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.
Porterdale Citizens Academy The Porterdale Police Department is accepting applications for the 2nd Citizens Police Academy. Classes will be held primarily from 6–8 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Baptist Church or Porterdale City Hall, depending on the evening's topic. An application and waiver form can be downloaded at cityofporterdale.com. Applications should be returned to City Hall, 2400 Main St., Porterdale, Ga. 30070. Applications are also available at City Hall. Oxford New dean at Oxford Linda Isako ...
"A simpler time, a sweeter place, a lesson, a laugh, a father and a son," reads the plaque below the statue of Andy and Opie in Mount Airy, N.C.
Three county employees have applied for the county's vacant recreation director position, but the Newton County Recreation Commission hasn't yet decided whether to open up the position to outside applicants as well.
Newton County still has its fair share of unpaved roads, but not many are left in western Newton County and not many have a large, paved-road subdivision branching off them.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested by the FBI in Atlanta Thursday on drug trafficking charges and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
Shelly Renee Glass, 44, 526 Mount Miriah Road, Covington, Sept. 4. Battery, criminal trespass, possession of Schedule III & IV drug, drugs to be kept in original container, crossing guard line with drugs.
Billy Skinner has been Covington's go-to man for a long time. During his 40 years with the City of Covington as an engineer and transportation director, Skinner was called upon to complete a lot of projects and answer a lot of questions posed by city officials and residents alike. "He always had time for everybody, no matter who you were," Skinner's wife of 48 years, Shirley, said. "No matter what you wanted to be done, ...
The eligibility of Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware is being questioned after it was discovered that Ware is not a registered voter in the city of Conyers, has provided various addresses to local courts and state agencies within the past year, and voted in Newton County last year.
The Covington City Council vowed to clean up the entrances to the city to make them more attractive for visitors and residents alike, and it took the first step last week.
Cars and bikes will be on display and plates of barbecue will be served at Prospect Church next weekend.
LONDON (AP) - A U.S. hydrogen bomb nearly detonated on the nation's east coast, with a single switch averting a blast which would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that flattened Hiroshima, a newly published book says.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges in Atlanta by the FBI and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of a Conyers man who fell to his death at Turner Field a suicide. The office reportedly made the ruling last week after meeting with the family of Ronald Homer to discuss the findings.
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two adults and three children were able to escape from their burning home in Loganville when they smelled smoke.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.24 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.