Access to the Yellow River continues to expand, and another kayak and canoe put-in spot could be added near the newly rebuilt Mt. Tabor Road bridge.
We were on alert, the midnight sky charcoal black, odd noises coming from the distant jungle beyond the perimeter. My vision battled reality vs. apparitions in black pajamas. I was ready to kill, not so much an enemy, but the aggressive mosquitoes attempting to construct a housing project inside my left ear. I dared not slap or even curse my ear tenants for fear of exposing my so-called fighting position.
The Covington News will be collecting new toys, canned goods and non-perishables beginning Dec. 2 at our office at 1166 Usher St.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office found a 16-year-old with gunshot wounds Saturday.
Fall and winter are when most people begin to stockpile wood for their fireplaces. Of course, some keep a large supply of wood year-round.
I took a road trip with one of my daughters last week. The purpose of the trip was not pleasure, but somehow the trip itself (not the business part of the trip) was fun.
A hazardous winter weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newton County and other counties in the Northern and Central portions of Georgia.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
This week I hit the streets with my camera and ask a simple question. "What are you thankful for this year?"
The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented after a small farmer workshop at the district's annual program.
Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
Putting on the green: Dozens of golfers took advantage of the gorgeous weather Thursday to participate in the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Club. Several chamber members sponsored holes and highlighted their businesses while offering snacks, giveaways and games for those trying to stay under par. The game was played in a scramble format with prizes for the top three scores. ...
Proclaimation signed by Covington Mayor Kim Carter and County Chairman Kathy Morgan:
Newton County Sheriff's Department officials have released the name of the man killed Sunday after engaging in a high-speed chase with a deputy of the NCSO.
Ever wonder what happens when you call 911 for help after an accident? Tuesday afternoon members of the Rotary Club of Covington had an opportunity to find out firsthand from Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton as he hosted a public safety program.
About 30 city and county leaders and residents gathered on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the Black Easter march of 1970.
Elizabeth Christian thinks state and federal politicians are wastefully spending taxpayers' money and she's going to give them a piece of her mind. Christian and a group of Newton County residents will join thousands of other protestors at the state capitol for a TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party tonight at 7 p.m. "I have a 12-year-old son, and all of the spending will be on his shoulders and his kid's shoulders," Christian said. "We're against ...
Newton County didn't receive any federal stimulus money for road projects in the first round of money given out by Georgia Department of Transportation, but the county is hoping to receive federal funding soon.
They take their hands and place them around their throats, squeezing and breathing heavily until their blood vessels dilate. Their blood pressure falls causing their brains to become inadequately supplied with blood and oxygen. Sometimes a belt or scarf, a rope or bicycle chain is used to impede the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain, causing light-headiness before kids pass out. And the average age of the people participating in what ...
The Covington-Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently put three people behind bars who were allegedly involved in a local drug smuggling ring that used the mail.
A Riverdale man who was charged in the July shooting death of a 17-year-old Covington youth was denied bond by Superior Court Judge John Ott on March 31.
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church More than 70 children combed long grass and thick leaves in search of 650 hidden Easter eggs at Saturday's hunt at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford. Dwayne and Missy Gilmore, directors of the youth group at the church, organized the event with the help of their youth group members. There were two separate Easter egg hunts, one for children aged five and younger and one for those ages ...
A deputy from the Newton County Sheriff's Department arrested a local man after he reportedly copped an attitude and refused to cooperate when officers pulled him over for driving on the wrong side of the road.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for our area until 10 p.m. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes.
Newton County resident Don Gresham, recently indicted by a Newton County grand jury for lying about his past as a convicted sex offender in an unsuccessful bid for the District 2 seat on the Newton County Board of Education, turned himself into to authorities Thursday and immediately bonded out on a $5,000 bond. Gresham was charged with one felony count of false swearing and one felony count of false statement in filing a notice ...
The Newton County Juvenile Court received approval from the Board of Commissioners to apply for a grant to fund a day-time educational program to watch over, teach and help reform suspended students.