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.
The words "breast cancer" evoke terror in the minds of most women and especially in the minds of the people who love them. Because breast cancer is today's second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States behind lung cancer, modern medicine continues to discover and provide ways to prevent, detect and treat this dreaded disease.
A Newton County grand jury decided Friday not to return any indictments in the case against Stephanie Casola and Anita King who were accused of disrupting the funeral of Lanny Barnes on July 2.
Norfolk Southern Corp. is in the process of abandoning most of its railroad from Covington to Newborn because the line will no longer be used. The decision to abandon comes after Norfolk Southern chose to not renew its lease with the Great Walton Railroad Company as of Sept. 30.
Fairview Estates residents remain concerned about the effect of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program in their community, but outright objection has given way to cautious support for many of the residents after Thursday's meeting between county officials and neighborhood leaders.
Friday the Newton County grand jury considered charges of disruptive conduct at a funeral service, criminal trespass and unlawful placement of signs against Anita King and Stephanie Casola, who picketed at Lanny Barnes funeral. Barnes had previously been convicted of murdering King's 2-year-old daughter Avery, after he ran over her and several members of her family at McDonald's on Highway 278.
By day they are simple students but on Oct. 7 the Eastside High School varsity football cheerleaders will don their pink capes and become super heroes for breast cancer awareness.
Betty Ware has arrived at a new chapter in her life. After volunteering at Newton Medical Center for the last 33 years, Betty is retiring and moving to South Carolina to a retirement facility near family.
For the third consecutive year, Porterdale officials invite everyone to help clean up the Yellow River around the Mill Saturday and then stay for a full day of good food, good fun and good tunes.
While most Newton County roads affected by flooding have reopened, parts of Crowell, Harold Dobbs and Mt. Tabor remain closed per the Georgia Department of Transportation.
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 payable to ...
A Newton County deputy remains on administrative leave after an accident Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Covington woman.
A 20-year-old man was shot at several times and hit once while walking through The Silos Saturday afternoon.
A democracy is dependent on public participation, and historically public meetings like town halls and public hearings have been the vehicle to gather public input, but there is some disagreement on the role of city council and county commissioner meetings.
A fight between neighbors ended with authorities being called to Norman Road late Sunday evening.
Crowning glory: Eastside High Senior Tyeshia Little was crowned the 2009-2010 homecoming queen on Friday night during the game against the Elbert County. The Eagles beat the Blue Devils 25-7.