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Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

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Former employees work at Henderson’s for old time’s sake

Since news of the Newton County restaurant’s closing broke, Henderson’s has been busy, according to Cassandra Henderson. But not just with customers clamoring ...

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NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System’s (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

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Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm’s 100th birthday. She was joined by her ...

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SPLOST projects, revenues discussed

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) started its course for a 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Monday.

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Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

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Eastside Trail benches to be enhanced by local Scout

When Covington resident Jake McCarthy was 8-years-old, he told his parents what he wanted to do for his Eagle Scout project.

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Auction will benefit county’s hungry

Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal held auctions at the church before, but this is the first time the Covington church is ...

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Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Tamahia Benton, of Liberty Middle School, Cecily Bullock, of Alcovy High School and Jason Smith, of Newton High School, were named the finalists for Newton ...

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Precious Waters named Newton Homecoming Queen

Precious Waters was named the 2016 Newton High School Homecoming Queen Friday night at Sharp Stadium.

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Ban on vinyl siding on houses being built discussed

Vinyl siding has long been an aesthetically pleasing and affordable choice for homeowners, to go along with brick and wood. However, is it a dangerous ...

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Jam to raise money for new accessible access to Yellow River

A year ago, it rained for the inaugural Yellow River Jam. This year, good weather is expected Saturday when the second Yellow River Jam kicks ...

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Chair Ellis proclaims Thursday Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

Newton County Chair Keith Ellis proclaimed Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, to be Suicide Prevention Awareness Day during an event on the Covington Square Thursday morning.

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O’Brien pleads guilty to theft by taking

Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O’Brien stood with his attorney Steven M. Frey, of The Frey Law Firm, and withdrew his not ...

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Newton County Jail Log: Sept. 21

Diallo Wayne Abraham, 22, Covington, Sept. 14, court sentenced serving 8 days

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Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center celebrates 10 years

A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center celebrated 10 years of service with an open house at its Social Circle location Wednesday.

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BOC summary: No action taken on moratorium or mosque

The moratorium on permits for places of worship came to an end at midnight Sept. 20 after no action was taken by the Newton County ...

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The three victims in Monday's fatal accident identified

Two of the three victims in Monday’s fatal accident involving a Newton County School System (NCSS) school bus were under the age of 10.

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Teachers of the year announced by NCSS

The Newton County School System (NCSS) announced its teachers of the year for each of its schools Tuesday.

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New pillars installed at Chimney Park

Members of the Satzuki Garden Club and Friends of Newton Parks Board of Directors gathered at Chimney Park Monday, Sept. 12 to dedicate a new ...

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Pipeline expected to reopen soon

A week after the pipeline leak in Alabama resulted in a gas shortage across the southeastern United States, Colonial Pipeline has announced that construction, fabrication ...

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Council okays Square gazebo if sponsor is found

It’s been a controversial topic for two years, but the Covington City Council voted to approve the building of a gazebo on the Historic ...

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Gov. Nathan Deal signs order to ban gas price gouging

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday prohibiting the hiking of gas prices as a response to the current gas shortage affecting southeastern ...

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Community steps up for four-year-old

The little girl from Monticello has spent most of the last year in a hospital, battling cancer. Family members in Newton County have been helping ...

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Gas shortages hit Newton County

Gas stations in Covington and Newton County have been impacted by the current gas shortage affecting the east coast of the United States.

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