Local officials and citizens in the area had the opportunity to listen to an update on congress and ask Representative Hank Johnson, congressman of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, questions on Saturday at a meet and greet held at the historic courthouse.
The Newton County Juvenile Court received permission from the Board of Commissioners to reapply for two grants.
The annual JROTC awards ceremony was held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, March 28.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.34 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
A study, which ranked Georgia counties based on its combined health and economic stats, has ranked Newton County in the top 60 and Rockdale County in the top 25 in the state.
Newton County is finally bidding out its lawn care contract, which became a source of controversy this year when it was discovered the current contractor had operated without an up-to-date county business license.
Anyone looking to help save a life by donating blood can do so at upcoming blood drives hosted by the American Red Cross, the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.
The county's gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.
Newton County's website is set to get a complete makeover, a move county officials agreed was long overdue.
A woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing baby shoes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at the Marathon station, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A Newton County Public Works employee has been arrested and charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl.
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2010 participated in the 2013 Winterfest located in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Over 3,600 participants gathered from 13 states to experience what Venturing and Exploring is all about. The NCSO Explorers competed in four events: report writing, trouble unknown, felony traffic stop and DUI traffic stop. There were over 60 Explorer Agency Posts that competed in each event and the NCSO post placed 13th in felony traffic stops and 11th ...
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Newton County and the City of Covington are considering purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern for various future uses. The city and county held a joint public meeting Tuesday to better understand the process of purchasing a railroad and the possible benefits and costs.
Concerned residents in the Green Acres neighborhood contacted authorities in the early morning hours of April 20 after they witnessed a gun being shot out of a vehicle with three occupants.
Food Depot was the scene of two separate shoplifting attempts, both of which were thwarted by observant employees.
Volunteers turned up bright and early at the Kroger parking lot on Saturday morning to pitch in the Great American Cleanup, which involved schools, civic groups and individuals to pick up litter and trash in Newton County.
Princesses and princes of Newton: Milian Dilligard, Avery Freeman and Troy McCoy from Mrs. Aevalotis and Ms. Boyd's class dress up as fairy tale characters as part of a week-long theme focusing on fairy tales.
Hundreds of walkers and supporters gathered at the Church at Covington for the annual Newton County Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research. Many local groups and organizations participated, including Lendmark Financial Services, Porterdale Elementary, and First Baptist Covington.
Covington News writer Terri Kimble, who pens the weekly "4-H 4ever" column that runs on Fridays, was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Extension and 4-H Agents in the categories of Personal Column and Promotional Piece.
On Monday Gov. Sonny Perdue released the final recommendations of an education working group that proposed significant, "comprehensive" changes to Georgia's education system at every level. The group's recommendations were based on the national education report "Tough Choices or Tough Times," which suggested radically altering the U.S.'s education system in order to reverse America's global economic and political decline. The Georgia working group's recommendations would affect every education level in the near and ...
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
Newton Medical Center's Annual Spring Gala planned for April 25 will be a night to remember. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be elegant and entertaining.
Newton County is receiving help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to plan for smart growth and future mixed-use developments along U.S. Highway 278, such as mixed retail-office and retail-residential buildings.
The Social Circle Theater will present the final showing of their largest production to date, "Children of Eden," a theatrical production from the book of Genesis, April 24 through April 26. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, a sold-out 3 p.m. Saturday matinee and 6 p.m. Sunday.
The City of Covington and Newton County have been considering purchasing railroad right-of-ways from Norfolk Southern for the past several months. On Tuesday, the city and county held a joint public meeting to enlighten the public and discuss the benefits and risks of possibly purchasing the railroad. The Covington News will have more on this story in Sunday's paper.
Angela Hodges was recognized as conservationist of the year April 21 by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented at the district's annual program for the achievements in soil and water conservation on her farm. Hodges was presented with a plaque of recognition by Newton County District Supervisor Larry McSwain. Angela and her husband Bo Thompson operate Anna Beth's Farm named after her niece located on Ga. Highway 229. ...