The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
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.
Willard Anthony Montgomery, age 52, was arrested today and charged with armed robbery and use of a hoax devise in robbery of United Bank that shut down Wal-Mart 10 days ago.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
East Metro Health District will host H1N1 vaccination clinics at the Newton County Health Center from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21 for CDC priority groups. The vaccine will be available to persons who fall into the priority groups recommended by the CDC: <font face="verdana,geneva" ...
During the Newton county school system fall break, most kids took it easy, vacationed or slept in and enjoyed relaxing with their friends.
Newton's best: The Cousins Middle School Competition Cheerleading Squad recently won the Newrock Cheerleading Championship. They also won the title of Newton County Champions for the second year in a row. Individual awards were also won by Hannah Green for the Tumble Off and Kaitlyn Bouchillon, Jenna Hicks, Mishay Allen and Kayla Aaron for the Lib Off. Pictured above are: Front row: Kaitlyn Bouchillon, Alex Garner. Second row: Delani Kitchens, Madison Fortt. ...