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.
Newton High School hosted their first gang awareness forum Thursday night in an effort to get parents involved and to provide them with more information about gang issues in the school. Parental attendance, however, was strongly lacking at the meeting, a fact NHS principal Dr. Roderick Sams addressed.
Covington Police Chief Stacey Cotton received permission from the Covington City Council Monday night to use seized drug money to assist in purchasing equipment for A Child's Voice, the child advocacy center servicing the Alcovy Circuit.
The Newton County School System announced the top three finalists for Teacher of the Year Thursday morning. The finalists are Alicia Stewart from Mansfield Elementary, Bart Buff from Eastside High and Christine Kraemer from Cousins Middle. The winner will be announced at a reception at Newton High School at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 6.
After several homes in developing neighborhoods were found burglarized in recent months, deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department have stepped up patrols in those areas in an attempt to quell the thefts - a decision that paid off recently in one particular subdivision.
A masked man allegedly used what employees thought looked like a machine gun to rob a fast food restaurant Saturday evening on Crowell Road, according to reports from the Newton County Sheriff's Department.
After several women made reports to the Newton County Sheriff's Department of a man allegedly driving around naked and fondling himself, investigators arrested 48-year-old Marcus Wade Mitchell at his home Friday morning.
The official kickoff for the Lights on Afterschool program at the Covington Housing Authority may be the beginning of the end for the students it serves, because unless funding is found quickly, the program is completely out of money.
Finding the culprit that reportedly fired a TEC-9 into a crowd of students attending a party Oct. 9 is no closer to becoming a reality despite both Newton High School and the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating the matter.
Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.
A deputy on patrol in the area of Ridge Avenue noticed a vehicle after the driver, once he passed the patrol car, reportedly accelerated and sped away.
Newton County Board of Education members will vote Tuesday on whether or not to approve a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Steve Whatley to establish a theme school for the 2009-2010 school year.
The west end of Newton County has been plagued with a rash of burglaries, and homeowners on Ga. Highway 212 are offering a reward to help put a stop to the problem.
A party for Newton High School students and the football team ended in gunfire Thursday evening according to reports released by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
A deputy on patrol during the wee hours of Sunday morning noticed a silver SUV parked on the shoulder of the road and decided to investigate. Though the vehicle's windows were heavily fogged, according to reports, the deputy was able to see two people moving around in the backseat when he turned his spotlight on the SUV's windows.
ost 15-year-olds don't spend their time thinking about ways to help those less fortunate. Nor would they spend several weekends actually building beds for a homeless shelter. But Micahl Williams is not your average 15-year-old.