The county is moving forward with its plan to move Alcovy Trestle Road, located off Ga. Highway 11, because of its confusing proximity to the westbound on-ramp for Interstate 20.
An Atlanta woman reported that she was robbed and assaulted while visiting a man at a Covington apartment complex Sunday after meeting him through a classified website.
Newton County Fire Department along with several Home Depot stores and associates deliver Christmas gifts to a local family.
Three more arrests have been made in last week's robbery-turned-killing of a Conyers woman over a hair-weave sale, including the arrest of a man who had been suspected in the 2010 deadly shooting at a Conyers house party.
Thieves reportedly stole more than $8,000 worth of game systems and damaged the GameStop store on Industrial Boulevard early Monday morning.
Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility is expected to be open within the next 30 days, and the Covington City Council set the prices for the fuel at its Monday meeting.
"I'm a star," said Covington's youngest police officer, Morgan Steward.
The Mystic Grill restaurant is having a job fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at the restaurant to fill around 30-40 positions in advance of a grand opening scheduled for mid-January.
The "Be Active - Live Longer" group from the Covington YMCA held its annual Christmas luncheon last week. Everyone brought gifts for children of families in need from the Flint Hill Elementary School community for the school's Project Christmas Tree. After lunch, everyone wrapped presents to be delivered before Christmas.
Georgia residents and students need new skills to compete in more efficient, technology-based workplaces, but they also need top-notch "soft skills" to work with their peers and please customers, and Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said his department is working in both areas.
Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 3153 U.S. Highway 278, Covington, Sept. 30. 96, A.
Local staffing company Wagner Service Solutions has launched a new jobs website, wagnerservices.net, for both job seekers and employers.
Thomas Kephart, right, president of United Bank, presented a $500 donation recently to Brad Bettis, left, president of the Covington Rotary, in support of the Rotary Club's Empty Stocking Fund for Christmas.
Cpl. Dexter Harris of the Rockdale Sheriff's Department joined the Army in 1987, just three weeks out of high school.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect Tuesday from noon to midnight. Rain will change over to snow early Tuesday morning in the west and hold off until afternoon in the east. Once the snow begins accumulations of up to 1 inch can be expected across the advisory area. Snow will begin to taper off late Tuesday into Tuesday night.
Update: State Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville) announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th U.S. Congressional District of Georgia, following the retirement announcement of John Linder.
Lowndes County requested that the playoff basketball game against the Newton Rams be moved to an earlier time since it is on a school night.
Steering committee: Members of the Piedmont Cattleman's Association gathered Jan. 21 for their annual awards ceremony. (Top row, left to right) FFA Member Ronnie Few was honored for identifying the winners of the Hay Contest in order of quality. President of PCA Todd Teasley, left, awards Chris Wallace of Bricton Farms as Purebred Breeder of the Year for 2009. Todd Teasley, right, awards Frank Malcolm of Newborn the Commercial Breeder of the Year Award for ...
Newton County Farm Bureau members traveled to Atlanta, Feb. 17 to participate in Georgia Farm Bureau Day at the Capitol. While at the Capitol, members of the Newton County Farm Bureau delegation visited with Rep. Doug Holt. Members of the Newton County Farm Bureau who attended the event included Brent Galloway, Charles Berry, Kevin Mitcham and B.J. Marks.
Snapping Shoals EMC in Covington is now the first and only EMC in the state to receive the Tree Line USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its leadership in caring for trees while meeting service objectives. The Tree Line USA program acknowledges public and private utilities that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests. The goal of the program is to promote the dual goals of safe, reliable electric service and ...
More than a dozen pre-K boys and girls dressed up and escorted their parents to the Healthy Hearts Ball at Middle Ridge Elementary School Friday morning. The ball was held as part of American Heart Month and helped to educate the students on keeping their hearts healthy by exercising and eating right.
The Georgia Centennial Farm Program was created to draw attention to historic farms and to encourage their preservation. Nominees must be a working farm with a minimum of 10 acres actively involved in agricultural production or generate at least $1,000 in annual income. In addition, farms must be continuously farmed for at least 100 years and owned by members of the same family for at least 100 years or be listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Saturday was the local livestock show at Newton High where 4-H'ers and FFA members showcased their animals.
Darrell Antonio Crowder pleaded guilty to the murder of his estranged wife Catcilia in December 2009 but has since made a motion to withdraw that plea, saying now that he is not guilty of the charges and that he was pressured into entering a plea by his attorney. Crowder was charged with kicking his way into 43-year-old Catcilia's home, chasing her through the house and eventually shooting her several times following a series of angry ...
The previously defunct Newton County Senior Services Board of Directors met for the first time in nearly a year Thursday morning, and the mixture of permanent and temporary members attempted to get the board back on track. Newly appointed, temporary members Jackie Smith - who is also the county clerk - and Tommy Hailey - who is also the recreation commission director - joined holdovers Vivian Harris, Liz Loescher and Jesse Walton on the BOD.
Mary Jane Dixon and her brother inherited hundreds of acres of forest land from their parents. Not really knowing what to do with all of the acreage, they decided to become timber farmers. In 1987, they planted pines. Saw timber fetches the best prices, but farmers have to wait between 20 and 30 years for their trees to be prime market candidates.
Supper with Scouts: Cub Pack 1824 held their annual Blue & Gold Banquet Feb. 23 at Covington First United Methodist Church. More than 100 scouts and their guests enjoyed dinner and celebrated 100 years of Scouting. Tiger cubs sang and made posters comparing Scouts in 2010 with Scouts in 1910. Guests enjoyed Cub skits and achievement recognition for each den that attends monthly Pack meetings. Cubs collected almost 100 cans for the Food Pantry of ...
The way planes travel into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could be changing, which in turn would affect how planes travel around and into Covington Municipal Airport.
Property owners who believe their property has lost value from last year have until Monday to file a property tax return, telling the county just how much less their property is worth in 2010.