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.
Tom Fox, former City Manager for Porterdale, has taken the position of public safety director for the City of Social Circle.
Frank Penley spent all day trying to put his week's worth of experiences in Haiti down on paper. He wrote and rewrote. Finally he threw it all away.
Posters for peace: The Oxford Lions Club recently sponsored Peace Poster Contests at Cousins Middle School and Indian Creek Middle School. The contest is designed to encourage youth to express artistically their visions of peace, promote the arts and spread peace and international understanding. Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Grand ...
At the 25th annual Newton County Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday afternoon, two prestigious local awards were presented to community icons. Dr. Melvin O. Baker, DMD was honored with the I Have A Dream Award. The I Have a Dream Award was first presented in 1987 is given to individuals who "exemplify the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King," according to celebration committee secretary Josephine Brown.
Attorneys for the prosecution and defense announced Tuesday morning that they are ready to go to trial on the state's case against 19-year-old Jamal Marquez Pridgett, who is charged with shooting several men and killing one during a dice game on the evening of Oct. 7, 2008.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were involved with a vehicle chase and brief foot chase Monday afternoon when a man drove a carjacked vehicle into Newton County. According to 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, deputies were dispatched with an armed robbery that had already occurred. A distraught woman, who was at Delaney Parkway off Crowell Road had called 911 and told dispatchers that she had been kidnapped from the front of her subdivision in ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has began the launch of an Explorer Program for students in the Newton County School system.
The church was newly built, and the group of American missionaries and Haitians were standing in it and thanking God through prayer. Suddenly, a deafening roar filled the church, as if Niagara Falls had been transplanted to the Haitian mountains.
The following is the second in a three-part series looking at domestic violence in Newton County. Names have been changed to protect the victims and their families.
District Attorney Ken Wynne will most likely not be sworn in as the fifth Superior Court Judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit until at least July 1. Alcovy Chief Justice John Ott recently received a call from the governor's office telling him to prepare to remain at the status quo - no permanent fifth judge.
When friends of Lee and Jerry Aldridge speak about the couple, listeners can hear the passion in their voices. And when long-time friend Nonie Needham introduced the couple as co-recipients of the 2010 R.O. Arnold Award to an assembled crowd of friends, the response was a standing ovation.
Even with the current economic downturn, Oak Hill community members proved that the Christmas Spirit still exists. In spite of high unemployment rates, furloughs and other financial strains, the Christmas Charity Drive at Oak Hill Animal Hospital has raised much-needed funds and supplies to benefit the Newton County chapter of the Humane Society. The drive, conducted during the entire month of December, collected food, paper towels, pet carriers, cat litter and other necessary pet items, ...
The Covington YMCA is getting ready for a new session of Boot Camp under the direction of Instructor Crystal Hounschell. This program is available to members and non-members of the YMCA. Boot Camp is a 12-week program which meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Boot Camp will begin its 12-week session on Friday, Jan. 25, and will conclude with participating as a group in the YMCA's Annual Cheerios Challenge on ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...