According to surveys conducted during the 2013-14 school year the climate, or quality and character of school life, of Newton County's middle schools are above average.
After five years, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has the final suspect of an armed robbery case in custody.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to postpone a vote on a contentious landfill settlement after several hundred citizens turned out to voice their opposition to an overly hasty resolution.
Student veterans, active military and their families at Georgia Perimeter College will receive more personal attention, increased scholarship opportunities and potential help in emergencies, thanks to a Marcus Foundation grant. The grant was announced during a special ceremony held Tuesday, March 17 on the GPC Decatur Campus.
The Newton County library, in recent years, has had to cut $500,000 out of its budget, and last year completed a $350,000 renovation of the roof on its Covington location.
The Covington City Council voted on several road closures during Monday's meeting.
The second week of the Covington Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy included education on how patrol units function and a hands-on Taser demonstration for willing participants.
If you find the debate over HB 170, Georgia's transportation bill, confusing, you are not alone. For one thing, it keeps changing, and will likely undergo more changes in the state Senate. As federal funds for state transportation decrease over time, Georgia will have to get creative to find money for its transportation infrastructure, which is vital to the safety of its citizens and the growth of its economy.
Our sister paper, The Gainesville Times, sat one-on-one with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. See his takes on the issue in Friday's The Covington News Digital Edition by clicking here.
Saturday morning, the Newton County Republican Party was divided by yellow caution tape, but by evening, they had formed two separate, rival groups, both claiming to represent the GOP.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.
Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.
One man has been arrested and charged with the theft of the ATM from Essex Bank early Wednesday.
Detectives with the Covington Police Department are asking for help in their search for thieves who took diesel fuel in the past two weeks.
Hoyt Oliver hasn't had to buy vegetables all season: He and his wife have a massive garden in Oxford where they grow everything they need. See the full version of this story in Sunday's edition of The News.
Janelle J. Steele, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, theft by shoplifting. Reset for July 14.
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An argument between two Newton County teens ended Wednesday evening with one shooting the other 10 times with a BB gun.
Jackson Ramsey this week returned to Salem Campmeeting for the first time since he was 4 years old. Now that's he's here, he hopes to come back.
A bit of respite from the heat is on the way.
The 13-under Newton County All-Star captured the Junior Dixie Boys state title Tuesday with a 23-9 win over West Georgia White in Columbus and will represent Georgia in the Dixie Boys World Series. Newton County won its opening games 10-9 and 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the double-elimination tournament.
Deputies called to a home for an assault with a weapon found only an intoxicated woman who wanted a ride.
Newton County has received a $316,700 federal grant to pay for improvements that will make it safer for schoolchildren to walk and bike along Brown Bridge, Fairview and Kirkland roads.
The Hutchinson family paints the arbor and fence that they donated to Ficquett Elementary School this past spring in memory of George B. and Sara W. Hutchinson.
It's 10:45 a.m. in the Elliott cabin at Salem Campground. Agnes Elliott has been cooking since 6 a.m. and she has yet to make several dishes.
A woman called for help late Sunday night after she had been hit in the head with a bat.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly shoved a 6-year-old.