Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.
Covington is totally revamping its recycling program and now nearly everything is recyclable and the more that's recycled the more money the city will earn.
Cottonwood Farm in Covington will welcome its newest employee Amy McKaughan this coming week.
A Flint Hill Elementary student has been charged with indecent exposure and electronically furnishing obscene material to minors following an incident where he reportedly exposed himself to two classmates and also sent obscene text messages to others.
Newton County residents raised $241,922 for Relay for Life this year as 64 teams and 950 people participated in the annual fundraiser for the fight against the cancer.
The only fundraiser for the American Legion Post 32, the fair ended Saturday at the Legion Field just off Newton Drive behind the Covington Y. Traditional rides and games were available, as was regular fair fare, like funnel cakes and the legion's famous BBQ. This year the fair had some new rides, including the Wave Swinger and the X-Factor - a 18-person gondola tat revolves, tips and comes complete with water jet fountains.
The Southern Heartland Gallery on the square is offering four art camps for students entering first grade through the age of 12-years-old.
The Newton Education Foundation awarded $6,000 worth in grants to three school programs as part of its fundraising campaign, ReImagine Newton.
The Covington Police Department will be offering an Assault Awareness Seminar on May 16 at the Covington Police Department located at 1143 Oak Street, SE. The objective of this important personal safety training is to help provide citizens with techniques and safety strategies to prevent, minimize, or survive an assault. A portion of the class will be hands-on defensive tactics training where the student will have the opportunity to work with a defensive tactics instructor. Other topics to be discussed include; observation skills, negotiation skills and victim reporting skills. The class will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at ...
Residents can expect closures on Interstate 20 at the ramp at State Route 11 (exit 98) and a single lane closure at mile markers 97.5-98.5 on Tuesday, May 1, weather permitting.
The Newton County Farm Bureau's Young Farmers association hosted its second annual tractor show on the square Saturday and doubled in size this year to around 25 entrants.
Man arrested for attempting to sell fittings to Oconee Metal
A fire close to Interstate 20 is again backing up traffic, this time affecting westbound traffic just east of Almon Road.
Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter has filed a lawsuit against 11 individuals who posted comments about her on stories posted on the Internet.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul members have been preparing for a Silent Auction and Wine Tasting (wine provided by local Fox Winery) which will be held Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church's Moore Hall at 7 p.m. There are 130 bid sheets with one to several items on each sheet.
Newborn is hosting its annual Horneyhead Festival from at 8 a.m. Saturday at the old Newborn Schoolhouse at 4326 Ga. Highway 142.
The event will feature a fishing tournament beginning at 8 a.m. and the winners with the largest fish in various divisions will be featured in the Pied Piper parade starting at 2 p.m. Anyone can participate in the parade, which will go around downtown.