The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Porterdale Farmers' Market will be opening for its second season on March 24. Local growers, bakers, and crafters will once again be selling their home-grown and hand-made wares at the Historic Train Depot in Porterdale every Saturday from 8:30 to noon.
Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warm temperatures and beautiful weather. This past week temperatures reached the 80s setting record highs for this time of the year. The flowers are beginning to open up from the long winter, and local families are going to parks and nature trails around Covington to enjoy the beautiful scenery happening around them.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners continued to work on an alcohol ordinance to allow for restaurant sales of alcohol, but the question of how close alcohol can be sold to churches, libraries and schools remained unsolved Monday.
A 31-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a fight at the homeless shelter with another resident.
Alcovy Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge John Ott officially announced Wednesday that he will seek reelection.
Covington showed off its credentials to movie executives at The Next Cool Event in Atlanta, which was designed to show off the state's film friendly communities and interior and event design companies.
America's Best Value Inn, 10101 Alcovy Road, Covington, March 6. Score: 100
A couple at the Magnolia Heights Apartment Complex was arrested following a family fight late Tuesday morning.
The South Carolina man who was struck and killed early Tuesday morning on Interstate 20 in Newton County was driving a car registered to a dead Alabama man, authorities said.
Charges have been filed in the death of popular motorcyclist James Burton Eenhuis, 65, who was killed January 27, 2011.
U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) will attend Saturday's town hall from 10 a.m. to noon at the Porter Memorial Branch Library, 6191 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.
Georgia Agriculture Awareness Day was observed with a celebration of the state's largest industry at the Georgia Depot near the state capitol Tuesday. The event, hosted by Governor Nathan Deal and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, included the recognition of farmers from across Georgia selected to receive the 2012 Governor's Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Awards for management practices they use to protect the soil, air and water on their farms. Event attendees were able to sample original food products competing in the 2012 Flavor of Georgia Contest, which recognizes products that use Georgia-grown commodities created by Georgia entrepreneurs.
Nicole Tilston stood patiently watching the activity in the parking lot of Sharp Learning Center Tuesday morning. Clutching her autograph book and permanent marker close to her chest, she stared in awe from across the street as the actors entered and exited trailers of the makeshift production headquarters for "The Vampire Diaries."
The new Walmart at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem Roads will open for business around 8 a.m. today, following an official grand opening ceremony at 7 a.m.