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.
A 4-year-old child was killed Wednesday afternoon, when he was accidentally backed over by his father.
An Alcovy High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with sexually molesting three boys.
A Covington woman was arrested early Sunday morning after an officer noticed her acting oddly, first at Waffle House, then at Kroger.
A Social Circle woman was killed Saturday night, in a one-vehicle crash on Ga. Highway 11. Cathy Denise Howell, 42, succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident Sunday morning at Atlanta Medical Center, where she had been taken following the crash, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. According to reports, Howell was driving a Ford F-150 southbound on Ga. Highway 11 around 10 p.m., when she attempted to negotiate a curve in the ...
A 43-year-old Covington woman is accused of beating her son severely Thursday, because he went to visit his grandmother.
A concerned motorist, who reportedly saw a couple possibly having sex in a car while another man threw a beer bottle at a business, called police early Friday morning, leading to three arrests.
A Covington woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after reportedly being caught shoplifting – for the third time – at Kmart.
Police attempted to settle a dispute between two angry drivers Sunday evening. Officers were called to Flat Shoals Road and Highland Drive, where they spoke with a driver who said he had been run off the road by another car. He reportedly told officers that he was heading north on Flat Shoals behind a black car that was going "very slowly" – approximately 25 mph. He said he waited until they reached a passing zone ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Citgo on Ga. Highway 81 Friday afternoon by witnesses who saw a woman, who appeared to have been beaten, crying outside the store.
James Stanley Moore Sr. was heading to work at SRG Global around 4:20 a.m. on April 24 when another vehicle crossed into his lane, ending the 59-year-old's life. On July 4, 23-year-old William Andrew Spain was charged in the accident that caused Moore's death.
Three Covington teens are currently being charged with two separate rapes that occurred last week.
City Manager Leigh Anne Knight is returning home to Covington after suffering a heart attack Wednesday, while on vacation in Panama City, Fla.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Covington man who reportedly committed suicide in the Walton County Jail.
A man called the Covington Police Department to report that someone had stolen some money from his sock when he was passed out Saturday night.
I have written about crime and courts for more years than I care to admit at this point, and during that time, one thing has remained the same. No matter the time of year, the socio-economic status, the color of skin or the age, crime does not discriminate. It's a great equalizer and can affect anyone.