Local residents and various Newton County schools filled the downtown area Thursday afternoon to mingle and enjoy a day of free music from the Daniel Jackson Band during the second Luncheon Concert on the square.
After weeks of discussion and a request by former municipal court judge David Strickland, the Covington City Council voted unanimously Monday to conduct a financial audit on the city's former probation services provider East Georgia Correctional Services.
Seventeen-year-old Robert Bradford is a Kroger bag boy being heralded as a hometown hero after tackling a man who punched a fellow female employee in the face.
Bradford was bagging groceries when he saw Jeffery Pace, who had stuffed three packages of tenderloin steaks in the front of his pants, punch a loss prevention associate in the lower jaw and attempt to run out of the store.
The building that houses the law firm of Alexander Royston, but is more widely known as the Mystic Grill, burned this morning. The roadway around the square is still blocked with emergency vehicles and firefighters are working the scene.
A Newton County Sheriff's deputy and sergeant have been punished following an internal investigation into allegations they mishandled a situation on Lower River Road where a couple who was trying to change the locks on their new home were held at gunpoint by neighbors, then arrested by authorities.
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that 28 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student. Among the recipients is Sara Carignan of Covington, Ga.
"This year's recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy to honor each of them with an AKC Junior Scholarship," said Mari-Beth O'Neill, AVP of Customer Service. "We wish them well as they complete their education and look forward to their participation ...
A 72-year-old man reported missing late last week was located safely at a family member's home in Waycross Sunday.
Jack McCarty went missing Thursday afternoon when he walked away from a home he was visiting with a person caregiver. He was next seen hours later on video surveillance at the Kroger store on Salem Road accompanied by three men. He was located two days later.
Residents are once again invited to bring all of those sensitive financial or personal documents they no longer need to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 to have them shredded for free.
The annual Shred Day event is being sponsored by the chamber and Newton Federal Bank.
Long time real estate attorney Philip A. Johnson is running as a Democrat for the District 5 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners seat because he wants to bring more civility to local government.
Johnson, 62, has been practicing law in Newton County for 38 years but said he wants to return to politics to get Newton County back on track.