It's a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...
Watch our video of INdian Creek Middle School student Jet Rawls winning the Newton County School System's Spelling Bee Friday.
Twelve Oaks, the historic Covington Bed and Breakfast, will be featured as one of eight of the most romantic places in Georgia in an upcoming ...
A new Zaxby's restaurant is opening in west Newton County, and with it an opportunity for 40 new jobs.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown shared, not only a plaque signifying his office's recent accreditation, but also some of the rave reviews bestowed upon ...
The Newton County School System will host the 2016 District Spelling Bee on Friday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School ...
Five-year-old Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl died due to asphyxia after being caught in playground equipment at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Monday, according to ...
In a study of the Joint Development Authority's (JDA) financial transactions, in particular bonds, no illegalities or potential liability to Newton County were discovered ...
A much maligned residential development planned for Stanton Springs is off the table after the developers withdrew a petition for rezoning recently.
Tragedy struck Newton County Theme School at Ficquett this week with the death of a 5-year-old kindergarten student Monday.
The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Project Kitchen Sink, has been shut ...
Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments ...
The third week of Session we voted on what is called the "Small" or "Amended" budget. It is basically the mid-year adjustment to account for ...
Considerable confusion reigns within the Newton County Republican Party as precinct mass meetings approach in February.
The Porterdale City Council approved a new law covering indecent exposure despite concerns over wording in the ordinance and one councilman's opinion that a prohibition on saggy pants should have been included.
The vote was 5 to 2 in favor during the ordinance's third and final reading at the council's Tuesday meeting. The new law defines expose of one's buttocks, genital areas or undergarments in public as "lewd and indecent." The definition extends to simulated sexual acts, such as impropriate touching, and urinating in public.
Construction on a $1.53 million terminal building at the Covington Municipal Airport could start this summer after the Covington City Council approved a final design Monday.
The 5,500 square foot design was created by the LPA Group, based on the recommendations of a committee of local community and aviation officials. The building is smaller than initially planned and will not contain a restaurant after committee members decided it wasn't necessary or practical.
MONROE - Four men were arrested last week following an incident Monday morning near a Home Depot in Monroe, including the victim, according to The Walton Tribune.
The alleged victim, Matthew Holmes, 29, was arrested for shooting at robbers, The Tribune reports.
ATLANTA (AP) - The family of a 17-year-old fatally shot at an Atlanta apartment complex - trying to draw a parallel to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida - called Tuesday for the arrest of a security guard who killed their son. The guard and authorities say the shooting was justified.
Canard Arnold was shot in the back on Dec. 31. Christopher Chestnut, an attorney for Arnold's parents, said the case is similar to the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Martin in a town house community in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, the complex's neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman has not been ...
ATHENS (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Georgia distribution plant that employs 300 workers near Athens.
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said Friday it's closing the four-year-old Braselton plant by the end of this year. Company Spokesman Steve Holmes says that's because the plant isn't as modern as the company's 18 other distribution centers that it uses to move merchandise to its retail stores.
CONYERS - Last month, Rockdale County mourned the premature loss of two bright lights in education, Lee Gilbert Turner and Laura Barnes.
After a long up and down battle, retired Pine Street and Eastminster School music teacher Lee Turner, 63, passed away from breast cancer. A week later, RCPS Social Worker Laura Barnes, 53, died from sudden heart complications.
An assistant manager for Walmart was arrested Wednesday morning on charges that he stole thousands worth of electronics and cash from the store during the month of March.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act after reportedly punching and throwing pizzas on her boyfriend early Saturday morning.
Police have apprehended a suspect that attempted to rob the Bank of North Georgia around 10 a.m.
Newton County Commissioner Tim Fleming, who represents the fifth district, announced during Tuesday's board of commissioners meeting that he would not be seeking reelection.
Dennis Carpenter has been named as one of the two finalists for the position of superintendent in Jackson, Miss.
Oxford City Council planned for a work session to discuss how to handle the city's sanitation service during its regular meeting Monday.
The Newton County Arts Association is proud to present "Grease." A musical that will feature performance groups Oxford Youth Singers and Oxford Singing Children. Two different versions of the show will be performed by each group.
The Oxford Singing Children will perform the school version of "Grease" on April 13 at 7 p.m. and April 14 at 4 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for children and students.
An academic achievement award is given to the top graduate of the police academy each year based on their grade point average and performance during their time at the academy. The Covington Police Department has had three graduates receive this honor for three years in a row which is rare for any police department, but what is even rarer is the fact that they are all women.
The Sheriff Franklin Thornton Award, named after the long-time Walton County Sheriff, is a prestigious award for any upcoming law enforcement officer.
Golf fans around the world have their attention focused on Augusta this week as the game's best descend on The Masters.
However, attention should also be brought elsewhere in Georgia. Bridgestone Golf in Covington is providing more than the thrill of competition and the pageantry of Amen Corner.