We were on alert, the midnight sky charcoal black, odd noises coming from the distant jungle beyond the perimeter. My vision battled reality vs. apparitions in black pajamas. I was ready to kill, not so much an enemy, but the aggressive mosquitoes attempting to construct a housing project inside my left ear. I dared not slap or even curse my ear tenants for fear of exposing my so-called fighting position.
The Covington News will be collecting new toys, canned goods and non-perishables beginning Dec. 2 at our office at 1166 Usher St.
A deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office found a 16-year-old with gunshot wounds Saturday.
Fall and winter are when most people begin to stockpile wood for their fireplaces. Of course, some keep a large supply of wood year-round.
I took a road trip with one of my daughters last week. The purpose of the trip was not pleasure, but somehow the trip itself (not the business part of the trip) was fun.
A hazardous winter weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newton County and other counties in the Northern and Central portions of Georgia.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
This week I hit the streets with my camera and ask a simple question. "What are you thankful for this year?"
The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented after a small farmer workshop at the district's annual program.
Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
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.
Mister Himtoo (Thiree Pinnock), Gretta Good (Kelsey Dabney), Grotto Good (Shack Shepherd) and Mister Otherguy (Cody Ellis) eagerly watch as Iris (Aubrie Fils) tastes the best drop of water in "Still Life with Iris," a play performed by Eastside High School's traveling One Act team. Be sure to mark your calendar for tonight at 7 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. or Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to see the play before the students take it to ...
Every fifth-grader in Newton County is required to participate in 4-H as part of their school experience. Even in this beginning stage, there are many opportunities for the 4-Hers to show animals, compete in judging events, and participate in fun outings like Skate Night. However, the only thing that interested 10-year-old me was the project competition 4-H is famous for. I didn't really care to make a poster and give ...
The period of day after day of 90-degree high temps appears to be over and Joy Cason is one of thousands of utility residents breathing a sigh of relief.
Deputies from the Newton County's Sheriff's Office are searching for leads to find the killer of an Atlanta man who was found dumped in the woods off Piper Road Wednesday evening.
An authors event on Thursday at Burge Plantation in Mansfield will feature South Carolina authors Pat Conroy and his wife, Cassandra King.
East Coweta defeated Newton 20-14 Friday night, handing the Rams the first loss of the season. Newton was riding high after its overtime win last week and being named Fox 5 team of the week, but the team struggled to run and failed to stop the run.
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You've got to watch out while driving in Newton County this time of year, when Bambi turns into Romeo.
A large group needs to keep lines of communication open. So, members of Newton County's Leadership Collaborative, a group of officials from business, schools and various government entities, agreed Wednesday that they want to have more meetings as a group and to keep in closer touch through e-mail.
Newton County and its five municipalities turned in their SPLOST wish lists recently, and county commissioners are now tasked with cutting down $160 million in requests to an approximately $55 million final list. For a full list of project see the attached PDF. The special local option sales tax is an optional 1 percent sales tax that is collected specifically to pay for capital projects, normally infrastructure and buildings. Newton County has had four SPLOTS ...
Air conditioning units have been stolen recently from several homes and apartments in Newton County, according to Covington Police and Newton County Sheriff's Office reports. On Tuesday, a California resident who owns a property on Kirkland Road told deputies that an air conditioning unit had been cut from the wall.
When Wendy Rodriquez arrived in Fairview Estates in 2003, the subdivision was in its formative stages and was a lonely place for an 8-year-old girl.
Come visit the Newton County Animal Shelter at 210 Lower River Road, open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would love for you to see what great animals they have for adoption. Telephone (770) 786-9514.
Alcovy High School Competition Cheerleaders Sean Ezzard, Calvin Dallas and Arthur Fields show off a synchronized flip during practice Wednesday evening. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Fluffy clouds accent a vivid blue sky at the covered bridge over Black Shoals Lake in Rockdale County. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.