Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Jamaall Pridgett has been found guilty on all counts in Newton County Superior Court. Sentencing will be held until Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Del Sumner, from the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, inspects a sample of water from a fire hydrant Thursday morning. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
Closing arguments begin this morning in the murder trial of Jamaall PRidgett.
For the second time this year, a jury convened on Tuesday to hear the murder case against Jamaall Marquez Pridgett, the 20-year-old who is charged with opening fire during a dice game in October 2008. The prosecution claims Pridgett opened fire in cold blood, while the defense says Pridgett shot only to defend himself. A mistrial was declared ...
Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School and Salem High School displayed their marching bands' halftime shows during a marching exhibition at Robert Reid Stadium Tuesday night. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
At 13, Micah Williams Jr. is a straight-A QUEST student at Veterans Memorial Middle School and a point guard on the basketball team. He lived several years in Italy where his father, who is in the military, was stationed. His family adores him and teachers praise his dedication and demeanor.
The housing market continues to send mixed signals, but overall sales numbers are up in Newton County.
Micah Williams, Jr., a thirteen-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student, will travel to Belgrade, Serbia from September 19 - 26 to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships in martial arts. To see the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Social Circle City Council members will get to meet some junior ambassadors in a called meeting at 6:30 tonight in the community room in city hall at 138 E. Hightower Road.
SAT scores for high school students in Newton County and in Georgia showed a slight decline in 2010, according to data released today.
A sidewalk chalk art competition was one of the features at the annual Literacy Festival on the square Saturday morning. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
Paul Davis Emergency Services of Newton County is participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to raise awareness of the importance of being prepared for catastrophic events and natural disasters. Paul Davis offices respond to thousands of emergency calls throughout the U.S. - providing property owners and insurance professionals with specialized water and fire damage restoration solutions. Paul Davis ...
Bradd Shore loves Covington because of weekends like this one. Community weekends. Connected weekends. Truly public events like the Fuzz Run, the Literacy Festival and the Denny Dobbs Park grand opening are unique to towns, according to Shore. But that sense of community can be lost in an increasingly uburbanized world, where individual privacy and private enterprise are taking over, he said. Shore studies American life as the director of Emory ...
The county is set to crack down on the improper tethering of dogs, after the Board of Commissioners approved a more stringent animal control ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance requires pet owners to provide shelter, food and water to pets left outside tethered and unattended. Owners must also ensure that the area is clean and that the tether has sufficient length and durability. Ordinance violators face a fine of $100 to $1,000 ...
Emory Street will be closed from Stalling Street to Usher Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, for a tree removal. The Georgia Department of Transportation is removing a large, dead oak tree, according to Covington Transportation Manager Bill Skinner. Drivers will still have access to City Hall and other businesses in that area. They will have to detour on Pace Street to continue traveling on Emory Street. In ...