The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Chevron, located at 15524 Ga. Highway 36 and Ga. Highway 212.
A severe thunderstom warning and a hazardous weather outlook remains in effect for east central Newton County, according to reports from the National Weather Service.
Reports of a rotation spotting on West Street in the city, and tornado spottings in the Grosslake area. Also, a touchdown reported on Veal Road off Ga. Highway 212.
Newton County commissioners have begun working their way through next year's proposed budget, and they'll once again be faced with the tough task of trying to fund needed increases with little extra revenue.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston recently signed a proclamation for Federation Day for the five- area General Federation of Women's Clubs located in Newton County.
Newton County Special Olympics will be held this week, as children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities participate in a variety of athletic activities.
Newborn Dixie Jubilee entertains a crowd at the Horneyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival Saturday. Heather Jackson was named the 2013 Horneyhead Queen. The tranquil scenery that surrounds the quiet little town of Newborn attracts nearby residents looking for a peaceful, fun-filled afternoon of hospitality from locals.
Tommy Hailey has been recreation director so long the county doesn't even have a job description for his position.
People who enjoy needlework are invited to lend their hearts and hands to a crochet project for the Newton Medical Birth Care Center. If you're not crafty, you can still help by donating items to help the cause.
Local company Triple Horse's plan to build a $38-million film studio complex in Newton County is moving forward as the company continues to work on a business plan, explore financing options and meet with state officials before continuing to pursue land for the complex.
The Covington News has welcomed two new editors. Janet Phillips will step in as editor and Crystal Cole as news editor.
The Georgia Press Educational Foundation has selected Arielle Coambes of Covington to receive the Morris Newspaper Corporation Honor Scholarship of $2,000 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Anyone with a sweet tooth will be happy to know that a new cake shop has come to town, and the public is invited to taste a variety of made-from-scratch cakes and other desserts at a grand opening on Saturday.
Deputies answered a call regarding a domestic dispute April 21 and arrested Timothy Ryan Willard, 24, for false imprisonment.
There has been an accident at Ga. Highway 36 and Henderson Mill Road. Three cars are still in the roadway and the Georgia State Patrol is currently working the accident. Expect delays.
The Eastside High School FFA chapter is hosting a Boston Butt sale from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the high school, but tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
Newton County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jerry Carter recently attended the 2013 annual winter training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Elks Club member T. A. Haney holds his Covington Elks Lodge's Elk of the Year Award as Exalted Ruler Larry Capes reminds Valentine's Dance attendees that this is Haney's second year receiving this distinct recognition, while Elk Lecturing Knight John Gower holds his certificate of appreciation.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, was excited by the passage a house bill she introduced, H.B. 101, which exempts some temporary food service establishments from certain regulations.
The NewRock Legal Society, a volunteer bar association that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, installed its 2013 officers last week.
There is an accident on Interstate 20 at the eastbound exit 92 off-ramp. The lane is blocked.
Around 200 people attended the second annual Covington News Health and Fitness Expo to learn more about local businesses, see demonstrations on workout routines and healthy cooking and receive free health tests, including body composition and blood pressure.
The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented more than $190,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties on Friday morning at its annual awards reception ceremony.
Human resource managers from around the area gathered in Madison Wednesday for a seminar on the health care reform, a topic that has human resource professionals struggling to prepare for the health insurance changes that will take place under Obamacare.
There's another check cashing scam making its way around Covington, and local resident James Johnson wants people to avoid falling for the scam.
Where did this school bus come from? A Newton County School bus was stolen from Oak Hill Elementary School on Feb. 8 around 7 p.m. According to Newton County Schools spokeswoman Sherri Davis-Viniard, the bus was later found at a residence in the Mills Landing subdivision after the homeowner contacted the Newton County Sheriff's Office and reported there was a school bus parked in his driveway. The bus was recovered and had sustained no damage. ...
Two people were killed Thursday night, and two high school teens were injured, when one vehicle attempted to speed away from a Georgia State Patrol trooper.
Health and Fitness Expo attendees will have a chance to check their body fat and receive free consultations.
Business is good at Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, and the local gym and pool facility is expanding its programs, as it began offering T'ai chi and ballroom dancing courses this month.
Continuing their commitment to providing the highest quality obstetrical, gynecological and urogynecological care, Covington Women's Healthcare Specialists has added two new midwifes to their staff.