Newton High School Assistant Principal Sandra Owens has been named the new principal of Alcovy High School.
Newton County has new laws on where people are allowed to fire guns recreationally.
Triple Horse officials continue to work on putting together their planned $38 million studio complex, and the Newton County Industrial Development Authority continues to discuss a potential land deal for the company.
Twenty three miles northwest of Hanoi, the tiny North Vietnamese village of Son Tay had been undisturbed for decades, if not centuries. Peasants harvested their rice crops and survived as best they could in Third-World conditions. On Nov. 21, 1970, the peaceful little village of Son Tay entered military history.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.45 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners didn't make any major budget decisions Monday night, but asked the county manager and finance director to propose cuts and prepare two budgets for commissioners to study in two weeks.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will talk next year's budget again at 7 p.m., tonight at the Historic Courthouse, and they could resume discussions about whether to increase the property tax rate and cut or enhance any specific services.
The West Side precinct of the Newton County Sheriff's Office will host its grand opening Tuesday at 10 a.m. The precinct is located at 3665 Salem Road, Suite C2. Although there is limited space, the grand opening is open to the public.
A man and woman were arrested and charged with armed robbery over the weekend after the victim of the robbery followed them and called police with their tag number.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.49 at Shell, located at 10125 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.
UPDATE: The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for counties including Rockdale and Newton has expired but warnings of rain storms continues through the night.
Update, May 22: Porterdale Bar and Grill owner Linda Crawford told city officials that all issues will be resolved prior to the restaurant reopening.
Georgia's forfeiture laws have come under scrutiny lately, following an investigation into reports of alleged abuse in some counties across the state.
The newly-created gun-firing ordinance could be voted on by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday as county officials seek a resolution to the issue of recreational shooting, which has stirred strong emotions on both sides.
Zip-lines, watercraft, rock climbing and tomahawk throwing were all in a day's fun Saturday as some 4,000 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders attended a "Call to Action'' Camporee at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington. The Atlanta area Boy Scouts (ages 11-17), Venturers (coed 14-20) and their leaders also enjoyed video-game based activities, rocketry, and military demonstrations. The regional campout is held every three years and is for Boy Scouts and Venturers in the ...
The winners are: Local River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting on March 17. Sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful and judged and funded by the Covington Service Guild, students were invited to create art and write poetry about water. First place winners received $100 savings bonds, second place winners received $75 savings bonds and third place winners received $50 savings bonds. Winners were entered ...
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed raising parking fees at state parks. State park visitors currently pay $3 per vehicle and can buy an annual park pass for $30. If approved by the DNR board, the daily parking fee will increase to $5 and the annual pass will increase to $50, effective May 20. New military and group discounts would be introduced as well.
The farewell ceremony for the troops from Honor Company B 1/121st Infantry of the Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade will still happen Friday, rain or shine, but in the event of rain, the ceremony will be open to only the immediate family of the soldiers. The public is encouraged to bid farewell to the troop at the National Guard Armory at 2:45 p.m after the conclusion of the private ceremony. Check CovNews.com after 11 a.m. ...
Performances will be held at EHS Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The production involves 160 seventh and eighth grade chorus students from Indian Creek. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance tickets are available in the front office of Indian Creek Middle School, 11051 S. Covington Bypass Road.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Newton and surrounding counties through Saturday night. Numerous thunderstorms are expected from a cold front that will push its way through the Southeast Friday and Saturday. Here's a look at our local weekend forecast...
Two people were arrested trying to avoid deputies after catching their attention for lack of seatbelts early Saturday morning. Deputies from the NCSO were on patrol when they noticed a blue Ford Thunderbird at the stop sign at Dixie Road. The deputies noticed the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt and turned around to stop the vehicle but the driver was already gone.
The Montessori School of Covington honored local public service personnel by serving lunch at the eighth annual Community Appreciation Chili Luncheon Monday.
Tune in to CovNews.com at 4 p.m. today for the first airing of the Alcovy Report. Managing Editor Jennifer T. Long will deliver a brief rundown of the latest local headlines, highlight a reader blog and preview what's coming up in the next edition of The Covington News.
Newton County residents can now water their plants with two high-efficient watering devices, but the county will soon decide whether to ask the state to allow residents to wash their cars and water their lawns.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are asking the community for help in locating a man that injured a deputy Friday morning.
The Town of Newborn may soon start paying its mayor and council members. On April 6 the council will decide whether to amend the town charter to start paying the mayor $100 per month and each council member $75 per month for the 2010 fiscal year.
Oxford will begin paying Covington and Newton County $18,282 for the use of emergency 911 services. Covington, Oxford and Porterdale use the 911 Center's services, while Newborn and Mansfield's calls are handled through the county's sheriff's office and fire department. Oxford's bill was based on the city's percentage of the total number of 911 calls in fiscal year 2008. Oxford Mayor Jerry Roseberry explained that Oxford had been such a small user, the 911 ...
Blooming: Cherry blossoms and dogwood blossoms adorn Academy Springs Park in Covington.
What a peach: Taylor Ray was voted Eastside High School's homecoming queen in October 2008. She was recently selected to participate in Georgia's 29th Annual Homecoming Queen Selection held March 28 and 29 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Airport South. Georgia's statewide queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an expense-paid trip to the national finals to compete against the winning queens of each state. ...
In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating ...