In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
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.
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July, according to the state Department of Labor. That is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent rate in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 9.1 percent rate in July a year ago.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.
An arrest has been made in connection with a July telephone scam in which a man claiming to be a deputy was contacting Newton County citizens and telling them they had been caught on camera speeding and needed to pay a fine. Rasheen Jones, 33, was arrested Tuesday without incident. The fraudulent fine was typically a few hundred dollars, authorities said, and citizens contacted were advised to put the money ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.31 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
Newborn's Dollar General on Ga. Highway 142 gets a lot of foot traffic, so officials are planning to install a sidewalk to make the path safer for pedestrians.
As Porterdale officials try to revitalize the town, they're leaning on its history and the remnants of a classic mill town that are still a major part of the area.
An Alabama newspaper editor/columnist is no fan of Covington's vampire-themed tourism video, writing a scathing column this past weekend that called the video "lame, disgusting and downright tacky."
Fairview Elementary School earned some extra bucks to start its school year. The school won a little more than $2,000 in the Big Lots Lots2Give video competition, in which participating schools across the country submitted short videos and brief essays explaining why their schools needed financial support. Fairview Elementary Principal Naomi Cobb and FES administrators were presented with an in-store ceremonial check for $2,382.23 yesterday morning at Big Lots on U.S. Highway 278. Fairview's video ...
An artist who organized a painting fundraiser earlier this month to benefit a Newton High School student who was injured during a wrestling match last year said more than $500 was raised to help him and his family.
Anthony Lee Wynn, 53, 8107 Industrial Way, Covington, July 25. Probation violation.
One man has been arrested and another is on the run after a home burglary in the Oak Hill community Tuesday.
This is the first of a two-part series on Jim Lawrence. A story exploring Lawrence's trial by fire will run in next week's The Covington News.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 south near Ga. Highway 142.