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.
It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening today from The Associated Press:
Some Southern royalty of sorts with Covington roots will be celebrated on Saturday when downtown Covington plays host to a benefit for troops serving overseas.
A tween who thwarted five teen burglars is being praised for his bravery by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
A Newton County woman died Saturday after the motorcycle on which she was riding was struck by a car on Salem Road.
A shipment of iPads was stolen from Flint Hill Elementary School last week, according to reports from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
The accident on I-20 eastbound has been cleared and all lanes are open again, according to Rockdale County 911.
The pain at the pump continues as the price for gasoline is up 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week, according to GasBuddy.com.
Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.
It's the start of the work week. Here's a roundup of what you need to know from staff and Associated Press reports to get you off to a good start.
For the children living at Project Renewal, a domestic violence shelter, their lives have often been filled with stresses no child should endure, but getting ready to start a new school year shouldn't be one of them.
I really can't say enough good things about my slow cooker. I use it at least once a week, more often when we're busy. Aside from putting dinner on and then forgetting about it for the rest of the day, the slow cooker is one of my favorite money saving gadgets because I can use lower quality meats and vegetables. Slow cooking them makes them tender, juicy and delicious. My family just thinks I'm a cooking genius for turning a tough piece of pork roast into tender barbecue or a rag tag bunch of vegetables into a ...
Imagine walking through the woods and being able to pet a deer, or to have a friendly squirrel scamper up to you in search of a treat. It might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but at Yellow River Game Ranch, the fairy tale is real.
Newton County has a history of strong, stable leadership, which enabled it to recruit one large industry after another in decades past.
The Social Circle City Council agreed to approve a Special Local Option Sales Tax document, but refrain from voting on the disbursement of payment until the language of the document can be agreed on with Loganville.
Newton County must cut nine employees and two vacant positions in the $44.28 million budget the board of commissioners approved Tuesday. One worker will have a reduction in hours.