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.
Superior court grant received
The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District has the resolutions it needs to head to the Georgia state Legislature in late January or early February.
For Newton County about $218,000 actually does grow on trees.
A motion by Newton County District 1 Commissioner John Douglas to suspend funding to The Center for Community Preservation and Planning failed due to lack of support at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting.
A Flash Foods clerk told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that they observed a male and a female in the parking lot of the Salem Road store arguing.
A woman involved in an argument, pulled a knife on her sister early Tuesday morning, shortly after 2 a.m.
Newton can now focus on the playoffs after dispatching Morrow 40-0 at Tara Stadium Friday night.
The 2012 Georgia High School season ends today, but for the Newton Rams the season starts next week.
Alcovy did its part last week, now it will look to matchup against Lovejoy and await Druid Hills and Rockdale to determine its fate.
The Eastside Eagles played plenty of tough teams throughout their 2012 football season, but, as the saying goes, they saved the best for last.
Alcovy was the best team in Region 2-AAAAAA this season, claiming the region title, and it showed in post-season recognition Thursday.
Eddie Johnson took a lead in the Board of Education voting for District 2 early on Tuesday night and held on to it to secure the seat.
"I'm honored that the people in District 2 trusted me going forward with educational excellence for their kids," Johnson said. "I'll do my very best to uphold such an honor. I will work tirelessly for the betterment of Newton County School System."
State Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove, will serve another term as state senator in District 17 after a victory over Democrat Nelva Lee on Tuesday with 46,776 votes to Lee's 27,757.
Eastside entered Friday night's game trying to climb up the Region 8-AAAA playoff seeding, and left its matchup with Stephens County secured of a position.
Alcovy shut down Rockdale and opened up a postseason berth in a 17-8 win at Sharp Stadium Friday night.
A week after struggling in its biggest loss of the season, Newton football got back on track from the very first play Thursday night.
As the 2012 football season nears the end, there are a few teams fortunate enough to jockey for position and there are others just a win away from breathing more life into their season.
Helping out Eastside's athletic teams has never been as tasty as it will be Saturday.
For those who have passed, there is many ways to carry on their memories, from stories to pictures to, now, Facebook pages.
Friday's game between Newton and Lovejoy high schools at 12 Oaks Stadium in Jonesboro played host to the Region 2-AAAAAAA championship.
The Newton Rams will look to recover from their first loss since September by hosting Luella Thursday at 7 p.m.