Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after statements he made and behavior he exhibited at First United Methodist Church in Covington caused several people to become concerned.
The case against Julian Antun Holloway and Cecil Freeman Allen has been slowly making its way through the Newton County judicial system. But after more than two years, attorneys for both the defense and the prosecution have announced they are ready for trial.
A former Covington woman was charged with murder Tuesday in the 2007 death of her 5-week-old baby.
Rotary honors: (Left) Nine members of the Covington Rotary were recently honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award. They were (from left) Nathan Pulliam- past president, Carolyn Leonard, Patrick Crawford, Lanier Simms, Jody Smith, Wayne Pugh, Dick Bellairs - Past President, Mike Lassiter - Past President, Christy Lassiter and District Governor Gene Windham.
Henry B. Adams Jr., a resident of Newton County, has been recognized by the Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs for 2010-2011 and by the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers for 2009- 2010.
A couple of local businesses have left Covington recently as the effects of the recession continue to linger amidst the hope of an economic turnaround.
So I decided to take a break from gory violence and mindless comedies this weekend and made the choice to watch a romantic comedy instead. Boy, what a choice I made. "The Switch," directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck ("Blades of Glory"), seemed middlebrow initially, but the more I thought about it, the more I became disgusted with it.
Officers were called to Wal-Mart Friday afternoon when a woman with five children passed a note to the service desk clerk, begging her to call the police because she was being held hostage.
People enjoying the trails at Turner Lake complex Thursday evening saw more than they bargained for after they reportedly found a man standing on the trails with no clothes on.
The Newton County School System would love to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers, but it remains to be seen whether a grouping of local farmers would be able to provide enough food for 16,000-plus students at a reasonable cost.
Several women from the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter were treated to makeovers thanks to the Golden Razor Academy and the sisters of the Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Officers went to a home on Hidden Branches Way to serve an outstanding arrest warrant, but the wanted man was less than cooperative, according to reports.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority and residents in Walker's Bend want to see only high-quality structures built in the subdivision to aid in its revitalization and protect the city's significant investment in the area.
Approving the contractors for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program public park in Fairview Estates was decidedly simpler than previous conversations about whether to have a park at all.
In these hard economic times, many families are in need of food. On Monday, Aug. 30, several area Newton and Rockdale County churches will be distributing free boxes of food to all those in need.