AT&T recently installed a new mobile internet cell site on Ga. Highway 213 near Mansfield that will boost the company's 4G access in the area.
A CSX railroad employee was significantly injured at General Mills' distribution center in Social Circle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Oxford Lions Club awarded bicycles to a most improved boy and girl from each of the third, fourth and fifth grades at Flint Hill Elementary School during their awards programs. The Covington Pilot Club contributed the helmets. Top photo are fourth grade recipients; Kevon Smith and Larekia Terrell. Above are third grade recipients; Calvin Brown and Melyssa Valencia. Not pictured are fifth grade recipients; Darius Green and Shaylee Anderson. Lions presenting were John Burson, Mike Willard, Larry Willard, Ronnie Jones, Bob Gregory, and photos by Richard and Nancy Henderson. Pilots presenting were Mary Barnes, Ann Cargile and Dean Willard.
Local Kiwanis Club officials wanted to help Newton County's youngest students became better readers, so they set out to place a book into the hands of every single preschooler in the public school system.
Newton County's unemployment continued its fall in 2014, dropping to 7.3 percent in April.
Savannah's international shipping port is deepening, and while the coastal city is best known as a vacation spot for locals, its effects on Newton County's economy could be much larger.
For one high school graduate, a dream is about to become a reality.
Covington is getting five new businesses, including three restaurants, a medical products company and a women's clothing boutique on the square, continuing an uptick in retail businesses for the city.
A Memorial Day weekend in the sun turned terrifying when a two year old was mauled by two large dogs Saturday between 6 and 6:45 p.m., suffering extensive injuries above his shoulders.
A Covington was shot to death Sunday night in Rockdale County, and two men have been arrested, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office
Memorial Day Ceremony (SLIDESHOW)
Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.
Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.
A man who reportedly asked a woman to have relations with him at a hotel was arrested for reportedly assaulting the woman when she refused to do so.
Three teen's whose family's reported them missing the last two weeks of February have been found safe.
Updated story, March 4, 12:42 p.m.: Destiny Davis, the last of the three teens reported missing last week, turned herself in to Newton County Juvenile Court around noon Tuesday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Fourteen people, including a Conyers man, were arrested for their intent to have sex with a child as part of a recent Georgia Bureau of Investigations undercover operation.
Abe and Mary Elizabeth Hopkins can barely move most of the time, their minds and bodies trapped by different disorders that frequently leave them listless and unable to react to the world around them.
Carman Dale Phillips, 29, 185 Oak Hill Drive, Covington, Feb. 25. Cruelty to children, Battery to infant child.
I love taking 4-H and Youth Leadership Institute youths on trips, because inevitably someone will comment that they're more mature and better dressed than the adult groups around them.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old male who was reportedly found taking weapons from a residence with another male Thursday.
Business in the Georgia House intensified last week. We considered 77 bills and resolutions on the House floor in a number of lengthy sessions, while at the same time producing several dozen bills per day from numerous committee meetings. We've now reached the final quarter of the session, and the pressure is on to get everything done. None of the measures we saw during the week was really high profile, but several were interesting.
Newton Trails is gearing up for two upcoming bike rides.
Political season is in full swing, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance will be hosting a forum Friday for state representative candidates for District 112.
Georgia's 2014 political season is moving at a furious pace, and qualifying for local, state and federal seats is next week, more than two months earlier than past election cycles.