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.
Trees preserved as part of the Keeping Forests in Forests (KFIF) carbon offset program helped clean Georgia's air by sequestering 7,816 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (MtCO2e) since the program was launched in March 2009. The sequestration figures are included in a report prepared for the Carbon TreeBank, LLC – one of three partners in the Keeping Forests in Forests initiative – by Forecon EcoMarket Solutions, LLC, an independent environmental sciences consultant ...
On July 16, Randall Meadows will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of Snapping Shoals EMC. Brad Thomas, who is currently the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, will become the new President and CEO.
Farms today are faced with multiple challenges. Between natural circumstances like droughts and floods to a market that grows more fickle by the year, farmers have had to evolve over the years in order to stay in the agricultural business. Hodges Farm is one such business that has learned to adapt. The farm started as a cotton farm until the mid-70s, when the market for cotton plummeted and the cost of raising ...
A request made by convicted murderer Darrell Antonio Crowder to withdraw his guilty plea in the murder of his estranged wife, was denied by Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton. Crowder initially pleaded guilty in December 2009 but said he did so under pressure from his attorney Garland Benny Cook, Jr., who he alleged told him that if he took a plea he could "probably get out in 15 years or so." ...
Luke Knight doesn't trust his government. The Newton County resident believes today's political scene is too infused with lying and innuendo, and he wants to counterbalance that by becoming an informed voice.
Snapping Shoals EMC's Annual Meeting of the Members will be held Thursday, July 15, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Registration and activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration closes at 1:15 p.m., and the business session will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Construction for the expansion of the Newton County landfill is expected to begin within the next month, as the county seeks to add enough capacity to last for the next decade.
Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne formally announced that the state intends to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Pablo Fernando Maldonado, the accused ringleader in the 2009 murder of Timothy Clements.
Although The News did not place in General Excellence, as it did last year by winning top honors in Georgia Press Association's annual competition, its editorial staff still earned 10 awards, including four first place honors.
A burglary suspect's run from authorities was cut short Tuesday after he crashed in a neighborhood south of Cumming.
A 37-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with bestiality after several witnesses allegedly saw him having sexual intercourse with several horses.
The National FFA Organization recently awarded a $1,000 Rose Acre Farms scholarship to Jacquelyn Leissa, a graduate of Putnam County High School and formerly of Newton High FFA. Leissa plans to use the funds to pursue a degree in animal science at Berry College.
Summer in Georgia brings camping trips, cookouts and afternoons by the pool. Unfortunately, the warm weather also brings severe storms and other heat-related hazards that can turn summer fun into summer threats.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority continues its efforts to remake Walker's Bend and has reached an agreement to sell 28 lots to private developer Affordable Equity Partners to build 32 single-family homes.
When the zombie apocalypse comes, even the small town of Mansfield might not be safe. Crews filmed for three days earlier this month along Highway 11, shooting footage for the pilot episode of "The Walking Dead," a six-episode series on AMC. "The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics ; Kirkman is also helping produce the television series.