After 13 years the city of Social Circle is making a change with its city manager.
Mix together a woman's desire to feed the hungry, kind hearts of Newton County residents, recipes handed down through generations, and a need for charitable contributions from the area's homeless shelter and that is a recipe for the "Feed the Hearts of the Hungry" cookbook.
The Covington City Council will vote on amending provisions of the electric system and water system ordinances during Monday's council meeting, possibly reducing city revenue by approximately $700,000.
After a year when law enforcement was often in the news in a negative light nationally, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were resuscitating children back to life, jumping on guns to save themselves, victims and bystanders and performing other feats of heroism in 2014.
Nineteen people who had associations with drugs in Covington and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and other drug items are off the streets thanks to a recent reorganization of the Covington Police Department (CPD) and the participation of concerned citizens.
The city of Covington voted to pay $30,000 for overruns on the Clark Street Project Monday.
Paul Anthony Dunn, 49 of Social Circle, died in a residential fire at 500 Hickory Drive early Monday morning.
John Middleton used to tell Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims that he was the BOC's "eyes in the sky" when it came to running the county's daily affairs. Now that he's passed, those who worked closely with Middleton feel he really is watching from above.
Newton County Schools are closed Tuesday due to possible icy conditions across the area.
The city of Covington announced the hiring of Stoney Bowles as Fire Chief Monday.
Church members showed up to worship Sunday morning at Church 213 only to find out that it had burnt down earlier that day.
Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.
A blood trail from a Conyers man has the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating a stabbing that took place Monday evening at Greeleaf Road.
Covington City Manager Leigh Ann Knight announced the city of Covington has three finalists for its open position of Fire Chief at Monday night's city council meeting.
Sidewalks were a hot topic during Monday's Covington City Council meeting with one area set to get some and the other not having a project completed.
Just beginning its football program, Berry College will be seeing its share of adversity and changes and will need players familiar with and capable of handling those pressures.
Although none of Newton County's three high school basketball teams were able to get past the first round of the state playoffs, there was plenty of talent to be seen in the gyms of Eastside, Newton and Alcovy.
With two state championships in her last two seasons, Dallas Worthy has been a valuable member of Eastside's track and field team as she begins her senior year.
Realignment brought changes to the area's basketball teams, with Eastside moving to Region 8-AAAA, and Alcovy and Newton jumping up to Region 2-AAAAAA.
Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam.
Golf's top players and fans are about to descend on Georgia and Augusta to see the beauty of Augusta National for The Masters. But at The Oaks, golfers and some of the top superintendents in the sport have been descending on the Covington golf course for years.
Newton kept it close throughout the first quarter of its sweet 16 matchup at Tift County, but the hosts, Blue Devils, and their crowd became too much.
If you haven't had a chance to talk with someone who has been involved in sports since before you were born, you should do it.
Kevin Thompson was good, but not the best.
The most prolific era in Alcovy basketball, and perhaps the most celebrated in the school's sports tenure came to an end Friday night.
Newton County basketball has more tradition than any other sports program in the area, setting national records, winning state championships, being guided by a legendary hall of fame coach and having players move on to the next level.
Although the Eastside boys' basketball team finished as runners-up to the Region 8-AAAA championship, it struggled with free throws all season.
Drew Buckhault led an impressive Eastside offensive performance as the Eagles defeated visiting Jackson 12-2 on Wednesday.
The Newton girls' basketball team has never reached the state's elite eight, but the 2012-13 version is on the verge of doing just that.