COVINGTON - The Board of Commissioners approved a contract with the city of Porterdale for 911 dispatch services Tuesday night, ending a months-long dispute.
Staff Photos: Erin Evans Cousins Zaria Swift, 8, and Kamyn Cutts, 2, are pretty serious about enjoying the ice cream handed out at Newton County Library to celebrate the end of their Summer Reading program. The enrichment program enabled the youngsters to participate in a variety of activities and earn rewards in conjunction with reading a prescribed number of hours over their summer break from school.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - State Sen. John Douglas is poised to take the water wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama to a new front - the football field.
COVINGTON - More cuts may come to the Newton County School System if the state requires public school systems across Georgia to implement a three-day furlough for teachers and an additional 3 percent cut in state funding.
COVINGTON - The driver who allegedly crashed into a motorcyclist, killing him over the Fourth of July weekend, has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the incident, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
COVINGTON - An elderly woman had a narrow escape in the early morning hours Wednesday when the recliner she was sitting in caught fire, according to the Newton County Fire Service.
ATLANTA - Stewart Cink came home to show off his latest trophy and new nickname.
COVINGTON - The curtain fell on the Newton County National bid to play for the Dixie Youth World Series after losing to Troup County 10-5 on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - Daniel Marquez headed in the winning goal to help Club America beat AC Milan 2-1 and take its second straight victory in the World Football Challenge on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens gave up three hits in 72/3 innings, Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer and the surging Atlanta Braves beat Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Lowry scores victory over Ragan at AMS Covington racer edges Sprint Cup driver in return to Thursday Thunder
HAMPTON - Covington racer Kyle Lowry made a remarkable return last week to Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway.