Local industry SKC, a global supplier of polyester films, was named the 2013 Partner of the Year at the Newton County School Systems Cornerstones Partners in Education Reception on Tuesday. The reception honored businesses in the community that dedicated time and funding to Newton County Schools during the 2012-2013 school year.
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.
One week after Newton County's drought water restrictions were reduced, the state decided to remove the drought restrictions altogether. On June 10 Gov. Sonny Perdue declared Georgia was going to non-drought restrictions because of the state's abundant rainfall over the past few months.
A startled driver contacted authorities in the early morning hours after nearly being struck by a Monte Carlo while traveling east on Interstate 20.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Heaton Place Trail in response to a family fight and arrested a man for reportedly threatening his family with a chair.
Captain Julian K. Malcolm Jr. of the Covington Police Department just returned from Israel for a two-week training program to study counterterrorism, emergency management, and other types of policing strategies from Israeli police.
Atlanta East Aviation provides a great place to spend a day of fun for interested amateurs and casual sightseers, as well as experienced pilots. Anyone can come to Covington Municipal Airport and enjoy a scenic flyover of Newton County or get behind the controls and fly a plane themselves.
Two Newton County child care professionals and businesses were honored at the annual Child Care Provider Appreciation Luncheon at Trumps in Athens on Saturday May 16.
More than just putting out fires: Covington Rotary Club President Doug Bolton, left, honors Covington Fire Department Capt. Tony Smith as the club's public safety employee of the year along with CFD Chief Don Floyd and committee chair and Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton. The other nominees for the honor were Susan Monroe of the 911 call center, Newton County Fire Battalion Chief Brian Masey and Deputy Investigator Jason Griffin of the Newton County Sheriff's ...
Planting joy: The Satusuki Garden Club kicked off National Garden Club Week, June 7 - 13, with a donation to the Newton County Library and placed a pot of flowers along with a proclamation in the garden area of the library for all to enjoy. Pictured are Satsuki Garden Club President Mary Mansker, Secretary Debbie Massey, Stevin Herald and Bob Halcums from the library, Treasurer Virginia Ann Hoffman, First Vice President Christy Lassiter and Second ...
This summer, Main Street Covington and the Arts Association are proud to present these local bands for the Friday Summer Concert Series on the square. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJCJobs honored Georgia's nurses during National Nurses' Week, May 6 - 12, 2009 with their fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards program.
Gene Gadilhe of Oxford gets excited about "spikes." No, not the shiny metal kind - the light green nubs on his orchids indicating they will bloom.
The Covington homeless shelter at Turner Lake Circle is filled with residents and up and running.
The Covington Municipal Airport will close for two months, beginning in late July or early August, when the city begins rehabilitation of the 4,200 feet of older runway.
A woman crying in the street was arrested after officers learned that instead of being the victim of assault, she had been the aggressor in a domestic dispute involving pepper spray and a handgun.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 40 MPH WINDS IN NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT... AT 440 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER ALMON...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH...SMALL HAIL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING ARE LIKELY AS THIS STORM MOVES ACROSS NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES THROUGH 515 PM EDT. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM INCLUDE GUM CREEK... ALMON...PORTERDALE...OXFORD...COVINGTON...JERSEY...STARRSVILLE...