A head-on collision between a school bus and a vehicle left one man dead Friday afternoon.
County officials continue to work to find a compromise on a gun-firing ordinance that will satisfy hunters and sports shooters while giving the sheriff more support to crack down on unsafe firing in the county's more densely-populated areas.
Subdivision building is back in Newton County.
Covington police responded to a call for help made by a child at a home on Pineview Drive Tuesday evening and arrested a Covington man for disorderly conduct.
It might be April Fool's on Monday, but it's no joke at Bullritos, where chicken burritos will be free that day.
The Newton Citizen newspaper is moving out of its Covington office April 12 and will operate out of its Rockdale Citizen office in Conyers for at least a few months while the company seeks another building to lease in Newton County.
The Covington Lions Club invites the public to their 41st Annual Chicken BBQ on Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Academy Springs Park Clubhouse on Conyers Street.
At just 10 years old, Covington native Abby Boivin is headed to New York City to pursue her dance dreams.
Forty-five Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in the fourth through sixth grades competed at District Project Achievement this year. Each researched, wrote and presented a 4- to 6-minute illustrated talk on a topic of his or her choice. They presented in club meetings, at County Project Achievement and at District Project Achievement.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office will hold two fundraisers Saturday to raise money for their K-9 deputies.
A woman was reportedly punched in the face by her boyfriend when she threatened to "find another man" Friday evening.
Three people were arrested Sunday evening, following a traffic stop that yielded knives, drugs and a gun.
Bikers who were prepared to cycle for a cause Saturday during the Chase Cain Memorial Foundation Bike Ride will have to wait until April 27, after the event was postponed due to rain.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office had three graduates from the 260th graduating class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 on Wednesday night, which will keep the millage rate at 9.73 and will cut approximately 16 jobs.
Before the commissioners debate next year's budget in the Historic Courthouse at 7 p.m. tonight, Newton County's political parties will take to the square to give their thoughts on property taxes and county jobs.
Newton County will attempt to revitalize the Fairview Estates subdivision by spending $1.74 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds to purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed and bank-owned properties. Fairview Estates is located off Fairview Road near its intersection with Salem Road.
Memorial Day festivities ended in one fatality and multiple arrests in Newton County over the holiday weekend.
On Saturday morning, Piedmont Academy held its 39th commencement exercises and awarded high school diplomas to 25 graduates in the school's gymnasium. The procession was lead by Headmaster Dr. Michael Rossi, the school's Board of Trustees, the school's faculty, junior class ushers and senior class mascots to "Largo" by Handel and "Pomp and Circumstance" by Elgar.
As the price of gas continues to rise, Covington is trying to save money and gain supply stability by purchasing in bulk. In April Covington joined the North Georgia Fuel Cooperative, a 16-local-government-agency cooperative that is pooling its fuel needs in an effort to secure less expensive gas prices.
During the Southern Heartland Art Guild May 21, 2009 meeting, Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. awarded Cardinal Fund scholarships to 3 college-bound seniors, who are pursuing degrees in the visual arts. The Cardinal Fund was established in memory of James Hayes, with donations made by his wife, Lisa Hayes, of Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc. Susan Adams, SHA, Inc. Chairperson, presented checks to Alexandria Lester ...
Before the county's final budget work session at 7 p.m. today, the Newton County Republican Party will rally against a property tax increase at 6 p.m., today on the Square.
Tuesday the Rev. Billy Wade was honored for his 22-year tenure on the board of directors for the Newton County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Food Depot's believes in providing its customers with cost effective and quality groceries. The store has a weekly coupon circular that can be picked up in The Covington News or printed online at myfooddepot.com.
o Shernika Monique Jenkins, 26, 4308 Carroll St., Covington, May 12. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer.
Before the county's final budget work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Newton County Republican Party will rally against a property tax increase at 6 p.m., tomorrow on the Square. Elizabeth Christian, 1st vice chair of the local republican party, said the party opposes both increasing property taxes and cutting any public safety jobs. Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Newton County GOP Chairman Ester Fleming will speak at the rally.
Newton County residents received automated phone calls Wednesday night opposing any millage rate increases and accusing Board of Commissioners Chairman Kathy Morgan and commissioners J.C. Henderson, Nancy Schulz and Earnest Simmons of wasting money on selfish, special interest projects. The phone call goes on to support the stands of commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming and urges residents to call all of the commissioners to make their views known.
With Alcovy High School's graduation less than a week away, valedictorian Kimberly Rary and salutatorian Mary Wright are positively giddy at the thought of giving their speeches and accepting those hard-earned diplomas. The girls, who say they are good friends, have enjoyed their time in high school but are ready to move on and make their mark at their respective universities.
The topic of the Norfolk Southern railroad in Newton County is gaining momentum even as the line itself falls into disuse. In the past week, the topic of purchasing the railroad has been discussed at three different meetings: District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz's fireside chat on Thursday, the public comments segment of Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting and the Monday railroad