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.
Snow day: Several inches of snow covered Newton County last Friday night and lasted well into the next day before it all melted away. Newton County residents snapped these photos around their homes and around town.
The Covington Family YMCA has helped thousands of children and adults live happier and healthier lives during its nearly 25 years in Covington. Looking back into the history of the YMCA, one realizes it's taken just as many people to bring the organization to Covington and support it.
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 deductible. ...
Roughly 13 cars were burglarized in apartments on Gross Lake Parkway in the early hours of Monday morning and authorities are still searching for the men they believe responsible.
The scheduled execution of convicted murderer Melbert Ford will not happen Feb. 23 as planned. A stay of execution has been issued for up to 90 days due to a vacancy on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. To execute when there is not a full board is a violation of law. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is responsible for filling the vacant spot. The Newton County Superior Court ordered the execution ...
A woman and her 10-year-old son were killed Friday evening when they collided with another driver on Ga. Highway 11 in Social Circle.
After months of delays and conversations, little changed in the Nelson Heights Community Center situation as the Newton County Recreation Department remains the most likely management candidate.
A 73-year-old former professor at Georgia College and State University was arrested yesterday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.
The 49th annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Alcovy High School Auditorium. The Newton County Recreation Commission sponsors the annual community event and admission is free to the public.
Dorothy Smith has some old pictures of her grandfather that she has treasured over the years. The first shows Charlie "Sug" Gaither in his middle years. The second shows his daughter and his eight grandchildren.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti has brought an outpouring of giving, and a local group of high school students wanted to be a part of that support.
George (Casey) T. Duren, Jr., ATP, of Rapid Tax Services in Covington has successfully completed the requirements for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation's nationally recognized Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) designation.
Authorities are still searching for the vehicle involved in the deadly shooting of Chattahoochee Hills Police Office Lt. Mike Vogt Monday afternoon.
Wal-Mart was evacuated around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon after someone called a bomb threat into the popular discount store.
The city of Covington will celebrate Arbor Day on Feb. 19 with awards and a look ahead to future projects at 11 a.m. in the Turner Lake Recreation Department.