Newton County is home to two big bicycle races a year, a bicycle club and one bicycle shop.
It's a relatively calm morning at the Newton County 911 center. Nate Stykes is giving instructions to a mother whose child is having a seizure. A few feet away, Love Frazier assures an elderly individual with chest pains that an ambulance is on the way.
It's almost here.
The 11Alive report from "The Investigators" on Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, and the pay he received in 2014, brought a lot of attention to the Board of Commissioners this week, a lot of which was negative from the talk around the county and social media responses.
Some local residents expressed anger at County Attorney Tommy Craig and the Board of Commissioners Friday following a Channel 11 news report on Craig's longstanding tax problems and his $1.1 million income from the county last year. Watch it here.
Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig is in the Metro Atlanta news this evening.
Since 2012, when the plant closed its doors for good, the buildings at 9172 Industrial Dr., N.E., formerly Berry Plastics, have been slowly deteriorating.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to the seizer of a 45 cal. handgun, a crack pipe and an open container of alcohol early Thursday morning.
South Salem Elementary and Liberty Middle School were both briefly on lockdown Tuesday as police chased two burglary suspects on car and foot, leading to an arrest behind one of the schools.
The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.
One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.
Covington Police Department arrested a man and his wife for possession of methamphetamine less than one ounce with intent to distribute at Covington Lodge after responding to an anonymous call March 3.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Longhorn Steakhouse.
Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
The Newton County GOP is hosting a skeet shoot and barbecue banquet dinner March 23 at the South River Gun Club to support gun rights and revive its scholarship fund.
A 30-year-old man was hospitalized after shooting himself in the leg Friday evening. But rather then end there, the story got more complicated, according to reports from the Covington Police Department.
The city will examine the possibility of building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and converting some of its fleet to run on CNG in an effort to save money and possibly even produce future revenue.
Newt Gingrich took Newton County Tuesday with overwhelming support, capturing 59.4 percent of the vote on his way to winning Georgia's primary with 48 percent of the vote.
A DOT worker was airlifted to Grady after falling from a bucket truck that was struck by a tractor trailer around 11 a.m.
A Lithonia teen was arrested Saturday afternoon after neighbors reported seeing him having sex with dogs.
Internationally-acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie will appear on the campus of Oxford College at 7 p.m. in the Oxford chapel. He will participate in a literary conversation on literature and the arts with Lucas Carpenter, PhD, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English at Oxford College and Christine Loflin, PhD, Oxford associate professor of English. A reception will follow immediately after in the Oxford College Library, where Rushdie will sign copies of his books, which will be on sale by the Oxford College Bookstore.
Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an argument turned physical on Green Street.
Although the last person a Mattie's Call was issued for in Newton County was found safe, some aren't so lucky. So what exactly is the Mattie's Call and what does it mean for the citizens of Newton County.
Friday, Mar. 2, would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel's (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) 108th birthday. In his memory, the Newton County Library held their annual reading of his most popular books in their meeting room.
Matt Bruno's head hung from exhaustion Thursday night as he walked back from the blaze for another air bottle and brief respite.
The General Mills Covington Community Action Council awarded more than $190,000 in grant money Friday to community organizations from Newton, Walton and Rockdale counties.