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.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bride Road.
A late Newton County farmer, educator and founder of 4-H in Georgia will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, and his descendants are elated that their family member will be remembered as part of agricultural history.
A Covington man was injured after reportedly being attacked with his own baseball bat early Monday morning.
The father of Pastor Joe LaGuardia of Trinity Baptist Church in Conyers was one of the three victims killed when a disgruntled resident opened fire at a small town Pennsylvania board meeting Monday.
ATLANTA - This weekend's Georgia sales tax holiday is coming a little late for parents in some school districts, including Newton County.
Newborn wants to make some changes to its calendar to line up better with county and state government, including holding its elections in even years and moving to a July-June fiscal year.
The Main Street Covington Board of Directors is holding its annual general meeting Thursday evening, but members are still unsure of the future, because plans to move the downtown advocacy group under the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce have bogged down.
"I can't even eat. The food keeps touching. I like military plates, I'm a military man, and I want a military meal. I want my string beans to be quarantined! I like a little fortress around my mashed potatoes so the meatloaf doesn't invade my mashed potatoes and cause mixing in my plate! I absolutely HATE IT when food touches. I'm a military man, do you understand that? And don't let your food touch either, please?"
Takia Clarke, a rising sophomore at Eastside High School, and Damadray Brunson, a recent graduate, spent five weeks this summer learning about the workforce as part of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) In-School Youth Program. Working as aides at the Newton County Library gave them practical experience in interacting with the public and with co-workers.
A Dollar General employee so concerned about losing her job that she reportedly lied to law enforcement officers has been arrested and charged with falsely reporting a crime.
A Rockdale doctor and his wife were killed in a single-engine plane crash in southeast Georgia as they were flying back from Florida on Sunday.
The city of Covington is exploring alternative-fuel vehicles of every bent and will soon have electric car-charging stations available for public use, to add to the compressed natural gas fueling facility that will be built in 2014.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.53 at RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.48 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.