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.
Adopt-A-Mile is a litter control program sponsored by Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful to attract public involvement in picking up litter along Georgia streets and roads.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up litter and complete beautification projects during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff events will be held on Saturday, March 27, at two area Kroger locations.
Special delivery: Approximately 8,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were transferred from a U-Haul to a semi-trailer truck at the National Guard Armory Wednesday morning in preparation to be given out to troops as they board an overseas-bound airplane. For the second year, Ginny Fahs, 18, of Girl Scout Troop 20352, headed up the local donation project as a simple way for people to send Girl Scout cookies to soldiers overseas. Though ...
Because of a miscommunication, Newton County and its municipalities will not receive any new money from the state during the month of March.
The more Norris Freeman listened to Superintendent Whitlow Richardson present his plan for school desegregation, the less he liked what he heard. By the end of Richardson's speech, Freeman and the others were nearly in a fury.
Update, April 29, 4:57 p.m. - The Ga. Department of Labor in Monroe is still accepting resumes on behalf of General Mills, but only for forklift positions. Interested applicants should fax resumes to (770) 207-4118 or call (770) 207-4111 for more details.
Jeremy Christopher Lee Smith, 19, was arraigned this morning on charges of rape, incest, exploitation of a disabled adult and sexual battery.
SRG Global (formerly Guardian Automotive) donated $5,000 to the Newton County Sheriff's inVEST fund Thursday morning. From left to right: SRG Human Resources Manager Elizabeth Vantassell, Covington Plant Manager Mike Anderson, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and Operation Manager Jay Bailey.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...
Proposed reductions to the University System of Georgia of approximately $300 million could mean the end of 4-H programs in Newton County and a reduction of roughly $9 million to Georgia Perimeter College.
It has come to our attention that an individual calling herself "Debbie" is conducting a scam by obtaining credit card numbers from people over the phone who think they are subscribing to The Covington News.
The Nelson Heights Community Center will be run by the Newton Recreation Commission – end of story. After years of preparation and months of debate, the NHCC's future was finally decided Tuesday night, when the Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the recreation commission's proposal to run the center.
Newton County department heads have been instructed to prepare for the possibility of a 10 percent total reduction in their budgets for the next fiscal year.
New Grant Writer Randy Conner presented six grant opportunities to the Covington City Council Monday night, and the council approved pursuing all of them, except for one tied to the Norfolk Southern railroad.
Several residents called for assistance after noticing a man in the middle of the road Monday night.