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.
Newton County is receiving help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to plan for smart growth and future mixed-use developments along U.S. Highway 278, such as mixed retail-office and retail-residential buildings.
The Social Circle Theater will present the final showing of their largest production to date, "Children of Eden," a theatrical production from the book of Genesis, April 24 through April 26. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, a sold-out 3 p.m. Saturday matinee and 6 p.m. Sunday.
The City of Covington and Newton County have been considering purchasing railroad right-of-ways from Norfolk Southern for the past several months. On Tuesday, the city and county held a joint public meeting to enlighten the public and discuss the benefits and risks of possibly purchasing the railroad. The Covington News will have more on this story in Sunday's paper.
Angela Hodges was recognized as conservationist of the year April 21 by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented at the district's annual program for the achievements in soil and water conservation on her farm. Hodges was presented with a plaque of recognition by Newton County District Supervisor Larry McSwain. Angela and her husband Bo Thompson operate Anna Beth's Farm named after her niece located on Ga. Highway 229. ...
It's been about 188 years since the Brick Store was first built and quickly became the hub of the community in Newton County. The store still stands on U.S. Highway 278, a tribute to times gone by. But recently Brick Store has received some long overdue credit, after being added to the National Register of Historic Places. After 18 months of hard work, researching ownership and past uses of the former Superior Court of Newton ...
Members of Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful will join volunteers from across the county to collect trash from local roadways and green areas Saturday. "We're participating along with thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Great American Cleanup, which is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful," said Connie Waller, executive director of KCNB.
A Conyers woman who fell into the rapid waters at Factory Shoals Park late Monday morning was found dead, a victim of a drowning. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, a call for help went out at roughly 11 a.m. when a group of the friends that the women, identified as 35-year-old Marie Elaina Carley, was with, called 911 after the she accidentally fell into the water and they were unable to find her.
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
The Newborn Town Council finally approved its 2009 calendar year budget after months of discussion and uncertainty. Councilwoman Suzanne Bean said the $297,342.92 budget wasn't passed until March 16 because of council members' differing opinions and uncertainty about how the economy would affect the city's revenue, particularly property taxes.
Both the Covington Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff's Office are seeking the community's help in finding men that they say are responsible for robberies on April 11 and 14.
A visit from the congressman: Congressman Jim Marshall (D-District 8) speaks to ninth through 11th graders on Thursday at Newton High School, while Principal Roderick Sams looks on, about the importance of serving their country through the military and other public agencies.
Prominent Newton County resident Otis Spillers passed away April 14 at the age of 90, but not before he touched many lives in the community he had called home since 1935.
Newton County is no longer under "drought" conditions, but that doesn't mean the county will no longer have drought restrictions.
In many ways, Alcovy High School freshman, Heather Munson is like any other 15 year-old teenager. She chats on the cell phone, has a crush on a boyfriend at school, engages in sibling spats with her 12 year-old sister Amber and loves watching American Idol. But for Heather, every day begins and ends with the challenges of coping with cerebral palsy.
The solitary "crack" of a BB pellet hitting its target breaks the silence of the Walton County Livestock Barn. Then a volley of shots begin to hit their marks, kicking off the district 4-H BB match.