Prosecutors are trained to seek justice, but for years the only kind of justice they could provide for people in need of serious help was to lock them up.
Newborn got a new mayor Monday, but the city might need another one sooner than expected.
An internationally known organist and expert on improvisation will put unique spins on a series of 11 church hymns, while being accompanied by four area choirs, a bell choir, a brass quintet, a special dance performance and the voices of those attending First Presbyterian Church's upcoming hymn festival.
Bill Loeble has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of others at every stage of development, from young men learning responsibility and nature skills, to college students preparing for a bright future, to manufacturing laborers earning a steady wage and providing for their families.
Covington has hired a new utility director to run its electric and gas systems, choosing a former Georgia Power employee, Tim J. Morris.
Hundreds of Newton County residents and dozens of businesses and organizations suffered damage from broken pipes and flooding last week, with the state's insurance commissioner estimating Georgians had $75 million worth of insured losses as a result of the state's arctic weather.
Apartments are being snatched up at the recently-opened New Leaf Center, but there were still 21 one-bedroom units available as of early Tuesday.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
County Manager John Middleton announced Tuesday he will retire in late 2014 after a 14-year career with Newton County.
The square was still in a festive spirit this week, but only because the bitter cold prevented crews from taking down Christmas lights around the square.
Calls for broken water pipes slowed Thursday, though dozens of residents were still discovering leaks as the water in their pipes fully thawed after this week's hard freeze.
Covington officials are considering revising the city's employee travel policy, to give more flexibility for overnight stays for training classes and conferences, but council members disagreed on whether the change was needed now or should be studied further.
Georgia's largest solar farm can sneak up on even a suspecting first-time passerby, as long country roads lined with rural homes and large pastures suddenly give way to a raised field full of row after row of gleaming (on a sunny day, of course) solar panels.
Three partially developed subdivisions, including Dorchester Place in the heart of Covington, were purchased in 2013 by The Drapac Group, an Australian land investment and development company looking for good buys in the Atlanta market.
Next week is expected to bring some of the coldest weather Atlanta's seen in a decade, and local officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their homes.
The 2014 election season will get off to a quicker-than-usual start in Georgia with the state's Primary Election set for May 20, nearly two full months earlier than the traditional mid-July date.
After Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced he wasn't seeking reelection, three contenders immediately stepped up, and with every state seat up for election in 2014, more announcements are coming.
Strengthening the core of the body has been a popular philosophy in physical fitness for years, and the Covington Family Y is joining the trend in 2014.
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.