Update Sunday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. : Troopers have cancelled the lookout for the vehicle involved in the collision with a pedestrian Saturday morning on Brown Bridge Road. The investigating trooper received information Saturday afternoon and identified the suspected driver. The vehicle believed to have been involved has also been located. Troopers will conduct interviews next week and charges in the case are pending the completion of the investigation.
Georgia Perimeter College held its "Awesome Autumn" Open House at the Newton campus Saturday.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has begun setting its strategic goals, and topping the list is reducing the millage rate, a promise commissioners made to the public when the board raised the rate earlier this year.
The Covington square was filled with families, friends and fun Saturday as Main Street Covington held the 2013 Harvest Festival.
Nonprofit Newton Trails is still in discussions with Norfolk Southern to see if it can find a way to keep a 14.9-mile rail corridor intact for use as a trail.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
Local recreation legend Billy Carl "B.C." Crowell died this morning at 5:30 a.m. after a long bought with diabetes. His funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Crowell coached youth sports in Newton County for years and has dedicated hours to various organizations in the county.
Several people were arrested at a home in Nelson Heights Saturday afternoon after drugs were found in a home where a stolen vehicle that officers from the Covington Police Department were searching for was parked.
Polly Simpson considered Harry Faulkner to be her special uncle, the one who always had time to spend with her.
Traffic may be a little more congested at the already busy intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142, as reconstruction takes place to widen the intersection.
Linda E. Long, the 62-year-old driver of an SUV that was struck by a train over Fourth of July weekend, succumbed to her injuries Monday night.
A 22-year-old Covington man was killed over the weekend and according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Shane Allen, alcohol was a factor in the single car accident.
Former Covington resident Randy Durden has recently been awarded the Million Mile Award by U.S. Express. The award recognizes drivers who complete over one million miles of driving without having an accident on their records.
Oxford College could be getting a $20 million science center, Newborn now has a taxi service and cities are turning their attention to the 2011 SPLOST vote.
Bright crimson red hats. Deep purple outfits. Neither color match in an ensemble, but with the Red Hat Society, that is the whole point. Created for women over the age of 50, the organization serves to create lasting friendships and camaraderie.
Up in flames: A fire broke out Monday at a home on Costly Mill Road. The house and a camper nearby were destroyed in the blaze. According to witnesses, the structure was fully ablaze when firemen arrived. Firefighters had multiple trucks on the scene to fight the blaze.
The Newton County Health Dept. staff is offering free vaccines at the County Administration Building all this week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for early voters.
Three men were arrested in two different burglaries earlier this week, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Deputy Cortney Morrison.
Christina Renee Crowe was before Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Thursday afternoon, requesting a new trial after being found guilty in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in December.
For the second time in 2010, Newton County has missed a deadline to turn in required planning documents to the state and will be ineligible to receive some new state funding during July and most of August.