A stolen car was recovered early Saturday morning when an officer on patrol happened to run the plate on the vehicle as it passed him.
Born in the old Porterdale Hospital, Doug Garner and his family moved to Conyers before settling into Covington. He attended Newton County High School before working at the Bibb Plant in Porterdale, but instead of waiting for the inevitable draft notice, Garner chose to enlist in the U.S. Army. The year was 1966. Garner was 18.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Brian Bohannon has formally taken over as Kennesaw State's first football coach.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.43 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
An elderly Covington woman was killed Monday when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.
All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, March 29 for teacher professional learning activities.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.40 at the Marathon station, location at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
As county officials try to rally public support for a ZIP code change to accommodate mega medical industry Baxter International, they're a hoping a town hall will be able to turn the tide.
Discussion has raged in the wake of Sheriff Ezell Brown's proposal to restrict where guns can be fired in Newton County, but Brown emphasized Friday that the proposal is preliminary and that he and the Board of Commissioners are actively seeking input.
Investigators have made a second arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos subdivision.
This is just a friendly reminder about this Saturday's Cheerios Challenge to make sure everyone's ready for the big races. First of all, registration is ongoing and will be open through the morning of the race. Secondly, the events will be held at the Y on Newton Drive with the 10K race starting at 7:30 a.m., the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk following at 9 a.m. and the 5K anchoring the event at 9:30 a.m.
She's been in Covington recently filming the TV series, "The Vampire Diaries," but actress Jasmine Guy will be speaking about real predators when she comes to Georgia Perimeter College Monday.
Volunteers endured the rain and gloomy weather in an effort to clean up the county Saturday morning, as Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful hosted the Great American Cleanup campaign, the nation's largest annual community improvement program.
A Covington man was arrested for simple battery, after police noticed a woman walking down the street with a lump on her head and a bloody mouth Thursday afternoon.
Ron Bradley, B.C. Crowell, Betty Faith Jaynes, Jake Reed and Dale Carter are just some of the athletes who became big names in the sports world after becoming great in Newton County.
Taking over: Newton Medical Center Auxiliary recently elected a new president and president-elect. The president-elect is Val Hampton, left, and this year's president is Frances Rogers.
Names have continued to come in for the fifth judge position for the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit, and as of late Tuesday, the nomination deadline, 11 candidates had been nominated. The Alcovy Circuit public defender and district attorney were both nominated, along with nine local attorneys throughout Newton and Walton counties:
Almon community resident Larry Capes was elected president of the Georgia Elks Association in June at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annual state convention at Jekyll Island.
This Labor Day Weekend gear up, get on your bike and join the Covington Community Bike Ride - a four mile route through Covington's historic neighborhoods. Whether you are an enthusiast or a casual rider, everyone is welcome.
Family fun: Approximately 1,250 General Mills employees and their families gathered at the cereal production plant Saturday to celebrate the plant's 20th year in operation. The employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of plant tours, inflatables, music, food, and a special appearance by the Cheerios racecar.
From Sept. 4 through Sept. 28, Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. and United Bank are hosting Artful Harvest, the annual fine art show and exhibit at the Southern Heartland Arts gallery. This year, over 140 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other art were received by the gallery.
Qualifying week for city councils in Newton County officially ended Friday afternoon and only a handful of seats are being contested, including one in Covington, Porterdale and Oxford and two seats in Newborn, including a three-way race for mayor.
John Oxendine, Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner, and Bud Ousborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board traveled to Newton County Fire Station No. 1 Thursday to present a reward check to the NCFD and Newton County Sheriff's Department, who accepted the $6,500 for an anonymous citizen whose tip led to the arrest and conviction of four arsonists.
The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m., and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Colonel Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.
The summer holidays are something to celebrate. But they have a deadly reputation on the road because too many summer party-people leave their designated drivers behind at the barbecue. And that means too many Georgians will die in alcohol-related crashes during the Labor Day weekend. There's a traffic fatality every thirteen minutes on America's crash clock with no time off for holidays.
John Oxendine, Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner, and Bud Ousborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board traveled to Newton County Fire Station No. 1 Thursday to present a reward check to the NCFD and Newton County Sheriff's Department, who accepted the $6,500 for an anonymous citizen whose tip led to the arrest and conviction of four arsonists. The information provided by the local resident pertained to an October 2006 fire that destroyed two automobiles and ...
As the new school year begins, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta kicks off a new membership year in which parents can register their daughters, ages 5-17, to become Girl Scouts.
Give what you can: The Covington News donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday. The $600 will go toward purchasing a level III bullet-proof vest for a county deputy. 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. On Tuesday, Editor Jennifer T. Long, ...
With the Sept. 8 deadline nearing for local residents to nominate candidates for the fifth judge position for Alcovy Judicial Circuit, several prominent Newton and Walton county attorneys and law officials have already had their hats thrown into the ring.
National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction, "Resurrecting Midnight." The New York Times calls his writing "addictive," while Entertainment Weekly hails him as "King of African-American Fiction."