Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) deputies joined Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies and Conyers Police Tuesday in setting up a perimeter block along highways ...
She really does do windows.
Christmas at the Waddleton house this year will be more than a celebration.
Newton County residents were generous Nov. 5, spent over $78,000 on breakfast, lunch or dinner while making sure children in need get fed.
Dear city of Covington residents,
Several vehicles were broken into in the Sterling Lakes subdivision in Covington late Tuesday into early Wednesday.
The Holiday season can often be hectic with decorations needing to be put up, family visiting, traveling and shopping. With all that going on it ...
The Holiday season was made a little darker for some as Christmas decorations were stolen from two locations in Covington late Monday or early Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that three Newton County schools have been named 2015 Title I Reward Schools - East Newton Elementary, Mansfield Elementary ...
Newton County has several matters awaiting a decision by the Board of Commissioners. The board has rightfully sought public input and employed citizen committees to ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners are looking to have a new county charter presented during the first meeting of the new year, and got ...
If you're looking for 11-year-old home school seventh grader Croswell "CJ" Harris, you can often find him in the basement.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office sponsored Toy Ride took to the streets of Covington and Newton County Saturday for a good cause.
The annual Holiday tradition returns to Newton County with the Covington Regional Ballet performing the classic Nutcracker Suite this weekend.
Last night, the Athens Regional Health System's Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of exploring a partnership with Piedmont Healthcare.
Gabriel Khouli was named editor of The Covington News this week, placing him in the top position in the newsroom after working for more than three years as a reporter for the paper.
Early voting for the Aug. 21 runoff election has begun in Newton County, and the fate of the District 113 state representative seat will be finally decided in the election.
A damaged pump system is now repaired at the Newton County Landfill, after it was damaged a few weeks ago and leaked waste in a storm water pond.
Jury selection in the death penalty case against accused murderer Pablo Fernando Maldonado began this week.
Thousands of bags of synthetic marijuana were seized from a home on Trelawney Place Monday, and two women were arrested, charged with possession.
Five prison inmates, including Covington resident Dante Ray Myles, have been charged with the murder of fellow inmate Laderick Cornellius Chappel at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Myles, 27, was charged with armed robbery and murder along with four other Georgia inmates after allegedly throwing Chappel off the second floor of the prison dormitory.
A young boy was reportedly found walking through a neighborhood looking for his mom on Friday. A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office said he responded to a call about a lost child at Lakeside Circle. According to a report, a man told the deputy that he was outside exercising and he came across a young boy who looked to be about 4 years old crying for his mother.
The deputy said he had the boy show him where he lived, and the child directed him to the next street over at Lake Birch Drive. The deputy walked ...
A seldom mentioned group of patriots from World War II were the dedicated men and women of the Civil Service. From the Civil Air Patrol to a clerk typist, members of the Civil Service played a vital role. Their willingness to dedicate talents and time in non-combat positions released untold thousands of men for essential military duties. Miriam "Mickey" Stanley Hogan was one such talent.
Born in 1918 into the tiny farming community of Mendes, Ga., Covington resident Miriam "Mickey" Hogan experienced the Great Depression. "Food and jobs were scarce," she said. "We moved around a lot, including Florida."
Five prison inmates, including Covington resident Dante Ray Myles, have been charged with the murder of fellow inmate Laderick Cornellius Chappel at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.
UPDATE: Interstate 20 westbound was reopened around 7:30 p.m.
Early voting for Newton County's two primary runoff races begins Monday and will last all week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Newton County Board of Elections, 1113 Usher St., Covington.
A lawsuit filed against Newton County by Grady Healthcare Systems of Atlanta seeking more than $87,000 for in medical cost reimbursement was dismissed by a judge July 27, because the hospital failed to provide proper notice to the county.
Reported cases of pertussis/whooping cough in the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health district are trending similar to both state and national cases.
A potentially-threatening letter was left at the front door of the Covington home of a reporter for The Covington News sometime late Friday evening or early Saturday morning, apparently relating to the ongoing civil suit involving Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter and anonymous bloggers.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office, is one of the "top 100 law enforcement agencies" in Georgia. On July 17, the NCSO received official notification that they were awarded state certification by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This notification confirmed that they successfully completed all aspects of the accreditation process. Achieving state certification places them in the company of 76 sheriff's offices, 17 police departments and five other state departments, including, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, colleges and the Marshals Office.