According to surveys conducted during the 2013-14 school year the climate, or quality and character of school life, of Newton County's middle schools are above average.
After five years, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has the final suspect of an armed robbery case in custody.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to postpone a vote on a contentious landfill settlement after several hundred citizens turned out to voice their opposition to an overly hasty resolution.
Student veterans, active military and their families at Georgia Perimeter College will receive more personal attention, increased scholarship opportunities and potential help in emergencies, thanks to a Marcus Foundation grant. The grant was announced during a special ceremony held Tuesday, March 17 on the GPC Decatur Campus.
The Newton County library, in recent years, has had to cut $500,000 out of its budget, and last year completed a $350,000 renovation of the roof on its Covington location.
The Covington City Council voted on several road closures during Monday's meeting.
The second week of the Covington Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy included education on how patrol units function and a hands-on Taser demonstration for willing participants.
If you find the debate over HB 170, Georgia's transportation bill, confusing, you are not alone. For one thing, it keeps changing, and will likely undergo more changes in the state Senate. As federal funds for state transportation decrease over time, Georgia will have to get creative to find money for its transportation infrastructure, which is vital to the safety of its citizens and the growth of its economy.
Our sister paper, The Gainesville Times, sat one-on-one with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. See his takes on the issue in Friday's The Covington News Digital Edition by clicking here.
Saturday morning, the Newton County Republican Party was divided by yellow caution tape, but by evening, they had formed two separate, rival groups, both claiming to represent the GOP.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.
Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.
A large crowd remembered, celebrated and honored those who act Sunday afternoon during Newton County's MLK Ecumenical Celebration at Newton High School.
While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Bill Calder of Newton County Farm Bureau and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Newton County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.
Some two dozen volunteers turned out Saturday to help clean the historically black section of Liberty Cemetery in Porterdale, where boy scouts labored alongside older generations to rake, prune, and restore the site as best they could.
Taco Bell, 6151 Highway 278, Covington, Jan 12, 92 A
I-20 reopened and most of Newton County is safe for travel after black ice hit many roadways in North Georgia Friday morning.
Newton County is very close to reaching a deal with the East Georgia Land and Development Company following nearly two decades of litigation, the company's head, Jim Baker, told The News Thursday.
After surrounding a home, Covington Police arrested an armed man at 10116 Griffin Lane with SWAT team responding Friday.
There was a lot of change at this year's Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards reception at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center Thursday, but it was the lack of change that was the big moment of the evening.
Newton Medical Center announced today its Board of Directors had authorized hospital management to enter into "exclusive discussions" with Piedmont Healthcare aimed at formalizing a relationship between the two organizations.
Covington resident Jeff Benton was described as a loving father and husband and a pillar of the community by those who knew him following his tragic passing Wednesday night.
The Newton County Board of Education is considering a contract to purchase new Clear Touch interactive touchscreen panels for the classrooms.
Mike Hopkins had hoped a new, limited medical marijuana bill in Georgia would allow him to bring his family back from Colorado, where his 17-year-old daughter, Michala, is being successfully treated for seizures and pain with cannabis oil.
Pacho's Mexican Grill management feels it has already recovered from the failing health score it received during a Jan. 9 inspection.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will enter into a closed executive session immediately following the opening of a public meeting Wednesday to discuss potential litigation, according to a public notice issued over the weekend.
Shakila Henderson-Baker and Abigail Coggin were both sworn in to their second term on the Newton County Board of Education recently.