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.
The first shipment of H1N1 Injectable vaccine has arrived at the East Metro Health District serving Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Counties. 15,200 doses of vaccine arrived at the district office late Friday. The vaccine is being disseminated within the five health department clinics, first responders, major clinics, and some doctor's offices. Health Department clinics in Covington will begin providing the H1N1 injectable vaccine today, Nov. 2.
The town of Newborn celebrated the opening of a new public safety building with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.
The Covington civil rights movement reached its peak in 1970 with the Black Easter march and the arrest of the Newton Six. And although discrimination is not as blatant and rampant today, many of the same local leaders who participated in those events feel Newton County still has a long way to go.
The sister of Lanny Perry Barnes continues to allege that Anita King, Stephanie Casola and the Covington Police Department broke several city ordinances and federal and state laws during the protest of Barnes funeral. However, the City of Covington and District Attorney Ken Wynne said for them the case is closed.
Thursday night local breast cancer survivors and their loved ones gathered to honor the staff of the Newton Medical Women's Diagnostic Center, volunteers of the NMC Auxiliary and each other.
Fall Fun: Three Pre-K classes at Live Oak Elementary School participated in a fun pumpkin party Thursday morning. Around 60 students, teachers, and parents took part in Halloween activities, including pumpkin and cookie decorating, a ring the pumpkin game, a bean bag toss game and facepainting.
J.W. Cummings (Incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1965, married a Newton County girl and been married for 44 years. I wasn't born in Newton County but chose it and Newborn for my home. 2. Please list the names of your spouse and children. Wanda, spouse, Scott, Shawne, Ryan All three children graduated from Newton County. My daughter has her Ph. D ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to Liberty Middle School after a student told his teacher that his classmate had brought a knife to school.
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 ...
Wanda Cummings (incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1b. (If you were born in Newton County, why have you stayed all these years?) In 1958, my family moved here. I've lived in Newborn since 1983. We had a house fire on Highway 36 and moved here and lovingly and laboriously restored (still in process) our historic home. I love Newton County because it is my home ...
Distinguished Eagle Scout John S. "Jack" Langford, a Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Georgia, was honored Saturday during a dedication for the newly built nature center at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington. Langford was and continues to be an important leader for the Boy Scouts of the Atlanta area. As a cornerstone of the newly renovated Camp Bert Adams, the Nature Center will carry on Langford's legacy as it helps to meet ...
The Covington Family YMCA is recognizing Brent Bennett as its 2009 volunteer of the year. Bennett will be honored at the Metro Atlanta YMCA annual volunteer recognition dinner Nov. 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Newton County Democratic Party is holding a health care town hall meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the jury panel room at the Newton County Judicial Center at 1132 Usher Street.
A man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday night after a fight left him with multiple stab wounds in his chest.
A woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly stealing a wallet and blaming the theft on the victim.