A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
The Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial in Rockdale has been named one of the local rally sites in Georgia for the national Million Vets March Oct. 13.
Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
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.
U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon) visited Fibervisions Wednesday morning to learn about its business model, tour its facilities and ask if he could help.