Lanier Sims served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners as Keith Ellis was absent from the public meeting Tuesday, leaving a four-commissioner board with the possibility for a 2-2 tie.
Parents and guardians of students with special needs have a special workshop upcoming specifically geared towards assisting the child with his/her education.
The Anointed Body of Christ Church in Porterdale suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage Thursday night, when a fire blazed through the building.
Aaron Wadley, who has been on the job as Newton County's transportation director since September, briefed the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday on several projects going on throughout the county.
The Covington City Council learned it would be saving money on the pedestrian bridge over I-20 on SR 81 during Monday's council meeting.
This weekend is full of fall festivals to travel to, but also construction on highways around Metro Atlanta and Georgia.
A Covington man was convinced to give someone $800 to get $30,000 to deposit in his bank account after meeting him in the parking lot of the Food Depot Wednesday.
Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.
The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officially made its 2015 budget request, including a request for nearly all of the county's capital budget, to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners during the board's Tuesday morning work session.
Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners public meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 4, election night, has been rescheduled for Monday Nov. 3.
The Rocky Plains Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization board has been disbanded after alleged misuse of funds by PTO board members.
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The Covington City Council heard an update on its plans to make Pace Street a more walkable connecting corridor from the downtown Square to the Hwy. 278 commercial district during its meeting Monday night.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office.
Stellar students: The Newton County NAACP Youth took home some top honors at the recent Southeast Region convention held in Montgomery, Ala., including Advisor of the Year and Youth Counselor of the Year honors. Shown are from left (advisor Cathelene Perry; members Kurtoious Crawford, a sophomore at Alcovy High School; Thomas Johnson, a freshman at Challenge Charter Academy; and Tevin Norman, a sophomore at Eastside High School. Not pictured is Brandi Clark, a senior at Newton High School.
The lines have yet to be drawn, but Newton County's state representation will change and its influence should theoretically increase, given the fact the county gained nearly 40,000 residents in the past decade.
A failing dam and drainage structure is threatening High Point Forest Drive, forcing Newton County Board of Commissioners to approve a $127,000 construction request Tuesday to repair the structure.
A Covington Police Department detective is on administrative leave after being charged with battery under the Family Violence Act.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for firearm safety courses to be offered in May.
Roundabouts have seen enough success across Georgia that the federal government wants to provide full funding for four more of the continuous-flow, circular intersections within Newton County.
Wednesday Update: The windstorm early Tuesday may have cost Covington's electric department $20,000 to $25,000 in labor, overtime, equipment and parts.
Covington will finally begin paving some of the unused Norfolk Southern railroad crossings this month.
Once again, one of the toughest budget decisions for county commissioners will be how much money to devote to law enforcement and the jail, as the sheriff asked commissioners to reverse course Tuesday night and give his office an additional $2.76 million for fiscal year 2012.
Convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper was sentenced to life without parole for the 2005 murder of Wendy Cartledge-Carter on Tuesday afternoon. The jury also sentenced him to life for armed robbery and 25 years to run concurrent on charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and bringing stolen property into the state.
The solution for supper is easy for next Wednesday, as the Covington Lions Club stages its 39th annual chicken barbecue.
Tickets are on sale now for the barbecue, which will be held form 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 13 at the Academy Springs Park Pavilion on Conyers Street.
Convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper was sentenced on Tuesday to life without parole for malice murder in the 2005 death of Wendy Cartledge-Carter.
Church in the Now's property on Iris Drive in Conyers goes back to the mortgage holder Evangelical Christian Credit Union after there were no bidders during the foreclosure sale at the Rockdale County courthouse this morning.
Jurors will hear closing arguments in the penalty phase of the death penalty trial of convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper tomorrow, and are expected to begin deliberating his fate before the end of day.