Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
The terrible fire that leveled the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta on Aug. 13 destroyed more than just a building - it destroyed irreplaceable documents dating back to the 1700s.
From noon Sunday until noon Friday, Aug. 22 one lane at a time on I-20 east and west from mile marker 92-95 will be closed.
A vacant home on Brownbridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday – ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
MONROE - On Aug. 1, 2014, Tracy H. English, a lifelong resident of Greene County was promoted to Sergeant First Class and appointed as Post Commander of Post 46 in Monroe. Post 46 Monroe is responsible for enforcement of traffic laws, accident investigation and assisting local law enforcement in the counties of Rockdale, Newton and Walton.
Teachers and students at Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) joined forces last week to rescue three abandoned dogs who were found wandering the area of the school entrance, and school personnel were fearful they were in danger of being hit by a vehicle.
The Friday night death of a pedestrian on Georgia Highway 81 near Alcovy Road should serve as a wake-up call to everyone - and that's everyone, at one time or another - who needs or wants to be out after dark.
There's a summer camp at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder that, at a glance, is just like any other.
Get used to that orange fencing and construction on the Covington Square. It'll be there a few weeks.
After an alleged armed robbery of a Marathon Gas Station on Hwy. 278 in Newton County, the Covington Police Department quickly responded to a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) and arrested the suspect Monday.
A second member of the proposed 2050 citizens' panel withdrew Tuesday, lowering the number of confirmed members to just two.
A dump truck with its bed a little too high struck the underside of the Old Oxford Road Bridge Sunday, closing it to traffic for at least a week, and perhaps much longer.
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy will welcome law enforcement, civic/community, state and local leaders Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at their Newton Campus, to acknowledge the stellar achievement of becoming the first training academy in the State of Georgia to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). CALEA, during its July Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, voted unanimously to award accreditation status to the Academy.
An elderly woman's purse was stolen from her car while she visited her sister's grave at Lawnwood Memorial Park cemetery in Covington Monday morning, she said.
The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.
With prescription drug abuse growing, the Newton County Sheriff's Office has taken another step in trying to curb the problem, while also adding another way to simultaneously help the environment.
An Eastside student became an honorary truck driver for the day when Walmart honored him for overcoming the many obstacles life has placed in his path.
We're down to the last days of camp registration, and lucky for you there are still a few spaces available! Are your ready for your child to have the most amazing week of adventure?
Covington's newest transportation director has built interstates and worked on the busiest stretches of highway in Atlanta, and he's looking forward to a chance of pace.
Just weeks after the crew of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma" filmed in Covington, another film about an African-American icon is coming to town.
Newton County residents have consistently spoken out against efforts to open group or personal care homes in their neighborhoods, saying extra traffic and noise will ruin the peaceful nature of their neighborhoods and open the door for future unwanted development.
As students and families pack their cars for summer trips and their bathing suits for the beach, one item not to be forgotten should be a book.
The Newton County Library System is holding its annual Summer Reading Program and giving prizes to every summer reader who completes the instruction.
Publix and its employees are doing their part to feed the hungry in Newton County.
About 50 local parents are owed money by a local dance studio and had to tell their kids their dance recital might not have been able to happen after the studio's owner shut down the studio, stopped responding to calls and planned to move out of town.
Expect delays this weekend as highway construction projects on I-20 in Newton County continue, weather permitting.
Newton County Fire Service Battalion Chief Terry Davenport asked his fellow firefighters to join him as his final shift ended Thursday, a way to say goodbye to those around him and his career of over 30 years.
A pastor, farmer and chef got together one day and decided they were going to revolutionize how local residents think about and consume food. They also want to transform communities while they're at it.
If you're looking for a globally leading technology partnership, your search doesn't need to go farther than Newton County limits.
Another car title loan business is coming to the Salem Road corridor.