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
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.
Parents in search for some good, spooky fun just in time for Halloween need look no further than the square on Saturday, when local author Erik Oliver will be signing copies of his children's Halloween book, "Kid Cavalier on a Halloween Quest," at Mayfield Ace Hardware.
Two sisters got into a physical altercation after one allegedly attempted to perform a voodoo ritual on the other.
Newton County recently completed a $12 million expansion of its main water treatment plant, a project that will ensure the county has adequate water for the next five years.