A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys that occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
A serious wreck on I-20 resulted in Preston Carl Williams, 69, from Covington being airlifted to Atlanta, but the other driver, a pregnant woman, was treated locally and is fine.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.14 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
This week I find puppies on parade in the fight against breast cancer
Newborn's Dollar General on Ga. Highway 142 gets a lot of foot traffic, so officials are planning to install a sidewalk to make the path safer for pedestrians.
As Porterdale officials try to revitalize the town, they're leaning on its history and the remnants of a classic mill town that are still a major part of the area.
An Alabama newspaper editor/columnist is no fan of Covington's vampire-themed tourism video, writing a scathing column this past weekend that called the video "lame, disgusting and downright tacky."
Fairview Elementary School earned some extra bucks to start its school year. The school won a little more than $2,000 in the Big Lots Lots2Give video competition, in which participating schools across the country submitted short videos and brief essays explaining why their schools needed financial support. Fairview Elementary Principal Naomi Cobb and FES administrators were presented with an in-store ceremonial check for $2,382.23 yesterday morning at Big Lots on U.S. Highway 278. Fairview's video ...
An artist who organized a painting fundraiser earlier this month to benefit a Newton High School student who was injured during a wrestling match last year said more than $500 was raised to help him and his family.
Anthony Lee Wynn, 53, 8107 Industrial Way, Covington, July 25. Probation violation.
One man has been arrested and another is on the run after a home burglary in the Oak Hill community Tuesday.
This is the first of a two-part series on Jim Lawrence. A story exploring Lawrence's trial by fire will run in next week's The Covington News.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 south near Ga. Highway 142.
The juvenile accused of the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavian Vanard Johnson Friday night, has been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Covington Police are currently working a "suspicious death" of a female at the Covington Lodge.
Water in roadway at McGiboney Road and Brown Bridge Road in Newton County on Saturday around 8:30 p.m., after the intense storm.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.46 at QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near Interstate 20 exit 93.
This week tag a long as I ride to the top! The top of SkyView that is Atlanta's giant Farris Wheel. Then we visit with some awesome street musicians.
If your child will be age 9 by the end of 2013, it's time to start 4-H meetings! Tomorrow night, Aug. 12, County 4-H Council for youths in grades 6–12 will be held. These are our most-active, older 4-H'ers, and they represent public, private and home schools. The meeting is the second Monday night of the month, with the exception of school holidays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the 4-H office. As it is ...