Social Circle is hosting a city-wide cleanup Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Groups will be assigned a street each to pick up trash until either they are done or 11 a.m. Participants of this cleanup include civic clubs, citizens, the mayor and members of the city council.
The fastest set of wheels in town is washed and waxed and ready for show.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has selected Rockdale County student Dylan Veneziano of Young American's Christian School as a 2013 Certificate of Merit Finalist.
The Newton County Board of Education has begun its search for a new Newton County School System superintendent following Tuesday's news release stating 34 applications were submitted for the open position.
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission has found no probable cause to investigate claims made against former Alcovy High School principal LaQuanda Carpenter by Newton County Board of Education member Jeff Meadors.
Today is the final day for voting on E-SPLOST. Read up on education SPLOST by clicking the following links to previous stories.
The lowest gas price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.48 at the Shell station, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
Sabrina Ortiz has neither a job nor a home. Sadly, these days, that doesn't make her at all unusual.
Newton County Farm Bureau members recently collected staple groceries and monitary donations for Georgia food banks during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau.
From severe drought to severe flooding - what a difference a year can make.
Prevent Child Abuse Newton is in the business of helping others, but recently another local company turned the tables on them and provided the non-profit organization with a full office makeover.
Southern Heartland Gallery on the Square has extended the Silent Auction on its Art Guitar until Dec. 22. The guitar previews three other guitars to be auctioned at the Art Guild Fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, on Feb. 6. The guitar was painted by SHA Gallery Artist Linda Pflug.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
For 15 years the Newton County Animal Shelter was served by a dedicated volunteer. He passed away in September and Wednesday shelter employees and volunteers recognized his loyalty by hanging a plaque honoring him in the shelter lobby.
Christina Renee Crowe was found guilty in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch Thursday afternoon and sentenced by Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. to serve at least 10 years of a 25-year prison term.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce can now begin seriously interviewing candidates to become the next president after the Board of Commissioners approved an 18-month contract to more than double spending. Asked about the next steps, Chamber Search Committee Chairman Jerry Mays responded by email:
Officers from both the Covington Police Department and Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a disturbance Saturday afternoon when a 20-year-old man reportedly busted out a window in a local photography studio and accused the people inside of trying to kill him.
Deeper budget cuts, transportation funding and water disputes will dominate the spring Georgia legislative session according to Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle).
Toy patrol: Covington Police Department Cap. Craig Treadwell takes a local child shopping as part of the Shop with a Cop program, where law enforcement officials partner with the Department of Family and Children's Services to provide Christmas toys for several economically disadvantaged children in Newton County. Other CPD officers and GBI Agents helped children load their carts with holiday cheer.
A man was shot in the head early Saturday morning after reportedly attacking his juvenile step-son.
Newton County Juvenile Court received a grant award in the amount of $36,562.50 from the Department of Human Services Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. The court will use these funds to launch its first program targeted specifically to girls. Girl STEPS, Sisters Teaching Empowering Parenting Sisters, will help adolescent girls redirect disruptive behavior and improve family relationships. The Juvenile Court in Newton County was one of only six Georgia agencies to receive ...
A Newton High School student was arrested and charged with battery on a school teacher Friday afternoon.