When Billy Skinner retired as Covington's transportation manager earlier this year, the city planned to hand the reins to his right-hand man of eight years, Terry Savage. However, when the city offered another early retirement option, Savage decided he'd had a full career, too.
There was a big Christmas tree fire Wednesday afternoon on Pace Street. Luckily, it was started by firefighters.
Eastside High's academics will have the spotlight on television Sunday.
Dave Belton, a Republican Morgan County School Board member who spearheaded Caleb's Law, which made texting while driving illegal for drivers under 18 in Georgia, is the third candidate to enter the race to replace outgoing State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle.
A Conyers woman is dead after a hair-weave purchase turned into an armed robbery Wednesday night.
The Oxford Police Department has released its numbers by fiscal year through November, and in many
Interstate 20 eastbound from Salem Road (exit 84) to Almon Road (exit 88) is down to one lane at the moment because of both a Georgia State Patrol investigation of a previous fatality on the interstate and some maintenance by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a metropolis called Hollywood hunkered down to stand up and man-up for its native land. Instead of marketing political correctness, Hollywood's residents put their lives on the line for grassroots notions called individualism, capitalism and freedom. A port called Pearl Harbor transformed the make-believers into freedom-fighters.
When the Monastery of the Holy Spirit presents this year's performance of "The Play of Herod," it will mark the end of a 39-year-old tradition. Since 1974, this remarkable production has told the traditional Christmas story through a musical-drama more than 800 years old.
A woman was arrested on disorderly conduct charges Monday after her husband reported that she hit him with a beer bottle.
Davante Sanchez Bailey, 19, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, Nov. 26. Probation violation criminal trespass, theft by taking.
From the press release: Republican Dave Belton, a Morgan County school board member, announced late Tuesday his intention to run for the Georgia State House District 112 on the Republican ticket.
Aaron Brooks, a member of a local conservative citizens group, is seeking the Republican nomination for Georgia's 112th house seat after 10-year incumbent Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, announced that he won't seek re-election.
Up in flames: A fire broke out Monday at a home on Costly Mill Road. The house and a camper nearby were destroyed in the blaze. According to witnesses, the structure was fully ablaze when firemen arrived. Firefighters had multiple trucks on the scene to fight the blaze.
The Newton County Health Dept. staff is offering free vaccines at the County Administration Building all this week from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for early voters.
Three men were arrested in two different burglaries earlier this week, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Deputy Cortney Morrison.
Christina Renee Crowe was before Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Thursday afternoon, requesting a new trial after being found guilty in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in December.
For the second time in 2010, Newton County has missed a deadline to turn in required planning documents to the state and will be ineligible to receive some new state funding during July and most of August.
Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan continues to spearhead efforts to acquire the local Norfolk Southern rail line, and is in the process of forming a partnership with the Newton County Trail Path Foundation to facilitate an acquisition.
The inaugural Eagles Droppin' Arrows 3-D Archery Fun Shoot, hosted by the Eastside High School FFA, was held Saturday morning at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division Saturday morning. Archers fired at 3-D targets of mountain goats and deer, and some rogue shots ended up in trees. The event raised funds for the Eastside High School FFA to use to travel to the Indianapolis FFA convention in October.
New President Hunter Hall is in the process of reorganizing of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce and is hoping to return it to its roots - providing services for its membership.
Bethlehem Baptist Church is currently holding its annual Summer Feeding Youth and Enrichment Ministry program. From June 21 to July 16, the program will be providing children ages 4 to 12 a wealth of fun activities while instilling educational and social skills.
For the second time in 2010, Newton County has missed a deadline to turn in required planning documents to the state and will be ineligible to receive some new state funding during July and most of August. Newton County was late turning in its Capital Improvement Elements plan to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; the plan spells out which projects the county will build with its collected impact fees, when they will be built and how much they will cost.
On Tuesday, the Newton County Board of Commissioners officially approved a 10.91 millage rate for FY2011, three weeks after approving the $46.3 million budget that depended on increased property revenues from that rollup millage rate.
Although the Georgia Public Service Commission gets little fanfare, the outcome of the 2010 race for one of its open seats could affect local residents more than any other statewide race. The PSC regulates services provided by telecommunications, electric and natural gas companies, as well as the rates they charge to customers. The PSC does not regulate city-owned services, like the utilities sold by the city of Covington. It does regulate companies like Atmos Energy, Atlanta ...
The Newton County Jail was built to hold 650 inmates, but with budget cuts and an increase in crime in the county, there are several inmates sleeping on cots on the floor. And according to Detention Administrator Captain Sammy Banks, the detention center is scheduled to take a hit with significant cuts to its staff this week.
The Newborn Neighborhood Watch Program launched three meetings in the month of June with more than 30 citizens participating. The Block Captains worked very hard to meet, speak and hand out information to as many citizens within Newborn as possible. Information presented by Deputy Doug Clifton gave citizens a guide to knowing how to help resolve some of the issues presented. With the focus of the organization being on "Citizens Doing Their Part," the overall ...
A 21-year-old man was found dead in the Newton County work release facility Saturday morning.