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 14th meeting about the Neighborhood Stabilization Program ended the way it started - with a divided community.
Newton Medical Center is among many other leading authorities that disagree with the recent declaration from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force regarding mammography guidelines.
Despite the cold, rainy weather Sunday, dozens attended the 100 year anniversary celebration for the Covington Fire Department at Station No. 1 on Pace Street.
Top recruiters: Nine members of Newton County's NAACP Youth attended the state conference in Warner Robins Oct. 10-12. The group won first place for Membership Laydown (most members recruited) and senior Naomi Will won an academic award. The following NAACP Youth members attended the conference: President Brinna Freeman; Vice-President Berquita Hill; Sharakia Johnson; Thomas Johnson; Abri Bazemore; Endia King; Katedra Wade; Marquize King; helper Potia Farley and Advisor Cathelene Perry.
On Oct. 30, Bryan Thomas Johnson received official notice he passed the Georgia State Bar exam. On Nov. 2, Johnson was sworn in as a member of the State Bar of Georgia by his father, Presiding Judge Edward H. Johnson, Court of Appeals of Georgia, sitting by designation as a Judge of the Superior Court of Clayton County. Johnson was also sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney for the Clayton Judicial Circuit by District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.
Operation Sandbox was organized in 2004 to send holiday care packages to soldiers who could not be home for the holidays. A chapter is active in Newton County, and with the holidays approaching fast, now is the time to make your donation. Anyone wishing to donate can call (770) 784-9155 for more information, or visit the Operation Sandbox Web site at www.operationsandboxga.com.
Students at Livingston Elementary School made a conscious decision to rid themselves and their school of "trashy behavior." The students wrote down a bad behavior and threw it in the garbage on their way out of an assembly that brought an end to a week of learning about preventing bullying at their school.
Judge Horace Johnson Jr. granted attorneys for Christina Crowe just two more weeks to inform the court if Crowe wanted to move forward with a stipulated bench trial or a plea of guilty on charges that she drove while intoxicated and in so doing, caused the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch.
The next Chamber of Commerce president should be a strong leader with experience in helping existing businesses expand and attracting new businesses.
For almost 50 years, Boy Scouts have camped and created cherished memories at Bert Adams Scout Camp in Newton County. February 2010 also marks 100 years of Boy Scouts of America.
The county's sign ordinance remains intact and Jack "Buddy" Morgan has found an alternative to putting up more roadside signs on Interstate 20.
Hundreds of citizens converged on the square for the official start of the holiday season in Newton County Thursday night and to see T.K. and Louise Adams granted the honor of lighting the courthouse.
So many foreclosed homes have been purchased by private owners in Fairview Estates that Newton County will likely have to purchase most of its Neighborhood Stabilization Program homes elsewhere.
Mount Tabor Road opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday, after the road's bridge was closed in late September when the Yellow River flooded.
Commissioner J.C. Henderson's decision to try to get Newton County cut off from federal funding has angered leaders around the community.