Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Dave McMichael's construction firm has laid foundations for some of Six Flags' most popular roller coasters, cleared land on mountaintops for cell-phone towers and built assisted-living facilities, big-box stores and churches.
Newton County needs more money for road projects and bridge repairs and a bigger judicial center, which means it needs to find new ways to make money. But county commissioners agreed at their mini-retreat Friday that they first need a better understanding of the county's finances and how to create an effective strategic plan.
Newton County has officially joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new prescription card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to save on the cost of medications. Distributed free of charge, the card can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Newton County. It has more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted in June to enter into a ...
Covington Police department officers were on their way to Walmart at 10300 Industrial Blvd. about 10 p.m., Aug. 10, where store security employees were detaining a shoplifting suspect, when they learned that the suspect was making a run for it.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
"Jonah was a shining example of how to live your life.'' So said Patrick Barnett of his son, Jonah. A memorial service for the Cousins Middle School student, who battled a brain tumor for much of his life, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. Jonah Bryce Barnett's journey touched many lives as others witnessed his remarkable determination to live life to the fullest. Diagnosed with a brain ...
Newton County School System officials say things are running smoothly so far regarding Ombudsman transportation.
The Covington Branch Library's roof and particularly its heating and air-conditioning units are in bad shape, and library officials are going to find out just how bad.
The partially-built Wildwood subdivision is expected to remain that way for a while longer. An Atlanta developer, The Ardent Companies, wants to restart home building in the Covington subdivision, which has 53 homes and 34 lots ready for homes, but the company doesn't want to pay to build the second entrance required by the International Fire Code and, therefore, by city ordinances. The Covington Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Ardent's request to amend ...
One of Newton County's most traveled roads, Ga. Highway 212, is being widened in spots to allow for turn lanes to improve traffic flow at and between the intersections of Oak Hill and Bethany/Butler Bridge roads.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a rash of auto break-ins in southern Newton County from mid-July through early August.
Marion C. Middlebrooks Jr. of Covington, passed away Tuesday August 13, 2013 at Newton General Hospital. He was born in 1943 in Covington, the son of Marion C. (Sr.) and Geraldine McCullers Middlebrooks. He was a loving father, grandfather and uncle. He enjoyed bluegrass music and attending bluegrass festivals. He also enjoyed motorcycle rallies and spending time with his family.
Members of the Light of the World Christian Tabernacle in Stockbridge will be embarking on a mission trip to Kenya next month.
Glenn Rossol Nielsen of Covington died Tuesday August 13 at Newton Medical Center. He was born in 1935 in Windom, Minn., the son of Carl and Elna Rasmussen Nielsen. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked in the aerospace industry all his life; he and his fellow engineers signed their names in the insulation on the Surveyor landing craft which was sent to the moon. He enjoyed panning for gold in California, ...
Shauna Laverne Marshall, 43, 220 Stone Creek Parkway, Covington, July 25. Forgery in first degree, unauthorized distribution, fictitious information, obtaining or attempting to obtain, attempt or conspiracy to commit, possession, manufacture, distribution of controlled substance.