The Covington News is still searching for its missing turkey from The Great Turkey Hunt promotion that ran in the Sunday, Nov. 24 edition. If you have the missing bird figurine, bring it in for your $50 reward for guessing its hiding spot.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near I-20.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Home building is slowly picking up in Newton County, but the pace could ratchet up quickly as development is restarting in multiple vacant subdivisions around the county.
An intelligent, tech-savvy 5-year-old who has been in and out of hospitals for much of his life will lend his enthusiasm and high spirits to Covington's upcoming Christmas parade - serving as a "police officer.''
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are preparing to host their 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Covington Kmart. The cost to participate is $20, or one new, unwrapped toy per bike.
The Satsuki Garden Club of Covington will present its 17th homes tour, the "Candlelight Christmas Tour,'' from 1–7 p.m., Dec. 7. Proceeds will benefit club projects, including beautification of the historic square.
After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.
On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
Chamber and government officials have a list of retail businesses they think they can attract now and a wish list of businesses they want to see come to Newton County in the future, and they've hired a former executive from a global industry to be their retail pitchman.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is being used regularly for afterschool programming, and now the center is going to have an outdoor pavilion.
Dave Bernd, recently named Director of Commercial Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has a wide variety of business experience, including co-owning a Christmas and outfitter shop with his wife and participating in community development - including commercial development - in the U.S. and overseas.
A man reportedly told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday that a group of juvenile boys were making explosives in his neighborhood.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Sonya "Nikki" Benton to the rank of court services division corporal. Cpl. Benton will assist in the day-to-day supervision and operation of the court services division. She has been with the sheriff's office since 1997 and has served as a detention officer, detention sergeant, and C.H.A.M.P.S. instructor. She received special recognition during a promotional ceremony presided over by Sheriff Ezell Brown and Chief Deputy Jerry Carter.
A Covington police officer and his family lost their home in a house fire Wednesday. No one was injured.
Gov. Sonny Perdue briefly dropped by the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Newton County Friday afternoon to take part in a dedication ceremony for a new cabin named in honor of the camp's former longtime director, Melvin Johnson.
Floral design artist Al Dellinger keeps a pair of garden clippers in his car at all times. He's not afraid to pull off of the busiest streets to pluck a colorful bittersweet vine or a cheerful cluster of nandina berries.
Investigators suspect a fire that consumed a single family mobile home in the northern tip of the county Wednesday morning was intentionally set, according to the Newton County Fire Department. When firefighters arrived at 547 Ellington Road around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a call from a passer-by, the structure was already fully engulfed in flames, said NCFD Deputy Chief Tim Smith.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 34. North wind between 5 and 10 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne recused himself Wednesday from a family fight case involving several members of juvenile court Judge Sheri Capes Roberts' family.
As the nation gears up for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, a handful of Newton County residents will be able to experience the event first hand. They are among the fortunate few to have tickets to the historic occasion of the swearing in of the country's first black president.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Department are looking for the thieves who stole trees from a yard of a home on Henderson Mill Road on Jan. 14.
Monday marked the beginning of first day of the Georgia General Assembly's 2009 session. Newton County's own legislative delegation has prepared a slew of bills to introduce and is preparing for a blistering debate over how to balance the state's budget.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Jan. 12 at the Bailey BP on Ga. Highway 81.
Erica Garrett is due to give birth to her third child in May and her husband, Private Christopher Garrett will be deployed this summer, most likely in July according to the Army's Department of Public Affairs, leaving her home with a newborn, a 3-year-old and a 19-month-old.
As part of its Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus hosted a mentoring rally Tuesday, which was designed to connect students with non-profit organizations in need of volunteers.
o Sharrie Omintha Dixon, 39, Lithonia, Dec. 31. Failure to appear. o Travis Tyrone Durham, 33, 7215 Pine Needle Dr., Covington, Jan. 3. Disorderly conduct, child support default, failure to appear, giving false name or address to law enforcement officer. o Nicholas Ryan Flynn, 21, Stockbridge, Jan. 2. Probation violation. o Rhonda Denise Galloway, 42, 9174 Flat Shoals Road, Covington, Jan. 2. Court sentenced to serve 30 days. o David Clyde Gamel, 54, Conyers, Jan. ...
Although Newton County resident Carol Falconer and her husband Clarence are retired, they spend every Wednesday at Palmer-Stone Elementary School. The couple volunteer one hour a week mentoring two students at the school through Newton Mentoring, a non-profit grass roots organization.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested four juveniles Jan. 6 after they broke into an empty home for sale on Hazelhurst Drive and caused more than $10,000 worth of damage to the property.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich), an unprecedented step in state history. The action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.