Congressman Hank Johnson issued a statement Saturday calling for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign over a racist, sexist comment Douglas posted on Facebook.
The Newton County landfill could not only break even but also save money towards capital improvements if subsidies to the convenience centers are ended and all fees strictly collected, according to a member of the citizen solid waste panel.
"The consumer demand for the Uber and Lyft kind of services is so great that any politician who gets in the way of that is really asking for trouble," according to Roger McNamee. The co-founder of investment firm Elevation Partners said on CNBC that "Uber's success is really about consumers demanding the availability of Uber and Lyft cars wherever they are."
Because dogs can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads, a closed, hot car can be like an oven, allowing little ventilation and suffocating heat.
The Covington City council has been busy working on the future of the Covington airport, spending time during Monday's council meeting and Tuesday's work session trying to set a course.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas came under fire this week for using racist, sexist language to describe a protestor on Facebook who he accused of desecrating the American flag.
Frank Turner, former Covington city manager, was elected chairman of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission Council June 18 in Athens.
During the Tuesday Newton County Commissioner's meeting, Mr. Mark Bender - Director of State Certification for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, made a special presentation to Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and Sgt. Cortney Morrison.
The headless horseman rode into town last week, as the cast and crew of Fox's Sleepy Hollow began shooting season three in Rockdale County. The production team has been filming around the community in several different locations, including at a private residence on Main Street and in Olde Towne Conyers. Next week, they will film at some private residences near Ebeneezer Road and GA State Route 212.
Snapping Shoals EMC held its annual Round Up and members' meeting Thursday at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Several Newton County commissioners used the first business meeting following the adoption of a controversial budget to speak about the future of the county and the need to plan strategically for its growth.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department joint narcotics/vice unit recovered about a kilogram of cocaine, handgun and hundreds of thousands in cash in a north Rockdale home.
The Covington Rotary Club will host its Inaugural Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Empty Stocking Fund and other local projects.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a 2016 budget Monday, raising property taxes by 21.87 over the rollback rate percent and 4.1 percent over last year for a total millage rate of 13.491.
Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and nonprofits are collecting school supplies to give to students and families in need. Here are a few of the upcoming givewaways:
Update, 5:47 p.m.: Missing person Harry Preston Galanty was located by the Newton County Sheriff's Office around 4:15 p.m. this afternoon.
A woman who called authorities on the father of her child was ultimately the one arrested Wednesday evening.
The Covington mayor's race has dominated the conversation this election season, but partially lost in the shuffle are the two contested East Ward council races.
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A 61-year-old Covington man was arrested for DUI after getting into an accident in front of a liquor store Thursday night.
The Fall Fair at Stonecrest will be leaving at the end of the week.
James Peters has a dirty job, but he doesn't hide it. Ask him and he'll say that he's simply a garbage man.
The person found dead in a car outside Live Oak Elementary Monday afternoon was not the victim of foul play.
Three people were arrested Monday for trafficking in cocaine following an undercover investigation by the Covington/Newton County Special Investigation Unit.
Cancer has the ability to ruin lives, but the pursuit of a cure has the equal, if not greater, ability to build relationships and show the best in people.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners have had to make difficult cuts to keep health insurance costs down in recent years, but they turned their eye to the casualty and risk insurance policy they have on their buildings and equipment last week.
So far this campaign season, the Covington elections have seen news stories, in-depth video interviews, a forum, numerous campaign signs and candidates going door to door.
As Tommy Cook, armed with an electromagnetic field reader and a flashlight, coolly leads a group of paranormal enthusiasts along the dirt road leading to an old church, his daughter Kristen trails behind him, bundled and quivering under the cold drizzle of the October night.
"We've always tried to make it a family tradition and something different from buying a Christmas tree on the sidewalk somewhere or from a big box store." That's business according to Chuck Berry, whose family has nurtured its Christmas tree sales business on Mount Tabor Road over the last 30 years into a family event.