Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.
Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
A children's book about the humble, but beloved, sweet potato is helping to raise money for student volunteers at Oxford College.
Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.
A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a Covington police officer recognized that the man, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot, did not have a valid driver's license and was not disabled.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
State Rep. Doug Holt, R–Social Circle, was fascinated by politics, but after a 10-year stint at the Gold Dome, he's deciding to return full time to the private sector to pursue other passions.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 near Brown Bridge Road.
A Covington police officer on Friday arrested a man who reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy lottery tickets and ended up charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The Newton County Library System wants students to continue reading through the winter holiday and is offering a reading program to encourage children to do so.
When Marie Bruce, a bus driver for the Newton County School System, noticed that one of "my kids,'' Middle Ridge Elementary School student Thomas Farmer, needed a new wheelchair, one that would be a better fit and make it easier for him to get on and off of her bus, she decided to do what she could to make it happen.
The median age in the United States is 37.2.
Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.
Newborn must find a new leader to guide the town for the next four years after respected Mayor Roger Sheridan died last week at the age of 92
Connie Waller thought she was doing everything right. She ate a diet loaded with organic vegetables, exercised regularly and was productive at work. Turns out she was a little too productive.
Covington area singer-songwriter Hannah Thomas has a new CD out, "Acoustic Sessions." She'll celebrate its release with a party at 8 tonight at Johnny's New York Style Pizza, 10176 Carlin Drive. Thomas will play songs from the CD and will be available to talk with fans. The CD is an intimate affair that features Thomas' vocals and guitar playing. Her original tunes include a sing-along of "Watch out ...
The Covington Planning Commission recommended approval of a request by the Industrial Development Authority to annex 160 acres of county residentially-zoned land along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road and rezone it to city heavy industrial.
The county and its five municipalities have been trimming millions from their SPLOST lists, but more than $100 million in county requests and $21.5 million from the municipalities remain.
The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to table the naming of the new elementary school until December, after several Oxford residents ask they leave the name Palmer-Stone Elementary at the Oxford school, which is scheduled to be phased-out.
Honoring those who serve: Dozens of veterans and Newton County residents crowded the square Thursday morning to pay tribute to veterans past and present at the annual Veterans Day memorial. Members of the Newton High School ROTC presented the colors and the Eastside High School Band played a variety of patriotic music during the presentation. See more photos and a list of World War II veterans on Page 8A.
A woman involved in a crash that claimed a man's life earlier this year was arrested Monday on multiple charges stemming from the wreck.
Whistle for a while: Newton County resident Andy Offutt Irwin has just released a new all music CD, "Lip Service," featuring whistling and mouth-music on every track. "Lip Service" debuted at the National Storytelling Festival in October in Jonesborough, Tenn., where Irwint appeared as a Featured Teller.
Newton County's five municipalities will have a chance to present the county government with their SPLOST requests in a meeting at 6 tonight at the Historic Courthouse downtown.
Newton County Recreation Commission employees are no longer packed into the Turner Lake Complex after some officials moved their offices into the two-story home near the complex's entrance that was purchased in late 2009. The 2,900-square-foot house was converted into six offices, a receptionist's desk and a boardroom. It also has an attached garage and two detached storage buildings for rental furniture, equipment and vehicles. The recreation commission purchased the house and 3 acres from ...
Venon Ison fought his way across the Pacific in World War II, all the way to Iwo Jima.
For some World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight, a nation-wide network with local hub programs, takes World War II veterans on an all-expenses paid trip to see the World War II monument in Washington D.C. During the trip, the veterans are honored like the heroes they are and given VIP treatment. "They really did a fine job, said Navy veteran Grier Sims of Covington. "We ...
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day.
The battleship U.S.S. Iowa was good to Grier Sims. The ship was his home during World War II, taking him safely across both the Atlantic and Pacific and into Japan at war's end. It was big, 57,000 tons loaded, and cushy compared with the amenities offered on a destroyer. "Good duty on a battleship," he said. "We mostly were just bombarding." Late in the war, Japanese kamikaze pilots tended to target the carriers and the ...
Porterdale native Clarence Capell got to ride across Europe during World War II. He was a mechanic, gunner and assistant squad leader for a recovery unit that took damaged or destroyed tanks and other vehicles away from the front to be smelted down and transformed into more fighting gear. That duty took Capell, 89, from the beaches of Normandy and into Austria at war's end. It also earned him a Silver Star. Along the way ...