A Covington man was arrested on drug charges Friday after authorities allegedly found him passed out in his car with a gun in his lap at a Honey Creek gas station.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Two students who attend Newton College and Career Academy won awards at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference, and one of the students has a chance to compete at the national level this summer, with the help of the community.
Courtney Bernardi grew up wanting to be an attorney and developed a passion for politics in college, and she's combined those interests in her new profession, navigating complex incentive agreements and building consensus among elected officials to help land industries.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington May 16-19, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will hit the streets and spend tens of thousands of dollars in Newton and surrounding counties during one of the county's larger tourism events of the year.
The Video Broadcasting program at the Newton College and Career Academy will host a film festival May 2 that showcases films produced by students at the academy.
The Newton County and Covington Fire Departments responded to a house fire on Monticello Street near the Town Branch subdivision Tuesday.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage were reported, according to local emergency officials.
What if coffee could change a community? This is the question that Conyers locals Jason and Noelle Cosby along with a fun group of young adults began to ask. Awake coffee roasters, featured at the Taste of Conyers recently, is the answer they came up with.
The votes are in and Newton County's 2012 Hometown Hero is Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps. The runner-up is Sylvia Ashong.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.43 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Laker Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage was reported, according to local emergency officials.
The 2013 Newton County Special Olympics kicked off Monday as volunteers, athletes and participants marched, walked and drove from Home Sharp Stadium to the downtown square in a parade, waving to the spectators gathered for the festivities.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Chevron, located at 15524 Ga. Highway 36 and Ga. Highway 212.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Newton County by the National Weather Service, advising residents of a strong chance of snow and ice Thursday afternoon and evening with near record-low temperatures.
Updated Thursday night to reflect school closings: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow in Newton County, effective noon Thursday until midnight Thursday night. Accumulating snowfall is expected to begin around mid-afternoon on Thursday, and continud through Thursday evening. Total snow accumulation is not expected to exceed two inches. <p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; ...
Because of the unusually cold weather, the opening of the Covington Municipal Airport has once again been pushed back. The airport was scheduled to be open by today, but Horton said the airport won't be open until Jan. 22 at the earliest. He said the city, Dixie Jet, the DOT, the engineering firm PBS&J and Pittman Construction will discuss the possibility of partially opening the airport and runway. The airport has been closed since ...
State Rep. Doug Holt (R- Social Circle) has announced that he will run for reelection and plans to continue to represent Newton and Walton Counties through his policy of fiscal conservatism.
The Covington City Council moved forward with the creation of an airport authority, despite concerns from some residents that the city was moving too quickly.
Students from Social Circle Theater have been accepted into the invitation-only 2010 Junior Theater Festival taking place in Atlanta Jan. 15-17.
Artist Linda Pflug has been chosen artist of the month at Southern Heartland Art Gallery. A transplant from Florida, Linda has been involved in the arts for 50 years and owned her own gallery in Fort Myers Florida. Pflug's work has won numerous national awards and appears in many corporate and private collections.
Additional charges have been filed against each of the four men accused of murdering Robert Andrew "Drew" Nichols and dumping his body on a rural road in Social Circle.
The Porterdale City Council moved closer toward adopting a city homestead tax exemption for applicable residents at its Monday night meeting.
Newton County had several vehicle accidents and DUI arrests over the holiday but no fatalities were recorded between Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
o Ernest Dwayne Brown, 45, 876 Ga. Highway 142, Covington, Dec. 12. Family Violence Act simple battery.
The body found inside the charred remains of a car on New Year's Eve was the victim of a homicide according to investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
State Representative Doug Holt announced today in a release his bid for reelection. "I'm focused on keeping the state fiscally disciplined during these hard times," Hold said in the release. "Georgia has become one of the most fiscally responsible states in the union, an achievement we can all be very proud of. During this recession, however, many voices have called out for new revenue from increased taxes or debt - in my book, this is ...
No one believed Francheska Wesley when she told them she would have her baby on New Year's Day, but mother's intuition was right and she welcomed her daughter at 1:13 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Newton Medical Center.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a vehicle fire late Wednesday night and when they arrived found not only a burning vehicle, but also the charred remains of a body inside.