The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has imposed an Open Burning Ban for 54 Georgia counties, including Newton County, that will begin May 1 and last through Sept. 30.
Put down the remote, power down the iPad, and get the whole family outdoors this weekend as the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center presents JAKES Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the center's Discovery Area.
Brown Bridge Road, at Fieldstone Lane, is blocked off from both directions because of an accident, and drivers should seek an alternate route, according to the Covington-Newton County 911 Center.
The Newton County School System has released the College and Career Readiness Performance Index score – the state's new accountability system – for the middle school grades at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, after an oversight left the school off the initial report.
The Newton County Board of Education is expected to choose a new superintendent next week and will also vote on a new director of research, testing and evaluation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
In observance of Mental Health Month, View Point Health's New Rock Day Services Program, at 101 Kirkland Road, Covington, plans the following outreach events:
Georgia River Network is continuing its Unveiling Paddling Series this year with four different opportunities for residents to rediscover some hidden gems among Georgia's waterways.
In celebration of the 33rd anniversary of the first wish ever granted by Make-A-Wish, Make-A-Wish Georgia granted 44 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses throughout April.
The Newton County Humane Society donated a check to the Newton County Sheriff's Office to help with the purchase of a vest for one of the four K-9 officers at the NCSO.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett honored The Covington News for the newspaper's contributions as this year's Partner in Education. The Partners in Education program, developed in 1986, includes collaborations between schools and businesses, social-service and governmental agencies, colleges and universities, civic groups, churches and other interested community members, according to information from NCSS website.
All Chick-fil-A coupons are not created equal. Some Newton County residents hoping to use an Internet coupon that entitled them to a free sandwich in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week learned that lesson Tuesday.
Erica Madeline Adriance, 22, 30 Ashley Drive, Oxford, April 24. Contempt of court.
A man wanted in Walton County was found sitting in a Newton County neighborhood early Tuesday morning.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.57 at the Marathon station located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S. near Ga. Highway 142.
The Vampire Diaries television show is looking for new blood for a shoot in Conyers on Thursday, March 7.
Bryant Thomas told the city council that his family first moved into their Robinson Street house 80 years ago. And today, "after paying our taxes on time all these years," they still are not connected to the city sewer line. Thomas explained at last night's meeting that his house is on a downslope. Decades ago, there was no way way to pump sewage uphill. Now, there is a pump, yet his home and about 27 nearby houses must rely on septic tanks that sometimes overflow.
Traffic on Interstate 20 westbound is reportedly jammed approaching Interstate 285 between the Turner Hill Road exit and Panola Road Exit in DeKalb County. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
The lowest gas price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.59 at the Shell station on 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
Six area teens experienced the thrill of aviation, through orientation flights with the Civil Air Patrol at Covington Municipal Airport last Thursday. The cadets flew a combined total of 6 hours in CAP's Cessna aircraft.
William Durden keeps photos of the flower beds his small company tended for Newton County scrapbooked alongside recognition his landscaping company has received since 2001.
A Covington man was arrested early Sunday morning, after reportedly hitting a parked car with his car, then physically fighting with officers when they approached him at The Depot.
Parents won't have to wonder about what school their children will attend next school year as schools will not be rezoned for the 2013-2014 academic year.
In February 1980, more than 33 years ago, my husband and I purchased a home in the Settlers Grove neighborhood. Our daughter Katrina Elizabeth was just a toddler.
All year, Cloverleaf 4-H'ers from age 9 through sixth grade have been researching, writing and practicing 4-6 minute illustrated talks.
A Covington man with a record of armed robberies in Maryland was found guilty Thursday for the 2011 armed robbery of a Conyers bank and will likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison.
The lowest gas price for regular in Covington is $3.59 at the Pure station at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam.
When the Newton County Board of Commissioners recently approved a bid by LB Recycling and Waste Services, one commissioner wondered whether the bold promise made in the bid to best any competitor's offer was legal.