A third man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the 2009 murder of 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County School System officials are working to find a way to offer its pioneering epidemiology course, now offered at Newton High School, to more students in the school system. But there are still some kinks that need to be ironed out before that can happen.
James Stanley Moore Sr. was heading to work at SRG Global Wednesday morning, just like the quality control engineer had for almost 40 years, when another vehicle crossed into his lane, ending the 59-year-old's life.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, - before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County - according to the labor department.
The woman who is accused of striking and killing 12-year-old Lynneah Browning with her car in late 2012 has been charged with homicide by vehicle and improper lane usage.
Newborn's annual Horneyhead Festival takes place Saturday, and the unique event is a fitting choice for a place that labels itself "A Town with Characters."
The square will once again be filled with the sound of music during the month of May as the Newton County Arts Association hosts its Luncheon Concerts series on square park, starting Thursday.
Nell Nixon celebrated her 101 birthday with friends April 22 at her home in Covington. Attending were Lula V. Smith, Kathy Brown, Pamela Vaughn and caregiver Julie. Smith and Nixon have been friends for more than 50 years, sharing many memories of traveling and spending quality time together.
The Georgia Federated Woman's Club Georgia Service Guild of Covington has won the GFWC Silver Cup, the organization's highest honor, for the second year in a row.
It is always fun to attend a play or a concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and the award-winning, direct-from-Broadway "Sister Act" is no exception to that stance.
A woman whose vehicle had been vandalized on previous occasions finally became fed up enough to contact police Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Repairers of the Breach had another busy holiday season handing out toys, clothes and food to families in need. CEO Shirley Smith said it couldn't have been done without the support of numerous groups around Newton County.
On Jan. 14, Covington resident, singer and emerging songwriter Cindi Hall was sitting at her desk at C.P. Richard's Construction Company when she received a call on her cell phone from Dave Petrelli, director of events with NSAI, the Nashville Songwriters Association International. After asking how her day was going, he said, "I'm about to make it better." Hall and co-writer friend Derek Toomey entered the CMT (Country Music Television) Listeners' Choice Award contest in ...
Local high school students are getting firsthand knowledge of what it would be like to go before a judge - both as an attorney, witness, victim and suspect - while preparing for Newton County's mock trial regional competition.
Verdant nature: Heather Barrett has traveled throughout Newton County to gather these colorful, vibrant images. The railroad tracks are off Cook Street in Covington. The pink dogwood and the purple iris lilies were photographed in the garden of the Rev. Jackson on Moore Street. Nice Catch! Smokie Christopher caught this fish in a small lake near Mansfield. It took both Dennis Christopher and Roy Boy to bring it in. Smokie is currently a resident at ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...
Although District Attorney Ken Wynne may have to wait until July to be sworn in as a Alcovy Circuit Superior Court judge, he likely won't have to worry about running for reelection this November.
David Burke may have had five fathers growing up, but he never had that one stable male influence in his life.
If elected, Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel plans to continue to cut the state budget, promote entrepreneurs and small businesses, lower the state's tax burden and endorse more technical school education and corporate-educational cooperation.
Recently the Covington Elks and Elkadettes held a memorial service for their departed members of the Lodge 1806. Larry Capes, Georgia State Elks President, gave the eulogy. Jack Wheeler, Past Exalted Ruler, was in charge of the program. Kati Moss sang several songs during the service and is the granddaughter of Larry and Adrian Capes. Refreshments were prepared by the Covington Elkadettes for the service.
Most kids join gangs for one reason: money. Clint Bryant, who is involved with preventing gang activity in Augusta, said the best way to keep teens and young adults on the straight and narrow is to provide them with decent paying jobs.
Former MIT graduate Kendra Boone was elected as the next chairman of FaithWorks, following in the footsteps of founder Bob Furnad.
Sunday afternoon local twins Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker will give a piano and organ concert at Covington First United Methodist Church, which is just off the Covington Square at 1113 Conyers Street.
Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton agreed to continue the motion status for Johnny Otis Workman until February to allow attorneys on both sides more time to review a report from the Georgia State Patrol.
Highest honor: Jeff Greenich of Scout Troop 748, chartered by Prospect United Methodist Church, receives the District Award of Merit at the Yellow River District of Boy Scouts of America Annual Banquet. The Award of Merit is the highest award a local district can present to a scouter. The Yellow River District includes Newton and Rockdale Counties. In 42 scouting units 338 adult volunteer leaders provide scouting programs to 1,351 young people ...
Troy University student and Newton High graduate Ricky Latimore will appear on the BET broadcast of the Mo'Nique Show Tuesday at 11 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m.