Covington's National Guard armory is getting a nearly $1 million upgrade, including replacing the collapsing soil under the parking lot which has caused sinkholes to form and has caused one corner of the armory to sink.
Mansfield officials are still trying to pick dates to hold a special election to permanently fill the mayor's seat, which was vacated when Estona Middlebrooks resigned from the position March 6.
Former longtime Mansfield city clerk Pat Mullins accepted a $14,000 settlement from the city stemming from her claim of wrongful termination after she was fired in 2012.
When they tried to get into their newly-purchased Newton County home the evening of April 19, 2012, Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji were held at gunpoint by their next-door neighbors and eventually arrested by Newton County Sheriff's deputies.
Mansfield officials have big plans for the city, and they hope they'll be able to make more progress with a clearer financial picture after approving Monday a $1.07 million budget for 2014.
County officials want to make sure they're on the same page when it comes to future development in the Salem Road area, so they're placing a temporary ban on some zoning requests.
Newton County residents planning to vote in the Republican primary May 20 will have a chance to meet and question several candidates in one place at the Newton County Republican Party's April 15 political rally.
Newton County is getting closer to hiring a firm to write grants to seek out more state and federal funding.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson wanted to move forward with purchasing land to expand some existing parks and build some new ones using 2011 SPLOST money, but his fellow commissioners weren't on board with his plan Tuesday.
With Common Core's place in Georgia schools being hotly debated and education being linked ever closer with business needs and the health of the economy, Georgia's state school superintendent race has no shortage of pressing issues.
While state and local officials celebrated breaking ground on a training center that will serve Baxter International and help recruit future bioscience industries, area residents want to know how they can get a shot at one of Baxter's high-quality jobs.
Officials celebrated construction starting on the Georgia BioScience Training Center, a facility set to open in early 2015 that will both help train future Baxter International employees and be used to recruit other life sciences industries to Georgia.
Baxter International's Thursday announcement to split its business, which had more than $15 billion in revenue in 2013, into two companies in mid-2015 won't have any effect on the construction of the $1 billion manufacturing campus being built just outside Social Circle. One thing that will change for sure is the plant's name.
Covington continues to make upgrades to the city's airport and is seeing increased traffic.
Former Newton County landscaper Billy Durden believes county officials and current county landscaper Gary Campbell conspired to cause him to lose his longtime contract with the county.
Newton County Library members will have free access to 34 digital versions of popular magazines in 2014 thanks to a new partnership between the library system, RB Digital and Zinio.
At the start of every year, it seems everyone wants to slim down and hit the gym. The Covington Family Y is looking to help that endeavor by waiving its new membership fees and membership reactivation fees in January.
Newton County's unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent in November as a net total of 461 residents gained employment.
Lynn Morgan Ervin was appointed director of Newton County's development services department in October, after serving as interim director since April.
Homebuilding is picking up and entrepreneurs and corporations are increasingly considering Newton County in their search.
Porterdale's new city hall will soon have a much homier feel.
When Newton County officials pursued the Almon Overlay, they envisioned a more modern, aesthetically-pleasing commercial corridor.
The $14 million, 14-plus mile sewer line that will serve Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus in Stanton Springs industrial park is on schedule for a Jan. 31 completion and is on budget.
Porterdale is getting a Main Street program, a move that will give city officials more tools in their efforts to turn downtown Porterdale into an entertainment district.
Agriculture remains one of Newton County's most important industries, and the Newton County Farm Bureau has received the highest award it can get for its role in promoting that industry.
A go-kart track is coming to Newton County, a welcome addition for those residents who say they're starved for local entertainment options.
The county is moving forward with its plan to move Alcovy Trestle Road, located off Ga. Highway 11, because of its confusing proximity to the westbound on-ramp for Interstate 20.
Amid all the talk about developing more qualified workers to handle the jobs of today and tomorrow, Newton County celebrated the grand opening of its newest workforce development center Thursday.
Covington will wait a little longer to invest in electric vehicles, as the Covington City Council voted Monday not to participate in a program from car manufacturer Nissan that would have given the city a free electric car charger.
Covington city officials want to make next year's July 4 fireworks event bigger and better, and Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said the goal is to put together a $20,000 show.