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.
Construction has started on a Walmart Supercenter at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem roads, and the store is expected to open in the first quarter of 2012.
Aviation officials investigated the plane crash site at Covington Municipal Airport Wednesday, and the plane's remains were later hauled away by Atlanta Salvage.
Newton County Detention Officer James Trevor Latham was arrested Monday on charges of sexual assault and sodomy involving a female inmate, as well as violating his oath of office.
Two teens were arrested Monday evening for stealing children's bikes.
ATLANTA - State auditors say a low-income jobs program run by the Department of Human Services is rife with fraud, waste and abuse likely resulting from mismanagement and weak controls at the central office.
A woman trying to wake her boyfriend for work was surprised when the man came awake swinging.
Storms Wednesday evening doused Newton County with three-quarter inches of rain, but the precipitation for the year is down about 25 percent from average.
ELBERTON - The Elbert County sheriff's office says a man who escaped from the Madison County Jail has surrendered, ending a four-day manhunt.
LOS ANGELES - Though Georgia's foreclosures rose in May, the number of U.S. homeowners who were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments fell in May to the lowest level since 2006, the result of a slowing housing market and lingering delays in banks' foreclosure process.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stayed at 9.8 percent last month, and there was a slight increase in payroll jobs.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 9 p.m. for Newton County.
Social Circle's welcome center remains closed as crews continue to clean up from a fire that struck the structure on June 2.
DECATUR - A DeKalb County police officer shot a man about 3 p.m. today outside a home in the county's Kings Park subdivision.
A judge on Tuesday ordered Byron Christopher Jordan to undergo a mental evaluation before the court proceeds with charges against him of bestiality.
Maurice S. Forman. Misdemeanor obstruction, 12 months probation, 10 days confinement, $1,000.