In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Department are looking for the thieves who stole trees from a yard of a home on Henderson Mill Road on Jan. 14.
Monday marked the beginning of first day of the Georgia General Assembly's 2009 session. Newton County's own legislative delegation has prepared a slew of bills to introduce and is preparing for a blistering debate over how to balance the state's budget.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 12 at the Bailey BP on Ga. Highway 81.
Erica Garrett is due to give birth to her third child in May and her husband, Private Christopher Garrett will be deployed this summer, most likely in July according to the Army's Department of Public Affairs, leaving her home with a newborn, a 3-year-old and a 19-month-old.
As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus hosted a mentoring rally Tuesday, which was designed to connect students with non-profit organizations in need of volunteers.
o Sharrie Omintha Dixon, 39, Lithonia, Dec. 31. Failure to appear. o Travis Tyrone Durham, 33, 7215 Pine Needle Dr., Covington, Jan. 3. Disorderly conduct, child support default, failure to appear, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer. o Nicholas Ryan Flynn, 21, Stockbridge, Jan. 2. Probation violation. o Rhonda Denise Galloway, 42, 9174 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, Jan. 2. Court sentenced to serve 30 days. o David Clyde Gamel, 54, Conyers, Jan. ...
Although Newton County resident Carol Falconer and her husband Clarence are retired, they spend every Wednesday at Palmer-Stone Elementary School. The couple volunteer one hour a week mentoring two students at the school through Newton Mentoring, a non-profit grass roots organization.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested four juveniles Jan. 6 after they broke into an empty home for sale on Hazelhurst Drive and caused more than $10,000 worth of damage to the property.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich), an unprecedented step in state history. The action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs. The labor market is expected to remain weak as mass layoffs continue. The Labor Department's report, released Friday, underscored the terrible toll the deepening recession is having on workers and companies, and highlights the hard task President-elect Barack Obama faces in resuscitating the flat-lined economy.
Officers with the Covington Police Department and Porterdale Police Department arrested a Porterdale man after he plowed into two cars Sunday and kept driving.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful is inviting developers, home owners associations and residents interested in adding tree canopy to their neighborhoods to call their office.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fast approaching, several area groups are planning commemorative activities in honor of Dr. King's ideals.
After much debate, the Newton County Board of Commissioners finally approved an application for federal funds to redevelop foreclosed homes with a unanimous vote Tuesday night.
Power has been restored to the 1,000 Newton County residents and businesses that lost power Wednesday around noon.