Phase one of Newton County's push to turn into a filming mecca has been completed with the creation and recent unveiling of gocovington.com, the county's new tourism website.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, according to the labor department, before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.24 at Chevron, located at 11230 Ga. Highway 36 and Ga. Highway 213.
The man killed in an early morning head-on collision has been identified as 59-year-old James Stanley Moore, Sr.
UPDATE: According to Georgia State Patrol the head-on collision occurred around 4:20 a.m., one person was killed and one was injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor. GSP is still working the scene.
The Newton County Fair is back at the American Legion Fairgrounds this week, and will run through Saturday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.35 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
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Another man accused of the 2009 murder of Andrew "Drew" Nichols pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges in the case.
Scott Sirotkin never intended to work in planning and zoning, yet he found himself in Newton County during the biggest home building spree in U.S. history and eventually was named director of the department.
Newton County will rally this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society as it hosts the 25th Annual Relay For Life event.
A Taste of Downtown Covington, a local event developed by Main Street Covington, will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Monticello Street.
As Newton High School students, teachers and faculty members prepare for a new school building, the school also hopes to brand itself with a handful of new logos that retain the traditional royal blue and white colors, but have a more uniform look.
April 19 was a very special day at Piedmont Academy as the school opened its doors for grandparents, relatives and other guests.
A Newton County Teenage Republican group has formed, with eight members signing up at the initial meeting in April.
Several concerns are being raised about suggested revisions to the county's firearms discharge ordinance and the Newton County Board of Commissioners has responded to the community's anxieties about the proposed new ordinance.
Parents with eligible children will be able to register them for the district's Georgia lottery funded Pre-kindergarten program this week, Feb. 25 through March 1 at the elementary school they are zoned for.
The Main Street board met Friday and reorganized its board in preparation for its March 14 retreat, scheduled to be held at the enter.
Chris Day studied as a hair and makeup artist; her gift for catching life-changing luck comes naturally. When the Air Force transferred her husband to Anchorage, the city's seven months of wintry gloom might seem grim for a woman who said she "loves pink, flowers, glitter and all things girly." But Day promptly landed a job in the Sheraton Hotel's luxury spa doing spray tans and makeovers.
The City of Covington will be holding its first Public Safety Citizen's Academy. The program will begin on Thursday April 11, and will last 12 weeks with classes meeting each Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. As part of the new SCAN initiative (Safer Covington Action Network), the Citizens Public Safety Academy will provide an opportunity for citizens to become familiar with the various resources, services and functions of the City of Covington municipal government.
Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta recently to participate in the Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol.
When I was a 4-H'er, county extension agent Clyde Taylor put me up to telling county extension director Mike Welborn that a little bird told me that the messier your office is, the more work you do.
The Main street board met Friday and reorganized its board in preparation for its March 14 retreat, scheduled to be held at the Center.
In today's edition of the Covington News page six of the front section was printed in error. The page that appears in today's newspaper was from Wednesday's edition.
The Lowest Price Gas in Covington is at the Marathon Station at 1841 GA-11 S near Ga-142 @ 3.67
Two Conyers men were arrested last week in connection to a string of burglaries spanning two counties over the last two months.
Alcovy, Eastside and Newton high schools have been named AP Honor Schools by Georgia School Superintendent John Barge and the achievement has school officials encouraging the importance of advanced placement classes in order for college preparation.
Sheriff Ezell Brown wants to update the county's ordinance which regulates discharging firearms due to an increasing number of residents and safety concerns.
Next month, Covington residents can volunteer to save millions of lives. All each volunteer needs to do is fill out a survey and donate five tablespoons of blood.
First Baptist Covington is hosting a conference Sunday and Monday featuring Dr. Terry Mortenson, who gained fame challenging the premise that evolution is valid as science.