I-20 reopened and most of Newton County is safe for travel after black ice hit many roadways in North Georgia Friday morning.
Newton County is very close to reaching a deal with the East Georgia Land and Development Company following nearly two decades of litigation, the company's head, Jim Baker, told The News Thursday.
After surrounding a home, Covington Police arrested an armed man at 10116 Griffin Lane with SWAT team responding Friday.
There was a lot of change at this year's Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards reception at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Thursday, but it was the lack of change that was the big moment of the evening.
Newton Medical Center announced today its Board of Directors had authorized hospital management to enter into "exclusive discussions" with Piedmont Healthcare aimed at formalizing a relationship between the two organizations.
Covington resident Jeff Benton was described as a loving father and husband and a pillar of the community by those who knew him following his tragic passing Wednesday night.
The Newton County Board of Education is considering a contract to purchase new Clear Touch interactive touchscreen panels for the classrooms.
Mike Hopkins had hoped a new, limited medical marijuana bill in Georgia would allow him to bring his family back from Colorado, where his 17-year-old daughter, Michala, is being successfully treated for seizures and pain with cannabis oil.
Pacho's Mexican Grill management feels it has already recovered from the failing health score it received during a Jan. 9 inspection.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will enter into a closed executive session immediately following the opening of a public meeting Wednesday to discuss potential litigation, according to a public notice issued over the weekend.
Shakila Henderson-Baker and Abigail Coggin were both sworn in to their second term on the Newton County Board of Education recently.
A vehicular accident on I-20 near exit 90 occured around 8:45 Tuesday morning, starting to slow down traffic westbound.
A Covington woman allegedly ran over her boyfriend with his vehicle after the two had a verbal altercation.
The trash may be buried, but county commissioners caught a whiff of the cost of Newton County's landfill Thursday night, and it did not smell sweet.
The merger of Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College will make the institution the largest university in the state.
Newton County was chosen to participate in a free, state pilot program that will help it protect its agricultural land, and had its first meeting regarding the program this week.
When planning a wedding, many a bride has decided on Burge Plantation, a regal old home that sits just a bit off the road in Mansfield, surrounded by trees. The home is lovingly maintained, filled with antiques, and the perfect place to make memories. It's also home to several guests that usually aren't on the invitation list to the various functions held at Burge - ghosts who have roamed the property for hundreds of years.
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Ten scholarships valued at $14,250 are available from the Georgia Farm Bureau to Newton County high school students who plan to major in agriculture, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.
Want to recycle and also help educate Newton County students for free? Then bring your office paper and junk mail to the recycling bin in the back parking lot of The Covington News and all proceeds will go toward the Newspapers in Education program for Newton County students.
Eastside High School's prom committee is trying to keep the cost of its prom down by staging a fall festival on Saturday, with all proceeds going to the March 19 dance.
Cracker Barrel is expected to announce plans in 2011 for a Covington restaurant, and it could be followed by a few other national chains, providing positive signs for a county seeking commercial growth in a depressed economy, as well as more consumer options.
For parents whose children will be going door-to-door in search of treats on Saturday, they will have one less danger to worry about. Sex offenders who are currently on parole or probation in Newton County are required to report to the sheriff's office during peak door-knocking hours.
Long-time Library Director Greg Heid will be leaving the Newton County system in early 2011, after accepting the director position of the Des Moines, Iowa, library system.
The Board of Commissions once again discussed the 2011 SPLOST Thursday night and came to the conclusion they need more information and more meetings.
A 32-year-old Newton County stepfather was arrested after his 13-year-old stepdaughter reported that he had been touching her inappropriately for two years. It was also later found that he had been videotaping her in various rooms throughout the home.
A fourth grade student was removed from class Thursday morning at Oak Hill Elementary after bringing an airsoft pellet gun and pellets to class.
The unemployment rate in Newton County dropped slightly in September to 12 percent from 12.6 percent in August, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate also declined in metro Atlanta, from 10.3 percent in August to 10 percent in September. The statewide rate (seasonally adjusted) remained unchanged at 10 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent.
A tornado watch has been extended to 8 p.m. for Newton County and much of north Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Rain stretched just north of Covington, from northeast Georgia and into Alabama, according to weather service radar.
Republican Austin Scott toured Newton County Monday with local state Rep. Doug Holt and Sen. John Douglas, as he makes his final push to best Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Marshall for the Eighth District seat on Nov. 2.