The Main Street Covington program is set to undergo some major changes as local officials, led by Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, seek to consolidate and improve efforts to increase tourism and retail business growth.
More than 50 elderly residents were displaced and about 25 employees lost their jobs when the Garden House assisted-living facility in Conyers was abruptly closed at the end of May after two weeks' notice.
Newton County Library System officials are encouraging patrons to show off their passions through the national "Geek the Library" campaign.
The ending of slavery in America will again be celebrated in Newton County at the second annual Juneteenth Festival on June 8.
The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet have assumed the operation of Mainstream Dance Studio.
Several Newton County leaders recently graduated from a multi-day training program at the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Atlanta, Newton County native Delores Haney did her pediatric rotation at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. There she met a young man from Xavier College who was paying educational expenses by working as a bartender.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.47 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
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.
Oxford College sophomore Rachel Chang is known to wear multiple hats around campus. Every day, she balances being a student and a resident advisor along with her other leadership position at Oxford to the best of her ability. However, the balancing act is nothing too new to her because Chang has been balancing multiple cultural identities her whole life.
Anyone interested in checking out bikes and wheels around the downtown square will have the opportunity to do so at a Bike Fest Sunday.
Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.
The Covington City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a work session, and at 6:30 p.m. for their regular council meeting.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Chevron, located at 1820 Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office made one arrest as a result of Operation Guarding Innocence, a collaboration with the NCSO, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The 16-year-old Covington Branch Library is in need of some major repairs, including a new roof and new heating and air condition units, which cost more than $1 million, money official say the library system simply doesn't have.
The Washington Street Community Center received some much needed new computers, courtesy of a monetary donation from local industry H.B. Fuller.
The East Metro Board of REALTORS held their annual award luncheon March 22. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. EMBOR inspires its members to achieve through its dynamic awards program, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry and to our community.
A Grady baby and lifelong member of Saint John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Joe Roden moved with his family from Atlanta to Conyers when he was 14 years old. By age 17, Roden already aspired to join the Army.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children's throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.
The Newton County Board of Education will announce its top three finalists for the superintendent position at its board meeting tonight.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at the Marathon station, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Steven Ledford to the rank of Corporal in the Uniform Patrol Division. He has been with the agency since 1998 where he began his career in the detention center. The first eight years of his career was in the Detention Center and in 2006 he transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Patrol Deputy. While in the Uniform Patrol Division, he has been successful and assigned ...