Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.
The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.
Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.
The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.
This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.
The Covington City Council heard an update on its plans to make Pace Street a more walkable connecting corridor from the downtown Square to the Hwy. 278 commercial district during its meeting Monday night.
Covington Place will be one way only for automotive traffic on Halloween night, thanks to a compromise between the neighborhood and Covington public safety officials.
Indian Creek Middle School's Kenneth Hanson was named the Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year Thursday.
Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies had to pull a suspect out of his car at gun point after he tried to flee from High Point MHP Tuesday.
The Porterdale Police Department made an arrest early Oct. 7 that would be a natural fit in any criminal drama in the movie theaters or on television.
It's been called the "worst intersection in the county," or the "Burger King intersection."
Covington Police K-9 Sultan tracked down a man who had reportedly threatened his wife at the Holiday Inn on the Access Road Thursday, and held him for the arrest.
A surge at the Georgia Power substation left part of Social Circle without power Thursday evening.
Before a motion could be filed to renew a contract between GovComms, LLC and Newton County, commissioners spoke up about the lack of services the BOC felt it was receiving from the PR firm. The contract, which expires at the end of the fiscal year, will be revisited by the BOC at its first meeting in November.
Exercise programs seem to evolve as quickly as the latest social media platform these days with everyone trying to get fitter faster.
The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 is fortunate enough to hold the county, district and state championships of the 2013 Hoop Shoot, and three Newton County elementary students are fortunate enough to compete in all three events.
The Eastside boys' relay team put up its best performance yet in Saturday's state swim meet at Georgia Tech.
For the third straight season, the Alcovy girls' basketball team finished its region season unbeaten, and was once again rewarded for its efforts.
The Eastside boys' soccer team is looking to replace one of the best in Classification AAA last season, and to do so, the Eagles don't have to look very far.
With only two seniors on the Newton girls' basketball team roster, senior night wasn't as much a chance to honor as much as it was a chance to make a statement Friday night against Druid Hills.
The gymnasium at 140 Ram Drive will never again have a Newton basketball team run up and down the hallowed hardwood in a regular season game, and it was sent out with a loss.
Quindarrious Russell, who will lead Eastside into this week's Region 8-AAAA playoffs, leads the league in scoring and almost led the league in its post-season awards Saturday.
National Signing Day, a phenomenon across the state of Georgia, made its way through Newton County with several local football stars committing to their athletic careers at the collegiate level Wednesday.
As the regular season winds down today, Alcovy fell to Rockdale for the second time in 2012-13 on Tuesday.
Another basketball season is coming to an end, and with it, another crop of talented seniors are playing their last games in high school.
The Newton boys' basketball team had plenty of momentum, winning five straight, going into Friday night's game against Rockdale.
The Region 2-AAAAAA basketball playoffs are still more than a week away, but don't tell that to the Rockdale or Newton hoops teams.
When the Newton boys' basketball team went through its four game losing streak at the beginning of January, things took a bleak turn for the Rams.
This year's Alcovy boys' soccer team is four years in the making and ready to create its own mojo.