The Newton County Sheriff's Office had three graduates from the 260th graduating class of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Athens Academy.
Pastor Larry Bryant of Atlanta Deliverance Tabernacle, Inc., recently published his book, "The Sermon You Missed!" on March 4.
Children looking to brush up on their athletic skills and stay fit this spring break can do so during a conditioning camp hosted by Alumni for Youth at Alcovy High School, a nonprofit organization geared toward assisting young men and women to become outstanding citizens.
This may be the first year that Newton High School has an academic team, but their success would seem to prove otherwise.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at the QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near I-20 exit 93.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The Salem Road Overlay has been approved with amendments by the Newton County Board of Commissioners, after several months of planning and development meetings were held on the proposed project, which prolonged a vote from the board.
Residents packed into the Historic Courthouse Monday to listen to discussion about potentially changing county laws governing where, when and how guns can be fired, and 25 of the 26 people who signed up to speak were against making local laws more restrictive.
Covington resident Dorothy Myers wrote her 10th book, "One Way," and published it March 9. It's the 10th book she has written and the second that she has had published.
I really enjoy looking back at yesteryear. This is the reason you will find me poking around at various antique stores on the weekends.
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.
The Newton County Board of Education wants to hear from the community. In their search for a new superintendent, they have released a survey that they hope will help them figure out just what is important to Newton County in a new superintendent.
"My grandmother used to tell me, 'love your teachers or I'll beat you to death,' so I loved my teachers!"
A former mayor of Covington continued the spirit of giving by donating an outdoor fountain to the city, but there is not a set plan as to where it will go at the moment.
Clothing store Forever 21 is unveiling its new, larger location at a grand opening at The Mall at Stonecrest at 10 a.m., Saturday.
Bea Jackson loves children and her passion for their well-being keeps her striving for excellence every day as the executive director of the Washington Street Community Center. Jackson said if it was wrong to be too passionate about children, then she would be guilty.
Charges are pending against the driver of the school bus that was found at fault for the Tuesday crash that sent at least 40 people to local hospitals.
An evaluation of the Main Street program has received support from several downtown businesses.
Inspections by the Georgia State patrol and state Department of Public Safety concluded that the brakes did not fail in a crash of two Newton County school buses on Tuesday.
UPDATE: According to Newton Medical spokeswoman Linda Moseley, all those that were taken to NMC have been released.
A Newton County neighborhood found KKK flyers in their driveways between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office is closely monitoring the situation.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Jackson Lake Homeowners Association will be awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors from public high schools in the three counties surrounding Jackson Lake - Newton, Butts and Jasper.
A man who helped change the face of Newton County in the late 1960s and 1970s was honored for the sacrifices he made as a civil rights icon who led the way in integrating Covington's schools and businesses.
Former Covington resident Tina Mayeaux is returning to the city to run the local LongHorn Steakhouse franchise as a new managing partner.
A woman recovering from childbirth and the father of her child got into a physical altercation at the hospital early Monday morning.
The county's education SPLOST is up for renewal this year and voters will have to decide whether to continue paying an extra 1 percent of sales tax to boost the school system's budget.