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.
There will not be an alcohol by the drink referendum on this year's Nov. 2 General Election ballot in Newton County, as the Board of Commissioners voted down a resolution Tuesday night that would have put the issue to a public vote. District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz made a motion to approve the resolution and was supported by District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming, but commissioners Mort Ewing, J.C. Henderson and Earnest Simmons voted against the resolution.
The Dixie Boys World Series is coming back to Newton County in 2012 and will bring several hundred teen baseball players with it.
Alleged unwanted advances on the dance floor led to a brawl early Sunday morning at The Depot, according to reports from the Covington Police Department.
Former teacher and now local author and publisher Brian L. Thompson will be back at his old teaching grounds today at Newton High School to promote the upcoming release of his first novel "The Lost Testament." The book signing and reception will be held in the school's media center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Away in Australia: Thanks to the community support, Natalyn Crockett is now a certified People to People Ambassador Program world traveler. Natalyn and the other ambassadors met students and exchanged their souvenirs that represented each of their countries. Natalyn and her family want to thank publicly every citizen in the Covington and Conyers area who selflessly contributed money and prayed that she would be able to go Down Under. "I appreciate everyone's ...
Bow hunting is one step closer to being allowed in unoccupied areas within the Covington city limits after the Covington City Council approved the first reading Monday night.
The local conservative advocate group, Patriots Table, is hosting a Public Service Commission District 2 Republican runoff forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at the Little Red School House, next to the Covington Y on Newton Drive. Local State Senator John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Tim Echols of Athens were the top two finishers in the July 20 Primary and will face off in the Aug. 10 runoff. Echols garnered the highest percentage ...
The Dixie Boys World Series is coming back to Newton County in 2012. Dixie Baseball selected the Newton County Recreation Commission to host the regional tournament, marking the fifth time the county has entered a winning host bid. The recreation commission previously hosted the Dixie Boys World Series in 1993, 1997 and 2008 and hosted a Junior Boys World Series in 2002.
Adams Garrett is like any other 7 year-old - precocious, curious and full of spirit. Even as he faces several physical and genetic ailments, his energy is simply inspiring to his parents and three siblings.
Phones at the Newton County Sheriff's Office were ringing off the hook around 6 p.m. Monday, when several people driving down Ga. Highway 81 noticed a man with no clothes on walking down the street.
The telescope tells all: Theo Ramakers (Social Circle) and Frank Garner (Covington), both members of the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club, imaged the International space Station as it transited the Sun on Friday, July 30.
Bright and early Saturday morning, Summer Stevens, her family and a group of volunteers pulled on their boots and gathered at the Georgia Equine Impound in the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center to begin a project of pure compassion. The goal of the day was to construct three small shelters to shade the abused and neglected horses from the scorching summer heat while they are nurtured back to good health and spirits.
A Newton County woman was killed Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision with a Freightliner truck.
State Senate 17 Republican runoff candidates Todd Hilton and Rick Jeffares are pretty similar philosophically. They're both staunch conservatives who see eye-to-eye on most issues.
As part of their 50th anniversary celebration and legacy event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has launched 'Atlanta's Biggest Role Model' to honor community-nominated individuals who have dedicated their time and efforts to inspire the youth in their community.