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.
A third man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the 2009 murder of 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols.
As the new school year begins, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta kicks off a new membership year in which parents can register their daughters, ages 5-17, to become Girl Scouts.
Give what you can: The Covington News donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday. The $600 will go toward purchasing a level III bullet-proof vest for a county deputy. The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. On Tuesday, Editor Jennifer T. Long, ...
With the Sept. 8 deadline nearing for local residents to nominate candidates for the fifth judge position for Alcovy Judicial Circuit, several prominent Newton and Walton county attorneys and law officials have already had their hats thrown into the ring.
National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction, "Resurrecting Midnight." The New York Times calls his writing "addictive," while Entertainment Weekly hails him as "King of African-American Fiction."
Thomas Moseley of Newborn placed first at the National Wild Turkey Federation's 16th Annual Turkey Shoot held Aug. 14 -16. Moseley broke 40 clay targets while competing in the 20-Gauge Event, C class of the NSCA Division at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth.
Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee Chairman John Douglas (R-Social Circle) announced today that officials at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology will renew the option of free live streaming audio of all athletic events for military personnel stationed overseas and serving within the United States. The universities typically charge an annual fee for users; however, both schools are waiving this fee as a sign of their ...
Covington native Andy Offutt Irwin has once again received national acclaim as a storyteller. He received the Just Plain Folks Award for Storytelling Album in Nashville on Aug. 29 for his CD Bootsie in Season. TOhe Just Plain Folks Awards are sponsored by the largest organization for independent recording artists in the world, and they considered over 42,000 albums and 360,000 songs for their various categories of awards for 2009. <font ...
Golf fanatics should brush off their clubs for back-to-back charity tournaments on Sept. 17 and 18.
As the weather turns colder and the corn grows taller, Colonel Cob's Corn Maze in Oxford is preparing to open on Sept. 11, with an all new maze and several new attractions.
Newton County's Most Wanted people are now listed on the NCSO Web site, newtonsheriffga.org. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of these people, they are asked to contact the Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant division Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at (678) 625-1411. On weekends and after business hours, contact the non-emergency dispatcher at (770) 784-2100. Information can also be given on the anonymous tip line located on our Web site. ...
A fire broke out this morning at the John Miles Chevrolet dealership on Dogwood Drive, consuming about a quarter of the parts department building and causing the 30-plus employees to be safely evacuated from the property. No one was injured or hurt in the fire or evacuation, according to Rockdale County Fire Department spokesperson Mike Lee. The fire, which sent black plumes of smoke into the sky, started a little after 10 a.m. and was ...
As the state accepts nominations for a fifth Judge for the Alcovy Circuit, Sen. John Douglas (R- Social Circle) announced Friday that he is supporting Covington resident David Strickland for the position. "I have known David since 1996 and found him to be a great leader in our community, a man of impeccable legal credentials, and a rising star in judicial circles," Douglas said in a press release. "I am confident that he will ...
Residents planning on running for their local city council will be able to qualify for the Nov. 3 municipal election beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Council seats are up for election in all of Newton County's municipalities.
County commissioners and employees say Newton County Senior Services is an effective, quality program, but they also believe it can improve and are considering reorganization amidst questions of Senior Services' hierarchy, funding and future.
Many local Republicans had their first chance to hear from the Republican gubernatorial candidates, and they came away impressed.