A year ago, Joe Urban chose to do something for a co-worker's young son with cancer - run 100 miles, nonstop, in the Colorado Rockies. To raise money for a fund set up in the boy's name.
When Georgia lawmakers killed the medical cannabis oil bill in the last hour of the March 20 legislative session, Kelli and Mike Hopkins hoped any of the dozens of seizures their six-year-old son, Abe, had a day would not be his last. That the bill would be passed in 2015's session, giving Abe a chance. Because Kelli and Mike feel like they've tried everything.
When a plane crashes, it's national news.
Local runners, mudders and thrill-seekers from around the Peach State braved the summer heat in the dirtiest of ways Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race made its way to the Georgia International Horse Park
MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.
Tichelle Florence's doctor told her she'd never walk again once her disease forced her into a wheelchair.
For Georgia's "Greatest Little Town," Social Circle is about to get a bigger spotlight.
A pre-hearing negotiation with the owner of a Porterdale restaurant laid out guidelines to follow if he wants to keep his alcohol license.
It's an exclusive list that Newton County School System is glad it's not on.
A vacant home on Brown Bridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday - ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
2014 has been a great year for the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, President Hunter Hall told members at the annual "State of the Chamber" luncheon Thursday.
It may be a parent's worst nightmare. Cars speeding by their child's school every morning and afternoon, thinking they won't be the one to hit a student.
Even law enforcement employees have rules, and that doesn't exclude what they post on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.
Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
The terrible fire that leveled the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta on Aug. 13 destroyed more than just a building - it destroyed irreplaceable documents dating back to the 1700s.
Madeline Burgess is 81 years old and still enjoys taking a 5K-run and vows to remain active in her mind and body. This vow translated into making her city of Social Circle a better place to live in, and her fellow residents have not overlooked her efforts.
The Women's Diagnostic Center of Newton Medical Center is hosting the Breast Party Ever on Saturday, June 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. The community is invited to avoid the "Booby Trap" by attending a fun-filled afternoon of learning about breast cancer awareness and prevention from breast patient navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
County commissioners appeared to be close Monday to reaching a consensus on next year's budget, agreeing to lower the millage rate (informally called the property tax rate) from its current 11.54 rate to somewhere around 11, a change that would save a $150,000 property owner around $30 a year in county taxes.
County commissioners agreed Monday night that extra steps need to be taken when the Nelson Heights Community Center is rented out to ensure there's no repeat of the May 30 "Bounce Dat Ass Part II" party that ended up with gun shots reportedly being fired in the air by a car passing by the center.
The Swingin' Medallions began their nearly 50-year run with fraternity parties.
The partially-built Wildwood subdivision off the Covington Bypass Road has been purchased by a developer who plans to move forward where other developers have stalled out.
It's not quite Christmas in June, but July 4 celebrations are set to begin early in Social Circle this year.
IN BRIEF: Snapping Shoals EMC is reporting 58 outages affecting 6696 customers. Snapping Shoals EMC provides electricity to 95,000 homes and businesses primarily in Newton, Rockdale, Henry and southern DeKalb counties.
The private school located on Ga. Hwy 162 walked its final group of graduates this year as school directors made the difficult decision to close the school after four graduating classes.
When CJ Heard sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in ninth grade, many may have thought it would be easy to throw in the towel and give up on school, athletics and any hopes of college.
In Georgia 4-H, most of us call Rock Eagle our home away from home.
Newton County's volunteer firefighter base is shrinking. Will that leave behind a more reliable group or does it signal the beginning of the end?
The News is proud to announce several staff members were given 2013 news coverage and design awards by the Georgia Press Association, including the pioneer winner for a new category, which were presented at the GPA Convention on June 6, 2014.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), through its Foundation, will host its annual Family Fun and Food Fest, Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Family Fun and Food Fest will be held at the Newton Campus D Building and Conference Center. Now in its third year, the festival serves as a fundraiser for the GPTC Foundation. Admission to the event, including all activities, is free.
Parents who wish for their children to attend a different school in the fall may now be able to do so.