The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
Norfolk Southern is no longer in the process of abandoning its 14.9 mile portion of rail line running from Porterdale to Newborn, but has instead applied to discontinue service, said Director of Public Relations Susan Terpay. "The rules around abandoning and discontinuing are different … If we apply for discontinuance we may not have to maintain it [the line], however, the tracks stay there. If we resume service we can still use ...
Authorities are searching for the two men who robbed the McDonalds on Crowell Road Friday morning.
The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash. The holiday period begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends Memorial Day.
The Raceway gas station is being called a total loss after fire raced through the walls and roof of the building Wednesday morning.
Local agriculture experts say until Americans are willing to spend more money, they'll have to continue to make do with less healthy and less flavorful food and small to medium locally owned farms will continue to vanish.
Aiden and Brayden Coglianese, identical twins, were born at Rockdale Medical Center on Feb. 6. Their mother, 20-year-old, Kristina Coglianese previously had been ordered to bed rest because of an early labor scare.
Around 500 City of Covington electric customers and 120 Georgia Power customers in the Alcovy Road area lost power during an approximately hour window after 11 a.m. Area businesses, including restaurants and hotels were affected as well as some of the industries in Lochridge Industrial Park.
When Stephanie Davis moved to Orchard Park in 2006 she had been recently married and was a looking for that special place to live, to start a family, to start a new life. When she moved, the promise of a unique community was all around her; new homes were still being built along her street. The first phase of the anticipated traditional neighborhood development was firmly underway.
Law enforcement officers and members of the Covington/Newton County SWAT Team participated in the Active Shooter program last week, an annual event that brings authorities together to teach them how to respond in a crisis situation.
The Board of Commissioners held their final budget work session Monday night, and residents and county department heads used the opportunity to let the board know they opposed the proposed $5.25 million of cuts to this year's budget.
Treasure hunters: Pam Thomas, left, Treasure Hunters Roadshow expert, determines the value of a painting brought in by Wayne Hughes (right). The Treasure Hunters Roadshow will be at the Hampton Inn at exit 93 on I-20 today through Friday.
Operation onion: A small part of Vidalia arrived in town this week as the Covington Rotary gathered to collect the famous Vidalia onions they will deliver to local folks who paid $18 for a 25 pound bag of the sweet delight. The money raised by the Rotarians is used for their annual Christmas Stocking fund. If you missed ordering your onions this year, contact a Rotarian or Covington News general manager T. Pat Cavanaugh at ...
This summer the staff of the Newton County Library has planned events every week for children, teens, adults or the whole family. Children
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Courtois was recently honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue for outstanding customer service efforts. Chuck received a Team Georgia Customer Service Award presented by the Governor's Office of Customer Service (OCS). OCS honors State employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service and who also exhibit strong leadership and serve as a role model to others.
Many people would feel lucky to have a few people who were supportive in their life, but for Oxford resident Ryan Cartledge, he has several families worth, and all those people will stand by his side today, as they walk to raise awareness and funds for autism.