Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
A fraudulent refund scheme that spanned two months, involved at least seven employees, and could total more than $50,000 was reported to the Covington Police Department last week by the loss prevention staff at the Walmart on Industrial Boulevard in Covington.
Covington Police officers were called to the Rite Aid store at 3215 Highway 278 Oct. 4 in reference to shoplifting.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys. The incident occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an assault on a teenager by a group of boys that occurred Sunday evening in the Ellington Community.
A serious wreck on I-20 resulted in Preston Carl Williams, 69, from Covington being airlifted to Atlanta, but the other driver, a pregnant woman, was treated locally and is fine.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.14 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
This week I find puppies on parade in the fight against breast cancer
State Rep. Doug Holt (R- Social Circle) has announced that he will run for reelection and plans to continue to represent Newton and Walton Counties through his policy of fiscal conservatism.
The Covington City Council moved forward with the creation of an airport authority, despite concerns from some residents that the city was moving too quickly.
Students from Social Circle Theater have been accepted into the invitation-only 2010 Junior Theater Festival taking place in Atlanta Jan. 15-17.
Artist Linda Pflug has been chosen artist of the month at Southern Heartland Art Gallery. A transplant from Florida, Linda has been involved in the arts for 50 years and owned her own gallery in Fort Myers Florida. Pflug's work has won numerous national awards and appears in many corporate and private collections.
Additional charges have been filed against each of the four men accused of murdering Robert Andrew "Drew" Nichols and dumping his body on a rural road in Social Circle.
The Porterdale City Council moved closer toward adopting a city homestead tax exemption for applicable residents at its Monday night meeting.
Newton County had several vehicle accidents and DUI arrests over the holiday but no fatalities were recorded between Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
o Ernest Dwayne Brown, 45, 876 Ga. Highway 142, Covington, Dec. 12. Family Violence Act simple battery.
The body found inside the charred remains of a car on New Year's Eve was the victim of a homicide according to investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
State Representative Doug Holt announced today in a release his bid for reelection. "I'm focused on keeping the state fiscally disciplined during these hard times," Hold said in the release. "Georgia has become one of the most fiscally responsible states in the union, an achievement we can all be very proud of. During this recession, however, many voices have called out for new revenue from increased taxes or debt - in my book, this is ...
No one believed Francheska Wesley when she told them she would have her baby on New Year's Day, but mother's intuition was right and she welcomed her daughter at 1:13 a.m. on Jan. 1 at Newton Medical Center.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a vehicle fire late Wednesday night and when they arrived found not only a burning vehicle, but also the charred remains of a body inside.
The Covington City Council approved Dixie Jet Services' proposal to change ground lease rates at the Covington Municipal Airport.
Newton County District Attorney W. Kendall Wynne Jr. has been appointed the fifth judge for the Alcovy Circuit by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The experiences in Sara Groves' life are as varied as the plants she grows on her property in Oxford. Her home sits in the middle of her gardens and she in the middle of her home, commanding the space like a famous general with whom she once rode horses.