The newest Stephen King-inspired horror film, "The Cell," could be filming in Porterdale in early 2014.
Lake Varner is one of the county's most scenic gems, and the county is continuing to invest in making the reservoir and fishing lake a recreational destination.
Newton County is doing more road paving than last year, but is spending less money thanks to a restructured and streamlined transportation operation.
All of Newton County's nearly 600 employees can have free turkeys in their ovens this Thanksgiving, thanks to a holiday bonus program.
Newton County commissioners have decided expanding an overcrowded judicial center, at a cost of $7 million, should take precedence over most of the other projects approved under the 2011 SPLOST.
Covington officials are continually working on making the city more walkable, and people will soon be able to travel on paved paths - sidewalks and crosswalks - all the way from the Turner Lake Complex to Eastside High School, approximately a 4-mile trip.
A few more fast-food restaurants are coming to Newton County, including two near the Walmart at Salem and Brown Bridge roads.
The city of Covington is taking over maintenance of the square, but not much is expected to change.
Eyewitnesses and insider information make a criminal investigator's jobs a lot easier, but officials know that sources are sometimes hesitant to come forward due to fears for their safety.
Some families have lived in the Covington Housing Authority's public housing for more than 30 years, raising generation after generation in the federally subsidized apartments.
The nearly century-old magnolia trees that tower over Covington's square, and help make it the icon it is, are healthy, but experts warn the trees could be in danger if their maintenance isn't improved.
Three of Newton County's busier intersections are going to be upgraded over the next few years as county officials continue to tackle traffic flow.
Sharlene Cannon has been walking through downtown Covington for the past three weeks, interviewing merchants, residents, chamber and government officials. She believes downtown has some big opportunities to exploit.
Walmart on Salem Road is moving to a 24/7 schedule Nov. 23 after a successful 18 months in business.
Mansfield council members and residents are split on whether Mayor Estona Middlebrooks should resign for her role in questionable spending of city funds, but the mayor said at Monday's meeting she will not resign.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday.
Covington is adding more than two dozen vehicles to its fleet, including 19 police cars, to finish its take-home car program and five gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel trucks to take advantage of the CNG fueling station the city is building.
Fifteen-year-old Kimby Wragg is on a mission to raise awareness about Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rare nervous system disorder with a still unknown cause.
If you're looking for a new place to visit in Newton County, why not stop by the town of Winton, or visit Webbville, New Berlin or Sandtown?
Newton County has agreed to work with the city of Covington to cut the grass around I-20's exit 93 and down Ga. Highway 142, and could receive some money from the state to finance the project.
With most local races decided before they begin (13 of 15 city council seats in Newton County are uncontested), the focus is on the Covington's lone race between incumbent Councilman Chris Smith and challenger Maurice Carter, husband of former Covington mayor Kim Carter.
No, not the upset citizens - at least not physically - but criminals, electrical lines and heavy equipment all carry varying degrees of risk.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Conyers native Adam Potts is trying to bring big-city entertainment to east Atlanta, and he's hoping more than 2,000 people will come out to his Party on the Farm tailgate and country music concert Saturday.
The Newton County Recreation Commission has decided to stick with the three internal, county candidates for the recreation director position and will not seek outside candidates for the time being.
Given their inability to read the city code, some dogs in Oxford have been causing consternation by wandering off into the property of other residents.