The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented after a small farmer workshop at the district's annual program.
Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
Lake Varner is one of the county's most scenic gems, and the county is continuing to invest in making the reservoir and fishing lake a recreational destination.
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.
Book sales and classic cars: Raising community awareness with an antique car and book giveaways during the Friendship Festival parade, Friends of the Stanton Memorial Library promoted their bi-annual book sale. The sale and events associated with it enabled the group to present librarian Janet King with a check in the amount of $1,200 for the purchase of sorely needed library materials.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office initially noticed a vehicle traveling erratically and ended up arresting the occupants on various charges, including theft by receiving stolen property for reportedly having a stolen weapon in the vehicle.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful's fourth annual fundraiser, the Green Getaway, had a good turn out Friday evening at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.
On this day 80 years ago, Essie Callaway invited 12 ladies to her home for lunch and together they founded the Covington Garden Club. A year later the club became affiliated with the Garden Club of Georgia.
-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. Checks should be made ...
For the second year the City of Covington declared November Family Month, and Mayor Kim Carter and Bishop John Knorrp read proclamations describing the importance of families to a strong society.
Several residents remain opposed to the public park being considered in Fairview Estates, but on Tuesday the Board of Commissioners heard glowing reports from two residents whose opinions have dramatically changed over the past month. Resident the Rev. Sharon Collins called in the NAACP and Newton County Ministers Union two weeks ago because she was dissatisfied with the county's handling of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. After several meetings, ...
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Dubose Porter and David Poythress will be speaking at the Newton County Democratic Gala, taking place at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Washington Street Community Center.
Many hands have helped bring the future Porter Memorial Branch Library to the brink of construction, and that team effort was clearly shown by the 18 people who broke ground Thursday morning.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called out to a home late Tuesday night in regards to a family fight and found that a 14-year-old boy had to defend his mother from her husband's fists, according to reports.
On Poppy Day, Nov. 7, the American Legion Auxiliary will be at various locations in Covington receiving donations and asking residents to wear the familiar red, handcrafted poppy to honor America's fallen soldiers.
Main Street Covington and BB&T are asking for donations to serve Georgia National Guard's 48th Brigade Company B 1/121st Infantry, whose members are currently stationed in Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings.
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Crowell Road opened at 3 p.m. today to the delight of many home and business owners in the area. The road was closed, between I-20 and Brown Bridge Road, on Sept. 23, because of the flooding that hit several parts of Newton County. The bridge on Crowell Road that was damaged will still need future repairs, but it will remain open temporarily until those repairs are financed.
Two Union Point men were arrested Wednesday morning after a successful bank robbery was foiled early by both the Covington Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff's Department.