School will be in session a little longer before summer break this school year, that's if you're not a graduating high school senior.
The Newton County School System is continuing its security efforts to protect students.
County commissioners could decide to return ultimate authority to the county chairman, a move that would reverse, or least alter, the decision by a previous board in November 2011 to create a county manager form of government.
Last week the House voted on 11 bills and resolutions in our weather-abbreviated floor time. Several items are worthy of note.
Covington officials took another step toward adding a gazebo to the square Tuesday and also unveiled a full landscaping plan that reinvents areas of the square.
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 Miss GA South Pageant.
U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, stopped by Covington Wednesday morning for a meet and greet as he tours around the state seeking support in a crowded Republican field.
Robert Knox, a CIS computer support specialist student attending Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has been selected as the college's 2014 GOAL Award winner. The Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) is a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state's technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state's 24 technical colleges as well as one Board of Regent college with a technical education division.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has recently promoted three employees: Deputy Cortney Morrison and Investigator Michael Cunningham were both promoted to sergeant and Sgt. Kenny Ridling was promoted to lieutenant.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is actively seeking the assistance of the public in locating runaway juvenile, Amani McNeal.
Several more entering auto calls have been received at the Covington Police Department.
A teen reportedly attacked her father, brother and sister at their home Tuesday.
Courtney Darnell Feagin, 29, Conyers, Feb. 10. Probation violation.
Georgia Perimeter College has received a $1 million gift to expand tutoring and other academic support services for its students.
Covington will soon be able to dress for less.
Homebuilding is picking up and entrepreneurs and corporations are increasingly considering Newton County in their search.
The gun believed to have been used by the assailants in the deadly Dec. 11 hair weave armed robbery has been located by an Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco agency K-9 team in the wooded area near the scene.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The Newton High School Beta Club were in the giving holiday spirit this week as they helped deliver Christmas to several families Monday.
Porterdale's new city hall will soon have a much homier feel.
The Newton County community's annual legislative prayer breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and this year will move to First Baptist Church in Covington from its previous site, the County Recreation facilities.
With his girlfriend at work today Payton Hendricks was stuck with shopping for after-Christmas deals Thursday. "We always buy our wrapping paper and gift boxes after the Holidays." Hendricks explained. With a cart full of miscellaneous Christmas items from Walmart, Hendricks said he plans to visit more stores in Covington and Monroe for more deals.
The Covington Elks Lodge recently held a Santa Claus party for area special-needs children. A snack buffet was provided, and each child took home several gifts. Also included were a visit from Santa; "Twas the "Night before Christmas" told by Elk Reed Blakeney and Elkadette Mikey Wagy, and fun Christmas music provided by local Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame entertainer Anita Denny. The Covington Elks Lodge also hosts several dance events during the year for older special-needs youths and encourages participation of neighboring counties. This is provided for in part by a grant from the Elks National Foundation. For ...
A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.
Keyshonna Neshell Mitchell, 18, Union Point, Nov. 26. Theft by shoplifting.
The Newton Medical Center Auxiliary presented a check to the hospital board and CEO Jim Weadick for $406,000 during the annual Christmas Awards Luncheon Dec. 17 in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
When Newton County officials pursued the Almon Overlay, they envisioned a more modern, aesthetically-pleasing commercial corridor.
The third annual Christmas party at the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter was organized by Kiwanis Club of Covington's assistant secretary Donna Sneed.
The $14 million, 14-plus mile sewer line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus in Stanton Springs industrial park is on schedule for a Jan. 31 completion and is on budget.