Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
A children's book about the humble, but beloved, sweet potato is helping to raise money for student volunteers at Oxford College.
Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.
A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a Covington police officer recognized that the man, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot, did not have a valid driver's license and was not disabled.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
State Rep. Doug Holt, R–Social Circle, was fascinated by politics, but after a 10-year stint at the Gold Dome, he's deciding to return full time to the private sector to pursue other passions.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 near Brown Bridge Road.
A Covington police officer on Friday arrested a man who reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy lottery tickets and ended up charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The Newton County Library System wants students to continue reading through the winter holiday and is offering a reading program to encourage children to do so.
When Marie Bruce, a bus driver for the Newton County School System, noticed that one of "my kids,'' Middle Ridge Elementary School student Thomas Farmer, needed a new wheelchair, one that would be a better fit and make it easier for him to get on and off of her bus, she decided to do what she could to make it happen.
The median age in the United States is 37.2.
Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.
Newborn must find a new leader to guide the town for the next four years after respected Mayor Roger Sheridan died last week at the age of 92
Consultant Sharlene Cannon said downtown Covington has a good infrastructure of buildings and businesses, but its sidewalks and storefronts need to be spruced up – a goal that could be accomplished with a beefed- up Main Street Covington program.
Randall Hardy admits to severe depression following his stroke several years ago. "The effects of a stroke can be very frustrating, particularly for someone young like me," Hardy said. "In addition to the challenges of recovery I really struggled with what was my purpose now in life."
Treats for the troops: Alcovy Girl Scout Service Unit recently sold 840 boxes of cookies to be donated to Operation Sandbox. Local Girl Scouts of all levels came together April 12 to send off all the Girl Scout Cookies they sold to be donated. The cookies will be sent to troops very quickly and Virginia Pearson, head of the local Operation Sandbox, was thrilled to receive so many boxes of the delicious ...
New chamber President Hunter Hall spoke with several prominent community members at a meet-and-greet ceremony at the Chamber Wednesday morning. The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors hired Hall on April 7 to grow chamber membership, meet current members' needs and manage the chamber staff.
The three people charged in the murder of 44-year-old Alvin Hall entered not guilty pleas in court Tuesday morning.
Prevent Child Abuse Newton is a nonprofit agency dedicated to educating parents and the community on child abuse and neglect. In honor and recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Newton County Sheriff's Office and Frank's Restaurant partnered with PCAN to provide meals for the Nurturing Parenting Program participants.
All lanes on Interstate 20 east were blocked on both sides near exit 101 just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning when a double tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials overturned in the median at the Social Circle Road overpass. The truck was carrying a myriad of items, including a small amount of sodium chloride, and Walton County Fire Department's Hazardous Material Team were able to secure the load.
What A dance revue with music from Tchaikovsky to the Temptations with a special tribute to Michael Jackson! Featuring the Covington Regional Ballet and guests. Times May 1 at 7 p.m. and May 2 at 3 p.m. at Porter Hall on the campus of Newton High Tickets $15 ...
The Mall at Stonecrest presents the first annual Spring Fair at Stonecrest, Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9. Celebrate with Mom that week with rides, games, food and family fun at the Mall at Stonecrest. The Spring Fair gates open to the public on May 5th at 5 p.m. and will feature 22 thrill rides that include the YoYo, Matterhorn (Himalaya), Cliff Hanger, Fireball, Bumper cars, Sizzler, Family Swing, Raiders, Tilt, ...
United Bank Chairman John Edwards announced recently the addition of Frank B. Turner, Jr. to the Board of Directors of United Bank.
Charles Hill Morris Jr., publisher of The Covington News, is pleased to announce the hiring of Tracy Batye to the newly created position of director of online marketing. "I have lived in Covington for 16 years and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join The Covington News family and to work with local businesses to help them with their online advertising needs," Batye said.
The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is providing a 2010 Summer Youth Work Experience for eligible youth in the 12 county Northeast Georgia area. Efforts are underway to secure federal funding to provide these services for 300 to 1,300 youth for the months of June and July. Calls to be put on the work experience waiting list began April 1 and will continue until all available appointment slots are filled. Youth must ...
Hobby Stripling, State Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia, announced that USDA has a revised Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers (TAAF) Program. Under the program, the USDA provides technical assistance and cash benefits to eligible producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been hurt by import competition.
On April 16, George Walton Academy was named Outstanding High School at the Georgia Perimeter College High School Literary Arts competition. Students Kathleen Campbell, Allison Doyle, Emily Gutierrez, Bess Dobbs, and Grayson Shurett won awards to secure the designation for George Walton.
Grocery giving: Doris Strickland, Executive Director of the Covington Newton County United Way and Mr. John Clark, Publix District Manager. The Publix store manager Joe Bonner (not pictured) raised $18,000 from Salem Road Publix employees and the Publix Foundation gave $13,700.
Fred Greer's favorite tree is the mighty white oak. "I love the white oak," Greer said. "It's the best wood for lumber, it's the most beautiful tree, it's clean, it produces the best and most favorite acorn for all the wildlife." Many of these tall trees point high into the sky on Greer's 530 acre tree and cattle farm, located near Mansfield. Greer grows dozens of acres of Loblolly Pines to sell as pulp wood ...