Council members in the City of Porterdale held their first reading of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2014 Monday night.
After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.
Ever wondered what some of the historic mill homes in Porterdale look like on the inside?
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
The City of Social Circle is inviting everyone in the community to band together to give thanks this weekend at the annual community Thanksgiving celebration.
The City of Oxford has begun work on plans for one of its biggest projects ever, the 175th birthday celebration for the historic city in 2014.
Porterdale's Riverfront Road is getting a facelift, thanks in part to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
With less than a month before the Dec. 3 runoff election between incumbent Dan Chisholm and Charlie Akin for the District 4 seat on the Social Circle Board of Education, some citizens are questioning whether Akin should have the ability to set school taxes for residents when he, himself, does not pay them.
After a three-way race for the District 4 seat of the Social Circle Board of Education, two candidates will be back on the ballot in December for a runoff election.
More than a year after the accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
More than a year after the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.
A Covington woman is recovering after being stabbed in the leg during an argument, according to reports.
After deliberating for just over an hour Wednesday, a jury found 49-year-old Hannibal Wayne McMullen guilty of the 2012 murder of 26-year-old Ketitra Jones.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:40 p.m. : Defendant Hannibal Wayne McMullen has been found guilty of all counts. McMullen has been charged of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to an apartment in the Magnolia Heights complex in the early morning hours of July 22 when a concerned citizen alerted them to a domestic disturbance.
Bond was denied Thursday morning for 30-year-old Larry Grison Jr who has been charged in the shooting death of Calvin Kentrell Banks.
Three girls caught stealing from Wal-Mart A call from Wal-Mart security officers landed three teens in jail Thursday. According to reports, officers from the Covington Police Department were called to the popular store and met with a loss protection officer. He reportedly told the officers that he had watched two young women conceal merchandise in an empty silver purse, then exit out the front doors of the store. Once apprehended, the security guard allegedly found ...
Just two weeks before the start of the 2009-2010 school year, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that school systems were to receive a 3 percent cut to their budget and mandated staff furloughs -leaving Newton County's school board searching for ways to make these things happen before the original start of the year for elementary school teachers.
Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley announced that Governor Sonny Perdue has called on the system to cut 3 percent from their budget and for teachers to take three unpaid furlough days in order to assist in a $900 million hole in the state's budget.
Officers in the area of South Emory Street were alerted to a vehicle after the driver reportedly saw them and attempted to back his vehicle up in the middle of the roadway.
A juvenile who has been charged in the murder of landscaper Timothy Clements will be tried as an adult, according to District Attorney Ken Wynne.
Several Newton County schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year, putting or keeping many on the Needs Improvement list. When broken down, however, the school test-taking population as a whole passed; the individual school's failures were due solely to subgroups.
A call for assistance ended in two arrests. A young man was arrested for outstanding warrants but not before a fight with his mother.
Two men have been arrested and charged with the June shooting death of 34-year-old Calvin Kentrell Banks.
This week, The News begins a weekly series looking at what has become of those convicted of murder in Newton County and touching base with the victims' loved ones. The cases span nearly four decades. Information was gathered from the archives of The News and records from the Newton County Clerk of Courts office as well as through interviews and written correspondence with involved parties.
The Newton County School System has failed Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-2009 school year according to reports released by the Georgia Department of Education.
Covington Police Officers arrested a 17-year-old man for one burglary and ended up tying him to at least three other in the Mill Village area of the city.
If not for a few troubled kids, Dr. LaQuanda Brown would have become a lawyer, but after an internship where she became involved with children who were facing problems in their lives, she decided that her heart was in a different place – her heart was in teaching.
Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect who they believed may be responsible for at least three recent armed robberies in Newton and Rockdale counties. According to Covington Police Detective Daniel Seals, just after 6 a.m. on July 4 the Holiday Inn Express was robbed by a black male with a blued pump shotgun with a short or pistol grip wood stock. The man came into the business ...