Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Newton County's five municipalities will have a chance to present the county government with their SPLOST requests in a meeting at 6 tonight at the Historic Courthouse downtown.
Newton County Recreation Commission employees are no longer packed into the Turner Lake Complex after some officials moved their offices into the two-story home near the complex's entrance that was purchased in late 2009. The 2,900-square-foot house was converted into six offices, a receptionist's desk and a boardroom. It also has an attached garage and two detached storage buildings for rental furniture, equipment and vehicles. The recreation commission purchased the house and 3 acres from ...
Venon Ison fought his way across the Pacific in World War II, all the way to Iwo Jima.
For some World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight, a nation-wide network with local hub programs, takes World War II veterans on an all-expenses paid trip to see the World War II monument in Washington D.C. During the trip, the veterans are honored like the heroes they are and given VIP treatment. "They really did a fine job, said Navy veteran Grier Sims of Covington. "We ...
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day.
The battleship U.S.S. Iowa was good to Grier Sims. The ship was his home during World War II, taking him safely across both the Atlantic and Pacific and into Japan at war's end. It was big, 57,000 tons loaded, and cushy compared with the amenities offered on a destroyer. "Good duty on a battleship," he said. "We mostly were just bombarding." Late in the war, Japanese kamikaze pilots tended to target the carriers and the ...
Porterdale native Clarence Capell got to ride across Europe during World War II. He was a mechanic, gunner and assistant squad leader for a recovery unit that took damaged or destroyed tanks and other vehicles away from the front to be smelted down and transformed into more fighting gear. That duty took Capell, 89, from the beaches of Normandy and into Austria at war's end. It also earned him a Silver Star. Along the way ...
COVINGTON Grady Allen, U.S. Army Leon Eugene Anthony, Jr., U.S. Army Arthur Columbus Arnold, U.S. Navy Charlie Lee Bailey, U.S. Army Claude Winford Bailey, U.S. Army James 'Buddy' Fletcher Bailey, U.S. Coast Guard John Lewis Bailey, U.S. Navy Thomas Eugene Bailey, U.S. Navy Code Ditus Barnett, Jr., U.S. Army Joe D. Bates, U.S. Army Air Forces William Howard Bates, U.S. Army Charles H. Berry, Jr., U.S. Navy William L. Bowden, U.S. Marine Corps L. Render ...
Afros, dashikis and go-go boots will abound at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Alcovy Road campus of DeKalb Technical College, as Washington Street Community Center plays host to its sixth annual Casino Royale fundraiser.
A group of Oxford College of Emory University students are turning an old food pantry site into a community park.
The Covington Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of the annexation and rezoning to heavy industrial of 160 acres owned by the Newton County Industrial Development Authority along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road.
The victim of Monday afternoon's fatality wreck has been identified as 39-year-old Terrance Michael Collins of Oxford. He was killed after being thrown from his motorcycle during the accident.
A fatality accident involving a motorcycle occurred near the recycling center on Stone Road around 4:30 p.m.
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bill Love is the featured speaker for the Covington ceremony, to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday on the square. The Covington resident has been deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Terrell Moore, commander of American Legion Post 32. The Eastside High School band will play for the event and Newton High School's Junior ...
Two Snapping Shoals EMC employees are being honored for their bravery Monday by receiving Life Saving Awards from Georgia EMC. If not for Farron Head and Ken Ellington, two Newton County residents may have lost their lives this year.