A Newton County Sheriff's deputy responded Sunday to a call about an animal problem at a residence on Highway 212.
For the last six years we have had the honor to recognize people in our community who through their actions and deeds have gone the extra mile to help their neighbors or their family.
There isn't a better way to finish off the baseball season and prepare for the playoffs than a series against your rival. The third and fourth seed from Region 2-AAAAAA, Newton and Rockdale, started a three-game series on Tuesday, and finished up on Thursday. Though Newton lost the series after losses in the first two games, the Rams took the final regular season game of the season and sealed the three-seed with a 4-0 win over Rockdale, Thursday evening.
As the county approaches the budgetary event horizon, the Board of Commissioners will face tough decisions as department heads compete for resources and county employees grow increasingly impatient for raises.
Covington Regional Ballet is proud to announce that Peter Swan has been offered a teaching position in the Governor's Honors Program.
Brandon Lee Cooper failed to appear for jury duty and a hearing to explain why last week, and thus was sentenced to two days in jail.
Christopher Westmoreland was arrested in connection with several robberies in Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties.
Willie Mae Barr Greenwood 91, of Mansfield passed away April 22, 2015 at The Retreat in Monticello. She was born in Monticello, Ga to the late Johnnie and Mammie E. Barr. Willie Mae was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Adolph Greenwood, and several brothers and sisters.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament Thursday with a beautiful day of golf at Ashton Hills Golf Course.
The rainy and windy conditions from this past weekend are still causing problems for Newton County residents.
Porterdale Main Street Director Terri Haler will be leaving her post to be the new tourism director for the city of Conyers.
Mr. Michael Eugene Luna, 49 of Social Circle, went to be with his heavenly Father April 17, 2015 at Newton Medical Center. Michael was born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 22, 1965. He is preceded in death by his grandparent's Posey Luna and C.L. and Julie Mullenix and brother Timothy Luna.
The Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center in Newton County will receive an infusion of funds, with $9.5 million in additional grand funds in the fiscal year 2016 state budget to construct new buildings.
Asbestos has been found among the construction materials dumped onto property located on Sycamore Trail and will have to be cleaned up to avoid the health risks associated with the material.
On June 20, two unknown persons carried a railroad crosstie from the Plum Orchard Leasing Office and placed it across the west bound lane of Kirkland Road.
After years of working in the corporate sector, Erick Hunt has decided to try and apply the lessons he learned in fiscal responsibility to the state capitol with a run for the District 95 seat.
Deputies are looking for three men who attempted to rob a Newton County man of drugs or cash at gunpoint and shot at a fleeing car before escaping themselves, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Hubert White, a Democratic candidate for county chairman, has been cited by Newton County Code Enforcement for garbage debris. However, most of the trash has already been cleaned up, according to officials.
William "Andrew" Schmetzer has qualified to represent the United States of America at the WAKO Junior World Championships Sept. 21-29 in Naples, Italy, where there will be more than 50 countries participating.
Smoke from a construction-related source was reported at
A quest for knowledge and a better understanding of the world as it is through history, science, literature, math and language is the basis of education.
Rebranding is the latest buzzword in political campaigns. Everywhere you look, some politician or politician's spouse is gearing up to play the rebranding game. They try to change who they are and reinvent what they've said. They're hoping voters have forgotten the old brand and will only remember the new trademark on Election Day.
Every once in a while circumstances come along in everyone's life, which necessitates the turning of some sort of page. Here in America we make it a big deal when folks turn 30 or 40, for example. Graduation from high school, getting married and having that first baby are other examples, as well as hitting the century mark for the rarified few who manage to live that long.
Donna A. Anderson, R.N., 70, of Oxford, died June 19 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Bill and Ida Lambert Trump, she was born in West Virginia. She was a Registered Nurse and administrator and retired from DeKalb General Hospital following 10 years of service. Mrs. Anderson was a member of Belmont Baptist Church and enjoyed exercising and helping people and dearly loved her family. She is preceded in death by step great-grandson Jackson.
Mr. Robert L. "Jack" Smith, of Monroe, formerly of Monticello, died Friday, June 20. He was born Sep. 18, 1932 to the late George E. and Zettie Burrows Smith in Benham, Ky. Mr. Smith was a Mason and a Shriner, formerly belonging to E.A. Minor Lodge and was a member of the Golden Fleece Lodge in Covington.
Five people arrested in 2006, as part of a mortgage fraud ring, are scheduled to go to trial this week in Newton County Superior Court for charges of racketeering and mortgage fraud.
With State Rep. Robert Mumford's (R-Conyers) decision not to seek re-election to District 95, progressive liberal George Wilson is hoping that 2008 will be his year.
The skyrocketing cost of fuel, combined with flat-lining sales tax revenues and property assessments throughout the county and municipalities, is forcing everyone to look at doing things a little differently in an effort to save money and gas.