Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments ...
The third week of Session we voted on what is called the "Small" or "Amended" budget. It is basically the mid-year adjustment to account for ...
Considerable confusion reigns within the Newton County Republican Party as precinct mass meetings approach in February.
When the Broncos square off against the Panthers in California this weekend, youth at churches around the country will be taking part in a "Souper ...
Thomas Mason was on his way to pick up his son, Christian Mason, from a workout with the track team at Alcovy High School. Before ...
Debutantes in white gowns. Beaus in top hats and tails. Young men and women make their come out, a mark of passage into adulthood.
At the end of the all-day retreat, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said it had been one of the most productive retreats he'd experienced since ...
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday for the trial of Brawny Jarvis McCollough charged with two counts of malice murder and two counts of ...
Newton County's unemployment rate was down significantly in December, 2015 from December, 2014.
Newton High School's Hezekiah Rodgers is in prestigious company.
The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District (CID) is getting closer to becoming a reality.
A crowd gathered in the Covington City Hall meeting room Thursday to celebrate Janet Goodman's 36 years as a councilwoman with a slight surprise ...
The manufacturing plant of NyloBoard, LLC, located at 14187 Industrial Park Blvd NE in Covington has ceased production and the company was put up for ...
Covington police arrested a juvenile for burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon during a crime after witnesses saw someone believed to be ...
Melanie McCorey Bell declared her candidacy for Newton County Probate Judge Tuesday.
Reported cases of pertussis/whooping cough in the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health district are trending similar to both state and national cases.
A potentially-threatening letter was left at the front door of the Covington home of a reporter for The Covington News sometime late Friday evening or early Saturday morning, apparently relating to the ongoing civil suit involving Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter and anonymous bloggers.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office, is one of the "top 100 law enforcement agencies" in Georgia. On July 17, the NCSO received official notification that they were awarded state certification by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. This notification confirmed that they successfully completed all aspects of the accreditation process. Achieving state certification places them in the company of 76 sheriff's offices, 17 police departments and five other state departments, including, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, colleges and the Marshals Office.
The recent spat of rainfall has pushed back the public opening of the Ashton Hills Golf Club to Tuesday, Aug. 21 as crews were unable to finish work on the course's bunkers and rough.
A recent cut to the University System of Georgia is spelling trouble for many two-year colleges, which are seeing a decline in enrollment, which translates into less money from tuition revenue.
Main Street Covington presented several awards to businesses making an impact in downtown Covington and shared their excitement about the year ahead at their annual general meeting Thursday night.
Keia Vantrece Amos, 17, 95 Sampson Court, Covington, July 28. Child molestation, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, false report of a crime.
Covington police spoke with a woman who said she found a young girl crying for her mom on Thursday morning. According to a report from the Covington Police Department, the woman said she was pumping gas at the Shell service station just before 7 a.m., when she heard a voice crying for her "mommy." She said she looked around to see where the voice was coming from, and she saw the 2-year-old child across the street at the Super 8 Motel with her hands up in the air crying near the main highway.
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Main Street Covington presented several awards to businesses making an impact in the downtown area, at their annual general meeting Thursday night.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three troops killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan were assigned to units based at Fort Carson in Colorado, military officials said Thursday.
A rebate the county received from healthcare provider Cigna will reduce employees' insurance premiums and may possibly result in a few extra days off.
Cigna gave the county a rebate in the amount of $138,195. Of those funds, the county will have to pay its employees 2.5 percent of the insurance premiums they paid.
About two-dozen supporters with the Friends of the Library made an appearance at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday night to show their support in asking for help to fix the funding woes at the Newton County Library.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is inviting interested parties to register for a free Citizen's Firearms Safety Course.
The Perseid meteor shower is anticipated to be at its peak in the next few nights with a predicted 60-100 brightly, colorful meteors shooting through the sky per hour.