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Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines.
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus invites college-bound students, community members and their families to help GPC celebrate its first-ever "Awesome Autumn" Open House from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 19. The campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, and the event is free.
What better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Rotary International Social Circle Fair, running this year from Oct. 22–26 behind Social Circle High School on Alcova Road?
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" recently during the unveiling of its signature health and wellness initiative Be ACTive: A GPTC Lifestyle on its Newton Campus in Covington. Be ACTive is a comprehensive, college-wide program that promotes taking personal responsibility for achieving better health. A symposium was led by Dr. Jabari Simama, president of GPTC, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mrs. ...
Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
The pack provides: Cub Scout Pack 163 from Shiloh United Methodist Church donated 2,018 cans to the food bank on Oct. 26. Top row (l-r): David Miller, Melvin Green, Tammy Laan, Greg Bryan, Debbie Kittle, Billy Kittle. Middle row: Christopher Kittle, J.D. Coltharp and Lee Chriswell. Front row: Matthew Hire, Cam Bryan, Jackson Mcintyre, Justin Jenkins and Gavin Mcann.
A 23-year-old man violated his probation and picked up a new charge late Thursday night after his probation officer reportedly caught him with a gun.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received a grant that will allow them to hire two additional deputies and pay their salaries and benefits for three years, according to Sheriff Ezell Brown. The Community Oriented Policing Services grant (COPS), was awarded to the NCSO in the amount of $303,020. They are the only sheriff's office in the state to receive the grant and one of only 31 agencies in Georgia ...
Two more movie projects are looking at sites in Newton County as the area continues to be a hotbed for filming.
Construction is mostly complete on the Turner Lake Road roundabout project, but it will remain closed pending installation of streetlights.
The 9-month-old baby attacked by raccoons in her crib early Wednesday remains in critical condition. Authorities are investigating to see if the parents were keeping the animals as pets.
David Ozburn placed his left hand on the same Bible that his father did years ago and raised his right hand. Judge Samuel Ozburn then administered the lawyer's oath and welcomed his son into the legal profession.
The Newton County Farm Bureau is set to observe National Farm-City Week from Nov. 19 through Nov. 25 with an agricultural art contest for fifth graders.
Austin Scott was one of dozens of Republican congressional candidates swept into office on a wave of party support and energy apparently infused into the election by the Tea Party movement.
Authorities are questioning suspects after a man was reportedly attacked and doused with lighter fluid earlier this week. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the man was staying at the home of a female friend. Monday night he heard a knock at the door and opened it to find two men standing outside. They immediately began hitting him, according to Oliver, knocking him to the ...
Several Newton County residents told county commissioners on Tuesday that they don't want the county to license pets, calling it an animal tax.
Covington and Newton County have agreed to form a joint committee to study whether Main Street Covington should be brought completely under city control.
Parker Green's Boy Scout career culminated in May of this year with the completion of his Eagle Project. For his project, Parker chose to team up with the Georgia Wildlife Federation to rebuild the pergola that serves as a natural entranceway into Georgia Wildlife Federation's facility on Hazelbrand Road. He plans to remain active in the Boy Scouts until he completes ...
A mud-covered toddler in Spider-Man pajamas who was found late Wednesday wandering about Porterdale was returned to his parents two hours later after they discovered he was missing and called 911, Porterdale police said today.
After 25 years, Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful lost its executive director on Tuesday to retirement.