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.
The Covington City Council is holding its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 tonight at city hall. The meeting is always preceded by a work session at 5:30 p.m., where the council runs through the agenda and sometimes discusses issues in more depth than during the formal meeting
Authors Pat Conroy and his wife, Cassandra King, are set for a free reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Burge Plantation, 2659 Georgia Highway 142 in Mansfield.
Snapping Shoals EMC, in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, will hold its seventh annual Ride for the Cure motorcycle ride fundraiser on Saturday.
The pink sky and fluffy evening clouds create a stunning sunset. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
A 27-year-old woman was found running naked down Taylor Road around 6 a.m. Sunday. When authorities arrived, she told them she had escaped from her ex-boyfriend who had held her hostage and assaulted her.
A teen anime group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the library story room to share and discuss art. The grouping of canvases pictured here were created by teen anime member Andy Dominguez-Cuevas. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Anne Wheeler has a new best friend that's taking her around Covington whenever she wants to go. It's an adult tricycle that's blue in color and has a basket on the back that Wheeler has named Go-Go Girl.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is surveying its members on whether alcohol by the drink sales should be allowed in unincorporated Newton County.
Bill Marinella's been involved in Covington's filming for nearly 20 years, dating back to his days as an actor in "In the Heat of the Night," the 1980s television series that put Newton County and its courthouse on the map.
Early voting for the Nov. 2 General Election begins at 8 a.m. Monday at the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St. in Covington.
Covington resident Martha McGiboney believes the city's proposed restrictions on parking commercial vehicles in residential areas will hinder her son's ability to make a living.
After a year's hiatus, they're getting ready to make music again at the Newborn Opry.
Deputies were called to a shooting Tuesday evening, but instead of arresting the shooter, charges are pending against the juvenile who was shot.
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