A DJ, digital marketer, maker of duck calls and baker are among the most recent members of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. They are ...
The days are going by quickly now, as we wrap up our fifth week of the 2016 legislative session. We worked four efficient days this ...
The fifth week of Georgia Legislative Session this year was by far the most significant, as the House passed a bill that would protect preachers ...
The T-ball and peewee fields at City Pond Park will have a new addition.
Newton County will be charged to pick up refuse oil at its convenience centers.
Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.
The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...
John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.
It's a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...
Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.
Twelve Oaks, the historic Covington Bed and Breakfast, will be featured as one of eight of the most romantic places in Georgia in an upcoming ...
A new Zaxby's restaurant is opening in west Newton County, and with it an opportunity for 40 new jobs.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown shared, not only a plaque signifying his office's recent accreditation, but also some of the rave reviews bestowed upon ...
The Newton County School System will host the 2016 District Spelling Bee on Friday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School ...
Five-year-old Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl died due to asphyxia after being caught in playground equipment at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Monday, according to ...
The Board of Commissions once again discussed the 2011 SPLOST Thursday night and came to the conclusion they need more information and more meetings.
A 32-year-old Newton County stepfather was arrested after his 13-year-old stepdaughter reported that he had been touching her inappropriately for two years. It was also later found that he had been videotaping her in various rooms throughout the home.
A fourth grade student was removed from class Thursday morning at Oak Hill Elementary after bringing an airsoft pellet gun and pellets to class.
The unemployment rate in Newton County dropped slightly in September to 12 percent from 12.6 percent in August, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.
The unemployment rate also declined in metro Atlanta, from 10.3 percent in August to 10 percent in September. The statewide rate (seasonally adjusted) remained unchanged at 10 percent. The national unemployment rate is 9.6 percent.
A tornado watch has been extended to 8 p.m. for Newton County and much of north Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Rain stretched just north of Covington, from northeast Georgia and into Alabama, according to weather service radar.
Republican Austin Scott toured Newton County Monday with local state Rep. Doug Holt and Sen. John Douglas, as he makes his final push to best Democratic incumbent Rep. Jim Marshall for the Eighth District seat on Nov. 2.
An evening of acoustic movement benefit concert featuring Eric L. Summers, Corey Crowder and others will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Caldwell & Cowan chapel, 1215 Access Road in Covington.
Halloween falls on a Sunday and will be officially celebrated that day in Covington and Newton County, according to officials, but residents and organizations are split on when they're holding their own celebrations of the secular holiday.
Restoration of the Historic Jail on Stalling Street is set to begin, five years after voters approved allocating $500,000 to the project in the 2005 SPLOST.
For years, a resident could call Newton County government with a question about a planning or building issue, speak to five different people in different departments and get five answers.
In search of some Halloween fun? Here's a roundup of events in Covington and Newton County:
Cinderella stories: The annual Fashion Show Luncheon, sponsored by the Newton Medical Center Women's Diagnostic Center, Breast Cancer Support Group and Volunteer Services, was held in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday morning. The celebration of the lives of all breast cancer survivors began with a light lunch which was followed by a special appearance by Elvis, a fashion show that featured Cinderella Shop clothes modeled by breast cancer survivors, door prizes and more. The proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Hope Boutique at Newton Medical Center.
A line of thunderstorms is moving through Newton and Rockdale counties at this hour.
A tornado watch is in effect until 1 p.m., meaning there is a chance for some storms to produce tornadoes.
The county recently lost two internally-respected employees to other government entities, raising concerns about employee morale.
• Jackie Dodd, DUI, 12 months probation, serve 5 days, $1,000 fine; open container, $200 fine.