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.
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.
Hospital employees, board members and Chamber ambassadors gathered to tour Newton Medical Center's recently upgraded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the official Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, officially opening the Level II unit.
Detectives with the Covington Police Department are warning citizens of a new scam going around Newton County that preys on those who are desperately seeking employment.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called late Thursday morning when a witness called them reporting a man attacking a car at the intersection of Washington Street and Turner Lake Road.