The second week of the Covington Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy included education on how patrol units function and a hands-on Taser demonstration for willing participants.
If you find the debate over HB 170, Georgia's transportation bill, confusing, you are not alone. For one thing, it keeps changing, and will likely undergo more changes in the state Senate. As federal funds for state transportation decrease over time, Georgia will have to get creative to find money for its transportation infrastructure, which is vital to the safety of its citizens and the growth of its economy.
Our sister paper, The Gainesville Times, sat one-on-one with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. See his takes on the issue in Friday's The Covington News Digital Edition by clicking here.
Saturday morning, the Newton County Republican Party was divided by yellow caution tape, but by evening, they had formed two separate, rival groups, both claiming to represent the GOP.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.
Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.
Newton County's Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing tonight, Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse, to discuss a proposed settlement that would privatize operations of the landfill. Read up on the issue here, here, and here. A copy of the full text of the proposal can be found on the county's website here.
County Manager Tom Garrett presented an overview Tuesday night of the county's General Fund finances in preparation for the 2016 budget.
Mike Hopkins had given up on bringing his family back from Colorado to Covington this year, but a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate Tuesday would effectively legalize cannabis oil on a federal level, removing a major barrier to getting his daughter, Mikayla, the treatment she needs in Georgia.
Kelsey's Law, which was inspired by the story of a brave Oxford girl, passed unanimously in the state House Wednesday.
Georgia House of Representative Dave Belton, R-Buckhead, made an appearance at the Newton County School Board meeting Tuesday night to discuss a slew of legislation that will affect the Newton County School System.
Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal visited Oak Hill Elementary School Wednesday morning as part of the Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that supports increased childhood literacy in the state.
Virginia Tinsley, head of the North Georgia Methodist Homeless Council has known Rev. Clara Lett, and her good work operating the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless and Transitional Housing Center in Newton County since 2001. Rev. Lett's church and the Porter Memorial United Methodist Church in Porterdale worked together to support this ministry in Porterdale. It was moved to Covington after the Covington Housing Authority purchased three buildings at Turner Lake Circle in Covington in 2007.
Coming up, in the March 11 Wednesday Digital Edition: We catch up with the founding fathers of Conyers' World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade and hear how this beloved tradition started and how their spirit of irreverence endures; What parents should know about the world of social media, phone apps, texting and chatting when it comes to keeping kids safe from online predators. Also, Publisher Pat Cavanaugh interviews a special guest, Publisher T. Pat Cavanaugh. Click here on Wednesday to read more.
Coach Henry James "Jimmy" Wright is remembered as a talented basketball player and coach, but friends and family were even more impressed by his loving and generous spirit.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved annual reappointments for County Manager John Middleton, County Attorney Tommy Craig and County Clerk Jackie Smith Tuesday night.
The Kmart in Covington was spared in the latest round of store closings, though the bargain retail chain may close dozens more stores in the near future.
Update, Jan. 3: The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved a county redistricting map Monday at a special called meeting.
Residents of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter got several early Christmas presents, when a group of local residents put together a Christmas celebration for the residents.
The second annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast will take place Jan. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Turner Lake Complex. Hosted by the Covington Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, the event is free to the public and will feature a guest speaker and light breakfast and coffee.
Ask Anita Denny about music and she'll tell you a dozen a stories and then break out singing the songs she wrote to match. She is a country music singer after all.
The Newton County Library System will lay off 12 employees beginning Jan. 1 because of declining revenues and increasing costs.
A 51-year-old man from Rex, Ga., was arrested on Dec. 23 and charged with child molestation.
Deputies are searching for three black males who robbed a 14-year-old as he walked on Mountainside Lane Monday afternoon.
There were some news stories listed incorrectly in this morning's email digest sent out to our readers.
Former Mayor Bill Dobbs, Former Mayor Sam Ramsey, Mayor Kim Carter and Mayor Elect Ronnie Johnston gathered at Carter's farewell celebration.
Covington's eternal flame has been re-lit after nearly two decades of darkness.
Due to the upcoming holiday, The Covington News will be adjusting our schedule again this week.
A local company is looking to hire 100 people in the coming weeks, welcome news in an uncertain economy. But the staffing company that is handling the hiring process may have trouble filling those 100 positions.