The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) will host the Triple Play at Hard Labor Creek - a two-day trail competition - June 22-23 at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington this week, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will be putting their mettle to the pedals while also giving a boost to the Newton County economy.
Five members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office command staff received advanced training through a Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant earlier this month.
The 75-voice Covington-Conyers Choral Guild will present its 28th Spring Concert in two performances this week.
Children ages 4-8 can get fit while having fun with Junior Jazzercise at Jazzercise Covington Fitness Center. A six-week program of Monday morning classes begins June 3.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College is offering a 4-week class, Workplace Spanish for Travelers and Tourists. Designed for both business and leisure travelers, the course teaches key terms and phrases to assist those traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Twice-a-week sessions will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 13 and 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, May 20-June 12. The $189 fee includes a course book and CD.
One of the most significant discussions so far this budget year has been whether to institute a new fee for residents to use the county's recycling centers.
Newton County commissioners have a lot of work left to do for next fiscal year's budget, including decisions on whether to raise the property tax rate, fund any of the $5.4 million in additional department requests or institute a fee to use recycling centers.
A Newton County Detention Officer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Jordan Marie Aaron has been missing for two weeks, and although investigators are sure the seventh-grader is alive and left on her own accord, they are still desperate to find her and bring her home to a mother who dreads leaving the house, fearing she'll miss her daughter's phone call.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Derran Donovan Marlow, 24, Villa Rica, May 1. Probation violation.
At its annual Poetry Forum, the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers group recently presented its People's Choice Award to poet Carol Whitmire of Covington.
The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
Planting joy: The Satusuki Garden Club kicked off National Garden Club Week, June 7 - 13, with a donation to the Newton County Library and placed a pot of flowers along with a proclamation in the garden area of the library for all to enjoy. Pictured are Satsuki Garden Club President Mary Mansker, Secretary Debbie Massey, Stevin Herald and Bob Halcums from the library, Treasurer Virginia Ann Hoffman, First Vice President Christy Lassiter and Second ...
This summer, Main Street Covington and the Arts Association are proud to present these local bands for the Friday Summer Concert Series on the square. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJCJobs honored Georgia's nurses during National Nurses' Week, May 6 - 12, 2009 with their fourth annual Nursing Excellence Awards program.
Gene Gadilhe of Oxford gets excited about "spikes." No, not the shiny metal kind - the light green nubs on his orchids indicating they will bloom.
The Covington homeless shelter at Turner Lake Circle is filled with residents and up and running.
The Covington Municipal Airport will close for two months, beginning in late July or early August, when the city begins rehabilitation of the 4,200 feet of older runway.
A woman crying in the street was arrested after officers learned that instead of being the victim of assault, she had been the aggressor in a domestic dispute involving pepper spray and a handgun.
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ALERT FOR PEA SIZED HAIL AND 40 MPH WINDS IN NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT... AT 440 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER ALMON...AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH...SMALL HAIL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING ARE LIKELY AS THIS STORM MOVES ACROSS NEWTON AND WALTON COUNTIES THROUGH 515 PM EDT. SOME LOCATIONS IN THE PATH OF THE STORM INCLUDE GUM CREEK... ALMON...PORTERDALE...OXFORD...COVINGTON...JERSEY...STARRSVILLE...
Generosity: Rebecca Harris (right center), an employee of Bard Urological donates a $3,000 check to the Rotary Club. The check was received by Rotarian Johnny Smith (right). Gay Clark and Valerie Blankenship also joined Harris in representing the Bard Foundation. Harris said that she is proud to represent the Bard Foundation in contributing to the building of the Miracle Field in Newton County and that the Rotary is a major fundraising machine ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartment complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood.
For the second consecutive year, The News clinched the coveted General Excellence award for Division E (biweekly and triweekly newspapers with circulation less than 20,001) at the Georgia Press Association Awards held this weekend at Jekyll Island.
Shiny new bicycles: The WSCC BikeFest gave away about 20 bikes and 30 helmets to local children on Saturday, June 6. More than 50 children rode in the parade, as did 11 volunteers from the Covington Conyers Cycling Club (C4), one volunteer from the Metropolitan Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC) and three officers from the Covington PD. There was also a pancake fundraiser breakfast before the parade, and Mayor Carter assisted in cooking ...
Covington Police Department officers responded to a "trouble unknown" call at the Magnolia Heights Apartments complex at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday to find a hysterical woman covered in blood. According to CPD Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, the officers called LifeFlight for the victim, 23-year-old Tiati Smith, who was bleeding from behind her left ear, even though it appeared the bullet had just grazed her ear or head.
Investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office solved two burglaries at once when they arrested two men for an armed robbery Wednesday.
Covington now has a homeless shelter as Rainbow Covenant Ministries received its final certificates of occupation for the three homeless shelter buildings at Turner Lake Circle.