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 $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Though it's been a slow election season to date, some local city council candidates are beginning to announce their runs for office, and The News is asking more, tougher questions than ever before.
Randall Franks, known best for his fiddling and for his role as Officer Randy Goode on the locally filmed television series "In the Heat of the Night," has teamed up with former "Heat" co-star Alan Autry to produce "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" released July 9 on Crimson Records.
The March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement, which reshaped the social landscape of America.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Newton County's unemployment rate ticked up in July to 10.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. June's unemployment rate in the county was 10.3 percent. In July 2012, Newton County's unemployment rate was 10.8.
Apparently, 107-year-old bank buildings aren't easy to convert into modern-day restaurants.
Porterdale City Councilman Lowell Chambers is running for re-election to the Post 5 seat to continue work on revitalizing downtown, including increasing river recreation opportunities.
A Covington woman remains jailed after reportedly trying to alter a criminal background check form Tuesday.
When you get your Newton County property tax bill this week, check to make sure the math adds up.
The "God is Dead" drawings based on the play 'The Crucible,' which upset a parent and sparked a community dialogue, is no longer hanging in an Alcovy High School classroom.
The 16-year-old juvenile who was being held in the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson has been charged as an adult.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at BP, located at 2106 Pace Street and Williams Street NE.
Ride along with Newton County Sheriff's Office
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for an unknown man who reportedly robbed another man at gunpoint Friday afternoon.
No more homes will be built in the Wildwood subdivision in Covington unless a second, paved road is built to provide a second entrance for residents and emergency vehicles.