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.
Newton County Board of Education members got a look at what the new Newton High may look like when system architects on Tuesday unveiled initial renderings.
The father of a Newton County child who was attacked by raccoons earlier this month has been charged with keeping the animals that attacked his infant daughter as pets.
On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, during the early hours of the morning, an unknown suspect(s) intentionally set fire to two Pure Service Stations in Covington. Due to the proximity of the stations, one located at 4111 Emory St., the other located at 4144 Ga. Highway 278, and similar circumstances of the events surrounding the fires, these events are believed to be ...
Help is available for paying your heating bills this winter through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
The man authorities say are responsible for the wreck that killed an Oxford man last week has been formally charged with homicide by vehicle.
Newton County uses geographic mapping software to locate sex offenders, settle zoning disputes and predict flood patterns. This week is national Geography Awareness Week, and Covington and Newton County recently declared Wednesday as Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, Day.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved two pedestrian-friendly grants Tuesday night, one for a trail in Porterdale and the other for sidewalks and street crossings to allow students to walk or bike to school.
Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus will use a $7,500 state grant to launch a driver safety program, GPC Newton Campus Cares. The program's goal is to increase the use of seatbelts by drivers to and from the Newton Campus, according to a release. The Office of Public safety was awarded a Young Adult Alcohol Awareness and Seat Belt Compliance grant for $7,500. The priority concern of the grant is the high percentage ...
The roundabout at the intersection of Turner Lake Road and Clark Street is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Nov. 30, weather permitting, according to a release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Entries are being accepted for the Hometown Christmas Parade, which will be held downtown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.
Projected revenue losses for next year have the Newton County School System looking to trim $4.6 million to $9 million from its 2011-2012 budget, according to a release today from Superintendent Gary Mathews.
Curtis Goss has removed many of the junk vehicles that littered his small lot at the corner of Puckett and Laseter streets, and residents say it's about time, though they wonder when it will be fully cleared.
The Police Who Care: Dr. Doug Gilreath of Covington First United Methodist Church presented Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton with a check for $750 for the "Police Who Care Fund." The money was collected during the Fuzz Run Weekend at the spaghetti lunch and dinner held at the church. The meal was free but donations were ...
The coming of Christ: Covington First United Methodist Church will present a Live Nativity from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the church, 1113 Conyers St. Nativity and Christmas music will be played at the event. The Live Nativity is partnering with activities on the Downtown Square to open the holiday ...
Ready for the big day: The Newton Rams All-Star Team, composed of the top 5 and 6-year-old players in Newton County, will play their first game on Nov. 19.