The Georgia State Patrol, along with many other organizations throughout the state, will act as Santa's helpers this holiday season, collecting toys for needy children.
Newton County is doing more road paving than last year, but is spending less money thanks to a restructured and streamlined transportation operation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington Bypass Road.
All of Newton County's nearly 600 employees can have free turkeys in their ovens this Thanksgiving, thanks to a holiday bonus program.
As travelers get ready to pack up their cars and hit the road this holiday season, the Georgia State Patrol is warning them to slow down, as it will be heavily enforcing speed limits, targeting even the slightest of speeders.
Newton County commissioners have decided expanding an overcrowded judicial center, at a cost of $7 million, should take precedence over most of the other projects approved under the 2011 SPLOST.
Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas' light show began with a wave from Santa Claus' candy cane and master of ceremony Andy Irwin's hand in front of the Historic Covington Courthouse Thursday night. Hundreds enjoyned the lights, carols sung by the Oxford City Singers and horse drawn carrige rides.
All Newton County schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday break from Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29. The Newton County Board of Education building will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school board offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Students will report back to school on Monday, Dec. 2.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Residents and travelers in the Salem Road area will soon begin to a ramped up presence by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat crime rates seen in the area year after year.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
In Georgia, some 60.7 percent of non-custodial parents are consistently current with their child-support payments. However, a new program of the Georgia Department of Human Services is designed to help the other 39.3 percent learn how to better support their children, both financially and emotionally.
Covington will kick off the holiday season and light up the night at tomorrow evening's "Magical Lights of Christmas'' opening ceremony downtown on the square.
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
Raheem Jontavis Johnson, 17, 65 Gazebo Drive, Covington, Nov. 4. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer, disrupting public school, fighting in a public place.
When the Leadership Collaborative first decided to contract out services together, they were hoping that buying in bulk would result in savings for everyone involved. Their trial run with pest control services didn't work out as planned, but still led to savings for most entities, including $8,000 in savings for Newton County. In November, the Newton County Board of Commissioners, the Newton County School System, the Newton County Water and Sewage Authority, the city of ...
At a special called meeting Saturday, members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners concluded that, in light of an anticipated $5 to $5.5 million budget shortfall, payroll adjustments would have to be made in order to make up the deficit. "This is very painful," said District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming, "but these are hard times we're in."
During his four decades in broadcast journalism, Bob Furnad worked behind the scenes to cover the world's biggest events. On Tuesday, Furnad's work was brought to the forefront with the Di Gamma Kappa broadcasting society's Distinguished Achievement Award in Broadcasting. Furnad had many successes in his professional career, working 18 years at ABC and more than 17 at CNN. He was senior producer for Good Morning America, CNN's first political director and the president of CNN Headline News. ...
Spicing it up: Newton County High School FFA Show Team member Jacquelyn Leissa, a junior, smiles with joy moments after the announcment that she and her heifer named Cinnamon were the winners of Cattle Showmanship category at the 2009 Newton County Classic Livestock Show Saturday on the campus of Newton High School. About 40 competitors from the Eastside High School, Alcovy High School and Newton High ...
Happy feet: South Salem Pre-K student Jonathan Morris, left, dances with Physical Education Teacher Scott Sloop during the Healthy Hearts Dance.  The two classes of Pre-K students studied a unit on good nutrition and learned how exercise helps to keep them healthy. The Healthy Hearts Dance was planned close to Valentine's Day and included 40 Pre-K students dancing for ...
Editor's note: This article was published in the March 5, 1970 edition of The Covington News. Negro students from R. L. Cousins High School Marched from their school into Covington, around the square several times and on to the office of the Board of Education Friday morning in protest of the "7-5 Integration Plan" adopted by the Board and the proposed changing of the name of their school. The students, some 500 strong, were ...
As a student leader of the Covington civil rights movement, who once spent 45 days in jail for protesting segregation, watching President Barack Obama take the oath of office at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. was a seminal experience for Forrest Sawyer Jr.
Street construction Hunter Avenue will be temporarily converted to a one-way southbound street between Stallings and Usher Streets on Monday, because of construction at the Newton County Judicial Center. The county is constructing a separate, fenced parking lot for judges' vehicles to prevent vandalism, County Engineer Kevin Walter said. The north side driveway of the center will be temporarily blocked, preventing access to ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigations served search warrants at Monroe-based Angel Food Ministries Wednesday morning. Agents served the search warrant around 9 a.m. regarding "an individual or individuals" and not the operation, according to Juda Engelmayer, senior vice president of communications. He said that Angel Food was cooperating with agents and had a "negotiated agreement" where the agents copied electronic data and records.
National weather service Peachtree City, Ga. issued a tornado watch for portions of northwest Georgia until 6 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of north Georgia until 10 p.m. There is a wind advisory for north Georgia and central Georgia through tonight.
Community leaders met Tuesday at the Newton County Recreation Center to discuss the ongoing process of bringing a Miracle League baseball field to the county. Doug Bolton, president of the Rotary Club of Covington pledged his support of the program and announced the Rotary Club will be the financial vehicle through which the funding and donations for the park will flow.
A woman was arrested Saturday after officers from the Covington Police Department reportedly clocked her driving approximately 95 miles per hour on Interstate 20.
A grandmother and her 3-year-old granddaughter were victims of a home invasion late Sunday night when the door to their residence was kicked in by several masked men.
In its 10th year of charitable grant giving, The Community Foundation for Newton County awarded $24,200 to 19 separate nonprofits serving Newton County.
Jimmy Dukes was sworn in as deputy coroner of Newton County Feb. 9 at the Newton County Judicial Center.