Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien stood with his attorney Steven M. Frey, of The Frey Law Firm, and withdrew his not guilty plea and pled guilty to four counts of theft by taking by a government employee in Newton County Superior Court on Thursday.
The moratorium on permits for places of worship came to an end at midnight Sept. 20 after no action was taken by the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on the subject during or in the weeks leading up to Tuesday evening's public meeting.
A week after the pipeline leak in Alabama resulted in a gas shortage across the southeastern United States, Colonial Pipeline has announced that construction, fabrication and positioning of the bypass segment around the leak site is complete.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday prohibiting the hiking of gas prices as a response to the current gas shortage affecting southeastern states, according to a press release.
The little girl from Monticello has spent most of the last year in a hospital, battling cancer. Family members in Newton County have been helping raise awareness of Mykenzi Adams' story and are raising money to help pay for things the child and her family need.
As some Georgia gas stations reported their fuel supplies had dried up, a pipeline company working to repair a break in Alabama said Monday it has worked "around the clock" to limit disruptions to the region's gas supply.