From the press release: Republican Dave Belton, a Morgan County school board member, announced late Tuesday his intention to run for the Georgia State House District 112 on the Republican ticket.
Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.
Republican Ester Fleming, a former Newton County commissioner and 2010 candidate for the Georgia State Senate, announced Tuesday he will run for the 112th Georgia house seat to replace outgoing incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
A children's book about the humble, but beloved, sweet potato is helping to raise money for student volunteers at Oxford College.
Longhorn Steakhouse in Covington has committed to donate food needed for the Newton County Sheriff's Office 2013 Toy Run on Dec. 14. There also is a drop box in the restaurant where new, unwrapped toys can be donated for the event.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is offering a free driver's education seminar to help Newton County parents prepare their teens to drive.
A man and woman were arrested on drug charges after a Covington police officer recognized that the man, sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot, did not have a valid driver's license and was not disabled.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
State Rep. Doug Holt, R–Social Circle, was fascinated by politics, but after a 10-year stint at the Gold Dome, he's deciding to return full time to the private sector to pursue other passions.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 near Brown Bridge Road.
A Covington police officer on Friday arrested a man who reportedly stopped at a gas station to buy lottery tickets and ended up charged with possession of methamphetamine.
The Newton County Library System wants students to continue reading through the winter holiday and is offering a reading program to encourage children to do so.
When Marie Bruce, a bus driver for the Newton County School System, noticed that one of "my kids,'' Middle Ridge Elementary School student Thomas Farmer, needed a new wheelchair, one that would be a better fit and make it easier for him to get on and off of her bus, she decided to do what she could to make it happen.
The median age in the United States is 37.2.
Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.
Taking over: Newton Medical Center Auxiliary recently elected a new president and president-elect. The president-elect is Val Hampton, left, and this year's president is Frances Rogers.
Names have continued to come in for the fifth judge position for the local Alcovy Judicial Circuit, and as of late Tuesday, the nomination deadline, 11 candidates had been nominated. The Alcovy Circuit public defender and district attorney were both nominated, along with nine local attorneys throughout Newton and Walton counties:
Almon community resident Larry Capes was elected president of the Georgia Elks Association in June at the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annual state convention at Jekyll Island.
This Labor Day Weekend gear up, get on your bike and join the Covington Community Bike Ride - a four mile route through Covington's historic neighborhoods. Whether you are an enthusiast or a casual rider, everyone is welcome.
Family fun: Approximately 1,250 General Mills employees and their families gathered at the cereal production plant Saturday to celebrate the plant's 20th year in operation. The employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of plant tours, inflatables, music, food, and a special appearance by the Cheerios racecar.
From Sept. 4 through Sept. 28, Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. and United Bank are hosting Artful Harvest, the annual fine art show and exhibit at the Southern Heartland Arts gallery. This year, over 140 paintings, sculptures, photographs and other art were received by the gallery.
Qualifying week for city councils in Newton County officially ended Friday afternoon and only a handful of seats are being contested, including one in Covington, Porterdale and Oxford and two seats in Newborn, including a three-way race for mayor.
John Oxendine, Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner, and Bud Ousborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board traveled to Newton County Fire Station No. 1 Thursday to present a reward check to the NCFD and Newton County Sheriff's Department, who accepted the $6,500 for an anonymous citizen whose tip led to the arrest and conviction of four arsonists.
The 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins this Friday evening at 6 p.m., and traffic on Georgia roads is expected to be heavy. Colonel Bill Hitchens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, said a number of local events across the state will contribute to make for a busy holiday period.
The summer holidays are something to celebrate. But they have a deadly reputation on the road because too many summer party-people leave their designated drivers behind at the barbecue. And that means too many Georgians will die in alcohol-related crashes during the Labor Day weekend. There's a traffic fatality every thirteen minutes on America's crash clock with no time off for holidays.
John Oxendine, Georgia Insurance and Safety Commissioner, and Bud Ousborn of the Georgia Arson Control Board traveled to Newton County Fire Station No. 1 Thursday to present a reward check to the NCFD and Newton County Sheriff's Department, who accepted the $6,500 for an anonymous citizen whose tip led to the arrest and conviction of four arsonists. The information provided by the local resident pertained to an October 2006 fire that destroyed two automobiles and ...
As the new school year begins, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta kicks off a new membership year in which parents can register their daughters, ages 5-17, to become Girl Scouts.
Give what you can: The Covington News donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday. The $600 will go toward purchasing a level III bullet-proof vest for a county deputy. 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. On Tuesday, Editor Jennifer T. Long, ...
With the Sept. 8 deadline nearing for local residents to nominate candidates for the fifth judge position for Alcovy Judicial Circuit, several prominent Newton and Walton county attorneys and law officials have already had their hats thrown into the ring.
National bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will appear at Borders Books and Music at the Mall at Stonecrest at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss and sign copies of his newest book of fiction, "Resurrecting Midnight." The New York Times calls his writing "addictive," while Entertainment Weekly hails him as "King of African-American Fiction."