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.
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...
Generosity: Rebecca Harris (right center), an employee of Bard Urological donates a $3,000 check to the Rotary Club. The check was received by Rotarian Johnny Smith (right). Gay Clark and Valerie Blankenship also joined Harris in representing the Bard Foundation. Harris said that she is proud to represent the Bard Foundation in contributing to the building of the Miracle Field in Newton County and that the Rotary is a major fundraising machine ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartment complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood.
For the second consecutive year, The News clinched the coveted General Excellence award for Division E (biweekly and triweekly newspapers with circulation less than 20,001) at the Georgia Press Association Awards held this weekend at Jekyll Island.
Shiny new bicycles: The WSCC BikeFest gave away about 20 bikes and 30 helmets to local children on Saturday, June 6. More than 50 children rode in the parade, as did 11 volunteers from the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4), one volunteer from the Metropolitan Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC) and three officers from the Covington PD. There was also a pancake fundraiser breakfast before the parade, and Mayor Carter assisted in cooking ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartments complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood. According to CPD Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, the officers called LifeFlight for the victim, 23-year-old Tiati Smith, who was bleeding from behind her left ear, even though it appeared the bullet had just grazed her ear or head.
Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office solved two burglaries at once when they arrested two men for an armed robbery Wednesday.
Covington now has a homeless shelter as Rainbow Covenant Ministries received its final certificates of occupation for the three homeless shelter buildings at Turner Lake Circle.