After a month-long farewell tour, recreation director Tommy Hailey received his final send-off Friday in front of his family and dozens of close friends and supporters.
Newton County is under a flood watch until Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The family of Alvin Hall has received justice for his 2009 murder, following the sentencing of the third man accused.
Authorities are working to find a 13-year-old Covington teen that they believed ran away from home between the night of May 1 and the early morning hours of May 2.
The Mansfield Spring Fling is being rescheduled because of expected rain and storms this weekend.
There's a new gun-firing ordinance on the table and it eliminates many of the issues residents had with the original proposal put out earlier this year.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The chamber is aggressively courting the film industry, but the task of bringing more films and more tourists to town will fall to a new tourism director, as Clara Deemer is retiring after 10 years.
As Mother's Day, weddings and a number of other events approach during the spring and summer season, many people may be looking for the perfect gift to give to their family members and friends and that special little something just may be at Lyda's Gallery of Gifts.
Local industry SKC, a global supplier of polyester films, was named the 2013 Partner of the Year at the Newton County School Systems Cornerstones Partners in Education Reception Tuesday.
The Monticello Street house that caught fire Tuesday night had one room badly damaged, but, in addition to repairs, the building will need to be repurposed as it violated local city ordinances by containing multiple offices for executives of a local phone company.
The race to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, in 2014 is heating up, and Newton County residents in eastern Newton will have a full slate to choose from when the primaries roll around next year.
The chamber hopes to make a better first impression on visitors by giving the Covington/Newton County Visitors Center a facelift.
Friends of Newton Parks is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Fairy House Festival at Chimney Park from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 4.
It does not matter who you are or where you are from, choosing a college is a big decision.
To say Yellow Brick Home resident John Slavik came from humble beginnings is a misrepresentation of European history. A 'multi-cultural' beginning is closer to the truth.
Kites were flying high outside of Oak Hill Elementary School Friday morning. More than a dozen Pre-K students enjoyed the fresh air and flew colorful and character-themed kites with their dads. After kites soared through the blue skies, students returned back to the classroom and danced with music performing for their parents and families, and then enjoyed lunch.
"Beautiful." That's the title of a song and message a Live Oak Elementary School special education co-teacher wants to get across to young children who have been affected by bullying.
A Woodland Ridge Circle home was declared a total loss after a fire destroyed it early Sunday morning.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Tony Gonzalez is returning to the Falcons for the 2013 season.
The lowest gas price for regular fuel is $3.55 at the Shell station, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
Some bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods are being voluntarily recalled by the company.
The temperature in Covington surpassed 70 degrees Sunday for the first time this year since Feb. 6, but, befitting the up-and-down year to date, the rest of the week is expected to be markedly colder.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.55 at the Shell station, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
The theme of the 2013 Daffodil Festival at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus is "Celebrating our Community in Honor of Pierce Cline," a strong supporter for establishing the campus.
Hail, tornadoes and lighting were all topics up for discussion for Fairview Elementary School first and fourth graders listening to a weather presentation given by 11Alive News meteorologist Allison Chinchar Friday afternoon.
Two Newton County Civil Rights leaders stood on the steps of the historic courthouse to be recognized for their contributions to Newton County history.
The city of Covington Police Department donated $1,000 to the Newton County Special Olympics equestrian team out of their "Police Who Care" fund. This money was used to help fund the athletes at their equestrian competitions. They competed regionally and then in the state events in Perry. Here are some representatives of the equestrian team accepting the check from the police officers: (Back row) Capt. Ken Malcom, Tyler Bradley, Travis Ransom, Michael Roper, officer April ...
Tony Henry and Trudy Henry of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Neely Beth Henry at Newton Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Bobby and Peggy Lassister of Covington, and her paternal grandparents are William and Betty Henry, also of Covington. She has three older brothers: Jackson, Jacob and Jared.
In January, local Master Special Olympics athletes participated in the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games in Atlanta, taking part in bowling, skating and basketball skills contests.