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.
In Mansfield's two contested races, Marty Smallwood defeated incumbent Orville McGunigal for the Post 1 race, and Lisa Dunn beat out David NaDell in the open Post 4 race.
Check back to this page tonight for breaking elections results. In the meantime, make sure you take the time to vote. Elections in Covington historically have a small turnout. In 2007, there were only 1,309 votes cast in the mayoral election, so every vote matters.
The balance of power in Newton County's government is expected to shift after three county commissioners gave their consensus Monday night to hire a replacement administrative officer who will report directly to the board of commissioners, but no longer report to the chairman.
Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan does not want the board of commissioners to create a county manager position before the matter has been studied and presented to the public.
Several Covington and Porterdale candidates owe at least one fine to the State Ethics Commission for filing a campaign report late, but nearly all of them have at least filed the required reports.
Golfing was one of the first activities to decline during the economic downturn. Four years later, Bryan Raines hasn't seen enough improvement.
The future of Newton County's government will be discussed at a work session at 7 p.m., Monday at the Historic Courthouse when county commissioners discuss whether to switch to a full-time county manager system.
The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like ...
Hosting Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends at your house this year? Suggest a potluck. If you provide the turkey, ask everyone else to bring a side dish. This strategy will definitely lower your costs! Not only is this a cost saving measure, but everyone will feel more involved in making the holiday meal special. You can always ask each person to bring his or her specialty and then, fill in the holes in the menu accordingly.
While patrolling U.S. Highway 278 near West Street in the wee hours of Thursday morning, officers noticed a man riding his bike in the middle of the road.
Officers from the Covington Police Department headed to a hotel on City Pond Road after someone called 911 late Thursday night, then hung the phone up.
A Mansfield Elementary student was suspended Tuesday for bringing a collector's knife on a private bus and into school that morning, school officials said.
Terri Kimble and 4-H are inseparable. The agriculturally-based youth organization is her work, of course, but it's also her passion and a significant chapter in her family history.
The iconic Salvation Army bell ringers are out earlier than ever this year as the need for economic assistance only continues to grow.
Covington Public Works Director Billy Bouchillon is warning the city's water customers to be wary of insurance solicitations that are being mailed to customers.