Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
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.
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.