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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.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
Newton County resident Richard "Rick" Furry, 49, was killed Sunday evening when his semi-truck got stuck on a railroad crossing in Morgan County and was hit by a train.
A Covington freelance writer and mother of three is sharing her experiences dealing with "colorism" on 'Oprah's Lifeclass' - a television program that seeks to help viewers live their best lives. It airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the OWN Network.
Troy University's Covington Campus will host a blood drive Tuesday, Jan 21, from noon-5 p.m. at 1160 Monticello St.
County Manager John Middleton announced Tuesday he will retire in late 2014 after a 14-year career with Newton County.
Two men who claimed to be power company employees were arrested Tuesday for reportedly stealing more than $8,000 worth of batteries from cellphone towers in Oxford and Social Circle.
A Norcross man, initially thought to be injured in an auto accident Sunday, reportedly had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The square was still in a festive spirit this week, but only because the bitter cold prevented crews from taking down Christmas lights around the square.
A woman reported that she was attacked by an old friend Sunday in the parking lot at Merryvale Assisted Living.