The man killed in an early morning head-on collision has been identified as 59-year-old James Stanley Moore, Sr.
UPDATE: According to Georgia State Patrol the head-on collision occurred around 4:20 a.m., one person was killed and one was injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor. GSP is still working the scene.
The Newton County Fair is back at the American Legion Fairgrounds this week, and will run through Saturday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.35 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
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Another man accused of the 2009 murder of Andrew "Drew" Nichols pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges in the case.
Scott Sirotkin never intended to work in planning and zoning, yet he found himself in Newton County during the biggest home building spree in U.S. history and eventually was named director of the department.
Newton County will rally this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society as it hosts the 25th Annual Relay For Life event.
A Taste of Downtown Covington, a local event developed by Main Street Covington, will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Monticello Street.
As Newton High School students, teachers and faculty members prepare for a new school building, the school also hopes to brand itself with a handful of new logos that retain the traditional royal blue and white colors, but have a more uniform look.
April 19 was a very special day at Piedmont Academy as the school opened its doors for grandparents, relatives and other guests.
A Newton County Teenage Republican group has formed, with eight members signing up at the initial meeting in April.
"The Host" - seekers, wanderers, and a love triangle only Stephanie Meyer could write.
I have to admit I don't know too much about the Oxford Youth Singers, but having spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon watching their performance of my favorite production, "Les Miserables," I am now a fan.
A woman and child were found safe in Decatur after reportedly being kidnapped by the woman's abusive husband.
Repairers of the Breach had another busy holiday season handing out toys, clothes and food to families in need. CEO Shirley Smith said it couldn't have been done without the support of numerous groups around Newton County.
On Jan. 14, Covington resident, singer and emerging songwriter Cindi Hall was sitting at her desk at C.P. Richard's Construction Company when she received a call on her cell phone from Dave Petrelli, director of events with NSAI, the Nashville Songwriters Association International. After asking how her day was going, he said, "I'm about to make it better." Hall and co-writer friend Derek Toomey entered the CMT (Country Music Television) Listeners' Choice Award contest in ...
Local high school students are getting firsthand knowledge of what it would be like to go before a judge - both as an attorney, witness, victim and suspect - while preparing for Newton County's mock trial regional competition.
Verdant nature: Heather Barrett has traveled throughout Newton County to gather these colorful, vibrant images. The railroad tracks are off Cook Street in Covington. The pink dogwood and the purple iris lilies were photographed in the garden of the Rev. Jackson on Moore Street. Nice Catch! Smokie Christopher caught this fish in a small lake near Mansfield. It took both Dennis Christopher and Roy Boy to bring it in. Smokie is currently a resident at ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...
Although District Attorney Ken Wynne may have to wait until July to be sworn in as a Alcovy Circuit Superior Court judge, he likely won't have to worry about running for reelection this November.
David Burke may have had five fathers growing up, but he never had that one stable male influence in his life.
If elected, Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel plans to continue to cut the state budget, promote entrepreneurs and small businesses, lower the state's tax burden and endorse more technical school education and corporate-educational cooperation.
Recently the Covington Elks and Elkadettes held a memorial service for their departed members of the Lodge 1806. Larry Capes, Georgia State Elks President, gave the eulogy. Jack Wheeler, Past Exalted Ruler, was in charge of the program. Kati Moss sang several songs during the service and is the granddaughter of Larry and Adrian Capes. Refreshments were prepared by the Covington Elkadettes for the service.
Most kids join gangs for one reason: money. Clint Bryant, who is involved with preventing gang activity in Augusta, said the best way to keep teens and young adults on the straight and narrow is to provide them with decent paying jobs.
Former MIT graduate Kendra Boone was elected as the next chairman of FaithWorks, following in the footsteps of founder Bob Furnad.
Sunday afternoon local twins Becky Ramsey and Alice Walker will give a piano and organ concert at Covington First United Methodist Church, which is just off the Covington Square at 1113 Conyers Street.
Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton agreed to continue the motion status for Johnny Otis Workman until February to allow attorneys on both sides more time to review a report from the Georgia State Patrol.
Highest honor: Jeff Greenich of Scout Troop 748, chartered by Prospect United Methodist Church, receives the District Award of Merit at the Yellow River District of Boy Scouts of America Annual Banquet. The Award of Merit is the highest award a local district can present to a scouter. The Yellow River District includes Newton and Rockdale Counties. In 42 scouting units 338 adult volunteer leaders provide scouting programs to 1,351 young people ...
Troy University student and Newton High graduate Ricky Latimore will appear on the BET broadcast of the Mo'Nique Show Tuesday at 11 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 a.m.