Put down the remote, power down the iPad, and get the whole family outdoors this weekend as the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center presents JAKES Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the center's Discovery Area.
Brown Bridge Road, at Fieldstone Lane, is blocked off from both directions because of an accident, and drivers should seek an alternate route, according to the Covington-Newton County 911 Center.
The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score – the state's new accountability system – for the middle school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
In observance of Mental Health Month, View Point Health's New Rock Day Services Program, at 101 Kirkland Road, Covington, plans the following outreach events:
Georgia River Network is continuing its Unveiling Paddling Series this year with four different opportunities for residents to rediscover some hidden gems among Georgia's waterways.
In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the first wish ever granted by Make-A-Wish, Make-A-Wish Georgia granted 44 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses throughout April.
The Newton County Humane Society donated a check to the Newton County Sheriff's Office to help with the purchase of a vest for one of the four K-9 officers at the NCSO.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett honored The Covington News for the newspaper's contributions as this year's Partner in Education. The Partners in Education program, developed in 1986, includes collaborations between schools and businesses, social-service and governmental agencies, colleges and universities, civic groups, churches and other interested community members, according to information from NCSS website.
All Chick-fil-A coupons are not created equal. Some Newton County residents hoping to use an Internet coupon that entitled them to a free sandwich in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week learned that lesson Tuesday.
Erica Madeline Adriance, 22, 30 Ashley Drive, Oxford, April 24. Contempt of court.
A man wanted in Walton County was found sitting in a Newton County neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
Margaret Gregory-Smith of Covington won $256,865 in the May 3 Fantasy 5 drawing. She claimed her prize Monday. The jackpot ticket was purchased at Covington Raceway, 5148 Highway 278 NW, Covington.
(7:10 p.m.) Rockdale, Henry and Newton are back under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. (6:30 p.m.) A tornado warning has been issued for parts of southern Rockdale, northern Henry and central Newton counties until 7 p.m. by the National Weather Service. A warning means a tornado has been sighted or picked up on radar in the area. (4:36 p.m.) A torndao watch has been issued for Newton County until 10 p.m. ...
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.49 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Meet Nick McWilliams, a 20-year-old guy who loves the car wash so much that he works at one. McWilliams, has been working at Four Seasons Auto Wash Express here in Covington for nearly three years, in which time he has endured rain, sleet, snow and 104 degree weather just to make sure your car is as clean as it can be.
With spring just around the corner, many residents are making their way over to Turner Lake Park to walk the trails, and several have noticed it is looking good. The Newton County Recreation Commission said it recently went in with machines and cleared out much of the underbrush and limbs in order to keep the public safe and the park looking nice.
Each year in the U.S., about 20 million cases of noroviruses are reported. These are a group of related viruses that cause gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the stomach and kidneys.
Marlin Engelhardt was a man of strength in many ways, who thrived on overcoming adversity and used his perceived shortcoming to speak wisdom in the lives of others.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners' meetings will now be recorded on video and placed on The Covington News' website, CovNews.com, where they can be viewed in their entirety for free by the public.
Design and fashion may be a dream for some people, but an evolving Social Circle designer will face reality as she participates in a competition for emerging designers during Charleston Fashion Week, in Charleston, S.C.
A seventh-grader stood on stage Friday night. He nervously looked at his note cards as nearly 400 pairs of eyes looked on.
The only possible place more miserable than waiting in line at the DMV is waiting in line to get inside the IRS office.
Two Covington women were charged with shoplifting from the Salvation Army Tuesday afternoon. Employees of the store watched as two women, later identified as Josephine Gilley Jones and Stephanie Lynn Harris, allegedly removed several pieces of clothing and concealed them in a white purse. When officers questioned the women initially, they both said there were no clothes inside the zipped up white purse. But when they were separated, the story changed. Harris reportedly told officers ...
The Newton County Historic Society's next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, off City Pond Road.
Today is the final day for early voting on E-SPLOST. If you don't make it to the polls today, you can vote Tuesday, March 19. Read up on education SPLOST by clicking the following links to previous stories.
A few tractors are parked inside Dale Wiley's barn that sits on his family's land they have owned since 1919.
Enrollment continues to rise at Flint Hill Elementary School, which is already the biggest in Newton County, and school system officials are discussing how to handle the growth, including possibly adding another assistant principal.