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.
On a date and time lost to history, the Viet Cong found and excavated an unexploded American bomb. A demolition team rigged the weapon as a land mine and buried the device under a drain culvert along a road in Binh Dinh Province near the coastal village of Song Bon.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday.
Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
If your child will be age 9 by the end of 2013, it's time to start 4-H meetings! Tomorrow night, Aug. 12, County 4-H Council for youths in grades 6–12 will be held. These are our most-active, older 4-H'ers, and they represent public, private and home schools. The meeting is the second Monday night of the month, with the exception of school holidays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the 4-H office. As it is ...
While Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said last week that a couple of large industrial prospects - totaling 1,500 jobs - are looking at Newton County, Chamber President Hunter Hall said some small and medium-sized businesses are looking at the county as well.
The man who was killed in a shooting on Nixon Circle late Friday night has been identified as 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson.
The square has always been the heart of Covington, but there were more and bigger events during the past 13 months than in recent years, and there was also plenty of business activity, including some new retail stores and construction projects.
A 19-year-old Decatur woman was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct after reportedly refusing to leave her hotel room by checkout time.
Two men were shot, one fatally, on Nixon Circle. Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to multiple calls of shots being fired in the area of Nixon Circle. When they arrived, officers found one male dead and a second male with a gunshot wound to the arm. According to a press release from CPD Captain Ken Malcom, officers were immediately able to make contact with the person identified as the shooter. Investigators are currently ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
If you're driving near Turner Lake, there is a good chance you may have to stop and wait for pedestrians.
The holidays will be much brighter in downtown Covington this year. The city of Covington and Main Street Covington will spend up to $40,000 on additional Christmas lights for the square, and possibly surrounding streets, in an effort to create a holiday tourist destination. The Covington City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend up to $20,000 on additional lights, with Main Street covering the other half. All costs will be paid with hotel/motel tax revenue. ...
A portion of Oak Hill Road will be closed in coming months to replace one of the county's oldest bridges - just west of Smith Store Road - which is closed to school bus traffic because of concerns over its stability.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wedneseday night armed robbery at the Marathon service station at 12752 U.S. 278, Social Circle.
Pay raises for elected county officials, including commissioners, triggered by the county's population officially topping 100,000, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, after the Board of Commissioners took no action to the contrary Tuesday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bride Road.
A late Newton County farmer, educator and founder of 4-H in Georgia will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, and his descendants are elated that their family member will be remembered as part of agricultural history.