The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in a string of strong-arm robberies in which a man police described as a "predator" allegedly robbed and attacked several female escorts.
Payments for a number of school-related activities may soon be accepted online.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, is hosting a "Coffee with your Congressman" event at Square Perk Café in Covington at 8 a.m. Monday.
A father reported that a group of teens allegedly threatened his daughter at his home and via Facebook Sunday.
Covington has hired a new utility director to run its electric and gas systems, choosing a former Georgia Power employee, Tim J. Morris.
Hundreds of Newton County residents and dozens of businesses and organizations suffered damage from broken pipes and flooding last week, with the state's insurance commissioner estimating Georgians had $75 million worth of insured losses as a result of the state's arctic weather.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a man on disorderly conduct charges after he and his girlfriend reportedly got into an argument after her 2-year-old son became intoxicated while in his care.
Apartments are being snatched up at the recently-opened New Leaf Center, but there were still 21 one-bedroom units available as of early Tuesday.
The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will join Springfield Baptist Church in hosting a college fair this weekend.
This is the second of two parts of Gary Freedman's story.
Shahkor Eddie-Ralick Alston, 17, 50 Trelawney Trace, Covington, Jan. 1. Disorderly conduct.
My husband was watching an afternoon TV show last week on which a chef of some renown was cooking. He had toasted an English muffin and sliced it. On the bottom half he put a slice of ham he had cooked in a frying pan, and he topped that with some cheese. He had baked eggs in ramekins, and he placed one of the eggs on top of the cheese and ham and then put some sauce on the other half of the English muffin and put it on the egg. The other hosts then got to enjoy the results.
Mike Collins, candidate for U.S. representative (10th district), Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. senate, and Aaron Brooks, candidate for state representative (district 112) spoke to the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance Thursday evening at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A fourth grade student was removed from class Thursday morning at Oak Hill Elementary after bringing an airsoft pellet gun and pellets to class.
The unemployment rate in Newton County dropped slightly in September to 12 percent from 12.6 percent in August, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate also declined in metro Atlanta, from 10.3 percent in August to 10 percent in September. The statewide rate (seasonally adjusted) remained unchanged at 10 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent.
A tornado watch has been extended to 8 p.m. for Newton County and much of north Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Rain stretched just north of Covington, from northeast Georgia and into Alabama, according to weather service radar.
Republican Austin Scott toured Newton County Monday with local state Rep. Doug Holt and Sen. John Douglas, as he makes his final push to best Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Marshall for the Eighth District seat on Nov. 2.
An evening of acoustic movement benefit concert featuring Eric L. Summers, Corey Crowder and others will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Caldwell & Cowan chapel, 1215 Access Road in Covington.
Halloween falls on a Sunday and will be officially celebrated that day in Covington and Newton County, according to officials, but residents and organizations are split on when they're holding their own celebrations of the secular holiday.
Restoration of the Historic Jail on Stalling Street is set to begin, five years after voters approved allocating $500,000 to the project in the 2005 SPLOST.
For years, a resident could call Newton County government with a question about a planning or building issue, speak to five different people in different departments and get five answers.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events in Covington and Newton County:
Cinderella stories: The annual Fashion Show Luncheon, sponsored by the Newton Medical Center Women's Diagnostic Center, Breast Cancer Support Group and Volunteer Services, was held in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday morning. The celebration of the lives of all breast cancer survivors began with a light lunch which was followed by a special appearance by Elvis, a fashion show that featured Cinderella Shop clothes modeled by breast cancer survivors, door prizes and more. The proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Hope Boutique at Newton Medical Center.
A line of thunderstorms is moving through Newton and Rockdale counties at this hour.
A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m., meaning there is a chance for some storms to produce tornadoes.
The county recently lost two internally-respected employees to other government entities, raising concerns about employee morale.
• Jackie Dodd, DUI, 12 months probation, serve 5 days, $1,000 fine; open container, $200 fine.
A family fight in front of the children landed a husband in jail early Saturday.
Doug Bolton has been appointed chairman of the Newton County Senior Services Board.