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 lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Give what you can: The Covington News donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday. The $600 will go toward purchasing a level III bullet-proof vest for a county deputy. 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. On Tuesday, Editor Jennifer T. Long, ...
With the Sept. 8 deadline nearing for local residents to nominate candidates for the fifth judge position for Alcovy Judicial Circuit, several prominent Newton and Walton county attorneys and law officials have already had their hats thrown into the ring.
National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction, "Resurrecting Midnight." The New York Times calls his writing "addictive," while Entertainment Weekly hails him as "King of African-American Fiction."
Thomas Moseley of Newborn placed first at the National Wild Turkey Federation's 16th Annual Turkey Shoot held Aug. 14 -16. Moseley broke 40 clay targets while competing in the 20-Gauge Event, C class of the NSCA Division at The Meadows National Gun Club in Forsyth.
Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee Chairman John Douglas (R-Social Circle) announced today that officials at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Technology will renew the option of free live streaming audio of all athletic events for military personnel stationed overseas and serving within the United States. The universities typically charge an annual fee for users; however, both schools are waiving this fee as a sign of their ...
Covington native Andy Offutt Irwin has once again received national acclaim as a storyteller. He received the Just Plain Folks Award for Storytelling Album in Nashville on Aug. 29 for his CD Bootsie in Season. TOhe Just Plain Folks Awards are sponsored by the largest organization for independent recording artists in the world, and they considered over 42,000 albums and 360,000 songs for their various categories of awards for 2009. <font ...
Golf fanatics should brush off their clubs for back-to-back charity tournaments on Sept. 17 and 18.
As the weather turns colder and the corn grows taller, Colonel Cob's Corn Maze in Oxford is preparing to open on Sept. 11, with an all new maze and several new attractions.
Newton County's Most Wanted people are now listed on the NCSO Web site, newtonsheriffga.org. If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of these people, they are asked to contact the Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant division Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at (678) 625-1411. On weekends and after business hours, contact the non-emergency dispatcher at (770) 784-2100. Information can also be given on the anonymous tip line located on our Web site. ...
A fire broke out this morning at the John Miles Chevrolet dealership on Dogwood Drive, consuming about a quarter of the parts department building and causing the 30-plus employees to be safely evacuated from the property. No one was injured or hurt in the fire or evacuation, according to Rockdale County Fire Department spokesperson Mike Lee. The fire, which sent black plumes of smoke into the sky, started a little after 10 a.m. and was ...
As the state accepts nominations for a fifth Judge for the Alcovy Circuit, Sen. John Douglas (R- Social Circle) announced Friday that he is supporting Covington resident David Strickland for the position. "I have known David since 1996 and found him to be a great leader in our community, a man of impeccable legal credentials, and a rising star in judicial circles," Douglas said in a press release. "I am confident that he will ...
Residents planning on running for their local city council will be able to qualify for the Nov. 3 municipal election beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. Council seats are up for election in all of Newton County's municipalities.
County commissioners and employees say Newton County Senior Services is an effective, quality program, but they also believe it can improve and are considering reorganization amidst questions of Senior Services' hierarchy, funding and future.
Many local Republicans had their first chance to hear from the Republican gubernatorial candidates, and they came away impressed.
Some Newton County residents are going to receive quicker fire service thanks to an automatic aid agreement signed between the county and Covington fire departments.