Political season is in full swing, and The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance will be hosting a forum Friday for state representative candidates for District 112.
Georgia's 2014 political season is moving at a furious pace, and qualifying for local, state and federal seats is next week, more than two months earlier than past election cycles.
Clements Middle School celebrated the last day of Black History Month with a lineup of musical performances and speakers at the school Friday.
Medical marijuana can be an emotional subject, from the parents seeking help for their children to the state representative on a mission to introduce clinical testing in Georgia.
Update: The town hall scheduled for Saturday at the Historic Courthouse has been canceled due to a death in the family of state Rep. Pam Dickerson.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old male who was reportedly found taking weapons from a residence with another male Thursday.
"In the Heat of the Night" has managed to keep its popular following two decades after its last episodes were filmed, and Covington officials are hoping to turn that popularity into more tourists.
The chamber's goal over the next five to 10 years is to turn Newton County into a regional retail hub, not only capable of meeting the needs of Newton County residents, but also drawing residents from surrounding counties.
An argument between two roommates that reportedly escalated caused one woman to be arrested.
An officer who initially stopped to help two men, whose vehicle had broken down, ended up arresting the same two men after a foot-chase Saturday.
Covington's tourists will soon be getting an all-access pass to downtown.
Courtney Darnell Feagin, 29, Conyers, Feb. 10. Probation violation.
The contributions of African-American women to American history were highlighted during a variety show held at Eastside High School Thursday.
A joint undercover operation by the Conyers Police Department and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three males and three females at a local hotel on Feb. 20 for pimping, pandering and prostitution charges.
A 12-year-old reportedly broke into Clements Middle School Sunday.
Three partially developed subdivisions, including Dorchester Place in the heart of Covington, were purchased in 2013 by The Drapac Group, an Australian land investment and development company looking for good buys in the Atlanta market.
Every eye is on you. The room is silent, and suddenly you can't remember the introduction to your speech.
Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.
Three men were arrested Thursday after a reported burglary at a BP gas station on Turner Lake Road.
Newton County's Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance Committee is preparing for its annual MLK Ecumenical Program and invites the public to attend and participate in its activities, which include some new initiatives.
Next week is expected to bring some of the coldest weather Atlanta's seen in a decade, and local officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, their pets and their homes.
The New Year's Eve parties spilled out into the streets for a few in Newton County Tuesday night. Riding along with the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit, you gain a whole new respect for those who keep our county safe.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Friday to ask the secretive U.S. spy court to allow the National Security Agency to continue collecting every American's telephone records every day, in the midst of dueling decisions in two civilian federal courts about whether the surveillance program is constitutional.
INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. (AP) - Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
A woman began her New Year in the ER and in jail after she was reportedly arrested for fighting a woman at a gas station and then deputies Wednesday morning.
On Friday, Dec. 20, 4th- through 8th- grade students from Montessori School of Covington focused on what they could do for others rather than what they could give and receive. Students held a food, clothing and used toy drive during December at the school, and on Friday took hundreds of donated food items to Willing Helpers Food Pantry.
Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.
The 2014 election season will get off to a quicker-than-usual start in Georgia with the state's Primary Election set for May 20, nearly two full months earlier than the traditional mid-July date.
After Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced he wasn't seeking reelection, three contenders immediately stepped up, and with every state seat up for election in 2014, more announcements are coming.