In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Before the Newton County Recreation Commission decided whether it would operate the Nelson Heights Community Center, it naturally had a few questions, including:
Middle and high school 4-H'ers in Newton County are members of Sigma Lambda Chi 4-H.
Sharp Learning Center is all about change. Students are at the school to make a change in themselves and on Thursday morning several of those students worked hard to make a change in the front of the school as well.
Richport Properties is inviting the community to come out Saturday to its newest property from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brookline subdivision, located one mile south of the square at Highway 36 and Eagle Drive, to bid at a silent auction, enjoy some free food and entertainment, learn more about local community groups and explore new houses.
As of Tuesday, last month's flooding was estimated to have caused $3.5 million worth of damage in Newton County.
Before the Newton County Recreation Commission decided whether it would operate the Nelson Heights Community Center, it naturally had a few questions, including
City council elections aren't until Nov. 3, but residents in Newton County's cities will be able to cast their vote early.
H1N1 nasal spray vaccine will be available for free at the Newton County Health Center, at 8203 Hazelbrand Road, on Friday.
The 4th annual Sherman's Last Burning Fall Festival and BBQ Cook-Off hosted by the Covington Lions Club will begin Friday at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Field on Mill Street. On Saturday gates open at 10 a.m. and the festivities last until 10 p.m. The gate fee is $4 and children under 12 enter free
"It doesn't really seem like science," says 4-H'er Sarah Heft of her observations at a local veterinary clinic.
Members of the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary held a luncheon Tuesday to benefit the Hope Boutique - a unique service that provides prosthesis, wigs, turbans, pressure pillows and more to breast cancer surgery, chemo and radiation patients.
How I got invited to a University of Georgia fraternity party at my age isn't the story here. The story is what I saw when I went there.
Click here to view a slideshow of Gaither's Plantation.
A Newton County Sheriff's Deputy's fast-thinking saved the life of a Newton County infant Thursday night.
Bill Herbert joined the staff of The Covington News as its new circulation director this week. "Morris Multimedia is a fine company to work for and I will work to expand our delivery coverage in both counties," Herbert said.