A Wednesday night fire that damaged part of an Oxford duplex and destroyed most of its contents left a family of five homeless, but the Red Cross and the family's home church is rallying to offer support.
Eastridge Community Church had a mission to pack the food pantries of Newton County, and its members went out and bought enough food to fill 232 boxes.
Paul Frazier Allen, 22, 235 Mountainview Drive, Covington, May 2. Hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, armed robbery, intimidation, taking control of substance.
A concerned driver called authorities for help Sunday night after seeing a vehicle driving erratically.
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has imposed an Open Burning Ban for 54 Georgia counties, including Newton County, that will begin May 1 and last through Sept. 30.
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.
Ricky Lewis Smith, age 44, has been arrested and charged with the shooting death of a woman in Porterdale Sunday evening.
For many Christians church is defined as a gathering of a people, but most will agree it's still nice to have a building of their own.
Book sales and classic cars: Raising community awareness with an antique car and book giveaways during the Friendship Festival parade, Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library promoted their bi-annual book sale. The sale and events associated with it enabled the group to present librarian Janet King with a check in the amount of $1,200 for the purchase of sorely needed library materials.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office initially noticed a vehicle traveling erratically and ended up arresting the occupants on various charges, including theft by receiving stolen property for reportedly having a stolen weapon in the vehicle.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful's fourth annual fundraiser, the Green Getaway, had a good turn out Friday evening at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
On this day 80 years ago, Essie Callaway invited 12 ladies to her home for lunch and together they founded the Covington Garden Club. A year later the club became affiliated with the Garden Club of Georgia.
-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 deductible. Checks should be made ...
For the second year the City of Covington declared November Family Month, and Mayor Kim Carter and Bishop John Knorrp read proclamations describing the importance of families to a strong society.
Several residents remain opposed to the public park being considered in Fairview Estates, but on Tuesday the Board of Commissioners heard glowing reports from two residents whose opinions have dramatically changed over the past month. Resident the Rev. Sharon Collins called in the NAACP and Newton County Ministers Union two weeks ago because she was dissatisfied with the county's handling of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. After several meetings, ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dubose Porter and David Poythress will be speaking at the Newton County Democratic Gala, taking place at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Washington Street Community Center.
Many hands have helped bring the future Porter Memorial Branch Library to the brink of construction, and that team effort was clearly shown by the 18 people who broke ground Thursday morning.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called out to a home late Tuesday night in regards to a family fight and found that a 14-year-old boy had to defend his mother from her husband's fists, according to reports.
On Poppy Day, Nov. 7, the American Legion Auxiliary will be at various locations in Covington receiving donations and asking residents to wear the familiar red, handcrafted poppy to honor America's fallen soldiers.
Main Street Covington and BB&T are asking for donations to serve Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade Company B 1/121st Infantry, whose members are currently stationed in Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.
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