Dave Belton will face Democrat B.P. "Patsy" Harrys in the general election for Georgia House District 112.
This is the second in a series of columns in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College professors concerning the Civil War and its local ties to Newton County some 150 years after the war that divided America.
A bus service may someday be available for elderly residents of Covington, but not now, not yet.
Last summer's rains put the nail in an old coffin of a bridge separating a handful of Newton County residents from the remainder of the county.
From the locations to the cast, almost everything in the new movie "Operator" might be recognizable by Newton County residents - and that is because the film's team utilized mostly local resources for the action-thriller.
"I was dispatched to a duplex in reference to an elderly woman requesting a deputy go to the adjoining apartment and tell the occupant to stop sending voodoo through the wall into her apartment. The complainant stated nobody ever did anything when she called and she wanted a report and for it to stop," wrote Deputy Mark Lovell in an incident report taken Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:05 p.m.
Low turnout marred Tuesday's local runoff elections, but the end result was Board of Commissioners Democratic incumbent J.C Henderson will continue to serve, and David Belton will be the Republican candidate for Georgia District 112.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston had to vote Monday to break a 3-3 tie to ultimately deny a request for a new cell phone tower at 6163 Monticello Road in Covington.
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The 2014 legislative session ended in March, but there may still be questions among residents about how these new laws passed by Governor Deal will directly affect local cities, governments and residents.
A sprinkler system will cost some money up front - about $2 per square foot, though some of the cost could be offset by lower insurance premium payments - but it could save a home, possessions and even a life.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed an expansive gun bill into law two weeks ago, bringing it into the national spotlight and renewing a polarizing debate among proponents, critics and those trying to figure out how it affects them.
A Covington Police officer was patrolling an area near Washington Street when he stopped a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The weather has been nice and hopefully April showers have made way for May flowers.
State transportation officials are warning residents avoid portions of Interstate 20 this weekend if possible, unless they want to face the possibility of very long delays.
Newton County industry NyloBoard's environmentally-friendly building product is garnering some national TV attention.
Newton County formally denied allegations that it illegally breached its contract with former landscaper Billy Durden, who is suing the county and seeking at least $150,000 in damages plus legal costs.
With spring having arrived, a few festival events will allow Newton County residents a chance to enjoy the mild weather this weekend.
Covington - Covington Utility Director Tim Morris said around 11:30 a.m. that outages continue to pop up around Covington's service area, with two of the more persistant areas being the Alcovy Road and Alcovy Trestle Road area and the Odum Street area.
In the 2013-14 school year, ten wasn't enough.
Some newspaper deliveries have been delayed because of roads blocked by debris.
Below is a list of roads blocked by fallen trees or other debris according to county Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien and Covington Fire Marshal Tony Smith.
T.K. Adams led the Newton County Community Band in his final concert Monday night.
Newton County's plan for the future was praised this week by a national group of expert planners, offering more outside validation for an effort that's been under way for a decade.