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.
Throughout his 16 years as a member of the Newton County School Board, Almond Turner feels he has done a lot for the students of ...
Delays near the South River bridge on State Route (SR) 36 at the Newton/Butts county line can be expected Thursday and Friday due to ...
Despite the recommendation made by the Planning and Zoning Board, the Social Circle City Council moved to table the vote on annexing two tracts of ...
Judge Henry Baker, Probate Judge and Chief Magistrate of Newton County announced he will retire and not run for re-election in 2016 Friday.
Local attorney Shannon Sneed has announced his intention to seek the office of Probate Judge of Newton County.
A Covington police officer responded to a call of a juvenile problem. The officer spoke with Joseph Hawkins Jr. who stated that when his 8-year-old son and other young children get off the school bus at the apartment, two older juvenile brothers bully the younger children.
Hawkins said that on Monday when the brothers started harassing his son, the boy started running to his house. While running, one of the brothers tripped the son causing him to fall on the asphalt.
A Covington police officer responded to a call of fraud. Pauline Sullivan stated that a female had called claiming to be with an insurance company.
The woman said that because Sullivan was diabetic, a free diabetic test meter would be sent to her. To receive the meter, Sullivan needed to provide the number on her Medicare card.
Upon arriving home from a friend's house, a woman was closing the door of her home when her ex-boyfriend, Lanier Sanchez Mathis forced his way into the house.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce continued its push to promote jobs, as businesses both large and small announce job openings at Friday's "Ring the Bell."
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
At least part of a planned development in the Walker's Bend subdivision, off Ga. Highway 81, will be dedicated to people with behavioral health and developmental disabilities who are trying to reintegrate into the community.
Hotel executive Wesley Dowdy announced this week plans to run for the District 5 Board of Commissioners seat being vacated by Tim Fleming.
Parents of students who receive special education services in the Newton County School System may be able to choose between a public school or private school for school choice.
According to a press release from the Newton County School System, a new state law passed in 2007 allow parents to choose to transfer their special needs child to another public or private school in Georgia if they receive the special needs scholarship.
One of the four suspects arrested for allegedly killing an Auburn man and burning his body in Rockdale entered a guilty plea in DeKalb County Superior Court on Tuesday.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has issued a statewide Mattie's call for a missing 72-year-old male by the name of Jack McCarty.
Scripturally Sound is a ministry that, while being faith-based, is dedicated to encouraging and assisting in building healthy lifestyles. Its mission statement is "To Inspire a Desire for Healthy Lifestyles Through Spiritual Growth."
Dana Williams-Crawford called Covington police alleging that her boyfriend Kermit Thomas was going to hurt her and that she wanted him to leave. Officers advised Williams-Crawford that since Thomas lived at the residence she would need to have him evicted. Williams-Crawford then became very frustrated and loud stating that the police never do anything for anyone.
Residents were serenaded Thursday afternoon with the sweet sounds of the Newton High School Band and the Newton County Honor Band.
Branden Canoles brought his new next-door neighbors a basket of bright pink flowers Wednesday afternoon, while Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji, professional bakers, returned the favor with an alternating cheese and white cake display.
Pam Dew can't help but be involved in enriching the lives of people with special needs. After retiring as coordinator of Newton County Special Olympics for the past 23 years, Dew simply decided to start another nonprofit, this time aimed at adults with special needs.