Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
The Georgia State Patrol, along with many other organizations throughout the state, will act as Santa's helpers this holiday season, collecting toys for needy children.
As travelers get ready to pack up their cars and hit the road this holiday season, the Georgia State Patrol is warning them to slow down, as it will be heavily enforcing speed limits, targeting even the slightest of speeders.
Four teachers now have additional funding for special projects, thanks to Newton Education Foundation/ReImagine Newton - a local, independent nonprofit geared toward supporting public education in Newton County.
A 16-year-old Newton High School student reportedly hit a school bus official during an evacuation drill at the school earlier this week.
In Georgia, some 60.7 percent of non-custodial parents are consistently current with their child-support payments. However, a new program of the Georgia Department of Human Services is designed to help the other 39.3 percent learn how to better support their children, both financially and emotionally.
A Gainesville woman reportedly chased a teen who tried to steal her iPhone 5 at the Salem Road Walmart Friday.
Top executives and business leaders traded careers for a day Tuesday as they acted as elementary, middle school and high-school principals in Newton County schools.
Newton County Theme School at Ficquett has new royalty. The theme school named its first king and queen Tuesday night after its first-ever Mr. and Ms. Newton County Theme School Contest. Eleven students were in the running for a crown.
Community leaders stopped by Porterdale Elementary this week to read their favorite books to students in Pre-K through fifth grade as part of the school's Celebrity Readers event, Nov. 11–19. Linda Depkin of Newton Federal Bank read to third-graders Thursday in Mrs. Wagstaff's class.
A man reported to police that he was shot in front of his home Wednesday.
Liberty Middle School, Alcovy High School and Newton High School have been named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education.
Students are encouraged to get pens, paper and thoughts ready to write an essay for the Main Street Covington and Covington News 2013 Thanksgiving Essay Competition.
The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented $200,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties Friday.
Newton County School System employees will receive a pay incentive in January.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
The city of Porterdale is looking to attract visitors to its downtown area with a concert in its newly renovated historic gym. Main Street Porterdale and the Arts Association of Newton County will present a night of classical music as the Converse College Symphony Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. in the Porterdale Memorial Gymnasium, across the street from City Hall at 2400 Main St. The event is ...
Covington City Council members met Thursday night to discuss what the council should expect from the Main Street Covington program regarding tourism efforts, now that operation of the program is expected to be taken on by the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
The Women's Diagnostic Center is offering mammograms at a reduced cost during October and November.
Social Circle Better Hometown is gearing up to celebrate hometown heroes this weekend with a day filled with activities.
Snapping Shoals EMC awarded approximately $15,000 in grants to a number of Newton County School teachers through the co-op's Bright Ideas program.
The Advanced Retirement Planning building, at 6140 Hannah St., is now pink. Brian Byars, owner of ARP in Covington, said the business was painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It will remain pink through October. ARP employees and their families, ARP clients and Newton Medical Center associates gathered Monday to reveal the newly painted office building.
The Ride for Roxy Foundation is staging a concert this weekend to support a man who was diagnosed with leukemia.
Cards will be dealt, dice will be shaken and slot machines will be sounding off -- just for fun -- at a fundraising event this month.
A Mansfield man has announced that he will run for the District 1 seat of the Newton County Board of Education in 2014.
Advanced voting starts in less than two weeks and anyone wanting to vote in the upcoming election Tuesday, Nov. 5 should register before Oct. 7.
Newton County Schools 2014 Teacher of the Year Ashley Rickard made a grand entrance at Eastside High School Friday.
The Miss Newton High School pageant has returned to Newton High School, and a new Miss NHS was crowned at Wednesday night's pageant ceremony.
Alumni from the historic R.L. Cousins school will gather this weekend to celebrate its history and reunite with friends at a picnic, and in advance of the gathering a handful of former students shared fond memories of its existence.
Tradition and new leadership are merging together at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. A fall revival was held this week at the church, where families enjoyed guest speakers, singing and fellowship. Nightly services were held Wednesday through Thursday. The theme of this year's revival at Wesley Chapel was, "Building up one another." Guest revivalists included the Rev. Dr. Theophilus Stanford, pastor of Glen Haven UMC in Decatur; the Rev. Kevin Daniels, pastor of Bethel Baptist ...