The Satsuki Garden Club of Covington will present its 17th homes tour, the "Candlelight Christmas Tour,'' from 1–7 p.m., Dec. 7. Proceeds will benefit club projects, including beautification of the historic square.
After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.
On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
Chamber and government officials have a list of retail businesses they think they can attract now and a wish list of businesses they want to see come to Newton County in the future, and they've hired a former executive from a global industry to be their retail pitchman.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is being used regularly for afterschool programming, and now the center is going to have an outdoor pavilion.
Dave Bernd, recently named Director of Commercial Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has a wide variety of business experience, including co-owning a Christmas and outfitter shop with his wife and participating in community development - including commercial development - in the U.S. and overseas.
A man reportedly told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday that a group of juvenile boys were making explosives in his neighborhood.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Sonya "Nikki" Benton to the rank of court services division corporal. Cpl. Benton will assist in the day-to-day supervision and operation of the court services division. She has been with the sheriff's office since 1997 and has served as a detention officer, detention sergeant, and C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor. She received special recognition during a promotional ceremony presided over by Sheriff Ezell Brown and Chief Deputy Jerry Carter.
A Covington police officer and his family lost their home in a house fire Wednesday. No one was injured.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
More than a dozen teens were arrested on charges of underage drinking after a house party this weekend.
A group of Newton County residents realized the area around them would eventually change and their peaceful, country living would likely be interrupted.
Access to the Yellow River continues to expand, and another kayak and canoe put-in spot could be added near the newly rebuilt Mt. Tabor Road bridge.
We were on alert, the midnight sky charcoal black, odd noises coming from the distant jungle beyond the perimeter. My vision battled reality vs. apparitions in black pajamas. I was ready to kill, not so much an enemy, but the aggressive mosquitoes attempting to construct a housing project inside my left ear. I dared not slap or even curse my ear tenants for fear of exposing my so-called fighting position.
The Covington News will be collecting new toys, canned goods and non-perishables beginning Dec. 2 at our office at 1166 Usher St.
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 ...
A vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road attracted the attention of a concerned citizen late Saturday evening and led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man for DUI. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Access Road after a driver contacted 911 and told dispatchers she had observed a truck weaving and travelling on the wrong side of the road, causing other traffic to run off the ...
The woman who was responsible for the car accident that killed 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in November has been formally charged with his death, as well as a myriad of other infractions, including DUI.
The completion of the first phase of District 2's Denny Dobbs Park overcame another hurdle Tuesday, but only after commissioners and residents discussed the park's future for an hour.
Many Newton County children are feeling the effects of the economic pinch since The Learning Center had to cut their popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library program due to a lack of funds.
A Newton County 911 employee has resigned after reportedly sending out an e-mail to friends and family members about a supposed gang initiation at Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard Wednesday evening. The e-mail created a panic throughout the community.
An 18-year-old Covington man is in jail after deputies alleged he was part of a group that robbed a man and threatened to kill him early Tuesday morning. According to reports, a man was returning home for the evening at roughly 12:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a young black male who reportedly took a swing at him. When he turned around to confront the youth he allegedly found that he was ...
A pile of men's clothing set on fire in front of a gas pump was the cause of a blaze early Monday morning at a Chevron off of Ga. Highway 81. Newton County Fire officials are hoping that someone noticed the person responsible. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one gas pump where the fire melted the plastic surrounding the pump and a garbage can before being extinguished.
Golden girl: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a beautiful blonde cocker, 2-years-old. Also available for adoption are two Manchester mix puppies, 7-weeks-old, various colors; a 3-month-old heeler mix, black and white; a 9-week-old Lab, black; two poodle/shihtzu, 2-years-old, one gray, one white (Gray has been neutered); five 2-month-old Lab mix puppies, black or black and brown; four pointer mix puppies, 7-weeks-old; ...
Arson is suspected in the fire that burnt down a vacant house at 6144 E. Baxter St. Monday afternoon. Tony Smith, the Assistant Fire Marshall with the Covington Fire Department, said fire and police officials are investigating leads on suspects and eye-witness accounts. If anyone has information about the people who set this fire they can call the arson hot line at 1-800-282-5804. Cash rewards may be given "for information leading to the arrest and ...
Porterdale City Council Post 5 Candidate Lowell Chambers won the Post 5 city council seat in a landslide. There were 51 votes for Lowell, 8 for Andy L. Grimes, and 8 write-in votes for Wayne Maddox. Lowell gained the seat that former councilmember Kay Piper resigned in early November 2008 due to health reasons. Social Circle liquor by the drink referendum Social Circle voters passed the amendment to allow the sales of liquor ...
Porterdale special election The city of Porterdale will hold a special election Tuesday, March 17, to fill the vacant city council post 5 seat. Lowell Chambers and Andy L. Grimes are the two candidates on the ballot. (For profiles of the candidates, go to www.covnews.com) Those registered to vote in Porterdale may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ...
The Yellow River District of the Boy Scouts held their fourth annual Pinewood Derby and first ever Chili/Dutch Oven Cook-Off Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church.
Storefront: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at the intersection of Salem Road and Ga. Highway 11.
Newton County will receive nearly $1 million in federal money for 2009 for three pedestrian trail projects.