Born in the old Porterdale Hospital, Doug Garner and his family moved to Conyers before settling into Covington. He attended Newton County High School before working at the Bibb Plant in Porterdale, but instead of waiting for the inevitable draft notice, Garner chose to enlist in the U.S. Army. The year was 1966. Garner was 18.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Brian Bohannon has formally taken over as Kennesaw State's first football coach.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.43 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
An elderly Covington woman was killed Monday when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.
All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, March 29 for teacher professional learning activities.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.40 at the Marathon station, location at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
As county officials try to rally public support for a ZIP code change to accommodate mega medical industry Baxter International, they're a hoping a town hall will be able to turn the tide.
Discussion has raged in the wake of Sheriff Ezell Brown's proposal to restrict where guns can be fired in Newton County, but Brown emphasized Friday that the proposal is preliminary and that he and the Board of Commissioners are actively seeking input.
Investigators have made a second arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos subdivision.
This is just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's Cheerios Challenge to make sure everyone's ready for the big races. First of all, registration is ongoing and will be open through the morning of the race. Secondly, the events will be held at the Y on Newton Drive with the 10K race starting at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk following at 9 a.m. and the 5K anchoring the event at 9:30 a.m.
She's been in Covington recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.
Volunteers endured the rain and gloomy weather in an effort to clean up the county Saturday morning, as Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful hosted the Great American Cleanup campaign, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.
A Covington man was arrested for simple battery, after police noticed a woman walking down the street with a lump on her head and a bloody mouth Thursday afternoon.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
The Georgia Natural Resources Foundation is hosting a Clay Shoot and BBQ Saturday and invites the public to come out and shoot flying targets and enjoy some BBQ this weekend in Social Circle.
The Main Street board chimed in on a review of their program and is positive in working with the city to possibly incorporate some of the ideas.
Christmas and the holiday season can bring hope, joy and peace. For some however, it can also bring sadness, regret and turmoil. All too often, we remember the past year or years of poor choices, broken relationships and missed opportunities. If we admit it, we've all at one time or another hurt ourselves, hurt someone else, and others have hurt us.
After holding graduation at Sharp Stadium last year for Newton, Eastside and Alcovy high schools, the school system will move back Rockdale County County's mega church in Rockdale County this year.
The Newton County Board of Education will choose their new chairman and vice-chairman for the year at their monthly meeting Tuesday.
Last week in Atlanta, 60,000 college students met to worship God and to fight slavery. Yes, I said slavery. Right now 27 million people across the world are enslaved. These include men and women in eastern Europe who have been forced into labor, young girls who have been kidnapped in Africa, and women who are a part of the prostitution industry in downtown Atlanta. The Georgia Dome was filled last week with college students who ...
"What?" You know you've done it; we all have. You heard what was said and answered "What?" anyway. The problem is, we do this to God more often than we would like to admit. We hear God speak, but we act like we didn't. Sometimes it isn't so much that we are rejecting what God is saying as maybe who or what he is using to say it. He may use his word, or a child. He may use a friend or a sermon.
Ronald Anderson, simple battery, 12 months probation, $500. Criminal trespass, 12 months probation consecutive to count one, $500. No contact with victim, pay restitution.
Investigators are searching for a car full of men who reportedly shot a teen late Wednesday night.
Plenty of entertaining, family friendly events are here to kick off the New Year. This list includes events for various areas of interest and price for all to enjoy. Check out events in Atlanta and around the area.
An accident on Interstate 20 just west of exit 90 is blocking traffic, with the Covington-Newton County 911 Center reporting both east and westbound lanes are blocked off. According to a law enforcement official, a car flipped over on the Interstate close to where Mama Maria's is located.
UPDATE: Investigators concluded there were no working smoke detectors in the two story, two bedroom duplex that went up in flames and killed four children on Tuesday.
A Covington man spent the first night of the new year in jail after allegedly causing an accident in a stolen vehicle while in possession of a large quantity of drugs and a stolen gun.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold its first meeting of the 2013 year tonight at 7 p.m., but there's already a potentially controversial political decision brewing.
One man has been killed in the accident that blocked traffic on Clark and West streets around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.
UPDATE: The AMBER Alert issued for 2-year-old Cael Whitehead has been canceled. He has been found and a suspect is currently in custody.