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 ...
Thousands of children put on their best princess, super hero, fireman, policeman and pumpkin costumes for Halloween Saturday.
The retail development referred to by Mr. Dalton in his letter to the citizens of Covington and Newton County, is one of the most important ...
Dear Citizens of Covington and Newton County:
A large commercial development could be close to arriving in Covington.
For more than 25 months the family of Robert "Bobby" Weaver has been looking for the Oxford resident who took his dog for a walk ...
It's election time, and you know all about it-debates have been going on for months; that Trump guy is all over the TV ...
Like many residents of the county, Newton County Board of Commissioners Chair Keith Ellis, was skeptical.
Porterdale voters are being asked to give the city to go-ahead in the next step of its urban redevelopment plan.
Covington Police Department (CPD) Officer John Alex Laudermilk was arrested by the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) Wednesday.
During a search by the Community United Effort (CUE) Center for Missing Persons and the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) for missing person Robert ...
Sunday morning -- really early, as in 2 a.m. -- the clocks roll back for daylight savings time.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul members hosted their second Silent Auction and Wine Tasting (Fox Vineyards) this past Friday evening. Sherry Odum's selection of hors d'oeurvres complimented the wines along with Wing Zone's zesty wings. The guests were greeted by Peggy Mercer and Nancy East. Inside Moore Hall of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Michael Frederick played music while the guests helped themselves to the Fox Vineyards' wines and the hors d'oeurvres which included great flavors as stuffed dates, blueberry brie puffs, chicken 'n cranberry salad spread, spanakopita, various cheeses and crackers - just to mention ...
While May 1st is designated Law Day in the United States, Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Southern District of Georgia, says we Americans should remember that every day is a day of law in this country. There would be anarchy without it.
I had the privilege of following Judge Wood on a program in Savannah a couple of weeks ago and I have never heard anyone explain our system of law better or with more passion than she did. When it was my turn to speak, I felt like Tiny Tim and his ukulele following ...
Newton County officers responded to a call of illegal dumping.
After observing, the officers determined that someone had illegally dumped three commodes, a box that a new commode had come in and two large plastic bags of trash.
When Newton County officers responded to a call about an assault, James Norris stated that Timothy Gawenda had attacked him.
According to Norris, Gawenda and his girlfriend had come home and began accusing Norris of stealing items from their bedroom. Norris denied that he stolen anything from Gawenda's bedroom and Gawenda went outside to smoke a cigarette.
Covington officers pulled over a vehicle believed to contain individuals connected to a shot that was fired near the CVS on Highway 278. According to dispatch, a male had shot at a car in the CVS parking lot. Shortly after, a male came into the store and yelled out the name Denise.
The officer identified the vehicle's two occupants as Denise Smith and Keldrin Perry. When the officer questioned Smith about the shot, Smith stated that she had just come from CVS, but knew nothing about a shot being fired. She also stated that Perry did yell her name ...
A father filed a report with the Newton County Sheriff's Office after his daughter was punched in the face by another student on the school bus.
While showing off a good grade she had made on a test that day, a male student who lives in her subdivision slapped the paper out of her hands and punched her in the face.
When Newton County officers responded to a suspicious call, the officer observed a black male in front of the garage door standing naked.
When the officer exited his vehicle, the man was putting on blue boxers and blue jeans. Holding his Taser as a precaution, the officer placed the man, Michael Keith Valentine, in hand restraints.
Newton County Special Olympians and their supporters gathered Monday morning for a parade to kick off the annual spring games. The games will continue Tues. and Wed. at Sharp Stadium.
After over two decades of dedicated service with the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Bill Watterson announced his own candidacy for Sheriff of Newton County in the upcoming election. Watterson, who recently resigned from the current administration, said in a press release that he regrets that he had to voluntarily leave the job he loved after 23 years of service. He joined the NCSO in 1990 and has literally worked in every division of the department.
If Covington police have it their way there will be no happy ending for local massage parlors that are allegedly offering more then just standard massage services to their clients.
Covington is totally revamping its recycling program and now nearly everything is recyclable and the more that's recycled the more money the city will earn.
Cottonwood Farm in Covington will welcome its newest employee Amy McKaughan this coming week.
A Flint Hill Elementary student has been charged with indecent exposure and electronically furnishing obscene material to minors following an incident where he reportedly exposed himself to two classmates and also sent obscene text messages to others.
Newton County residents raised $241,922 for Relay for Life this year as 64 teams and 950 people participated in the annual fundraiser for the fight against the cancer.
The only fundraiser for the American Legion Post 32, the fair ended Saturday at the Legion Field just off Newton Drive behind the Covington Y. Traditional rides and games were available, as was regular fair fare, like funnel cakes and the legion's famous BBQ. This year the fair had some new rides, including the Wave Swinger and the X-Factor - a 18-person gondola tat revolves, tips and comes complete with water jet fountains.