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.
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.
The juvenile accused of the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavian Vanard Johnson Friday night, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Covington Police are currently working a "suspicious death" of a female at the Covington Lodge.