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.
A Covington police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into an anonymous tip that alleged the officer might have possession ...
The field for the vacated District 43 seat in the Georgia Senate is a crowded one.
After a discussion of a Bright from the Start grant, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted 4-1 to shift organization of management for ...
Amanda Atkins was shot to death at 275 Deer Trail on Oct. 23, and her husband James Michael Atkins was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot ...
Artists are being called on to design agency's hunting and fishing card, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced.
The village of Porterdale and CARE will hold its second annual Veterans Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial ...
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 ...
Georgia Piedmont Technical College will host a career fair for aspiring deputies and officers from 9 a.m. until noon at its Law Enforcement Academy ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) could have legislation for a new charter ready to take to its General Assembly delegation as early as ...
Keith Dalton is seeking his third term on the Covington city council, facing off against newcomer Joshua McKelvey.
Joshua McKelvey is challenging Keith Dalton for the Post 3 East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.
Eric Threets is challenging Michael Whatley for the Post 2 East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.
Who is Mike Whatley: Whatley, who is running for fifth term as Council member from Post 2 East Ward is a lifelong resident of Covington ...
More than 10,000 plastic Easter eggs fell from the sky over the South Walton Recreation Complex in Social Circle Saturday.
The Humane Society of Morgan County (HSMC) is excited to host its first "Paw Wash and Pet Fest" event on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Heritage Park in Madison. All pet owners and their animal companions are invited to enjoy a fun time with animal washing stations and numerous vendors on site. This is a family-oriented event and children are encouraged to attend.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners finally reached a consensus last weekend regarding minimum distances between alcohol-selling establishments and churches, libraries and schools, clearing one of the last major hurdles before a public vote on alcohol by the drink.
While Ronny Brannen is known mostly in Covington as the pastor of the Prospect Church UMC, he is Uncle Ronny to more than 100 young girls in both Thailand and Ghana. To one Thai girl in particular, he is lovingly known as father.
County commissioners got their first look at a proposed $44.89 million budget for fiscal year 2013, which calls a $649,880 increase but would not require a millage rate increase.
A 22-year-old daycare employee was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with DUI after deputies found she'd crashed into a ditch on Salem Road near Smith Store.
When deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrived they reportedly saw Allysa Marie Johnson outside of her vehicle attempted to push it out of a ditch. When they asked Johnson what happened, she told them she was heading home and had misjudged where her turn was and ended up in the ditch.
Downtown Covington will host its second annual Spring Fling April 12 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the square.
Asherrie Yisrael, a Covington resident, was recently named one of three finalists for the 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year award for K-12 education.
Yisrael has taught physics, forensic science and physical sciences to grades nine through 12 at the Georgia Virtual School since 2008. She was named the 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at the Georgia Virtual School where she currently serves as the Science Department Chair. In addition to teaching, she supervises and provides feedback to teachers as chair.
Trees for Troops, a national program supported locally by Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, is being honored at the White House April 11 as a finalist in the Joining Forces Community Challenge.
This past holiday season, Berry's donated real Christmas trees as part of the nationwide program.
The council approved a request by the Public Works department to surplus some of its vehicles. According to the request, the vehicles were in "need of major repairs and the cost to repair exceed[ed] their value."
The council approved a motion to declare the week of April 8 - April 14 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the Housing Authority for the City of Covington to collaborate with the county in building a mixed-use community facility in the Walker's Bend subdivision.
The council voted to table a move to complete the 2.6 mile trail using county funds that would connect Eastside High School to the Newton County Library.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between the county and the Newton County Recreation Commission to build the Miracle League Field using SPLOST funds. The Miracle League Field will be a specialized baseball field with related facilities aimed for disabled children to use.
During the March 20 meeting, Commissioner Mort Ewing accused Chairman Kathryn Morgan of breaking the board's ethics policy, its purchasing policy and state law when she spent unauthorized county funds on the repair of Cook Road.