An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Drivers will no longer have to stop at many of those pesky railroad crossing stop signs in the county as the Newton County Public Works department is paving over five of the crossings over the next several days.
If you're a fan of swashbuckling señors and singing señoritas, the Alliance Theatre's musical performance of "ZORRO" is the perfect fit (it's so perfect, some of the señors sing and one of the señoritas even swashbuckles).
With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered May 11.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session tonight at 6:30 p.m., prior to their 7 p.m. meeting.
Oxford's second annual military panel will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 17, at Oxford College Chapel. The free event will feature a special panel with men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Young Harris College music education major Sam Wolaver, of Mansfield is one of five talented seniors in the YHC band program that will be featured during the YHC Concert Band's performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Citgo, located at 14625 Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.
The state is in negotiations to purchase 6.7 acres of property in Stanton Springs industrial park to build the previously-promised $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center.
Covington is slowly adding more retail options and Moe's Southwest Grill and Rainbow clothing store are the latest arrivals, agreeing to locate in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278.
Florida media are reporting that Covington man Tracy Andrew Isbell, 26, was arrested Wednesday night for a hit-and-run in Jacksonville, Fla. that left a local man seriously injured.
Dennis and LaQuanda Carpenter have been released from their contracts with the Newton County School System, following a settlement agreement between them and the Board of Education.
A 41-year-old Covington mother was arrested Wednesday after her child's teacher noticed extensive marks on his body.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for several men who reportedly attempted to rob two others Wednesday afternoon.
Anyone who has recently purchased a new or used vehicle within the last year or is looking to do so should be aware of a new state law that will change how consumers pay taxes on their cars.
While North Georgia was hit hard by Wednesday's storms, Covington managed to escape relatively unscathed, though a large portion of Covington lost power for nearly an hour.
Join the parents' roundtable to discuss helping children with autism on Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newton College and Career Academy.
A 14-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student has been charged with simple battery after a fight with another student on a school bus Tuesday afternoon.
Wastewater infrastructure will soon be underway for Baxter International as the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority awarded the Joint Development Authority a $5.9 million loan.
Families who visit the Newton County Library to check out books with their library card now have the opportunity to use their card for free puppet shows featuring characters such as Big Bird and the Fraggles at the Center for Puppetry Arts, as its "Passport to Puppetry" library loan program has launched statewide.
Dinner theatre is coming to Covington, at least for one night. The play "Red Velvet Cake Wars," a Southern-inspired comedy, will be performed the evening of March 23 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College's Bobby Williams Parkway location. The event is being sponsored by the Caldwell and Cowan Relay for Life team, which was looking for a way to get the community involved and support local actors and the arts, said team members Scott and Ronda ...
Update, 4:47 p.m.: Power has been restored to much of the city of Covington. Utility Director Bill Meecham said about three-fourths of the city had its power restored, but there are still some pockets without power.
The Newton County Board of Education has reached a settlement agreement with Dennis Carpenter, deputy superintendent for operations, and LaQuanda Carpenter, principal of Alcovy High School, releasing each of them from their respective contracts effective at the end of the work day on Feb. 1 for Dennis Carpenter and effective at the end of the work day on Jan. 31, 2013 for LaQuanda Carpenter.
High winds due to serve weather are causing some damage around the area. Newton County Sheriff's Deputy Cortney Morrison said a power line has fallen at Elks Club Road and said one car ran over the power line. Morrison said it wasn't a major accident and that there were no injuries reported. As of 3:30 p.m., Leigh-Anne Burgess, a Snapping Shoals EMC Communications Specialist, said Snapping Shoals had about 1,500 outages throughout their service territory ...