Jordan Marie Aaron, the 13-year-old Covington girl who has been missing for over a month, was found safe Wednesday.
A Georgia Lottery winning ticket worth $3 million was sold in Covington. F S Food Mart, located at 10946 Highway 278 E. in Covington, sold the winning top prize ticket from the instant game 100X The Money.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
After another two-hour work session Monday, Newton County commissioners have yet to come to a consensus on the biggest budget questions, but County Manager John Middleton said significant cuts to services would be required if commissioners don't choose to go with the rollback millage rate.
The Main Street Covington program is set to undergo some major changes as local officials, led by Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, seek to consolidate and improve efforts to increase tourism and retail business growth.
More than 50 elderly residents were displaced and about 25 employees lost their jobs when the Garden House assisted-living facility in Conyers was abruptly closed at the end of May after two weeks' notice.
Newton County Library System officials are encouraging patrons to show off their passions through the national "Geek the Library" campaign.
The ending of slavery in America will again be celebrated in Newton County at the second annual Juneteenth Festival on June 8.
The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet have assumed the operation of Mainstream Dance Studio.
Several Newton County leaders recently graduated from a multi-day training program at the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Atlanta, Newton County native Delores Haney did her pediatric rotation at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. There she met a young man from Xavier College who was paying educational expenses by working as a bartender.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.47 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
Newton County Library System officials continue to discuss how to pay for repairs to the leaking roof and failing heating and air-conditioning units at the Covington Branch and will have a better idea of what's required after an assessment of the facilities from an architecture firm.
Some Newton County residents will be paying more for water and sewer service beginning next month.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Drivers will no longer have to stop at many of those pesky railroad crossing stop signs in the county as the Newton County Public Works department is paving over five of the crossings over the next several days.
If you're a fan of swashbuckling señors and singing señoritas, the Alliance Theatre's musical performance of "ZORRO" is the perfect fit (it's so perfect, some of the señors sing and one of the señoritas even swashbuckles).
With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered May 11.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session tonight at 6:30 p.m., prior to their 7 p.m. meeting.
Oxford's second annual military panel will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 17, at Oxford College Chapel. The free event will feature a special panel with men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Young Harris College music education major Sam Wolaver, of Mansfield is one of five talented seniors in the YHC band program that will be featured during the YHC Concert Band's performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.