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.
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.
Sports are well known as providing exercise. But to provide exercise and relaxation is a different echelon of sport.
Kayaking, which has been recently made more accessible to Newton residents, fits into that category.
Entering the 2011 season, Georgia fans salivated at the thought of what was being billed as "the dream team."
Leading the highly touted recruiting class was the nation's top running back Isaiah Crowell, of Columbus. Bulldogs fans were eager for the dynamic, powerful runner to wear the red and black, awaiting every report, story, text and Twitter post about the 18-year-old athlete's decision.
This summer has been a hot one.
The Covington Miracle League Field is a step closer to becoming reality.
Miracle League of Newton County Consultant Tamara Richardson announced recently that groundbreaking on the complex for special needs athletes will occur on Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
A little less than a year after Eastside hired Brad Weir as baseball coach, the school is once again looking for someone to lead the Eagles on the diamond.
Looking back on his four years as a member of the Eastside football team, Quan Moton's most looming memory was an early one.
A busy summer proved to be a successful one for the Newton boys' basketball team.
Winning 14 straight games is dominating fete in itself. But Post 77 Rockdale took things a step further on Sunday.
Sport is about winning.
Eastside didn't start playing girls basketball until 2003, so for Newton basketball players such as Takeita Bell, there was never a chance for a cross-town rivalry.
Typically Newton and Eastside basketball players don't have to travel very far to play each other. But on Saturday with players returning to their old colors in the 2012 alumni basketball game, the distance to Newton's gym was a little longer than it had been back in their playing days.
Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.
The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.
Before the Newton basketball team began its summer season, coach Rick Rasmussen said it would be like a mini season due to the amount of games the Rams would be playing.
After a 5-0 romp through the POW/MIA Tournament last weekend, Rockdale Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy was prepared for a flat performance from his team in Tuesday's game at Douglasville.
Rockdale Post 77 continues its dominance in the American Legion baseball League.