Two Covington students graduated with honors recently from Columbus State University. They are Candice Lawrence, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in English language/creative writing; and Jessica Stanton, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in theater education.
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and members of his staff visited the Mitcham Cattle Co. and Mitcham Strawberry Farm in Covington on May 29 as part of a meet and greet workplace exchange.
Sometimes people mistakenly think we get the summer off.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at Shell, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
After a nearly 20-year career as tattoo artists, husband and wife Chad and Annie Jones decided to let the ink dry for now and pursue their dream of opening an alternative-type clothing store on Covington's historic square.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston and Main Street Covington board chair Serra Phillips visited merchants on the square Wednesday morning to explain, and at times sell, the mayor's plan for the new direction of the Main Street program and the county's small business scene.
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.
At roughly 8:30 a.m. a water bottle with an unknown substance inside of it went off in the commons area of Alcovy High School. It was not an incendiary device and no students or school property was affected at all as far as investigators are aware at this time.
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Newton County and the City of Covington are considering purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern for various future uses. The city and county held a joint public meeting Tuesday to better understand the process of purchasing a railroad and the possible benefits and costs.
Concerned residents in the Green Acres neighborhood contacted authorities in the early morning hours of April 20 after they witnessed a gun being shot out of a vehicle with three occupants.
Food Depot was the scene of two separate shoplifting attempts, both of which were thwarted by observant employees.
Volunteers turned up bright and early at the Kroger parking lot on Saturday morning to pitch in the Great American Cleanup, which involved schools, civic groups and individuals to pick up litter and trash in Newton County.
Princesses and princes of Newton: Milian Dilligard, Avery Freeman and Troy McCoy from Mrs. Aevalotis and Ms. Boyd's class dress up as fairy tale characters as part of a week-long theme focusing on fairy tales.
Hundreds of walkers and supporters gathered at the Church at Covington for the annual Newton County Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research. Many local groups and organizations participated, including Lendmark Financial Services, Porterdale Elementary, and First Baptist Covington.
Covington News writer Terri Kimble, who pens the weekly "4-H 4ever" column that runs on Fridays, was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Extension and 4-H Agents in the categories of Personal Column and Promotional Piece.
On Monday Gov. Sonny Perdue released the final recommendations of an education working group that proposed significant, "comprehensive" changes to Georgia's education system at every level. The group's recommendations were based on the national education report "Tough Choices or Tough Times," which suggested radically altering the U.S.'s education system in order to reverse America's global economic and political decline. The Georgia working group's recommendations would affect every education level in the near and ...
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
Newton Medical Center's Annual Spring Gala planned for April 25 will be a night to remember. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be elegant and entertaining.
Newton County is receiving help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to plan for smart growth and future mixed-use developments along U.S. Highway 278, such as mixed retail-office and retail-residential buildings.
The Social Circle Theater will present the final showing of their largest production to date, "Children of Eden," a theatrical production from the book of Genesis, April 24 through April 26. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, a sold-out 3 p.m. Saturday matinee and 6 p.m. Sunday.
The City of Covington and Newton County have been considering purchasing railroad right-of-ways from Norfolk Southern for the past several months. On Tuesday, the city and county held a joint public meeting to enlighten the public and discuss the benefits and risks of possibly purchasing the railroad. The Covington News will have more on this story in Sunday's paper.