School has been canceled for students Friday.
Newton County Schools will be closed to students Friday.
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Newton County and Covington officials have been hard at work since opening its emergency operations center Tuesday.
Tonight's public informational meeting about the county's latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.
The Covington and Newton County fire departments responded to two fires overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, in the midst of snow from the 2014 winter storm.
Newton County officials have decided the ice buildup on the roads is too much to risk the safety of its employees.
Update 6 p.m. : Officials in Newton County said there were still no major problems in the area early Wednesday evening, but they said roads were getting worse and urged residents to stay inside.
Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:
Though there were minimum damages and power outages in Newton County early Wednesday morning, as the winter storm continues officials said people should be prepared for possible power outages and if possible, stay indoors.
The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.
Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.
Call it divine intervention, luck or just a turn of events – Charles Wyatt had his life saved.
Several Newton County students brought home awards after showing their creative talents during a literacy competition last week.
A man who reportedly was intoxicated and naked was found in the woods in the area of Ford Street Sunday night.
Thomas Kephart, right, president of United Bank, presented a $500 donation recently to Brad Bettis, left, president of the Covington Rotary, in support of the Rotary Club's Empty Stocking Fund for Christmas.
Cpl. Dexter Harris of the Rockdale Sheriff's Department joined the Army in 1987, just three weeks out of high school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Maraton, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington ByPass Road.
Newton County Sheriff's Office & The Salvation Army Toy Run.
Though Lois Brown's years of playing violin in the Newton County Community Band may be coming to an end, her passion for music is as strong as ever.
Continuing a long tradition in Newton County 4-H, Will Holder represented Georgia at National 4-H Congress last week.
Covington's electricity customers will pay a slightly higher price for power in 2014, with an average resident , one who uses 1,131 kWh per month, expected to see his/her yearly bill increase by just under $50.
A handful of employees at a packaging facility reported their cars were broken into and items were stolen.
Ralph Antonio Barnes, 36, Flowery Branch, Dec. 10. Court sentenced.
Brad Stoothoff joined the city of Covington staff because he wanted a new challenge and wanted to use his skills for residents.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter, Courtney Bernardi, resigned her role Friday to take a job with the economic development arm of the city of Johns Creek.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
When Billy Skinner retired as Covington's transportation manager earlier this year, the city planned to hand the reins to his right-hand man of eight years, Terry Savage. However, when the city offered another early retirement option, Savage decided he'd had a full career, too.