With snowy conditions expected to reach Newton County Tuesday afternoon, the Newton County School System has decided on early dismissal.
The seed of an idea for an organic farm at Oxford College is beginning to take root. This spring, Oxford welcomes its first organic farmer, who will help transform a grassy field on Emory Street into a thriving, colorful patchwork of crops and a living laboratory for students.
A woman's money reportedly went missing after she had a new bed delivered to her home in the Silo's community.
The Newton Medical Center is used to handling emergencies, and will take on another one this week.
Newton County needs more shopping options. For local residents, that's an obvious statement, one they've been harping on for decades as Covington lost clothing stores and its lone movie theater and bowling alley.
Covington will host its Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Covington Woman's Club, 1122 College St.
Tom Garrett will start as assistant county manager Monday, and he's looking forward to using his experience and education to serve the citizens and help the county run efficiently.
During the second week of the legislative session, the House focused its efforts on budget work as part of the emphasis on an expedited session. Initial, informational hearings on the state's finances, which normally don't start until the second week of the session, were completed last week. Thus the nitty-gritty of appropriations work was already underway, somewhat to the exclusion of other legislating. This allowed the House to compose and consider the first component of our budget work on Friday. This was the "little" budget, as the update to the current fiscal year budget is known.
Getting your young ones to branch out on their own is a tough thing to do, but it's part of human nature, and in fact all nature.
Porterdale police Lt. J. Cripps demonstrates K9 Nina's skills.
Update, 1:02 p.m.: Tom Garrett "enthusiastically accepted" the position of assistant county manager and has agreed to a salary of $82,316, according to County Attorney Tommy Craig. The salary must still be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Stanton Springs, the industrial park housing Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus, could soon be promoted to passersby on Interstate 20.
The Covington Fire Department responded to a small fire in the ceiling of Cousins Middle School Wednesday afternoon.
A blaze raging through acres of woodland or threatening to hop to a neighboring house is something all firefighters are trained to handle.
A warrant has been issued for a woman in connction with an incident in which a man's lip was cut with a knife.
Family and friends of Jevon Freeman will gather in Decatur Saturday to celebrate the life of the Covington barbershop owner who was killed last week while selling his cellphone.
Mansfield council members and residents are split on whether Mayor Estona Middlebrooks should resign for her role in questionable spending of city funds, but the mayor said at Monday's meeting she will not resign.
I recently attended a monthly luncheon sponsored by the Atlanta World War II Round Table at Petite Au Berge Restaurant. About 150 folks were in attendance, mostly World War II veterans and their spouses. It was an honor to break bread with these men and women.
Church Mouse Needlers of Mansfield United Methodist Church have completed a special holiday season project, making large baby-size Christmas stockings for the Birthcare Center of Newton Medical Center.
My sister and I were reminiscing lately about our childhood, and in particular our mother's eccentricities.
On Nov. 8, a Covington police officer responded to Kmart at Turner Lake Road in reference to an employee theft.
An argument that reportedly escalated into a physical altercation led to the arrest of a Covington man Thursday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
A college student's apparent attempt to be a good Samaritan ended in tragedy Sunday, when a 19-year-old Covington man and 35-year-old Alpharetta woman were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 early Sunday morning by an alleged drunk driver.
The man charged in the early Sunday morning wreck on Interstate 20 that killed two people was arrested on separate charges in Covington only three days prior to the crash and has been arrested multiple times in Rockdale County as well.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Remember Veteran's DAY Honoring All Who Served Thank You!
Newton County owns the Covington square and will have oversight, but the city of Covington will maintain the property and the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce will handle event scheduling for the square, under a new series of agreements approved last week.
Mansfield needs to perform significant repairs on its sewer system and is also looking to install speed radar signs to slow traffic and prevent parking along Ga. Highway 11.
"I believe everyone deserves a second chance," says the Rev. Clara Lett, director of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter in Covington.