Time to bring our aircraft on this journey up another 10,000 feet! We're going to get a higher altitude perspective. This week, I'm busting past my pay grade to join the chorus about federal spending habits. Here's the thought: I think we are insane to couple open-ended entitlement programs to the general government!
Georgia Piedmont Technical College students won big during the 50th Annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri. The school had a phenomenal showing with students winning gold, silver and bronze medals.
The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2014-2015 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.45 mills.
A Buford woman who was arrested in Covington last year for leaving her 5-year-old son in her vehicle received judge-ordered full custody of him after apparently proving she overcame her drug addiction, leaving the child's father unhappy and ready to appeal.
After a holiday weekend respite, Georgia Department of Transportation crews and contractors return to the roadways this weekend for improvements including sections of I-20 in Rockdale and Newton and I-285 on the northwest side.
A man identified as a suspect in Thursday's murder of a Newton County man was arrested in Orlando Thursday.
Extras are needed for a new production set to begin Sunday in Covington and throughout Newton County and Conyers.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation after it was discovered an individual was being held at the Newton County Detention Center following an erroneous arrest in another jurisdiction.
Conyers police are asking for the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver who left a man seriously injured on Interstate 20 early Sunday, July 6.
Moore Street resurfacing construction finished
Mayor Ronnie Johnston estimates that up to 10,000 people watched Saturday's Fourth of July fireworks show, with as many as 2,000 packed into Covington's Square. Monday night, Johnston and the city council credited Robert Foxworthy for making it possible.
Kayakers and Porterdale residents alike should soon be able to call the river running through their town an official water trail.
School- and grade-level Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education Tuesday, showing positive increases in both elementary and middle school results for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Washington Street Community Center, the Salvation Army and the A.K.A. Sorority Inc. for its Annual Back to School Supply Drive.
Friday, July 11
Head to the second star from the right this weekend.
A Covington woman won an award for her poetry entry in the 2014 edition of "Sirocco," Georgia Southwestern State University's Arts Magazine.
Georgian's are being asked not to add to the expected summer heat and air quality during the coming months, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC).
A woman went to put gas into her 2008 Chevy at 10:30 a.m. Friday when the lever would not lock, and no gas would go into the tank, as if it was full.
The Covington Police Department has arrested a person Thursday believed to have spearheaded the theft of thousands of fraudulent funds in Newton, Rockdale and Walton counties.
Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn said it best in helping to honor the two 2013 General Mills and The Covington News Hometown Hero finalists, who both happen to be handicapped.
Update, Tuesday morning: Newton County is one of dozens of Georgia counties under a "Hazardous Weather Outlook" that warns residents to be prepared for:
Thunderstorms are expected in the area throughout the week, possibly bringing damaging winds, hail and chance of tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Covington attorney Billy Waters was sworn in as Covington Municipal Court judge last week, and the Covington City Council hopes the Newton County native will bring some stability to the position.
The Covington Family YMCA had a record setting 1,365 participants in its Covington Cheerios Challenge event on Saturday, April 19. This event would not be possible without many people volunteering behind the scenes.
Early voting kicks off Monday, and there are several contested local, state and federal seats for Newton County voters, including a couple that will be decided outright in the Primary election.
County commissioners agree the county needs both a full-time election chairman and a full-time county manager or administrator, but they still need to decide which official will have ultimate firing and hiring authority and to whom county employees are ultimately responsible.
The Newton County Young Farmers held its fourth annual Tractor Show on the Covington Square Saturday.
The Relay for Life was held at The Church of Covington Friday night, into Saturday.
Judge Horace Johnson broke the news to Newton Youth Leadership Institute participants this week: "wrestling isn't real."