The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two females who may have information about a theft that occurred ...
The Covington Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 5131 Wheat Street Wednesday evening.
The Bear Creek Reservoir water supply project made a statewide list Wednesday, marking it as one of 12 entities the Georgia Water Coalition considers the ...
Even if the changes brought in an $800,000 revenue stream, creating a new convenience center at the landfill and shutting down all others might ...
Peter Lyons, Georgia State University's associate provost for institutional effectiveness and a professor of social work in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies ...
All Newton County schools will release students early on Friday, Nov. 6 so teachers can participate in professional learning activities.
After a standards compliance audit from The American Correctional Association on Nov. 2-4, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) will be awarded accreditation at ...
There already had to be a special called election for State Senate District 43, and now there will need to be one more reason to ...
Live streaming coverage of Election Day 2015 from Newton County's Board of Election conference room.
There will be two new Covington city council members in January.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) asks Newton County residents to bring paper documents to its next Paper Shred Event at the Newton County Library parking ...
Heavy rains have caused the Yellow River to rise to 12-to-13 feet this week, spilling out of its banks to flood a nearby RV park.
Slightly less than 11 percent (10.9 percent) of Covington's registered voters have already filled out their ballots for the 2015 city council elections.
The Newton County Chamber of Commerce will hold a "Build a Business" presentation on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at The Center ...
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual "Dick James Small Business of the Year" award, to be given at ...
A trail ride needs a trail boss, and who could be better for the job than someone named Susan Boss?
Blessed doggy: On Saturday, Oct. 23, Dr. Doug Gilreath, Senior Pastor of Covington First United Methodist Church held the first Blessing of the Animals for the Community on the downtown square in Covington. The service followed the Annual Mutt Show sponsored by the Humane Society. Members of the community were invited to bring the dogs, cats, fish, turtles, rabbits, any of their beloved pets to be blessed. To view more pictures of the event you can visit their Facebook page - search for Covington FUMC.
Newton County was chosen to participate in a free, state pilot program that will help it protect its agricultural land, and had its first meeting regarding the program this week.
When planning a wedding, many a bride has decided on Burge Plantation, a regal old home that sits just a bit off the road in Mansfield, surrounded by trees. The home is lovingly maintained, filled with antiques, and the perfect place to make memories. It's also home to several guests that usually aren't on the invitation list to the various functions held at Burge - ghosts who have roamed the property for hundreds of years.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events:
Ten scholarships valued at $14,250 are available from the Georgia Farm Bureau to Newton County high school students who plan to major in agriculture, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.
Want to recycle and also help educate Newton County students for free? Then bring your office paper and junk mail to the recycling bin in the back parking lot of The Covington News and all proceeds will go toward the Newspapers in Education program for Newton County students.
Eastside High School's prom committee is trying to keep the cost of its prom down by staging a fall festival on Saturday, with all proceeds going to the March 19 dance.
Cracker Barrel is expected to announce plans in 2011 for a Covington restaurant, and it could be followed by a few other national chains, providing positive signs for a county seeking commercial growth in a depressed economy, as well as more consumer options.
For parents whose children will be going door-to-door in search of treats on Saturday, they will have one less danger to worry about. Sex offenders who are currently on parole or probation in Newton County are required to report to the sheriff's office during peak door-knocking hours.
Long-time Library Director Greg Heid will be leaving the Newton County system in early 2011, after accepting the director position of the Des Moines, Iowa, library system.
The Board of Commissions once again discussed the 2011 SPLOST Thursday night and came to the conclusion they need more information and more meetings.
A 32-year-old Newton County stepfather was arrested after his 13-year-old stepdaughter reported that he had been touching her inappropriately for two years. It was also later found that he had been videotaping her in various rooms throughout the home.
A fourth grade student was removed from class Thursday morning at Oak Hill Elementary after bringing an airsoft pellet gun and pellets to class.
The unemployment rate in Newton County dropped slightly in September to 12 percent from 12.6 percent in August, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate also declined in metro Atlanta, from 10.3 percent in August to 10 percent in September. The statewide rate (seasonally adjusted) remained unchanged at 10 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent.