Two suspects wanted for the Omnicare Pharmacy armed robbery were arrested after officers and agents found $250,000 of prescription drugs in a joint Georgia Bureau of Investigations and Conyers Police Department investigation.
Every spring is a great time to enjoy the cooler weather, the colorful scenery of the blooming flowers and more. This spring offers a more rare experience for are residents thanks to the Gaither's Plantation Spring Fling and Festival.
An estimated four-hour repair job, extended to eight or nine hours, keeping residents along Brown Bridge Road without water for much of the day Tuesday.
After allegedly taking the drug "molly," a woman fought with Covington police officers and grabbed for an officer's pepper spray and Taser Saturday morning at 2:20 a.m.
Covington drivers are paying more than most in Georgia for auto insurance, going against assumed statistics about population and density as indicators of such rates.
A Covington man was arrested after he allegedly drove drunk with an open bottle of whisky in a truck and tried to make his passenger switch seats with him.
Responding to the increasing number of people who want to assist law enforcement officials and build a stronger partnership in the fight against crime, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown announced that Newton County citizens are being invited to become Honorary Members of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.
The Covington Lions Club will hold their 42nd Annual Chicken BBQ at their pavilion on Conyers Street from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on April 9.
A small electrical fire left the Arby's on Turner Lake Road shut down Sunday evening through Monday.
Residents in Social Circle pride themselves on their tight-knit community mentality and volunteerism. What better way to celebrate that aim than by gathering to fuel up 700 hungry and pollen-covered bicyclists from all over the state at a rest stop under the sun?
County officials want to make sure they're on the same page when it comes to future development in the Salem Road area, so they're placing a temporary ban on some zoning requests.
The City of Covington's Green Fuels Facility, a compressed natural gas station, held its grand opening Friday.
Six Newton County School System high school students plan to spend part of their summer jump-starting their college learning after being selected to participate in the 2014 Governor's Honors Program.
Newton County residents planning to vote in the Republican primary May 20 will have a chance to meet and question several candidates in one place at the Newton County Republican Party's April 15 political rally.
After speaking to the Lions Club of Oxford this week about 4-H opportunities, I noticed yet again that my old classmates simply aren't present in service clubs.
Newton County is investigating claims made by former county lawn-care contractor Billy Durden, who informed the county in late November he is planning to sue, claiming wrongful termination and libel and slander.
Update, 12:51 p.m.: County Attorney Tommy Craig said the county is investigating the claims made by Billy Durden in the ante litem notice and expects to finish the investigation shortly.
Newton County's future county manager is already in place with transportation director Tom Garrett being appointed to assistant county manager, but what happens when Garrett leaves?
The winter storm that came through Newton County Tuesday evening resulted in around 20 car accidents (five known by the Covington Police Department, and an estimate of around 15 from the Newton County Sheriff's Office), plenty of people out of school and work, and a closure of the county and local city offices.
Taurus O'Neal Baynes, 29, 145 Avontea Drive, Covington, Jan. 21. Probation violation.
A LaGrange man, released from the Newton County Jail Tuesday under a charge of theft by receiving stolen property from May 2013, reportedly stole a man's car from a gas station the next day.
S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G, B-E-E… Spelling Bee.
Snow is an unfamiliar enough sight for Metro Atlanta residents, but ice-skating Fords, Hondas and Chevrolets? That's just plain out-there.
Businesses and organizations needing web help and local web designers and developers looking for work have a chance to connect Saturday at a first-of-its-kind event in Newton County.
The City of Covington held its retirement reception Thursday evening honoring the 19 former employees who made 2013 their swan song.
A Covington man was arrested for reportedly "laying drags" in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Due to continued icy conditions on the roadways, all Newton County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow, Jan. 31, a release from the school system said.
The Covington News will continue to update residents throughout the day as Newton County recovers from Snow Storm 2014. Please visit throughout the day to find out more on closures, weather, traffic and any possible emergencies.
Newton County roads are clearing up, and the county offices will open at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Newton County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 30, due to inclement weather.