Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
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
Officers were called to the Subway inside Wal-Mart after several patrons called 911 complaining about a man in line screaming profanities while talking on his cell phone, in front of and at times, at, the children present.
Margaret Warfield has been chosen "Artist of the Month" for the month of April at Southern Heartland Gallery. A graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in clothing and textiles and a minor in fine art, Warfield expresses her love of brilliant colors and flowing fabrics by draping figures in motion with colorful acrylic paint.
A call regarding an erratic driver on the interstate ended with an arrest on drug charges early Friday morning.
You may not know it, but nestled behind the trees and shrubbery on Hazelbrand Road is a Tupelo Gum Swamp and wildlife center that is preserved by the Georgia Wildlife Federation; the Alcovy Conservation Center.
Editor's note: Julian Mitchell was found "Not Guilty" by a jury during a trial in January of 2011.
The home of Sam and Louly Hay, Clark's Grove, will be the venue for the annual Newton Medical Center Auxiliary Spring Gala on April 24. The home, at 3184 Clark Street, was built in 1941 by Louly's parents, Robert and Louly Fowler. Having the gala at this site is particularly meaningful to the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary in the 50th year since the founding of the organization, as Louly Fowler was chosen as the first ...
Small towns love their parades, whether those towns are fictional or real. The square will be closed off nearly all day Sunday, as the Vampire-inhabited town of Mystic Falls, Va. hosts its Founder's Day Celebration, complete with an evening fireworks show. A parade with floats and around 500 extras is expected to start around noon on either the square or Floyd Street, but won't last very long, said a Vampire Diaries crew member. Fireworks ...
Laura and David Stomackin were found dead Thursday morning inside their home in Fairview Chase subdivision. According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Keith Crum, a call came in to Newton County 911 around 10:15 a.m. and the caller — who has yet to be identified — threatened violence against a woman. Deputies made their way to the home but were unable to make contact with the residents. The Covington/Newton County SWAT Team were called ...
Four people have been arrested in two separate burglaries, and according to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, citizens of the county have been instrumental in apprehending those who authorities believe responsible.
A half moon shines down through the Georiga pines. Submitted by Terry Godfrey Daffodils are in full bloom in Nancy Mock's yard. Submitted by Nancy Mock A little girl sniffs one of the flowers that recently bloomed. Submitted by Nancy Mock Flowers adorn a cross at First Presbyterian Church of Covington on Easter. Submitted by Sherri Bolton
A section of Crowell Road, between Brown Bridge Road and Interstate 20, was washed away during September's flooding but temporarily repaired in early November. On Tuesday night, County Engineer Kevin Walter asked the Board of Commissioners to approve the design of a permanent fix; they didn't like the price and voted against the proposal.
Traffic on Interstate 20 west was blocked for more than an hour Wednesday morning due to an overturned tractor trailer. The accident occurred at mile marker 99 in Newton County between Hazelbrand Road and Ga. Highway 11 around 7:30 a.m.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home Creekview Boulevard after a call came in that a man was attempting to hit a woman with a chainsaw.
Instruments of success: Alcovy High School Band recently to announced the winners of a recent drawing held to raise money for a field trip to Orlando, Fla., where the band performed. Frank's Restaurant Inc. donated a Sanyo 42" plasma television which was the first prize of the drawing. The winner of the television was Ken Ridling (back right). Winners of Frank's gift certificates were River and Nancy Rutledge (front row) and Laverne ...
The Georgia Wildlife Federation invites families to stroll the trails, boardwalks and gardens at the Alcovy Conservation Center in Covington from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.