Chamber and government officials have a list of retail businesses they think they can attract now and a wish list of businesses they want to see come to Newton County in the future, and they've hired a former executive from a global industry to be their retail pitchman.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is being used regularly for afterschool programming, and now the center is going to have an outdoor pavilion.
Dave Bernd, recently named Director of Commercial Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has a wide variety of business experience, including co-owning a Christmas and outfitter shop with his wife and participating in community development - including commercial development - in the U.S. and overseas.
A man reportedly told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday that a group of juvenile boys were making explosives in his neighborhood.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Sonya "Nikki" Benton to the rank of court services division corporal. Cpl. Benton will assist in the day-to-day supervision and operation of the court services division. She has been with the sheriff's office since 1997 and has served as a detention officer, detention sergeant, and C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor. She received special recognition during a promotional ceremony presided over by Sheriff Ezell Brown and Chief Deputy Jerry Carter.
A Covington police officer and his family lost their home in a house fire Wednesday. No one was injured.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
More than a dozen teens were arrested on charges of underage drinking after a house party this weekend.
A group of Newton County residents realized the area around them would eventually change and their peaceful, country living would likely be interrupted.
Access to the Yellow River continues to expand, and another kayak and canoe put-in spot could be added near the newly rebuilt Mt. Tabor Road bridge.
We were on alert, the midnight sky charcoal black, odd noises coming from the distant jungle beyond the perimeter. My vision battled reality vs. apparitions in black pajamas. I was ready to kill, not so much an enemy, but the aggressive mosquitoes attempting to construct a housing project inside my left ear. I dared not slap or even curse my ear tenants for fear of exposing my so-called fighting position.
The Covington News will be collecting new toys, canned goods and non-perishables beginning Dec. 2 at our office at 1166 Usher St.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office found a 16-year-old with gunshot wounds Saturday.
Fall and winter are when most people begin to stockpile wood for their fireplaces. Of course, some keep a large supply of wood year-round.
I took a road trip with one of my daughters last week. The purpose of the trip was not pleasure, but somehow the trip itself (not the business part of the trip) was fun.
When Wendy Rodriquez arrived in Fairview Estates in 2003, the subdivision was in its formative stages and was a lonely place for an 8-year-old girl.
Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.
Alcovy High School Competition Cheerleaders Sean Ezzard, Calvin Dallas and Arthur Fields show off a synchronized flip during practice Wednesday evening. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Fluffy clouds accent a vivid blue sky at the covered bridge over Black Shoals Lake in Rockdale County. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Newton County residents will vote next year on whether to approve a special local option sales tax that would last until 2015.
Covington police reported that a shoplifting investigation resulted in the arrest of two women for possession of suspected methamphetamine on Monday. Police charged Michelle Payne, 39, of 6024 Clane Drive in Covington, and Stephanie Miranda, 26, of 629 Windy Hill Road in Monticello, with theft by shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine about 1:37 p.m. Monday at the CVS Pharmacy at 8183 U.S. Highway 278 N.E.
A gathering of old friends: the Newton County High School class of 1990 celebrated 20 years on Saturday, Sept. 25. More than 40 former students attended the event.
The General Election is a month away, and The Covington News and Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce will seek to prepare voters at a forum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Covington Branch Library on Floyd Street.
Last fall, the Rev. Sharon Collins stood proudly in front of her peers and told them she believed in Newton County, IECDG and the public park being built in her neighborhood, Fairview Estates, calling it a field of dreams.
In 31 years, Trish Baker never missed work for illness, but that changed in 2006 when she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer.
A Social Security Administration office opened in Covington Sept. 7 bringing 54 jobs to Newton County and reducing wait times for those awaiting or appealing disability decisions.
After 18 months of intense debate and compromise, a public park is being built in Fairview Estates, with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today in the neighborhood off Fairview Road. Several officials will speak, including Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan, District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz and Scott Sirotkin, director of the county's developmental services department.
Trisha Baker, a four-year survivor of breast cancer, will have her portrait, along with approximately 55 other breast cancer survivors' portraits, featured on the square this Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Portraits of Hope portion of the Pink on the Square event as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
In 2011, the first time in five years, Newton County residents will vote on whether to have another special local option sales tax. However, before a ballot is formed, the Newton County Board of Commissioners must select a list of projects to put to a referendum.
A Covington woman died and two people were injured in a two-car collision Sunday evening on Georgia Highway 20 at Buckingham Drive. Kayla Quinnisha Ward, 20, was killed in the wreck, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol. It was raining at the time and the driver apparently lost control of the car, according to Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis. Ward died at the scene of blunt force injuries suffered in the ...