Lake Varner is one of the county's most scenic gems, and the county is continuing to invest in making the reservoir and fishing lake a recreational destination.
The Georgia State Patrol, along with many other organizations throughout the state, will act as Santa's helpers this holiday season, collecting toys for needy children.
Newton County is doing more road paving than last year, but is spending less money thanks to a restructured and streamlined transportation operation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington Bypass Road.
All of Newton County's nearly 600 employees can have free turkeys in their ovens this Thanksgiving, thanks to a holiday bonus program.
As travelers get ready to pack up their cars and hit the road this holiday season, the Georgia State Patrol is warning them to slow down, as it will be heavily enforcing speed limits, targeting even the slightest of speeders.
Newton County commissioners have decided expanding an overcrowded judicial center, at a cost of $7 million, should take precedence over most of the other projects approved under the 2011 SPLOST.
Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas' light show began with a wave from Santa Claus' candy cane and master of ceremony Andy Irwin's hand in front of the Historic Covington Courthouse Thursday night. Hundreds enjoyned the lights, carols sung by the Oxford City Singers and horse drawn carrige rides.
All Newton County schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday break from Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29. The Newton County Board of Education building will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school board offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Students will report back to school on Monday, Dec. 2.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Residents and travelers in the Salem Road area will soon begin to a ramped up presence by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat crime rates seen in the area year after year.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
In Georgia, some 60.7 percent of non-custodial parents are consistently current with their child-support payments. However, a new program of the Georgia Department of Human Services is designed to help the other 39.3 percent learn how to better support their children, both financially and emotionally.
Covington will kick off the holiday season and light up the night at tomorrow evening's "Magical Lights of Christmas'' opening ceremony downtown on the square.
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
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.
Conyers Resident Commanding officer Brigadier General Maria L. Britt (Georgia Army National Guard Commanding Officer) was guest speaker for East Side Scottish Rite Association meeting on Sept. 24. She graduated from West Point and now is the first Female Commanding Officer of the Georgia Army National Guard in the guard's 273 year history.
Antique car enthusiasts should rev up their engines and head to the Covington square Sunday for the 17th annual Cars of the Past Car Show - especially since the show is for a good cause.
The governor won't nominate a fifth judge for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit for at least a few more weeks, but on Monday the list of candidates was reduced from 11 to eight.