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 School System is pleased to announce that Alcovy High School's FFA Team won second place honors in the senior division at the recent Northeast Georgia FFA Floriculture Development Event and will now advance to the state competition on March 20th, 2010, at the State FFA Center in Covington. The team is coached by Ben Brand. Team members included Ethan Kitchens, Luke Bagley and Kileen Ford.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on March 5 that USDA will issue approximately $121 million in partial 2009-crop counter-cyclical payments to producers with upland cotton and peanut base acres enrolled in USDA's Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment (DCP) program.
The average American consumes roughly 67 pounds of beef per year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Georgia Cattleman's Association shows that cattlemen in the state own approximately 1.3 million head of cattle - meaning the steak you find on your plate tonight might well have been raised in Newton County.
Hosanna Fletcher is well known in Newton County as half of the two-person team that runs the non-profit group affectionately known as The Center.
It's been less than a year since Newton County Sheriff's Deputies James Trent and Wesley Atha were shot and injured in the line of duty, but thanks to the generosity of the community, the InVest fund has raised roughly $90,000 to purchase new state-of-the-art bulletproof vests for all 156 mandated officers.
It began on August 3, 2009 when deputies James Trent and Wesley Atha were shot and injured during a standoff. That same month, the NCSO and Atha's parents organized a fundraising campaign to purchase improved vests for the deputies to wear on the job. In March of 2010, their goal was finally met.
The four men charged with the murder of 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols in late-2009 pleaded not guilty in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.
Cindy Murphy is "Artist of the Month" at Southern Heartland Art Gallery on the square, where a reception in her honor will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The reception is open to the public and Cindy's art work will be on display.
Poets and artists: Newton County River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on March 16. All entries were required to feature water. Winners received savings bonds, with prize costs lessened through a donation from the Service Guild of Covington. First place winners received $100 bonds, second place winners received $75 bonds, and third place winners and Honorable Mentions received $50 bonds. Service Guild ...
On a day traditionally associated with pranks - April Fool's Day - Atlanta's most popular hypnotist, Sean Wheeler, will be performing an honest-to-goodness, comedy hypnosis show to help raise funds for the Newton High School Marching Band.
On March 19 Piedmont Academy high school students spent the night in boxes on the school's football field for "One Homeless Night." The purpose of the event was to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless and to collect items for needy families in Jasper, Newton and Butts counties.
New attitude: The Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant's division has a new look. Three new black and white 2010 Dodge Chargers were purchased as replacement vehicles for the warrant division two weeks ago. The cars have been painted in the classic black and white style of original patrol vehicles.
The National Funeral Directors Association has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant designation to Brenda Fuller Johnson, Preplanning Counselor at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order for Johnson to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, she had to meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. ...
Officers from the Covington Police Department are still trying to locate a woman who reportedly assaulted another female in the parking lot of Wendy's Thursday afternoon.
In honor of Exceptional Children and the 40th Birthday of Special Olympics, The Miracle League of Newton County is having an art contest to raise awareness of our exceptional children and their recreational needs. The Miracle League of Newton County is an organization striving to raise money to build an all-accessible baseball complex at City Pond for children with special needs.