Twilights at Chimney Park has been canceled tonight due to weather.
Georgia Power continues preparing to build a new power line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant on the Newton/Walton county line, but a group of residents just south of Social Circle say they'll resist efforts to come across their property.
Newborn must find a new leader to guide the town for the next four years after respected Mayor Roger Sheridan died last week at the age of 92
Consultant Sharlene Cannon said downtown Covington has a good infrastructure of buildings and businesses, but its sidewalks and storefronts need to be spruced up – a goal that could be accomplished with a beefed- up Main Street Covington program.
Bill Loeble is a family man, raising one of his own with his wife, Diane, and helping to guide another family's business to prosperity and global relevance.
County Commissioner John Douglas wants the county to buy a larger fire truck that can hold more water to help battle fires in areas without public water and fire hydrants, like the fire that destroyed Covington Police Officer Chris Smith's home off Mt. Mariah Road in eastern Newton County last week.
County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien wants to revamp the county's volunteer firefighter system to increase training and add more professional firefighters and fully-staffed fire stations as part of a multi-year strategic plan.
Locals who want to learn more about the new Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Newton College and Career Academy, 144 Ram Drive, Covington.
The Covington Police Department swore in its youngest member Monday night, one so young his oath of office included the unusual vow to "mind his mother and be the best student possible."
Home building is slowly picking up in Newton County, but the pace could ratchet up quickly as development is restarting in multiple vacant subdivisions around the county.
Chamber and government officials have a list of retail businesses they think they can attract now and a wish list of businesses they want to see come to Newton County in the future, and they've hired a former executive from a global industry to be their retail pitchman.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is being used regularly for afterschool programming, and now the center is going to have an outdoor pavilion.
Dave Bernd, recently named Director of Commercial Development for the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, has a wide variety of business experience, including co-owning a Christmas and outfitter shop with his wife and participating in community development - including commercial development - in the U.S. and overseas.
A group of Newton County residents realized the area around them would eventually change and their peaceful, country living would likely be interrupted.
Access to the Yellow River continues to expand, and another kayak and canoe put-in spot could be added near the newly rebuilt Mt. Tabor Road bridge.
The Georgia Department of Transportation gave $400,000 to Newton County recently to help with two road projects long in the works.
Theater lovers can enjoy dinner, live entertainment and laughs, and help out a good cause, at an upcoming dinner theater performance.
A small fire in a third floor air system at General Mills' Covington plant was contained with minimal damage, according to Covington Fire Marshall Deputy Chief Tony Smith.
Santa will be on the square this year for Covington residents' photo-taking pleasure. The Main Street Covington Board of Directors voted Thursday to revise Santa's schedule this year. Santa will still be at Ramsey's Furniture annex Thursdays during the holidays, but he'll now be on the square on Saturdays. Santa agreed to the move as long as the weather is OK, board Chair Serra Phillips said. "Santa is coming to the square," Phillips said excitedly. ...
Though details are still being worked out, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has agreed to bring the Main Street Covington program under its roof.
While many American youths struggle to find success in an increasingly complex world, some Newton County high school students already have a short, clear path to a potentially long-lasting career.
A construction worker fell 30-40 feet Thursday morning while working at the Baxter International construction site on the Newton/Walton county line and was airlifted to Gwinnett Medical Center, according to emergency officials and a construction company spokesman.
There's going to be a big party in one of Covington's oldest neighborhoods Saturday, and organizers expect more than 1,000 people to attend.
Cousins Middle School held a 9/11 remembrance ceremony Wednesday, featuring the school band, choir, the Covington Fire Honor Guard, a candlelight remembrance and guest speaker Andrea Bishop-Marbury, a professional psychologist.
Though they've been given first dibs on the job, no Newton County employees have yet applied to be the county's next recreation director.
If SPLOST collections continue to roll in like they have been, the county could collect $7.4 million more than projected, potentially moving up some projects' timelines and providing more options for paying off future debt.
When patients are sick and doctors aren't sure of the cause, they turn to medical laboratories to help identify specific issues. When patients need blood, it's the lab that provides it.
When Tonya Bechtler put her kayak in the Yellow River, near the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, and began paddling downstream recently, she ran into a troubling obstacle - the biggest pile of trash she'd ever seen on a river.
Another kayak and canoe access point has been installed on the Yellow River, just south of I-20.
Wine and beer tastings will soon be allowed in Covington, as the city seeks to modernize its alcohol laws and attract new businesses.