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.
The issue of passport fees took center stage again at Tuesday evening's Board of Commissioners work session as the Clerk of Courts proposed a new split that would give a third to charitable non-profits, a third to the county, and a third to the Clerk of Courts Office but eliminate the amount taken as income by the Clerk.
An accident on Interstate 20 westbound has traffic heavy near exit 90. Use extreme caution.
The Southern Heartland Art Gallery will be hosting its annual art camps in June and July for children ages six through 12.
The multi-vehicle accident left many blood-covered victims scattered along Hwy 278 outside of Newton County Tuesday. Some were nursing shattered bones and cuts while others stumbled around, confused and moaning for help. The skilled first responders who arrived on scene only had an allotted amount time to take care of the injured and the shipment of radioactive waste that was involved in the wreck.
Newton County residents have had their passports processed by the Newton County Superior Court clerk for many years, but a longstanding state law that allows the clerk of courts to take the $25 passport processing fee as personal income is being scrutinized and reconsidered across the state.
If approved, the school system's transportation department could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by partnering with a company that would bring a parts store to them and stock it with Newton County's needs in mind.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/gal yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Spring might be my favorite season. After a ceaseless winter with gray skies and not a hint of green in sight, colorful flowers begin to make their appearance forecasting warmer weather ahead.
And although our spring came early this year and our winter wasn't very cool, it still is a sense of excitement for me. Now, I can hang the jacket in the closet, roll out of bed in the mornings without worrying about the cold hardwood floor touching my feet and toss the layers of clothing to the side.
A call about a possible cardiac arrest on West Drive turned out to be a mom, passed out in the bushes Sunday evening.
A 33-year-old mom was arrested and her child taken by the Department of Family and Children Services after officers reportedly found her with her undernourished baby in a trashed hotel room with methamphetamine.
Officers were called to the Covington Lodge by an anonymous caller who was concerned about the safety of a 2-month-old baby. When they arrived, they reportedly saw Frances Deanna Mattheus standing in front of a room's open door "thrusting the baby up and down in the air and grinding her teeth back and forth, tensing her facial muscles. The baby appeared to be slender and undernourished."
Celebrate Our Home showcases more than 30 features of Newton County using 5x6 foot banners.
UPDATE: I-20 west just west of exit 88 (Almon Road) has all lanes shut down due to the large brush fire and the smoke it is producing.
Porterdale celebrated the opening of three pocket parks Friday and families immediately started taking advantaged of the parks.
Newton County is among 54 Georgia counties that will be subject to a ban on open burning from May 1 to Sept. 30.
Nonprofit corporations and foreign companies that paid annual registration fees between August 12, 2010 and April 13, 2011 may have been overcharge and eligible for a partial refund.