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.
A local man who believed he was meeting a 14-year-old female at a local gas station for a sexual encounter was instead met and arrested by RCSO investigators last week.
ATLANTA (AP) - Journalist Claude Sitton, who set the pace for reporters covering the civil rights movement in the South in the 1950s and '60s and later won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, died Tuesday. He was 89.
"Out of the huts of history's shame
Dozens gathered in the Covington Cemetery to re-consecrate more than 300 unmarked graves found - many of them believed to belong to slaves.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Hebron World Church after two juveniles starting fighting in the parking lot.
A Covington teen is behind bars after allegedly shoving his grandmother, causing her to break her ankle.
Employees at a local doctor's office called for deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office after a regular patient yelled and threw things at the office staff.
Learn to make cheap food taste like a gourmet meal with a few simple tricks and some good, solid cooking know how. Cooking isn't some natural born talent. It's a skill just like any other and practice makes perfect.
The Emory Healthcare system continues its aggressive expansion in the Atlanta market, as it finalized an agreement Thursday to bring Newton Medical Associates into its primary care network.
Rumors were flying around town Friday about last-minute entrants into the Covington mayor's race, but at the end of the day no one else stepped forward.
It's a busy year for city elections in Newton County with five city mayors and 16 city council members up for election in Newton County and Social Circle in 2011, plus two school board seats in Social Circle.
More than three years since the accusation was first made, 47-year-old Steve Anthony Lam was in court to face charges that he molested his children's friend in the summer of 2008.
Officers were called to Sharp Learning Center after an Ombudsman student reportedly ran away from his teacher and into the woods Wednesday afternoon.
An argument between mother and son led to the arrest of Cornelius Cullins Tuesday evening for obstructing an officer.
Jaide Peterson, theft by taking felony, 10 years probation, 100 days confinement, $1,000. Felony obstruction, 5 years probation, $1,000. Criminal damage to property, 5 years probation, $1,000. Misdemeanor violation of duty, 12 months probation, $500. Reckless driving misdemeanor, 12 months probation.
What's new at Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars? Just about everything. And, from its brilliantly colored, new Big Top to its stellar cast of performing artists and educated animals, Cole Bros. Circus 2011 is nothing short of spectacular.
Opposition to the proposed power line that would run through Mansfield's city limits continues to grow as business leaders and elected officials join the effort to have the line's route run around the city.