In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Austin Scott was one of dozens of Republican congressional candidates swept into office on a wave of party support and energy apparently infused into the election by the Tea Party movement.
Authorities are questioning suspects after a man was reportedly attacked and doused with lighter fluid earlier this week. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the man was staying at the home of a female friend. Monday night he heard a knock at the door and opened it to find two men standing outside. They immediately began hitting him, according to Oliver, knocking him to the ...
Several Newton County residents told county commissioners on Tuesday that they don't want the county to license pets, calling it an animal tax.
Covington and Newton County have agreed to form a joint committee to study whether Main Street Covington should be brought completely under city control.
Parker Green's Boy Scout career culminated in May of this year with the completion of his Eagle Project. For his project, Parker chose to team up with the Georgia Wildlife Federation to rebuild the pergola that serves as a natural entranceway into Georgia Wildlife Federation's facility on Hazelbrand Road. He plans to remain active in the Boy Scouts until he completes ...
A mud-covered toddler in Spider-Man pajamas who was found late Wednesday wandering about Porterdale was returned to his parents two hours later after they discovered he was missing and called 911, Porterdale police said today.
After 25 years, Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful lost its executive director on Tuesday to retirement.
World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars" but unfortunately didn't live up to that name.
Candice Branche has been sworn in as an assistant district attorney. Newton County Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn presided at the ceremony on Monday. Branche will be prosecuting cases in juvenile court. Branche has recently passed the bar and previously owned a daycare center. She will join seven other assistant district attorneys who practice in Newton County for District Attorney Layla Zon.
Watch the McIntosh County Shouters perform and you're watching living history.
A Conyers man remains in the Newton County Detention Center charged with the kidnapping of his wife.
Covington firefighters are trying to determine whether small recent fires at two different Pure gas stations were deliberately set.
lexander Scott Pace, a 20-year-old Oxford resident, died Oct. 27, following an intramural soccer game at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, where he was a student.
The Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter is once again paying rent to the Covington Housing Authority, but remains around $21,000 behind on payments.
The Covington City Council unanimously approved an airport plan that calls for the city to hire three employees, buy around $20,000 worth of equipment and increase its liability insurance to cover operating the airport. A full-time ground operations manager and two-part time employees will be hired to operate the airport on a temporary basis, until the city decides on the future of the Covington Airport Authority. The workers will be temporary, ...