The 16-year-old Covington Branch Library is in need of some major repairs, including a new roof and new heating and air condition units, which cost more than $1 million, money official say the library system simply doesn't have.
The Washington Street Community Center received some much needed new computers, courtesy of a monetary donation from local industry H.B. Fuller.
The East Metro Board of REALTORS held their annual award luncheon March 22. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. EMBOR inspires its members to achieve through its dynamic awards program, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry and to our community.
A Grady baby and lifelong member of Saint John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Joe Roden moved with his family from Atlanta to Conyers when he was 14 years old. By age 17, Roden already aspired to join the Army.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children's throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.
The Newton County Board of Education will announce its top three finalists for the superintendent position at its board meeting tonight.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at the Marathon station, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Steven Ledford to the rank of Corporal in the Uniform Patrol Division. He has been with the agency since 1998 where he began his career in the detention center. The first eight years of his career was in the Detention Center and in 2006 he transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Patrol Deputy. While in the Uniform Patrol Division, he has been successful and assigned ...
The pedestrian hit and killed this morning has been identified as 59-year-old Shirley Ann Reid.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.39 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Some people with schizophrenia, depression and bipolar and anxiety disorders see the world in a fundamentally different way and when they lose touch with reality and experience delusions, they can act out in ways that results in them ending up in jail.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is set to get another change in management after an up-and-down existence during which it has consistently faced questions about its purpose, operation and funding.
Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are exploring a complaint made by a woman who said her male neighbor frequently walks around outside naked and touches himself in an inappropriate manner.
Alcovy High School senior DeMichael Reid wants to one day own and manage his own auto repair shop, and he's getting a jump start on his dream by interning at a local business, a trend that's becoming ever more popular for high school students.
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is raising its fees May 1 on the most common residential water and sewer taps, a move executive director Mike Hopkins said accurately reflects real costs in today's market.
Many Newton County children are feeling the effects of the economic pinch since The Learning Center had to cut their popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library program due to a lack of funds.
A Newton County 911 employee has resigned after reportedly sending out an e-mail to friends and family members about a supposed gang initiation at Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard Wednesday evening. The e-mail created a panic throughout the community.
An 18-year-old Covington man is in jail after deputies alleged he was part of a group that robbed a man and threatened to kill him early Tuesday morning. According to reports, a man was returning home for the evening at roughly 12:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a young black male who reportedly took a swing at him. When he turned around to confront the youth he allegedly found that he was ...
A pile of men's clothing set on fire in front of a gas pump was the cause of a blaze early Monday morning at a Chevron off of Ga. Highway 81. Newton County Fire officials are hoping that someone noticed the person responsible. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one gas pump where the fire melted the plastic surrounding the pump and a garbage can before being extinguished.
Golden girl: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a beautiful blonde cocker, 2-years-old. Also available for adoption are two Manchester mix puppies, 7-weeks-old, various colors; a 3-month-old heeler mix, black and white; a 9-week-old Lab, black; two poodle/shihtzu, 2-years-old, one gray, one white (Gray has been neutered); five 2-month-old Lab mix puppies, black or black and brown; four pointer mix puppies, 7-weeks-old; ...
Arson is suspected in the fire that burnt down a vacant house at 6144 E. Baxter St. Monday afternoon. Tony Smith, the Assistant Fire Marshall with the Covington Fire Department, said fire and police officials are investigating leads on suspects and eye-witness accounts. If anyone has information about the people who set this fire they can call the arson hot line at 1-800-282-5804. Cash rewards may be given "for information leading to the arrest and ...
Porterdale City Council Post 5 Candidate Lowell Chambers won the Post 5 city council seat in a landslide. There were 51 votes for Lowell, 8 for Andy L. Grimes, and 8 write-in votes for Wayne Maddox. Lowell gained the seat that former councilmember Kay Piper resigned in early November 2008 due to health reasons. Social Circle liquor by the drink referendum Social Circle voters passed the amendment to allow the sales of liquor ...
Porterdale special election The city of Porterdale will hold a special election Tuesday, March 17, to fill the vacant city council post 5 seat. Lowell Chambers and Andy L. Grimes are the two candidates on the ballot. (For profiles of the candidates, go to www.covnews.com) Those registered to vote in Porterdale may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ...
The Yellow River District of the Boy Scouts held their fourth annual Pinewood Derby and first ever Chili/Dutch Oven Cook-Off Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church.
Storefront: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at the intersection of Salem Road and Ga. Highway 11.
Newton County will receive nearly $1 million in federal money for 2009 for three pedestrian trail projects.
Hospital employees, board members and Chamber ambassadors gathered to tour Newton Medical Center's recently upgraded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the official Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, officially opening the Level II unit.
Detectives with the Covington Police Department are warning citizens of a new scam going around Newton County that preys on those who are desperately seeking employment.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called late Thursday morning when a witness called them reporting a man attacking a car at the intersection of Washington Street and Turner Lake Road.
Since the Schroeder family opened the Curves on Crowell Road in Covington six years ago, they have held an annual food drive every March.