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.
Though the rest of Newton County's students may be on fall break this week, one group of high school students participating in the Covington Police Department's Explorers program continued their learning outside of the classroom.
A long-time Newton County Recreation coach has been dismissed from his coaching duties and arrested after admitting to using drugs during a probation meeting.
Dr. David G. Simons spent his life marveling at the world around him and pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and experience. But no matter his project of the day, the focus was always to improve the lives of others.
Sixty years of service: B. C. Crowell is a well known community minded individual with many, many accomplishments. B.C. has recently reached a mile stone of an elite group of individuals by being awarded a Certificate of Continuous Membership in the American Legion. He has been a member in good standing of American Legion Post 32 of Covington continuously for the past 60 years. Such a record of consistent loyalty to the ...
Updated, April 14 - Please click on the links to your left to read more documents containing more Tuskegee Airmen history, courtesy of Ron Brewington, former national public relations officer of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) and a member, of Harry A. Sheppard Research Team of TAI.
Television magic: The Vampire Diaries shut down the square on Sunday to film a parade scene for the season one finale of the hit CW show. The night ended with a spectacular fire works show over the courthouse.
The Miracle League of Newton County has almost reached its goal of $85,000 for construction documents, and Newton County Recreation League Miracle League consultant Tamara Richardson hopes an upcoming fundraiser will put the organization over its initial goal.
Officers were called to the Subway inside Wal-Mart after several patrons called 911 complaining about a man in line screaming profanities while talking on his cell phone, in front of and at times, at, the children present.
Margaret Warfield has been chosen "Artist of the Month" for the month of April at Southern Heartland Gallery. A graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in clothing and textiles and a minor in fine art, Warfield expresses her love of brilliant colors and flowing fabrics by draping figures in motion with colorful acrylic paint.
A call regarding an erratic driver on the interstate ended with an arrest on drug charges early Friday morning.
You may not know it, but nestled behind the trees and shrubbery on Hazelbrand Road is a Tupelo Gum Swamp and wildlife center that is preserved by the Georgia Wildlife Federation; the Alcovy Conservation Center.
Editor's note: Julian Mitchell was found "Not Guilty" by a jury during a trial in January of 2011.
The home of Sam and Louly Hay, Clark's Grove, will be the venue for the annual Newton Medical Center Auxiliary Spring Gala on April 24. The home, at 3184 Clark Street, was built in 1941 by Louly's parents, Robert and Louly Fowler. Having the gala at this site is particularly meaningful to the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary in the 50th year since the founding of the organization, as Louly Fowler was chosen as the first ...
Small towns love their parades, whether those towns are fictional or real. The square will be closed off nearly all day Sunday, as the Vampire-inhabited town of Mystic Falls, Va. hosts its Founder's Day Celebration, complete with an evening fireworks show. A parade with floats and around 500 extras is expected to start around noon on either the square or Floyd Street, but won't last very long, said a Vampire Diaries crew member. Fireworks ...
Laura and David Stomackin were found dead Thursday morning inside their home in Fairview Chase subdivision. According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Keith Crum, a call came in to Newton County 911 around 10:15 a.m. and the caller — who has yet to be identified — threatened violence against a woman. Deputies made their way to the home but were unable to make contact with the residents. The Covington/Newton County SWAT Team were called ...
Four people have been arrested in two separate burglaries, and according to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, citizens of the county have been instrumental in apprehending those who authorities believe responsible.