Marching toward the Newton County School Board in 1970, local black students knew they needed to be treated fairly.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown assured a crowd of dozens of concerned citizens that crime is down in their neighborhoods, and they urged community leaders that they want that trend to continue because they still feel threatened.
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.
Baseball is America's favorite pastime.
Students are out of school and on to the fields this summer playing at the Covington Y, the Boys & Girls Club and some of the many sports camps offered in Newton County.
Before you know it, they'll be back at school and look completely different having grown so quickly by the time the fun of summer 2013 rolls around. Now is the time to get out that camera and capture the skill, determination and enjoyment of Newton's active youth.
In only two meets, the Covington Y Piranhas swim team has already impressed coach Erin Gorman.
The Piranhas have handedly defeated its first opponent, the Brentwood Barracudas and their second, Westchester Lake on June 11 and June 14, respectively.
Trepidation about the safety of football is on the rise with about 2,000 former professional players combining to file a head-trauma lawsuit against the NFL.
After a month's time, the Georgia Revolution are returning to Conyers.
Brandi Richards finished her softball career in decorated fashion, as she completed her senior season at the Auburn Montgomery University.
Taylor Smith just missed out on automatically qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship this week.
Tripp Loftin joined Rockdale Post 77 for a simple reason - just to get in some work.
When I first decided to become a reporter, I didn't do it for the scores, the stats, to have my name in the pape--r or even the free food needed to supplement such grossly high salaries.
The Newton boys' basketball team is hosting its second annual Rams Summer Youth Basketball Mini Camp next week.
Students across Newton County have closed their lockers, put up their book bags, cease to worry about tests and no longer spend time thinking up excuses on why their homework is not finished.
Newton boys' basketball team put together a pretty impressive 2012 season, compiling a 19-7 record and entering the region tournament ranked No. 10 in Class AAAAA.
American Legion Post 77 may be fielding just one team this year, but six games in, it is winning enough for two.
The Newton, Alcovy and Eastside baseball teams faced each other early in the season, giving local fans a chance right at the start of the year to see the area's best players.
Playing in the U.S. Open will have to wait a little longer for Newton's Jonathan Fricke.