If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were ...
Calls for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign grew louder this week following his racially charged comments on Facebook, with several groups announcing their ...
Officials with the Newton County Arts Association feel they have found a way to get its long-sought civic center up and running.
What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?
Gayle Friedman lives less than 10 miles from a dialysis clinic where she should be receiving life-saving treatment three times a week.
The Covington Police Department is now accepting applications for enrollment into their Citizens Academy for fall of 2015.
COVINGTON - After six years of fundraising, the East Newton Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) finally was able to gift the school with a new ...
The First Day of School started Friday.
UPDATE: The boil water advisory for Porterdale has been lifted as of Friday evening. "Lab test results found there were no water quality issues ...
The Form of Government citizen panel presented its final report to the Board of Commissioners last week with the intention of clarifying the roles and ...
UPDATE: Twelve-year-old William Dorian Moxley has been located. According to a statement from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol ...
CONYERS - A local veteran was arrested for bringing a gun in to the Conyers Army recruitment office in an effort to "keep the guys on ...
John Douglas has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation from Georgia Perimeter College.
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.
Registration is open through April 12 for the 10th Annual Covington Cheerios Challenge.
ATLANTA - A legislative committee has approved a tax overhaul plan that would cut the personal income tax rate but slap a sales tax on some new goods and services.
The Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure voted to send the bill to a full House vote. It will be on the House floor Wednesday.
VILLA RICA, Ga. - After Girl Scout leaders said some of the younger girls feared being arrested during a February confrontation with police in Villa Rica at their cookie stand, another troop of Girl Scouts from the area decided to show their support for the officers.
Members of Troop 10442 visited the police station this week and surprised officers with plaques of appreciation, Girl Scout cookies and a scrapbook of thank you cards, the Times-Georgian of Carrollton reported.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Prevent Child Abuse Newton encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Newton County a better place for families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities.
ATLANTA - Authorities say the associate pastor of an Atlanta church was found shot to death Monday at a home in Atlanta.
WSB-TV reports that Derek Moses sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his head.
Attorneys spent much of Monday questioning the state's expert forensic psychiatrist as to whether Cobey Wade Lakemper was mentally ill during his 2005 crime spree as he's claimed.
Crystal Organic Farm has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District.
ATLANTA - A Senate panel on Monday signed off on an $18.2 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that adds millions of dollars in new borrowing for capital projects for the state's university system and also finds funds for new investigators to track down tax cheats.
The spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1 was approved unanimously in the Senate Appropriations Committee. It's expected to face a vote by the full Senate later this week as Georgia's 2011 legislative session heads into its final days.
The entrance to Settler's Grove Road at Ga. Highway 142 will close for two months beginning Monday, April 4, for roadwork.
ATHENS, Ga. - A man charged with killing one Athens police officer and wounding another has waived an initial court hearing.
The Athens-Clarke County magistrate court says 33-year-old Jamie Hood waived a hearing Monday morning. The court did not have the name of Hood's attorney.
ATLANTA - A Georgia House committee took up a Senate bill aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state and substituted the text of a more comprehensive House bill.
The House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee on Monday gutted the Senate bill proposed by Sen. Jack Murphy. It then inserted the text of a bill proposed by Rep. Matt Ramsey.
Sheriff Ezell Brown has issued an open invitation to the Newton County Board of Commissioners, as they prepare for the 2012 fiscal year.
Barry Burgess, violation of probation. 120 to 180 days detention center.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch effective until 4 a.m. Sunday for Newton County and much of metro Atlanta.
Wayne Allen and Patrick Greene consider themselves a dying breed. Dressed in cowboy hats and boots, along with their Wrangler jeans and vests, they are the image of the iconic cowboy. As cattle farmers, both men agree they could do no other profession.