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A week after the Newton County Board of Commissioners seemed to be on the verge of reaching a budget consensus, concerns about public safety, particularly high turnover rates in both the sheriff's office and fire department, prompted the board to take another look at beefing up funding.
The city of Covington is joining a group of landowners seeking payment for the property it owns along the abandoned Norfolk Southern.
Jason Stribling is not one to seek the spotlight. But he couldn't avoid it Tuesday evening.
The city council saw Madeline Burgess receive honors.
Summer officially hits this Sunday, but temperatures are already buzzing into the mid to high 90s all week. Send us your sweltering summer photos to be featured in this Sunday's edition.
A state trooper came to the Covington Police Department and turned over a Springfield 45 cal. ACP Saturday.
Two Porterdale residents were searching for something new to do for their anniversary that would not take the entire day because they had a nephew's birthday party to attend.
Does U.S. Highway 278 have anything that makes it special? Many people don't think so, at least, not yet.
The Covington Fire Department hasn't had to fight many house fires lately, but two of the most recent fires occurred in supposedly vacant buildings.
The Social Circle City Council will honor, on Tuesday, the police officer who was first on the scene of the recent accident involving a CSX employee who was injured near the General Mills facility on Wednesday, May 28 and provided potentially life-saving first-aid efforts.
The Social Circle American Legion Post 332 conducted a flag retirement ceremony at the Mews Center Saturday morning to coincide with National Flag Day.
Pete Mecca, author of A Veteran's Story feature in The Covington News, will be sharing one of his tales with Georgia Magazine.
A group of women got a chance to avoid the "Booby Trap" in an afternoon of learning about Breast Cancer awareness and prevention provided by Newton Medical Center and Breast Patient Navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
Conservative web writer and radio host Erick Erickson endorsed Newton County resident Aaron Brooks for the Georgia House District 112 seat.
A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.
Georgia State House District 112 candidate Ester Fleming reported stolen campaign signs to the Newton County Sheriff's Office recently.
Covington's National Guard armory is getting a nearly $1 million upgrade, including replacing the collapsing soil under the parking lot which has caused sinkholes to form and has caused one corner of the armory to sink.
Mansfield officials are still trying to pick dates to hold a special election to permanently fill the mayor's seat, which was vacated when Estona Middlebrooks resigned from the position March 6.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly leased trolley Tuesday.
Former longtime Mansfield city clerk Pat Mullins accepted a $14,000 settlement from the city stemming from her claim of wrongful termination after she was fired in 2012.
When they tried to get into their newly-purchased Newton County home the evening of April 19, 2012, Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji were held at gunpoint by their next-door neighbors and eventually arrested by Newton County Sheriff's deputies.
Mansfield officials have big plans for the city, and they hope they'll be able to make more progress with a clearer financial picture after approving Monday a $1.07 million budget for 2014.
What appeared to be a counterfeit money printing operation and methamphetamine were found at a Rockdale residence when Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant for a wanted suspect.
The Newton County Relay for Life Committee, alongside the Marks Family and Friends Relay Team, conducted the Paint the Square Purple Event for the first time ever.
Audrey Atkinson, a 19-year-old mother to then eight-month-old son, Aiden, was gunned down by her boyfriend at the Liberty Station off Almon Rd. in Covington on May 7, 2010.
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About 40 people showed up to a public fireside chat on April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Oaks Course to discuss the Newton County Board of Commissioners structure.
It feels a little weird to be working on the 2014-2015 calendar already, but it's nearly summer and time will soon be flying as we head off to camps and summer fun.
Tara Simpson appreciated the work done for Toys for Tots runs and other rides to help good causes, and had a cause of her own she wanted to raise awareness for.