Football season is here, and the only thing better than showing support by wearing your favorite team's jersey is to do it for a ...
Covington, Ga. mayor Ronnie Johnston announced today he will officially seek election for a second term in office.
CONYERS - A Covington man was killed in a crash with a SUV on Flat Shoals Road Tuesday morning.
Five recommendations have come out of the Newton County Citizens' Solid Waste Committee, which presented a draft of its report on Aug. 27 at the ...
COVINGTON- The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced the ACT scores from the 2014-2015 school year Wednesday afternoon.
The Covington Branch of the Newton County Library System opened today after being closed for a week and a half.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office investigation has discovered that the bomb threat called into Porterdale Elementary School on Aug. 14 was a pre-recorded threat.
During the grand opening week of the Jersey Mike's Subs shop on Industrial Blvd. patrons who brought in a YMCA donation coupon received a ...
Sometime in October, the city of St. Louis, Mo., circa 1803, will be built at the International Horse Park, a set for "Undaunted Courage," the ...
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Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn told the Kiwanis Club of Covington that if there was any criminal activity at Thursday's meeting the person could ...
Raymond Dean Adkins, 49, Oxford, August 17, child support default
A defendant in a racketeering case returned to court on Thursday and pled guilty to one count of racketeering and carrying a firearm during the ...
The pump on the broken HVAC unit at the Covington branch of the Newton County Library System has been replaced; however the project is still ...
Blessed doggy: On Saturday, Oct. 23, Dr. Doug Gilreath, Senior Pastor of Covington First United Methodist Church held the first Blessing of the Animals for the Community on the downtown square in Covington. The service followed the Annual Mutt Show sponsored by the Humane Society. Members of the community were invited to bring the dogs, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, any of their beloved pets to be blessed. To view more pictures of the event you can visit their Facebook page - search for Covington FUMC.
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.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events:
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.