With the proposed reservoir nearing the construction stage, there has been no protection for the citizens'/ratepayers' protection provided by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
For many of you, your short game is an area that is in dire need of improvement.
UPDATE: The flash flood watch issued by the National Weather Service at Peachtree City for counties including Rockdale and Newton has expired but warnings of rain storms continues through the night.
Newton's blue team beat the white team 30-27, but that's not what Friday's spring game at Newton High School was all about.
According to Brad Hill of bleachereport.com, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray is having a fair to good rookie camp. Hill said that McCray's role on the Jaguars is expected to be that of a backup corner and special teamer.
Each week, The Covington News will bring you pictures of Newton County residents playing the sports that keep them in shape. This week, we're at City Pond Park, where some Newton County families take to the tennis courts for some training between the lines.
With full-fledged sellers' markets underway in dozens of metropolitan areas around the country, new research has found curious statistical patterns emerging: Even in cities where listings get multiple offers within days or hours, significant numbers of homes are sitting on the market for six months, 12 months or more with no takers.
Two people were killed, including a teenager and infant, and three others injured in a wreck on I-20 in Rockdale County that police believe was caused by illegal street racing.
If you're looking for a way to delight your mom for Mother's Day, the Phoenix Pass nonprofit for homeless women and children is offering a unique opportunity designed to make her feel like a queen.
The Indian Creek Open is back. After a one-year hiatus, the tournament returns to Ashton Hills for the 10th time. Traditionally, the Nema-sponsored Indian Creek Open has been the largest and most successful golf tournament to be held each year in Newton County. The tournament is scheduled to be held on June 8-9.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers.
VALDOSTA - Cory Pope gave the Lowndes Vikings everything they needed in game one of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Alcovy Tigers. Then in game two, Lowndes' offense came alive and provided plenty of support as the Vikings swept Alcovy 2-0 and 8-1 in the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs at Noel George Field.
The No. 1-seed Eastside Eagles were upset by fourth-seed Troup County in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
MONROE, Ga. - Investigators in Walton and Greene counties say they believe a Loganville man killed his ex-wife, then died at a relative's home.
ATLANTA - A death row inmate convicted of the 1988 murder of a preschool fitness instructor was set to be executed Tuesday, and his attorneys were readying a flurry of last-minute appeals seeking to postpone the execution.
ATLANTA - Emory University officials are expressing regret for the campus' role in slavery in Georgia. The Atlanta university's Board of Trustees has ...
ATLANTA - State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has grown to 10.2 percent, and claims rose in Newton County by 13.2 percent. ...
Express your creative side at Let's Paint Pottery crafts and pottery studio in Conyers. The paint-your-own pottery studio lets customers choose from a variety of blank pottery pieces and clay sculptures and then paint and decorate them to their hearts content. After designing the pieces, Let's Paint Pottery has kilns onsite to fire the pottery.
ATLANTA - The head of Georgia's university system says students should expect a tuition hike next year to make up cuts of nearly 10 ...
ATLANTA - An accrediting agency has placed Atlanta Public Schools on probation, giving the system nine months to start making improvements. Mark ...
ATLANTA - The shootings in Arizona loomed large as the nation marked the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, with many speakers drawing on his message of nonviolence as a key lesson in the wake of the tragedy.
ATHENS - Educators say that timeworn tradition of learning to write in cursive may soon disappear from most children's school lesson plans.
ATLANTA - Georgia s shelling out up to $2 million a day cleaning up the winter storm that dumped ice and snow across ...
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The Newton County School System will be offering a workshop on Jan. 20 on bullying prevention for parents. The workshop will help parents recognize the signs of bullying and will be presented by a school system counselor. This workshop is designed for parents of children attending Title I schools.
Five students from Newton County have earned academic honors for fall semester at Piedmont College.
Update, 1:32 p.m.: Power was restored to the Conyers Walmart and all 1,400 Snapping Shoals customers at 1:24 p.m. The outage occurred at 12:40 p.m. and was caused by a material failure and was unrelated to the weather, Snapping Shoals spokesperson Leigh-Anne Burgess said in an e-mail.
One lane eastbound of I-20 has been opened through Conyers. Westbound lanes are open as well.