Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys that occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
A serious wreck on I-20 resulted in Preston Carl Williams, 69, from Covington being airlifted to Atlanta, but the other driver, a pregnant woman, was treated locally and is fine.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.14 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
This week I find puppies on parade in the fight against breast cancer
If your child will be age 9 by the end of 2013, it's time to start 4-H meetings! Tomorrow night, Aug. 12, County 4-H Council for youths in grades 6–12 will be held. These are our most-active, older 4-H'ers, and they represent public, private and home schools. The meeting is the second Monday night of the month, with the exception of school holidays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the 4-H office. As it is ...
While Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said last week that a couple of large industrial prospects - totaling 1,500 jobs - are looking at Newton County, Chamber President Hunter Hall said some small and medium-sized businesses are looking at the county as well.
The man who was killed in a shooting on Nixon Circle late Friday night has been identified as 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson.
The square has always been the heart of Covington, but there were more and bigger events during the past 13 months than in recent years, and there was also plenty of business activity, including some new retail stores and construction projects.
A 19-year-old Decatur woman was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct after reportedly refusing to leave her hotel room by checkout time.
Two men were shot, one fatally, on Nixon Circle. Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to multiple calls of shots being fired in the area of Nixon Circle. When they arrived, officers found one male dead and a second male with a gunshot wound to the arm. According to a press release from CPD Captain Ken Malcom, officers were immediately able to make contact with the person identified as the shooter. Investigators are currently ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
If you're driving near Turner Lake, there is a good chance you may have to stop and wait for pedestrians.
The holidays will be much brighter in downtown Covington this year. The city of Covington and Main Street Covington will spend up to $40,000 on additional Christmas lights for the square, and possibly surrounding streets, in an effort to create a holiday tourist destination. The Covington City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend up to $20,000 on additional lights, with Main Street covering the other half. All costs will be paid with hotel/motel tax revenue. ...
A portion of Oak Hill Road will be closed in coming months to replace one of the county's oldest bridges - just west of Smith Store Road - which is closed to school bus traffic because of concerns over its stability.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Wedneseday night armed robbery at the Marathon service station at 12752 U.S. 278, Social Circle.
Pay raises for elected county officials, including commissioners, triggered by the county's population officially topping 100,000, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014, after the Board of Commissioners took no action to the contrary Tuesday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bride Road.
A late Newton County farmer, educator and founder of 4-H in Georgia will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, and his descendants are elated that their family member will be remembered as part of agricultural history.