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
Billy Skinner has been Covington's go-to man for a long time. During his 40 years with the City of Covington as an engineer and transportation director, Skinner was called upon to complete a lot of projects and answer a lot of questions posed by city officials and residents alike. "He always had time for everybody, no matter who you were," Skinner's wife of 48 years, Shirley, said. "No matter what you wanted to be done, ...
The eligibility of Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware is being questioned after it was discovered that Ware is not a registered voter in the city of Conyers, has provided various addresses to local courts and state agencies within the past year, and voted in Newton County last year.
The Covington City Council vowed to clean up the entrances to the city to make them more attractive for visitors and residents alike, and it took the first step last week.
Cars and bikes will be on display and plates of barbecue will be served at Prospect Church next weekend.
LONDON (AP) - A U.S. hydrogen bomb nearly detonated on the nation's east coast, with a single switch averting a blast which would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that flattened Hiroshima, a newly published book says.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges in Atlanta by the FBI and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of a Conyers man who fell to his death at Turner Field a suicide. The office reportedly made the ruling last week after meeting with the family of Ronald Homer to discuss the findings.
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two adults and three children were able to escape from their burning home in Loganville when they smelled smoke.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.24 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newborn History book available The Happy History Committee of Newborn announces that the book "Newborn, Ga. – Characters, Places, Tales'' is now available for purchase. The 530-page book contains about 560 photos. A limited number of full-color books are available for $60; black-and-white books are $25. To order, visit www.newbornga.com. Social Circle Water stains The City of Social Circle will be flushing/flowing fire hydrants through Oct. 15. When the hydrants are flushed, residents may experience ...
The Board of Education has unanimously approved hiring Insight Education Group to provide a combination of in-person and online coaching for 10 Newton County School System Algebra I teachers.
A rash of car break-ins this week has authorities warning residents to be vigilant when it comes to keeping items inside their vehicles.
A coyote reportedly prowled its way behind Liberty Middle School earlier this week. Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for Newton County Schools, said in an email that what was first thought to be a fox was later confirmed to be a coyote behind the middle school, which is adjacent to South Salem Elementary School. Davis-Viniard said that as a precaution, South Salem Elementary students have not gone out on the playground for the past ...
The rich, historic architecture of Madison, Ga., will be showcased during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble Oct. 4-6. "Madison Unseen!" will include more than 40 historic private homes and sites rarely seen by the public.
There is a room attached to Wild Bill's Crown Lounge where white couches line the walls and red felt pool tables await the sharks of that sport. This is where I caught up with Ashley Walden after her hour-long set on the lounge's stage for the club's Georgia Country Night. After playing her set as the opener for another Covington native, Ty Chesley, she sat next to me, beaming. She was definitely pleased with her set.