Newton County Library System officials continue to discuss how to pay for repairs to the leaking roof and failing heating and air-conditioning units at the Covington Branch and will have a better idea of what's required after an assessment of the facilities from an architecture firm.
Some Newton County residents will be paying more for water and sewer service beginning next month.
Once upon a time, Covington was not known for the vampires of Mystic Falls. It was the fast-paced police chases, robberies, bloody murder scenes, and various other gruesome crimes that put the city in the national spotlight.
A Baxter International drug that had shown promise as an Alzheimer's treatment failed to slow mental decline or preserve physical function in a recent trial, but the company said that setback will not affect the $1 billion manufacturing campus being built at the Newton/Walton county border.
Graduation ceremonies for the fifth graders at Peachtree Academy in Covington were interrupted for some people when they reportedly witnessed a guest throwing her toddler to the ground and slapping him.
Police arrested six "johns," including a Covington man, and a Covington woman charged with pimping in a bust of a prostitution operation at a Conyers motel Tuesday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Construction continues to ramp up at Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus on the Newton-Walton county border, and a handful of senior officials toured local media around the sprawling worksite Wednesday.
A smoke detector saved four lives early Thursday, when a couple was awakened to find their bedroom and the first floor of their house filled with smoke.
Do you ride a motorcycle, like police dogs, or just want to show your support? Then head on down to Porterdale Saturday morning to hang out with Hogs and dogs at the fifth annual We Ride to Provide K9 Memorial Ride.
Smooth sounds of jazz under the stars will be heard next week as Homegrown Jazz by the River, hosted by the Washington Street Community Center, makes its annual return.
Students in seventh and eighth grades can learn more about a number of career fields this summer by attending a Summer Theme Camp hosted by the Newton College and Career Academy.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.53 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Construction continues to ramp up at Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus on the Newton-Walton county border, and a handful of senior officials toured local media around the sprawling worksite Tuesday.
SPC. Sam Walley, an Auburn, Ga., serviceman who lost an arm and a leg to an IED explosion in June, is making his first visit home, and special escort is planned for him when he returns to Georgia Thursday.
The proposed Bear Creek Reservoir in southern Newton County is still waiting on its federal construction permit, but the Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its support to build the reservoir as soon as possible.
It was a warm, sunny day as Carol and Don mixed the colors and arranged the various brushes they would use to transform this blank side of the building into a advertising work of art.
Today, I took a stroll around our local communities. The first thing I notice is an owl perched on the corner on the First Baptist Church on Elm Street. I was excited to see such a rarity out in broad daylight so I snapped picture after picture amazed at how still he stood there and then I started to wonder why this owl wasn't moving; it just stood there letting me photograph him. After closer ...
The American Legion fairgrounds could be turned into a destination spot for concerts and other events if Covington City Council members get their wish.
A $1 million go-kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the ...
Every business and organization in a commercial area in Covington will now be able to have one - and only one - temporary sign on its property at all times.
The annual Gala benefiting Newton Medical Center will be held on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.
The city of Covington is going to remove some parallel parking spots downtown and replace them with the diagonal parking spaces found elsewhere.
In the sun for work and fun. I caught up with people working and playing in the sun.
A two vehicle accident slowed traffic late Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 278. Officers with the Covington Police Department investigated the accident, which happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 near the Krystal's restaurant just after 3 p.m. At least one person was taken out on a stretcher to an ambulance and checked for his or her injuries. According to CPD Capt. Ken Malcom, traffic was moving slowly in the area and directed by law officials. No further details were available at the time ...
An Alcovy High School student has been arrested and charged with child molestation after reportedly touching and exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl at the school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.