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
A successful hunt: This spike was killed by Jeannine Marchesseau on Oct. 22 in Newton County. It was taken using a one-piece, self-made bow. The arrow was made of bamboo with a flint tip.
The pack provides: Cub Scout Pack 163 from Shiloh United Methodist Church donated 2,018 cans to the food bank on Oct. 26. Top row (l-r): David Miller, Melvin Green, Tammy Laan, Greg Bryan, Debbie Kittle, Billy Kittle. Middle row: Christopher Kittle, J.D. Coltharp and Lee Chriswell. Front row: Matthew Hire, Cam Bryan, Jackson Mcintyre, Justin Jenkins and Gavin Mcann.
A 23-year-old man violated his probation and picked up a new charge late Thursday night after his probation officer reportedly caught him with a gun.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has received a grant that will allow them to hire two additional deputies and pay their salaries and benefits for three years, according to Sheriff Ezell Brown. The Community Oriented Policing Services grant (COPS), was awarded to the NCSO in the amount of $303,020. They are the only sheriff's office in the state to receive the grant and one of only 31 agencies in Georgia ...
Two more movie projects are looking at sites in Newton County as the area continues to be a hotbed for filming.
Construction is mostly complete on the Turner Lake Road roundabout project, but it will remain closed pending installation of streetlights.
The 9-month-old baby attacked by raccoons in her crib early Wednesday remains in critical condition. Authorities are investigating to see if the parents were keeping the animals as pets.
David Ozburn placed his left hand on the same Bible that his father did years ago and raised his right hand. Judge Samuel Ozburn then administered the lawyer's oath and welcomed his son into the legal profession.
The Newton County Farm Bureau is set to observe National Farm-City Week from Nov. 19 through Nov. 25 with an agricultural art contest for fifth graders.
Austin Scott was one of dozens of Republican congressional candidates swept into office on a wave of party support and energy apparently infused into the election by the Tea Party movement.
Authorities are questioning suspects after a man was reportedly attacked and doused with lighter fluid earlier this week. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the man was staying at the home of a female friend. Monday night he heard a knock at the door and opened it to find two men standing outside. They immediately began hitting him, according to Oliver, knocking him to the ...
Several Newton County residents told county commissioners on Tuesday that they don't want the county to license pets, calling it an animal tax.
Covington and Newton County have agreed to form a joint committee to study whether Main Street Covington should be brought completely under city control.
Parker Green's Boy Scout career culminated in May of this year with the completion of his Eagle Project. For his project, Parker chose to team up with the Georgia Wildlife Federation to rebuild the pergola that serves as a natural entranceway into Georgia Wildlife Federation's facility on Hazelbrand Road. He plans to remain active in the Boy Scouts until he completes ...
A mud-covered toddler in Spider-Man pajamas who was found late Wednesday wandering about Porterdale was returned to his parents two hours later after they discovered he was missing and called 911, Porterdale police said today.