People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
The Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale has been named one of the local rally sites in Georgia for the national Million Vets March Oct. 13.
Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
The owner of Beaver Manufacturing, a husband, father and grandfather who spent much of his life as a dedicated chemical engineer, is being remembered as a man with a heart for education and a determined problem-solver.
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 32, has named officers for the 2010-2011 year. Bottom row, left, Charlotte Jarrell, sergeant at arms; Jean Phillips, chaplain; Marcia Floyd, treasurer. Top row, left, Barbara Hunt, second vice president; Barbara Luker, secretary; Lura Whitaker, first vice president; Donna Tomlin, sergeant at arms; Tootles Tingler, corresponding secretary; and June Moore, president. The auxiliary is a service organization make up of spouses of military service troops who serve the ...
State Rep. Georganna Sinkfield is the keynote speaker on Saturday for The Newton County branch of the NAACP's annual Freedom Fund Gala in Oxford.
The Covington City Council is trying to craft a parking ordinance that will be fair to both residents who want clean neighborhoods and those that depend on their trucks and other business vehicles for transportation and their livelihood.
Local and statewide Democratic candidate has been invited to the local Democratic party's "Movement on the Square" rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday in downtown Covington.
Three vans and a cargo trailer belonging to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road were torched early Thursday morning and Covington Fire officials are investigating the blaze, while church members try to understand who would do such a thing.
A body of a woman was found Wednesday afternoon off Washington Street, according to Covington Police.
Roosevelt Winters is a communicator. He's willing to lend an ear to someone in need of venting or offer up one of the numerous Bible verses he has stored in his head.
CPD generosity: City of Covington Police Department gave Newton County Special Olympics program $1,000. Pictured are: (back row) Lynda Reagan, Newton Co. Schools Physical Therapist, Captain Willie Davis and Chief Stacey Cotton with the City of Covington Police, Pam Dew, Newton County Special Olympics Coordinator and Ficquett Elementary School students Tyler Stoddard, Gabby Crews, Olandria Harrison, Stephanie Smith and Rajesh Ramlochan of Valeria Maddox's classroom.
A 30-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of shoplifting after he allegedly tried to steal a shopping cart full of beer from Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.
Charles L. Skrobot resigned from the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week after being charged with child molestation on Oct. 5.
A heated clash between a mother and daughter got officers from the Covington Police Department called to Turner Street Thursday evening.
A 28-year-old Covington man died early Sunday after his car crashed into the median wall on Interstate 20 near the Salem Road exit in Rockdale County, state troopers reported.
Pat Conroy, native Atlantan and quintessential Southern writer, entertained an audience of about 300 Thursday evening at Burge Plantation.
Georgia has one of the longest early voting periods in the nation, increasing voter access and pushing candidates to campaign longer and establish platforms earlier.
Jim Dial worked only a few hours each day at the judicial center as its mail clerk, but his sunny personality and loving attitude has left an indelible mark on his co-workers.