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.
Charles L. Skrobot resigned from the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week after being charged with child molestation on Oct. 5.
A heated clash between a mother and daughter got officers from the Covington Police Department called to Turner Street Thursday evening.
A 28-year-old Covington man died early Sunday after his car crashed into the median wall on Interstate 20 near the Salem Road exit in Rockdale County, state troopers reported.
Pat Conroy, native Atlantan and quintessential Southern writer, entertained an audience of about 300 Thursday evening at Burge Plantation.
Georgia has one of the longest early voting periods in the nation, increasing voter access and pushing candidates to campaign longer and establish platforms earlier.
Jim Dial worked only a few hours each day at the judicial center as its mail clerk, but his sunny personality and loving attitude has left an indelible mark on his co-workers.
The Town of Newborn celebrated the grand opening of its historical schoolhouse Oct. 2 with free lunch and music. Several residents from near and far came back to reminisce about their experiences as students, including Mary Formo, who traveled all the way from Washington. Formo made the cross-country trip because she spent a few years of her childhood here on a 70-acre farm. She remembers skipping school and hiding in the honeysuckle with her best friend Anne.
Newton County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to try to qualify for participation in a pilot program to protect the integrity of agricultural areas in the county. If selected, Newton County will receive help from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission staff through its Local Agricultural Protection Guide Pilot Program.
Newton County governments might have to slash budgets by another 12 percent to 15 percent next year because of zero growth and a new state bill designed to have property tax assessment valuations reflect actual sales prices on homes. Newton County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight said Tuesday that a natural decline in property values will account for about 5 percent of the drop. An additional 7 percent or 8 percent decline will be caused ...
State officials said Thursday that they view Covington as the model of a film-friendly community and will be promoting Newton County more aggressively than ever as the state seeks to increase its entertainment market share.
The star attractions are in and available at the fourth annual Great Pumpkin Patch at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St.
By 1910, a Newton County innovation was catching on across the country.
A career fair featuring 17 employers will be staged from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 387 W. Hightower Trail in Social Circle.
Nearly a year after his first trial, convicted murderer Franklin Elliott Benson on Thursday went before Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. to request a new trial, citing ineffective assistance of council and inefficiency of evidence. Benson, 50, was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of 49-year-old Leslyan Williams, whose body parts were found off Georgia Highway 212 on Oct. 30, 2007. Williams' head and torso were never found.
Austin Scott, the Republican candidate for the Eighth Congressional District, is getting a boost from the national party in his campaign against Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall.