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Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Law officers say they've taken six young people into custody -- including one who has been charged with murder -- after a fatal shooting in the parking lot of a Kroger grocery store in Augusta.
One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.
A man has been charged with cruelty to children and child molestation after he reportedly inappropriately touched a teen while at a gas station.
Mansfield Mayor Estona Middlebrooks resigned from her position Thursday afternoon, citing a lack of time to devote to the position, though she had also faced questioning and criticism for months from council members and residents about spending of city funds.
A Covington man who resigned last week as principal at the Alpha Academy, Rockdale County Public Schools' program for students with disciplinary issues, is being considered for charges of sexual battery after allegations of inappropriate behavior arose from a student.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man and a woman who damaged a family's vehicle in a fit of rage Saturday.
Two women who reportedly tried to steal lingerie from Kmart were arrested on drug charges.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Six more arrests were made in a recent Conyers Police Department undercover operation targeted at those purchasing prostitution services, known as "johns."
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Newton County resident George Siders saw the horrors of the Vietnam War first hand for 13 months – he killed enemy soldiers and he saw his Marine friends die. He saw those horrors replayed in his dreams for years.
The Georgia Department of Public Health has changed its immunization requirements for new students and sixth-graders enrolling in seventh grade, which will now require that students get Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, and MCV - meningococcal conjugate vaccines prior to entering school.
Students at Rocky Plains Elementary school remembered one of their former classmates by planting a tree and releasing balloons in her memory.
Longtime Newton Medical Center employee Martha Taylor shared smiles and hugs at her recent retirement reception, as hospital officials and employees honored her for more than 30 years of service.
Juvenile complaints were filed against three young males on Christmas Day, and two of the teens were tasered by Covington police officers.
A man was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly firing a gun in a home during a family gathering.
Lynn Morgan Ervin was appointed director of Newton County's development services department in October, after serving as interim director since April.
Local authorities will be upping patrols this New Year's Eve in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving in Newton County.
Homebuilding is picking up and entrepreneurs and corporations are increasingly considering Newton County in their search.
The gun believed to have been used by the assailants in the deadly Dec. 11 hair weave armed robbery has been located by an Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco agency K-9 team in the wooded area near the scene.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The Newton High School Beta Club were in the giving holiday spirit this week as they helped deliver Christmas to several families Monday.
Porterdale's new city hall will soon have a much homier feel.
The Newton County community's annual legislative prayer breakfast will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, and this year will move to First Baptist Church in Covington from its previous site, the County Recreation facilities.
With his girlfriend at work today Payton Hendricks was stuck with shopping for after-Christmas deals Thursday. "We always buy our wrapping paper and gift boxes after the Holidays." Hendricks explained. With a cart full of miscellaneous Christmas items from Walmart, Hendricks said he plans to visit more stores in Covington and Monroe for more deals.
The Covington Elks Lodge recently held a Santa Claus party for area special-needs children. A snack buffet was provided, and each child took home several gifts. Also included were a visit from Santa; "Twas the "Night before Christmas" told by Elk Reed Blakeney and Elkadette Mikey Wagy, and fun Christmas music provided by local Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame entertainer Anita Denny. The Covington Elks Lodge also hosts several dance events during the year for older special-needs youths and encourages participation of neighboring counties. This is provided for in part by a grant from the Elks National Foundation. For ...
A man reported to a Covington police officer that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint Friday.