There's a summer camp at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder that, at a glance, is just like any other.
Teachers and students at Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) joined forces last week to rescue three abandoned dogs who were found wandering the area of the school entrance, and school personnel were fearful they were in danger of being hit by a vehicle.
The Friday night death of a pedestrian on Georgia Highway 81 near Alcovy Road should serve as a wake-up call to everyone - and that's everyone, at one time or another - who needs or wants to be out after dark.
A dump truck with its bed a little too high struck the underside of the Old Oxford Road Bridge Sunday, closing it to traffic for at least a week, and perhaps much longer.
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy will welcome law enforcement, civic/community, state and local leaders Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at their Newton Campus, to acknowledge the stellar achievement of becoming the first training academy in the State of Georgia to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). CALEA, during its July Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, voted unanimously to award accreditation status to the Academy.
Newton Fund kicked off Jersey Day at the board room in Covington's historic courthouse on Friday. The Jersey Day initiative will focus on developing philanthropic opportunities with local businesses by donating a few dollars to wear their favorite jerseys to work each Friday. Proceeds will be awarded to Newton County nonprofits in early 2015.
A local teacher recently received a big check. Literally.
Billy Durden's lawsuits against the county are proceeding apace, and the deposition phase of his suit alleging unlawful termination from his contract to maintain county property has yielded some new evidence that makes him confident in ultimate victory.
A Covington resident and pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night on Ga. Highway 81 in Newton County.
Zombies, Katniss Everdeen and news anchors from the '70s have walked – or wandered in the zombies' case – the streets of Georgia throughout the years, recruiting civilians as extras and tourists as money-spenders.
With the final public hearing on the 2050 Plan's first version in the rear-view mirror, planners, officials and the new citizens' panel have their work cut out for them.
Twenty-two road projects are either completed are underway in Newton County, all intended to keep roads up to snuff or make them far better.
An elderly woman's purse was stolen from her car while she visited her sister's grave at Lawnwood Memorial Park cemetery in Covington Monday morning, she said.
A 13-year-old girl's science fair project to combat cyberbullying among teens secured her a spot in Google's 15 Global Science Fair finalists.
The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.
What if the SWAT team never practiced?
Covington's homeless shelter has been staying open by scraping together enough funds to pay its monthly $6,000-plus utility bills, but now that three of its air conditioning units have failed, the shelter needs an even bigger cash infusion.
The part of Wheat Street between Industrial Boulevard and Hazelbrand Road will be closed to through-traffic for construction starting July 1.
Congressman Hank Johnson announced Thursday more than $16 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons and their families in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners awarded contracts for transportation projects at last Tuesday's meeting.
The Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Newton County's housing project at a meeting Tuesday.
A look of "oh, no" flashes across their faces, followed quickly by pained regret.
T.K. Adams' final performance leading the Newton County Community Band will not only be for residents but also a gift to his long-time friend, the late Bill Dobbs.
A Newton County man is hoping an evening of coffee and music will help residents in need of some of the most support: those without access to food and shelter.
A group of area eighth graders took a school project and turned it into multiple presentations on the preservation of the City of Social Circle.
Investigators are looking for the person who pranked called the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night and said five hostages were being held in the Summerset Apartment complex off Salem Road.
With the goals of reducing taxes and government spending, the Newton County Liberty Alliance (NCLA) will meet Thursday to discuss the Newton County fiscal year 2015 budget by asking for input from citizens.
I'm leaving The Covington News, and I want to say thank you. (People accuse me of writing long; how's that for a short intro?)
A week after the Newton County Board of Commissioners seemed to be on the verge of reaching a budget consensus, concerns about public safety, particularly high turnover rates in both the sheriff's office and fire department, prompted the board to take another look at beefing up funding.
The city of Covington is joining a group of landowners seeking payment for the property it owns along the abandoned Norfolk Southern.