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.
Emory Street will be closed from Stalling Street to Usher Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, for a tree removal. The Georgia Department of Transportation is removing a large, dead oak tree, according to Covington Transportation Manager Bill Skinner. Drivers will still have access to City Hall and other businesses in that area. They will have to detour on Pace Street to continue traveling on Emory Street. In ...
Crosses dot the lawn in front of the Poterdale Fire Department in honor and remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
On Saturday September 25, from 10:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Office will be hosting one of 2,700 national sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration's prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign. The NCSO will be holding the event inside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Industrial Blvd. NCSO personnel will have a drop-off station set up and clearly marked for citizens to locate and discard unwanted prescription drugs. The "Take-Back" campaign seeks to prevent ...
Things only get tougher from here. That's the story for Alcovy High School football as the Tigers begin region play tonight at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville. Tonight's game is the first of four straight games on the road for Alcovy. "It's like I said before the season, these first four games are brutal," Alcovy Coach Kirk Hoffman said. "We don't have a breather on the schedule. Where can we rest? Our first four games are against playoff ...
This time last year, Eastside High School football was surrounded by question marks. Were the Eagles a one-hit wonder? Was their 2008 success all about Justin Wray and the six other players who went off to play college football? Was Git Aiken a soft running back? After a 1-2 start, the Eagles answered those questions by going undefeated in Region 8-AAA play and making it all the way to the Class AAA semifinals. Entering tonight's game ...
Salem High School football players eagerly watch last week's game from the sidelines. The team has been gearing up this week and will play at home against Habersham County tonight at 7:30 p.m. Newton County Football tonight:
The memory of Roy Varner spans the county, and now his name does, too.
Wig-wearing bandits who have robbed several banks in the metro Atlanta area since July struck again on Wednesday at a bank in Gwinnett County.
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month - a time when the American Library Association and the Newton County Library System want to make sure that all children, teens and adults in Newton County have the smartest card of all - a library card.
A Covington man who is a suspect in 2009 robberies of the Covington Holiday Inn Express and Doster's Store in Newton County has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for attacking a guard in an Alabama jail with a mop.
Aviation customers will soon have a different experience at the Covington Municipal Airport, following the Covington City Council's 3-2 vote Wednesday to end its contract with airport operator Dixie Jet Services.
Southern Heartland Arts Inc. announces the opening of Artful Harvest, the annual juried art exhibit sponsored by United Bank. This year's show will be held at the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St., until Sept. 29. All Newton County artists are welcome and encouraged to exhibit, as are artists from throughout the state. Applications are available at Southern Heartland Art Gallery or online at www.southernheartlandart.com.
Alcovy's Dallas Hardin strains as she pitches a ball to a Union Grove batter during Wednesday night's softball game. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Susan Wahl gets help hanging a framed photograph at Southern Heartland Arts' annual Artful Harvest art show which will be on display in the library until September 30. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
Covington will celebrate the written word on Saturday with the seventh annual Literacy Festival.