It was probably one of the worst kept secrets in Newton County in recent months.
The Covington Square got its final trimming for the annual Lighting of the Square celebration this week as crews installed a giant wreath on the ...
Throughout the day Tuesday, the Newton County Historic Courthouse was dotted with protestors concerning Newton County's Attorney Tommy Craig.
A lawsuit against Newton County will continue after a hearing in Superior Court Monday.
Among the controversies facing the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) throughout the past few years, one of the most divisive seems to behas been ...
Once it was the Bibb Manufacturing Company store where employees could buy provisions using the coins or "loonies" to pay for goods.
The race for Covington city council's Post 1 West Ward seat was a close one with just 14 votes separating incumbent Janet Goodman from ...
One of the highlights of National 4-H Congress is the chance to see Miss America, Olympians, national elected officials, and other nationally known personalities.
The Newton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), along with Help Moving Hearts, is holding a luggage drive for children entering foster care ...
There wasn't any ground to be broken, but Covington officials were still eager to celebrate. This time, to announce, a new commercial venture coming ...
The Covington Fire Department (CFD) was recently awarded a grant of $16,902 from Firehouse Subs, which will go toward a new fire hose and ...
Of the 29 complete applications Newton County has received for its county manager position, five candidates are moving on to the next stage of the ...
Lendmark Financial Services, LLC, based at 2118 Usher Street in Covington, has reached an agreement to acquire 127 branch offices and related loan assets from ...
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the leventh month, the city of Covington and Newton County celebrated its veterans Wednesday.
Amici: Veterans and active duty military get 40 percent off one entrée.
IN BRIEF: The Crossroads Carmike movie theater in Conyers was evacuated around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after smoke was spotted. Rockdale firefighters reportedly found the source of the smoke near theater nine, one of the larger theaters, from a three-phase transformer with an oil leak and damaged wires.
Rockdale Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Samuel King has been chosen as the new superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk school board approved hiring King in a 6-1 vote Monday evening, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
King Communications Group and Main Street Madison Ga. will kick off the summer with the first Peach State Blues Festival in Madison, Ga., on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 10 p.m.
The celebrated, legendary Blues singer Bobby Rush will be the festival's headliner. Blues singers Claudette King (daughter of legendary B.B. King), Willie Hill, Bobbye (Doll) Johnson, Cantwise and Freedom, Cruisers, and Lady D and the Set it Off Band will also perform.
U.S. Representative Paul Broun, R-Athens, will be in Newton County May 23 as part of a five-day, re-election bus tour to visit all 25 counties in the newly drawn 10th Congressional District.
Broun will visit Newton County at 4:30 p.m. at the Newton County GOP Headquarters, located at 1107 Church St. on the square next to Square Perk Café.
Covington City Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams was one of four city officials to serve as a judge of the Georgia Municipal Association's "If I Were Mayor, I Would" essay contest this year. The "If I Were Mayor, I Would" essay contest gives students the opportunity to share their visions of what their community would be like under their guidance.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is holding a free Citizen's Firearms Safety Course.
The eight-hour course will be conducted on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center located at 15151 Alcovy Road.
Newton County has been featured by the Orton Family Foundation in a report for its strong stewardship program, the 2050 Plan.
The 2050 Plan aims to house 88 percent of the county's future population on just 30 percent of the county's land by 2050.
The local Boy Scouts Troop 222 had a bumper crop of Eagle Scouts this past year, as nine young men completed the capstone projects necessary to gain the Boy Scouts' top honor.
When the officer asked Rico Garrett for his driver's license, he said that he didn't have one. He told the officer that it was suspended because he hadn't paid child support.
The two men charged in the shooting deaths of 56-year-old Donald Eugene McCullough and his 66-year-old aunt and caretaker Peggy Molden are scheduled for arraignment next week.
Brawny Jarvis McCullough, the 31-year-old son of victim Donald McCullough, and Jonathan Michael Henderson, 28, both Villa Rica residents, were arrested in February by Newton County Sheriff's Investigators, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, U.S. Marshals and the Villa Rica police.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston cooked burgers and Police Chief Stacey Cotton handled the fries, while council members Chris Smith and Hawnethia Williams took orders and police Lt. Wendell Wagstaff took care of the drive-thru.
Covington council members and police officers worked at the newly reopened Covington McDonald's Monday evening, as part of the store's groundbreaking ceremony.
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Newton County graduates from the 2012 Region 5 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from twelve counties in Northeast Georgia. The academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels.
Newton County graduates at the May 3 ceremony included: Hunter Hall, Newton County Chamber of Commerce; Rick Henderson, Georgia Department ...
For the sixth year out of the past eight, financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.
The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service Investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, investment performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution.
Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims received a certificate for the Commissioners Training Program at the 2012 Association County Commissioners of Georgia Annual Conference, along with more than 100 county officials.
The annual conference was recently held at the Savannah Civic Center in Chatham County.
The square is being spruced up this week just in time for 11 Alive's Friday morning broadcast live from Covington, which will feature the downtown.
City workers were out in force Tuesday, replacing the main light fixtures with brighter lights that are purer white, sanding and repainting benches, installing new bike racks and weeding the sidewalks and planters.