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.
A fight between a woman's husband and her brother ended with both men arrested and the female with a busted lip.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriffs Department were called to a home on Russel Braden Road in reference to a family fight but, when they arrived, found a man staring into the trees.
The trial for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett is set to begin the week of April 19 in the courtroom of Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton.
Several local National Guardsmen will be returning home to their families this weekend, just in time for Easter.
Duncan Road, about a half mile from Macedonia Road, will be closed during daylight hours only on April 5. Dixie Road at Big Woods Road also will be closed for repairs during daylight hours only on April 7.
Looking for a company to trust your home to? Then look no further than Trust Security. Locally owned and operated for more than 70 years, the staff offers all the perks of a large national company with small-town prices and one-on-one attention.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded high school principals, parents and eligible students that April is High School Voter Registration Month in Georgia. High schools are encouraged to hold voter registration drives and make registration materials available to eligible students.
Officers from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home on Clover Valley Drive after a teenager reportedly saw her juvenile neighbors drop a puppy out of a window.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has created a new internet option for the state mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens that are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.
Cleanup crew: Members throughout the community participated in The Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 27, sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful. Participating groups took to the streets, rivers and forests of Newton County, picking up any trash or other rubbish they could find.
CharterBank's banners were put up Monday, and company employees worked to integrate their newly purchased Covington location into their network.
Heading home: Captain Shilo Crane, Commander of the Covington Armory, and First Sgt. Patrick Eaton are welcomed back to American soil by Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) on their arrival at Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah on Sunday. First Sergeant After a very brief welcoming ceremony at Fort Stewart, the soldiers were reunited with their families. An official welcoming ceremony with the community in Covington is being planned for May 1.
Jennifer Lynn Phelps pleaded not guilty in Newton County Superior Court Tuesday morning on charges that she supplied a friend with drugs that led to the woman's death.
Vincent Van Gogh came back to life, if only for one day, to celebrate his 157th birthday at Van Go's Studio, Arts and Gifts in Covington.
A man has been arrested after shooting at a Covington Police Department officer who was checking a business for intruders early Tuesday morning.