The family of a Mansfield man killed Christmas Eve 2012 in Afghanistan accepted honors and recognitions on the man's behalf for his heroic services globally and in the Newton County community.
UPDATE: Just a reminder that the chamber is hosting a public meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. to go over the county's latest retail study, give the public a chance to weigh in and provide interested locals with resources to start their own business. If you can't make the meeting, The Covington News will be live streaming the meeting at CovNews.com.
An employee at an auto dealership reported that someone stole one of the vehicles from the business.
McDonald's wants to open a location on Ga. Highway 11, attached to the BP gas station just off I-20, but residents and officials are split on whether to grant an exception to the county's watershed laws.
Even though most Georgians are several generations removed from their family farm, many can trace their family history back to a farm and even still have relatives farming the family home place.
Newton County Farm Bureau members B.J. and Kaci Marks of Covington are serving on the Georgia Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee for 2014.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office honored its deputies and employees for their service to the community Friday.
The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.
This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.
(Covington, GA), February 20, 2014 – The Newton County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Dave Bernd has been named as Vice President of Economic Development.
School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.
Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment will provide an environmentally sound way to dispose of electronic waste Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
An explosion in Social Circle sent two men to the hospital Sunday.
Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive Thursday in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in recognition of National Blood Donor Month.
U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Mike Collins will speak in Newton County Thursday.
An anonymous tip to the Newton County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of man accused in two December smash-and-grab burglaries.
Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.
Occasionally, an interview with a veteran challenges my creative abilities. How do I properly relate the story of a military career seemingly beyond normal human aptitudes? This is one of those stories, much too condensed to suitably honor hard-earned accomplishments.
A pizza delivery man reportedly was robbed and pepper-sprayed while delivering pizzas in Oxford Sunday.
Newton County residents have had to adjust quickly to frigid temperatures that plunged below 10 degress Monday and Tuesday nights.
The Newton County Festival of Trees opened Nov. 21 for its third annual event, the second year in Mayfield's on The Square, donated by Lee and Kendra Mayfield.
Record low temperatures in Covington have residents bundling up and are starting to break more water pipes throughout the county.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
The driver involved in a single-car accident Saturday evening, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta Medical Center.