The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the 2013 murder conviction of a Rockdale County man earlier this week.
The Covington Lions Club is hosting its 5th Annual Pancake Supper Thursday, Sept. 24.
Long-time county resident and former Georgia State Representative Philip Johnson announced that he would run for Chair of the Newton County Board of Commissioners in ...
Residents will have a chance to comment on refinancing the Newton County Administration Building to pay for a new HVAC system for the Covington branch ...
According to documents obtained by The Covington News, Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy" Craig was removed as project manager for the South Fulton Municipal ...
The focus of Baxalta's arrival to Newton County and the development of Stanton Springs has been the more than 1,000 jobs and direct ...
The Newton County School Board (BOE) officially approved of an intergovernmental agreement with the Newton County Board of Commission (BOC) that will give the school ...
Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting its popular Books Are Fun book and gift fair on Monday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept.16 from 7 ...
C.R. Bard recently honored employees who have 20 or more years of service, along with Director of Global Logistics, John Curtis.
Members of the American Heritage Girls helped make the day a little sweeter for Newton County firefighters Tuesday.
Around 3,000 runners and walkers came to Covington to support the Covington Police Department and participate in the annual Fuzz Run Saturday.
In response to questions from residents, local law enforcement is letting the public know that the threats on social media towards schools and officers on ...
UPDATE: West Newton Elementary School buses resumed taking students home after Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies declared the area all-clear.
All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.
In December of 2011 13-year-old Jajuan Shaw wrote a column that concluded with the sentence "God has blessed me with so much and my autism ...
The new Walmart at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem roads has hired 282 workers and nearly completed its hiring.
Carl Ray Fuller was full of life.
Newborn officials are on a mission to beautify their town, including replanting trees to replace those uprooted during April's tornado and designing parks to be placed at town hall and the old schoolhouse.
to participate in events for the MLK Day of Service. Volunteers did everything from painting the Clarkston Community Center to digging up periwinkles at Stone Mountain Park to sprucing up a garden for a food pantry in Newton County.
The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is looking for the most outstanding volunteer in the community for the fourth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. Local nonprofits as well as individuals and other community-based organizations are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in the county through selfless endeavors. Along with recognition, the winner of the award, named in honor of the founding chair of the Newton Fund, will receive a $2,000 award grant to be designated to a charity of choice.
The Covington Police Department is going one step further to combat crime in local neighborhoods by using a free app available on smart phones that will deliver tips to officers in real time while allowing tipsters to remain completely anonymous.
Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon has been tapped as a special prosecutor in the Clayton County case against former sheriff Victor Hill, who is accused of committing multiple thefts while in office.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington honored its longest-serving members Thursday, giving Legion of Honor awards to members who have been in the club for more than 25 years.
The Newton-Rockdale Optimist Club is hosting an essay contest. It is open to youth up to 18 years old as of Dec. 31, 2011 who have not graduated high school or the equivalent. Those who are interested are to email NewtonRockdaleOptimist@gmail.com to receive an application and full contest rules.
January is National Mentoring Month and local nonprofit Newton Mentoring is hosting a recruitment reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Porter Memorial Branch Library, 6191 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.
The Porter Memorial Branch Library is having a one-year anniversary celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the library, 6191 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.
IN BRIEF: Rockdale County firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:03 p.m. Friday at Cook Road. Four engines, one rescue unit and mutual aid from Henry County responded to this location, according to Rockdale County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Sharon Webb.
IN BRIEF: A two-vehicle accident was reported near the intersection of Smyrna Road and Ga. Highway 212, around 1 p.m. on Friday. A 1996 Plymouth Breeze that had turned left off of Smyrna Road onto 212 was reportedly hit by a GMC Savannah van on Ga. Highway 212 heading towards DeKalb County. The female driver of the Plymouth Breeze was extracted from her car and transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical, according to Rockdale County Fire Department spokesperson Sharon Webb. No other passengers were reportedly in the vehicles.
While many executives spend an average of five years in one place, Newton Medical Center finds itself in the rare position of having four executives who have been with their hospital a combined 100 years.
County Commissioners Tuesday night voted to approve a five-year contract for lawn care without bidding for price in a repeat of a split over recycling services two months ago.