (left) are Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, state Sen. Steve Thompson (D-Marietta), state Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) and Stephanie Pettys, wife of Dick Pettys. The portrait will hang in the Capitol press offices. The Senate press gallery is also to be named after Pettys.
Nineteen young people, ranging from second to the 12th grade won over $5,000 in cash prizes, buckles and trophies at the Newton County Livestock Show this month.
Dozens of Newton County's high school students interested in their futures attended the Aspiring Youth Professionals Dinner held at the Newton College and Career Academy Tuesday night.
The state will continue construction work on I-20 in Newton County next week with workers switching to work on the eastbound side.