The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a 2016 budget Monday, raising property taxes by 21.87 over the rollback rate percent and 4 ...
Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...
School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia's tax-free holiday.
Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.
On one hand, proponents believe there are lots of advantages to hosting chickens in the backyard. In fact, the only disadvantage, most people have said ...
The Newton County Purchasing Policy committee has finished its work on a purchasing policy and procedures document that it will represent to the board of ...
The Pilot Club of Covington presented Sheriff Ezell Brown with a generous donation check in the amount of $700 for Project LifeSaver Friday. Pilot members ...
The Youth Empowerment Society will host its very first event Aug. 15 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Youth Empowerment Back to School ...
Two local dishes have been recognized among the state's 100 plates that locals love.
A Conyers Police officer is under investigation after a CPD K9, Zane, was found deceased in his handler's patrol car Thursday evening.
Sandra Deal paid her second visit to the Newton Medical Center Thursday, walking the halls of the birthing unit, meeting with its nurses and doctors ...
COVINGTON - Bridge reconstruction project will shut down two westbound Interstate 20 traffic lanes near Exit 90 all weekend.
The crew of The Vampire Diaries presented a $1,500 check to the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter during the Salem Camp Meeting Wednesday evening.
Larry LaFornace Mann, of Tampa, was arrested in the shooting of a 35-year-old female at an adress off Flat Rock Road Wednesday evening.
To all those families fretting over the prospect of pricey vacations, never fear, The Covington News 2011 Summer Guide is here. And as it turns out, Georgia has more than its fair share of outdoor attractions, ranging from mountains to beaches to scenic hiking trails and rivers.
We've listed several state parks and a few local gems that you can reach on one tank of gas (a few may take a refill) and should fit in most budgets. If any of our choices peak your interest, be sure to their websites for more information and full costs.
ACWORTH - Two people are reported to have drowned in Georgia lakes during the holiday weekend, and a third apparent drowning victim is being sought.
LAGRANGE - Troup County sheriff's deputies are investigating five predawn house fires in the Mountville area north of LaGrange.
Officials say one of the houses damaged Monday morning was occupied. Sheriff Donny Turner says the occupants got out safely.
Newton County honored its fallen heroes with two Memorial Day observations on Monday.
Two Memorial Day services are planned for Newton County.
LITHONIA, Ga. - The crowd still cheered for Bishop Eddie Long as he took the pulpit Sunday, but gone was the air of defiance that defined his appearance eight months ago when he rallied his congregation to battle amid lawsuits accusing the megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - A Kentucky woman who was in critical condition Sunday after falling from a 10th-floor Atlanta hotel window is doing "better than anticipated," a family member says, but relatives remain puzzled about what led to the fall.
Dennis Holman's crop is ready for market, though in his case, it's the fertilizer produced by his more than 1 million wriggling earthworms.
SHA Inc held its spring meeting at Southern Heartland Gallery May 19, where scholarships were presented to graduating seniors with career goals in the visual arts.
It's hard having champagne tastes on a beer budget, but that's the reality of livin' on one income, friends. Shoot, that's the reality of livin' on two incomes plus overtime for most folks these days. There are a few products I've found at dollar stores that are just as good as their pricier grocery store counterparts. A jar of roasted red peppers can cost upwards of $3 on the grocery store shelves, but you'll find them for a buck at the dollar store. Same goes for taco sauce and some fancy little chocolate and hazelnut ...
Some residents may be worried that gas prices and the current trend of bad weather could hinder their Memorial Day weekend plans of travel and outdoor fun.
Without a millage rate increase, Newton County would have to cut 52 employees, Chairman Kathy Morgan told the board of commissioners Thursday.
On a hot day in June 1998, June 8 to be exact, Phil Peppers and a group of regular friends were enjoying the day doing what they did almost daily, playing golf at The Creek at Hard Labor. Peppers, a retired City of Atlanta police officer, had been a fixture in Social Circle, the Lions Club and had just recently been elected on the city council.
(May 28, 3 p.m.) Traffic is backed up on Interstate-20 westbound from near the exit at Sigman Road until past the exit at Ga. Highway 138, as of 3 p.m. Drivers are advised to temporarily find alternate routes.
Plan carefully, use caution, and buckle up are the recommendations from the Georgia State Patrol for a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend. Colonel Bill Hitchens, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said the 78-hour Memorial Day holiday weekend ends at midnight May 30. Hitchens said traffic will be heavy throughout the weekend as graduation ceremonies, festivals and vacation travel will add to normal weekend traffic. "We anticipate a busy weekend on Georgia roads," he said.