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.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were killed Friday evening when they collided with another driver on Ga. Highway 11 in Social Circle.
After months of delays and conversations, little changed in the Nelson Heights Community Center situation as the Newton County Recreation Department remains the most likely management candidate.
A 73-year-old former professor at Georgia College and State University was arrested yesterday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child.
The 49th annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Alcovy High School Auditorium. The Newton County Recreation Commission sponsors the annual community event and admission is free to the public.
Dorothy Smith has some old pictures of her grandfather that she has treasured over the years. The first shows Charlie "Sug" Gaither in his middle years. The second shows his daughter and his eight grandchildren.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti has brought an outpouring of giving, and a local group of high school students wanted to be a part of that support.
George (Casey) T. Duren, Jr., ATP, of Rapid Tax Services in Covington has successfully completed the requirements for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation's nationally recognized Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) designation.
Authorities are still searching for the vehicle involved in the deadly shooting of Chattahoochee Hills Police Office Lt. Mike Vogt Monday afternoon.
Wal-Mart was evacuated around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon after someone called a bomb threat into the popular discount store.
The city of Covington will celebrate Arbor Day on Feb. 19 with awards and a look ahead to future projects at 11 a.m. in the Turner Lake Recreation Department.
Newton County is no longer under a winter weather advisory, as issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City.
As a high school student in Waycross, Louise Adams would often help her friends with homework after school. Like any teenagers, schoolwork sometimes came second to chatting and giggling.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority, in support of the Partnership for Community Action, is committed to ensuring that Newton County residents are aware of the PCA Weatherization Program.
Local restaurant owners are inviting businesses and individuals from across the county to join them in collecting the remaining $35,000 to reach the $113,000 goal of the InVEST in the NCSO campaign.
Masterpieces: Southern Heartland Arts Inc. held the annual fundraiser for visual art classes and camps at the event facility at Porterdale Mill Lofts Feb. 6. The event was sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialist Inc., with entertainment provided by table sponsors made up of local businesses and individuals. After a social hour and prime rib dinner provided by Stalvey's Catering, guests enjoyed a lively auction for vacation getaways, including a four-night stay in ...