Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan is 92 years old, and he said he has unfinished business in his efforts to improve the town he's called home for 41 years.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) held a meet and greet for senior citizens May 31, at the Newton County Senior Center on Turner Lake Road.
As budgets get tighter while 911 calls grow, firefighters are increasingly being put on the front lines as emergency medical first responders.
A lookout has been issued for a Conyers woman who has been missing since Tuesday.
Vince Lowe might look like a picture of strapping health, but this biker has been waiting and searching for a kidney since 2009.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
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.
The Covington civil rights movement reached its peak in 1970 with the Black Easter march and the arrest of the Newton Six. And although discrimination is not as blatant and rampant today, many of the same local leaders who participated in those events feel Newton County still has a long way to go.
The sister of Lanny Perry Barnes continues to allege that Anita King, Stephanie Casola and the Covington Police Department broke several city ordinances and federal and state laws during the protest of Barnes funeral. However, the City of Covington and District Attorney Ken Wynne said for them the case is closed.
Thursday night local breast cancer survivors and their loved ones gathered to honor the staff of the Newton Medical Women's Diagnostic Center, volunteers of the NMC Auxiliary and each other.
Fall Fun: Three Pre-K classes at Live Oak Elementary School participated in a fun pumpkin party Thursday morning. Around 60 students, teachers, and parents took part in Halloween activities, including pumpkin and cookie decorating, a ring the pumpkin game, a bean bag toss game and facepainting.
J.W. Cummings (Incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1965, married a Newton County girl and been married for 44 years. I wasn't born in Newton County but chose it and Newborn for my home. 2. Please list the names of your spouse and children. Wanda, spouse, Scott, Shawne, Ryan All three children graduated from Newton County. My daughter has her Ph. D ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to Liberty Middle School after a student told his teacher that his classmate had brought a knife to school.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
Wanda Cummings (incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1b. (If you were born in Newton County, why have you stayed all these years?) In 1958, my family moved here. I've lived in Newborn since 1983. We had a house fire on Highway 36 and moved here and lovingly and laboriously restored (still in process) our historic home. I love Newton County because it is my home ...
Distinguished Eagle Scout John S. "Jack" Langford, a Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Georgia, was honored Saturday during a dedication for the newly built nature center at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington. Langford was and continues to be an important leader for the Boy Scouts of the Atlanta area. As a cornerstone of the newly renovated Camp Bert Adams, the Nature Center will carry on Langford's legacy as it helps to meet ...
The Covington Family YMCA is recognizing Brent Bennett as its 2009 volunteer of the year. Bennett will be honored at the Metro Atlanta YMCA annual volunteer recognition dinner Nov. 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Newton County Democratic Party is holding a health care town hall meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the jury panel room at the Newton County Judicial Center at 1132 Usher Street.
A man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday night after a fight left him with multiple stab wounds in his chest.
A woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly stealing a wallet and blaming the theft on the victim.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners had their first quarterly financial review Tuesday and the collection figures were better than last year, but the second quarter will be more telling because that's when the county will begin to collect property taxes.
Built in 1901, the old jail was home to many of Newton County's criminals until 1983 - and according to some, one person was even hung there. And although the jail is currently gutted, the ghosts of those who once called the cells home, still wander the crumbling hallways.