Newton County School System employees will receive a pay incentive in January.
Sharlene Cannon has been walking through downtown Covington for the past three weeks, interviewing merchants, residents, chamber and government officials. She believes downtown has some big opportunities to exploit.
An officer reported to Auto Zone on U.S. Highway 278 this week to meet with a woman who said someone stole her car.
Walmart on Salem Road is moving to a 24/7 schedule Nov. 23 after a successful 18 months in business.
Congressional candidate Mike Collins is trying to build support across Georgia's sprawling 10th congressional district, which includes the eastern half of Newton County, and announced some high-profile local backers to head up his efforts.
U.S. congressional candidate Jody Hice and Newton County Board of Education candidate Stan Edwards will be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 55 County Road 229, for the regular meeting of the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Family and friends of Jevon Freeman will gather in Decatur Saturday to celebrate the life of the Covington barbershop owner who was killed last week while selling his cellphone.
Mansfield council members and residents are split on whether Mayor Estona Middlebrooks should resign for her role in questionable spending of city funds, but the mayor said at Monday's meeting she will not resign.
I recently attended a monthly luncheon sponsored by the Atlanta World War II Round Table at Petite Au Berge Restaurant. About 150 folks were in attendance, mostly World War II veterans and their spouses. It was an honor to break bread with these men and women.
Church Mouse Needlers of Mansfield United Methodist Church have completed a special holiday season project, making large baby-size Christmas stockings for the Birthcare Center of Newton Medical Center.
My sister and I were reminiscing lately about our childhood, and in particular our mother's eccentricities.
On Nov. 8, a Covington police officer responded to Kmart at Turner Lake Road in reference to an employee theft.
An argument that reportedly escalated into a physical altercation led to the arrest of a Covington man Thursday.
A long-time Newton County Recreation coach has been dismissed from his coaching duties and arrested after admitting to using drugs during a probation meeting.
Dr. David G. Simons spent his life marveling at the world around him and pushing the boundaries of human knowledge and experience. But no matter his project of the day, the focus was always to improve the lives of others.
Sixty years of service: B. C. Crowell is a well known community minded individual with many, many accomplishments. B.C. has recently reached a mile stone of an elite group of individuals by being awarded a Certificate of Continuous Membership in the American Legion. He has been a member in good standing of American Legion Post 32 of Covington continuously for the past 60 years. Such a record of consistent loyalty to the ...
Updated, April 14 - Please click on the links to your left to read more documents containing more Tuskegee Airmen history, courtesy of Ron Brewington, former national public relations officer of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) and a member, of Harry A. Sheppard Research Team of TAI.
Television magic: The Vampire Diaries shut down the square on Sunday to film a parade scene for the season one finale of the hit CW show. The night ended with a spectacular fire works show over the courthouse.
The Miracle League of Newton County has almost reached its goal of $85,000 for construction documents, and Newton County Recreation League Miracle League consultant Tamara Richardson hopes an upcoming fundraiser will put the organization over its initial goal.
Officers were called to the Subway inside Wal-Mart after several patrons called 911 complaining about a man in line screaming profanities while talking on his cell phone, in front of and at times, at, the children present.
Margaret Warfield has been chosen "Artist of the Month" for the month of April at Southern Heartland Gallery. A graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in clothing and textiles and a minor in fine art, Warfield expresses her love of brilliant colors and flowing fabrics by draping figures in motion with colorful acrylic paint.
A call regarding an erratic driver on the interstate ended with an arrest on drug charges early Friday morning.
You may not know it, but nestled behind the trees and shrubbery on Hazelbrand Road is a Tupelo Gum Swamp and wildlife center that is preserved by the Georgia Wildlife Federation; the Alcovy Conservation Center.
Editor's note: Julian Mitchell was found "Not Guilty" by a jury during a trial in January of 2011.
The home of Sam and Louly Hay, Clark's Grove, will be the venue for the annual Newton Medical Center Auxiliary Spring Gala on April 24. The home, at 3184 Clark Street, was built in 1941 by Louly's parents, Robert and Louly Fowler. Having the gala at this site is particularly meaningful to the Newton Medical Center Auxiliary in the 50th year since the founding of the organization, as Louly Fowler was chosen as the first ...
Small towns love their parades, whether those towns are fictional or real. The square will be closed off nearly all day Sunday, as the Vampire-inhabited town of Mystic Falls, Va. hosts its Founder's Day Celebration, complete with an evening fireworks show. A parade with floats and around 500 extras is expected to start around noon on either the square or Floyd Street, but won't last very long, said a Vampire Diaries crew member. Fireworks ...
Laura and David Stomackin were found dead Thursday morning inside their home in Fairview Chase subdivision. According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Keith Crum, a call came in to Newton County 911 around 10:15 a.m. and the caller — who has yet to be identified — threatened violence against a woman. Deputies made their way to the home but were unable to make contact with the residents. The Covington/Newton County SWAT Team were called ...
Four people have been arrested in two separate burglaries, and according to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, citizens of the county have been instrumental in apprehending those who authorities believe responsible.