The county's lawn maintenance contract mini-saga ended Tuesday night when the Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a low bid from Conyers-based G & G Landscape Management Group.
Newton County School System's county offices (the Board of Education Building and Service Center) will begin summer hours next week.
The annual Memorial Day service will take place on the square at 10 a.m. Monday, with keynote speaker Max Vincent, senior pastor at Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford.
Tasked with paring down an additional $5.47 million worth of budget requests in fiscal year 2014, County Manager John Middleton is leaning on department heads to tell him what they most need to move the county forward.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to 7.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in March. The rate was 8.5 percent in April a year ago.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.52 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
A fox bit two students at Rocky Plains Elementary School on Wednesday, and according to Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen, the animal hasn't been caught.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners didn't make any major budget decisions Monday night, but asked the county manager and finance director to propose cuts and prepare two budgets for commissioners to study in two weeks.
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The new Covington-Newton County Office of Economic Development had its grand opening Tuesday, unveiling a conference room with state-of-the-art technology that will play a role in the recruitment and retention of industries and efforts to improve the local workforce.
A vision that started more than two years ago came to fruition with the official grand opening Tuesday of the Newton County Sheriff's Office's western precinct.
Newton High School Assistant Principal Sandra Owens has been named the new principal of Alcovy High School.
Newton County has new laws on where people are allowed to fire guns recreationally.
Triple Horse officials continue to work on putting together their planned $38 million studio complex, and the Newton County Industrial Development Authority continues to discuss a potential land deal for the company.
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Newton County and the City of Covington are considering purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern for various future uses. The city and county held a joint public meeting Tuesday to better understand the process of purchasing a railroad and the possible benefits and costs.
Concerned residents in the Green Acres neighborhood contacted authorities in the early morning hours of April 20 after they witnessed a gun being shot out of a vehicle with three occupants.
Food Depot was the scene of two separate shoplifting attempts, both of which were thwarted by observant employees.
Volunteers turned up bright and early at the Kroger parking lot on Saturday morning to pitch in the Great American Cleanup, which involved schools, civic groups and individuals to pick up litter and trash in Newton County.
Princesses and princes of Newton: Milian Dilligard, Avery Freeman and Troy McCoy from Mrs. Aevalotis and Ms. Boyd's class dress up as fairy tale characters as part of a week-long theme focusing on fairy tales.
Hundreds of walkers and supporters gathered at the Church at Covington for the annual Newton County Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research. Many local groups and organizations participated, including Lendmark Financial Services, Porterdale Elementary, and First Baptist Covington.
Covington News writer Terri Kimble, who pens the weekly "4-H 4ever" column that runs on Fridays, was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Extension and 4-H Agents in the categories of Personal Column and Promotional Piece.
On Monday Gov. Sonny Perdue released the final recommendations of an education working group that proposed significant, "comprehensive" changes to Georgia's education system at every level. The group's recommendations were based on the national education report "Tough Choices or Tough Times," which suggested radically altering the U.S.'s education system in order to reverse America's global economic and political decline. The Georgia working group's recommendations would affect every education level in the near and ...
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
Newton Medical Center's Annual Spring Gala planned for April 25 will be a night to remember. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be elegant and entertaining.
Newton County is receiving help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to plan for smart growth and future mixed-use developments along U.S. Highway 278, such as mixed retail-office and retail-residential buildings.
The Social Circle Theater will present the final showing of their largest production to date, "Children of Eden," a theatrical production from the book of Genesis, April 24 through April 26. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, a sold-out 3 p.m. Saturday matinee and 6 p.m. Sunday.
The City of Covington and Newton County have been considering purchasing railroad right-of-ways from Norfolk Southern for the past several months. On Tuesday, the city and county held a joint public meeting to enlighten the public and discuss the benefits and risks of possibly purchasing the railroad. The Covington News will have more on this story in Sunday's paper.
Angela Hodges was recognized as conservationist of the year April 21 by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented at the district's annual program for the achievements in soil and water conservation on her farm. Hodges was presented with a plaque of recognition by Newton County District Supervisor Larry McSwain. Angela and her husband Bo Thompson operate Anna Beth's Farm named after her niece located on Ga. Highway 229. ...