Newton County, searching for an inspector, entered an intergovernmental aid agreement with the city of Covington Monday to temporarily use its inspector, Brett Moore, to cover both the city and county temporarily.
Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.
Here are some of the photos from Independence Day 2015 in Covington and Oxford.
The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.
In the wake of Nina Dobrev's departure from "The Vampire Diaries," last season, producers are bringing Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), mother of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), back in all her mischief making glory for Season 7. Details are vague, but it's anticipated that Mama Salvatore will shake things up in Mystic Falls.
Bad enough to be cooped up in the house during the summer because parents are at work and child care is cost prohibitive. But imagine being stuck inside and not having anything to eat.
For the sixth consecutive year, Covington will continue its tradition of blasting off fireworks in the city's town square this weekend.
A 23-year-old Covington woman was injured when her boyfriend accidentally shot her at a residence in Social Circle early Saturday morning, according to Social Circle Police Chief Terry Sosbee.
For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely early...Then a chance
Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted down a controversial proposal to lease the county landfill to a private startup Wednesday night following passionate testimony from the affected community, environmentalists and concerned citizens.
The East Georgia Land & Development Company will move forward with its plan to construct a private landfill and sue Newton County for damages related to a legal battle waged for more than 17 years.
TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."
COVINGTON- The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.
We crossed the International Date Line and the equator, and so far have traveled nearly 40 hours by plane.
I'm still no fan of Vegemite (I tried Mighty Mite, which is supposed to be less strong), but the rest of Australia is incredible.
The neighbors who allegedly prevented Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji from entering their recently purchased Newton County home at gunpoint have been charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal trespass.
Newton County commissioners will not have to cut their budget for the first time in four years, in part thanks to receiving $1.28 million more in insurance premium tax money, a little discussed revenue source.
In order to receive insurance coverage, people must pay a premium to their insurance company. Those premium payments are then taxed by the state, with revenues split between the state and local governments.
Hundreds of students filled the Oxford Chapel Thursday to listen to a single boy speak. But this was no ordinary boy. His name is Santos and he had escaped only a few years ago from the child armies of Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Kony.
Santos came to Oxford with the organization Invisible Children to speak out about the evils of Kony and what local students can do to stop his reign in Africa.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will arrive April 29 to examine all aspects of the Covington Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services, Police Chief Stacey Cotton said recently.
Verification by the team that the CPD meets the commission's state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation - a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, he said.
Jim Means hates to sit around and has spent most of his retirement volunteering with organizations - lots of them.
Residents can test their vocabulary for a good cause at the annual Scrabble tournament and fundraiser for Newton County READS from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Card Student Center at Oxford College.
Two men were arrested Friday night after loitering around vacant houses in the city.
Each year on April 22 the world celebrates Earth Day to recognize what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement back in 1970.
The goal of Earth Day 2012 is to "Mobilize the Earth." The original idea for Earth Day came from founder Gaylord Nelson who was a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. After witnessing the horrendous damage left behind by the massive 1969oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., Nelson decided that it was time to stand up for Mother Earth.
Some local organizations have events planned to celebrate Earth Day and keep Newton County green and beautiful.
Front Door Litter Challenge
One man and one teen were arrested early Thursday morning, after an observant delivery driver alerted authorities to two suspicious men hanging out around the back of Walmart.
When officers met with the driver, he explained that there had been approximately 25 burglaries in the Atlanta area in the last month, and when he saw the two men hanging out behind the store where no one should be, he called 911. Walmart management was also notified when the two entered the store around 2:57 a.m.
Several juveniles and one adult were arrested Wednesday evening after reportedly fighting on Thrash and Fair streets.
Piedmont Academy's Class of 1982 celebrated their 30th reunion by meeting at the school and afterwards enjoying dinner at Deptula's in Monticello. The group invited several classmates including Roy Mote, Jack Mote, Timmy Price, Tammy Price and Scott Pruitt. Former faculty members attending or invited included Charlotte and Lamar Crawley, Miriam Stone, Margaret Watson, Bill Cox, Tammy Youngblood Duffey, Sid Kennedy, Ann Pope, Hillary Kight, Allene Amos and Piedmont's high school English teacher, Martha Mock.
Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallard, principal of Indian Creek Middle School, was recently awarded the Georgia State University Principals Center's Joe Richardson Award for the 2011-2012 school year.
Covington Fire Chief Mike Satterfield has announced that he plans to retire from the Newton County Fire Department.