Mike Collins, candidate for U.S. representative (10th district), Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. senate, and Aaron Brooks, candidate for state representative (district 112) spoke to the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance Thursday evening at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
Newton County resident Richard "Rick" Furry, 49, was killed Sunday evening when his semi-truck got stuck on a railroad crossing in Morgan County and was hit by a train.
The Newton County community's annual legislative prayer breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and this year will move to First Baptist Church in Covington from its previous site, the County Recreation facilities.
With his girlfriend at work today Payton Hendricks was stuck with shopping for after-Christmas deals Thursday. "We always buy our wrapping paper and gift boxes after the Holidays." Hendricks explained. With a cart full of miscellaneous Christmas items from Walmart, Hendricks said he plans to visit more stores in Covington and Monroe for more deals.
The Covington Elks Lodge recently held a Santa Claus party for area special-needs children. A snack buffet was provided, and each child took home several gifts. Also included were a visit from Santa; "Twas the "Night before Christmas" told by Elk Reed Blakeney and Elkadette Mikey Wagy, and fun Christmas music provided by local Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame entertainer Anita Denny. The Covington Elks Lodge also hosts several dance events during the year for older special-needs youths and encourages participation of neighboring counties. This is provided for in part by a grant from the Elks National Foundation. For ...
A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.
Keyshonna Neshell Mitchell, 18, Union Point, Nov. 26. Theft by shoplifting.
The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check to the hospital board and CEO Jim Weadick for $406,000 during the annual Christmas Awards Luncheon Dec. 17 in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
When Newton County officials pursued the Almon Overlay, they envisioned a more modern, aesthetically-pleasing commercial corridor.
The third annual Christmas party at the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter was organized by Kiwanis Club of Covington's assistant secretary Donna Sneed.
The $14 million, 14-plus mile sewer line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus in Stanton Springs industrial park is on schedule for a Jan. 31 completion and is on budget.
Conyers Police arrested three teen suspects in connection with a cell phone robbery of a Walmart customer along with a cell phone theft at the nearby apartment buildings.
When governments can no longer manage their international responsibilities, soldiers are sent to wage the needed war to restore failed politics.
IN BRIEF: A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Yellow River near Milstead and the South River on the southern part of Rockdale going into Snapping Shoals in Newton County.
The Christmas edition of the Covington News will be distributed Tuesday morning, so that our employees and carriers can enjoy Christmas with their families. All of us here at the paper wish you a very Merry Christmas.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.