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.
This summer, young artist have the opportunity to learn fine art skills that could last them a lifetime. Southern Heartland Art Gallery is offering its last summer art camp on July 16-19 for participants ages 6 through 12.
Ann Wildmon, Camp Director and one of the 18 artists working at the gallery, said these promising young artists will learn different fine art techniques. Campers will not be occupied with simple crafts involving macaroni and glue.
Job growth and recovering from a troubled economy echoed as some of the needs for Newton County from candidates discussing their platforms at a two-hour political forum held Tuesday night.
Old-time baseball is coming to Social Circle Friday, as Legendary Entertainment is filming the final two scenes of the upcoming Jackie Robinson-inspired movie "42."
Crews will be filming at a private home and in downtown Social Circle at the corner of Cherokee Road and East Hightower Trail, according to a production letter to area residents and merchants.
In their hey-day, independently-owned pharmacies filled Covington, offering their customers personalized service, home delivery, charge accounts and a community gathering spot.
Fire officials have been called to Nisshinbo North America off Ga. Highway 142, after several hundred gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled out of a container that was being loaded onto a truck.
An unidentified person allegedly spray painted the sidewalk in front of the Newton County Library on Friday.
The Covington News is dedicating its online poll to the primary election for the next month as it tries to gauge how voters are feeling with early voting starting Monday and the election taking place July 31.
Daily July 12 through July 13
District Attorney Layla Zon will seek the death penalty against Brawny Jarvis McCollough and Jonathan Michael Henderson, the two men charged in the February shooting death of a woman and her wheelchair-bound nephew.
For the first time in its history Project ReNeWal, the domestic violence shelter for women and children, has been closed due to extensive water damage that not only destroyed much of the building, but all of the contents inside as well.
Many people often say home is where the heart is, but to eight-year-old Flint Hill elementary student Keyon Davis, home means much more.
The Newton County Library System will host the "River of Words" display, a free international poetry and art contest on the theme of watersheds, from July 2-14.
A Covington woman reported a fraudulent call Tuesday after someone called to tell her she had won $6 million, a Mercedes Benz and a flat screen TV.
Project ReNeWal, the local domestic violence shelter, is in dire need after a sprinkler malfunction dumped 18,000 gallons of water on the facility, ruining a two-story building and all the facility's donated supplies.
Oxford and Social Circle's streets were decked out in red, white and blue Wednesday as the cities hosted their annual parade.