Stoney Bowles told his crew he wanted "operation excellence," when he was hired as Covington's Fire Chief, and instated a firefighter of the quarter ...
Despite being voted out of the running, Green Hill P3 or its members will continue to pursue a contract with Newton County to lease and ...
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia court is weighing whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing to allow it to ...
Covington's 2015 Independence on the Square celebration brought plenty of people, music, celebration and fireworks to Newton County, and now it has a chance ...
Covington Police officers were called to Magnolia Heights Circle after someone heard a gunshot, and a hole was found in the wall of her apartment ...
The Vampire Diaries will be filming scenes for its upcoming seventh season Monday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 14 in downtown Covington.
COVINGTON¬- People traveling westbound on Interstate-20 near exit 90 this weekend may have their trip effected by a reconstruction project on the bridge spanning I-20.
A lookout alert was issued for an elderly man with dementia who has been missing since 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Hugh Doyle Pearson, 81 ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners discussed Tuesday night a threat of litigation from the East Georgia Land & Development Company.
Deputy Jack Simpson celebrated his 91sth birthday this Fourth of July, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office joined in the cheer Monday.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office seized more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana after a multi-month investigation and traffic stop - the largest drug seizure ...
Local residents and various Newton County schools filled the downtown area Thursday afternoon to mingle and enjoy a day of free music from the Daniel Jackson Band during the second Luncheon Concert on the square.
After weeks of discussion and a request by former municipal court judge David Strickland, the Covington City Council voted unanimously Monday to conduct a financial audit on the city's former probation services provider East Georgia Correctional Services.
Seventeen-year-old Robert Bradford is a Kroger bag boy being heralded as a hometown hero after tackling a man who punched a fellow female employee in the face.
Bradford was bagging groceries when he saw Jeffery Pace, who had stuffed three packages of tenderloin steaks in the front of his pants, punch a loss prevention associate in the lower jaw and attempt to run out of the store.
Business owner and veteran Jared Rutberg is running as Republican for the District 5 board of commissioners seat in the hope of improving his community while keeping taxes down.
The interior of the Mystic Grill burned, but the popular façade for the fictional restaurant featured prominently in "The Vampire Diaries" remains intact and shouldn't affect filming.
Drivers making their morning commute along U.S. Highway 278 in eastern Newton County Thursday morning were shocked to see 15 dead cows laying alongside the road.
The building that houses the law firm of Alexander Royston, but is more widely known as the Mystic Grill, burned this morning. The roadway around the square is still blocked with emergency vehicles and firefighters are working the scene.
A Newton County Sheriff's deputy and sergeant have been punished following an internal investigation into allegations they mishandled a situation on Lower River Road where a couple who was trying to change the locks on their new home were held at gunpoint by neighbors, then arrested by authorities.
Four customers were slightly injured Sunday after a gun accidentally discharged at the Home Depot on Industrial Park Blvd.
COVINGTON, Ga. - Authorities are crediting a 17-year-old grocery bagger at a Georgia grocery store with wrestling a shoplifting suspect to the ground and holding him until police arrived.
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that 28 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student. Among the recipients is Sara Carignan of Covington, Ga.
"This year's recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy to honor each of them with an AKC Junior Scholarship," said Mari-Beth O'Neill, AVP of Customer Service. "We wish them well as they complete their education and look forward to their participation ...
A 72-year-old man reported missing late last week was located safely at a family member's home in Waycross Sunday.
Jack McCarty went missing Thursday afternoon when he walked away from a home he was visiting with a person caregiver. He was next seen hours later on video surveillance at the Kroger store on Salem Road accompanied by three men. He was located two days later.
Residents are once again invited to bring all of those sensitive financial or personal documents they no longer need to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 to have them shredded for free.
The annual Shred Day event is being sponsored by the chamber and Newton Federal Bank.
The local chamber of commerce requested Monday that the Newton County Board of Commissioners more than double the chamber's economic development budget next year to $250,000.
Long time real estate attorney Philip A. Johnson is running as a Democrat for the District 5 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners seat because he wants to bring more civility to local government.
Johnson, 62, has been practicing law in Newton County for 38 years but said he wants to return to politics to get Newton County back on track.