A proposal to put a new package store on the Covington Bypass Road has spurred an in-depth discussion about the future of the city's commercial corridors and what they will and should look like, with some officials' modern vision for the future clashing with others' views of what's realistic.
What: The Porterdale kayak launch on Yellow River will officially open with a ribbon cutting and BBQ
A massive tumor was surgically removed from a Newton County woman's stomach Tuesday after several trips to the emergency room led to a dead end and distant surgery date.
Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Rob Mikell, under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal, is providing a new emergency preparedness initiative for customers obtaining a driver's license or state identification card. Customers may request that their blood type be printed on the back of their permanent card. This addition is completely optional and may help medical personnel during an emergency.
Beginning this month, Covington Tourism Director Jenny McDonald will launch the chamber's new trolley and hotel partnership to bring business travelers to Covington's Historic Square.
Miracle League consultant Tamara Richardson is crossing her fingers in hopes the Miracle League Field will be ready around August or September 2014.
The former Starbound Dance Studio was reopened as Rhythm Elements Dance Studio in its same Porterdale location Saturday. Four parents of dancers who trained under Valerie Odom, before she suddenly shuttered Starbound's doors without repayment, teamed up with the owners of Rhythm Elements in Porterdale to give their children back a place to dance.
The partially-built Wildwood subdivision off the Covington Bypass Road has been purchased by a developer who plans to move forward where other developers have stalled out.
The Swingin' Medallions began their nearly 50-year run with fraternity parties.
County commissioners agreed Monday night that extra steps need to be taken when the Nelson Heights Community Center is rented out to ensure there's no repeat of the May 30 "Bounce Dat Ass Part II" party that ended up with gun shots reportedly being fired in the air by a car passing by the center.
County commissioners appeared to be close Monday to reaching a consensus on next year's budget, agreeing to lower the millage rate (informally called the property tax rate) from its current 11.54 rate to somewhere around 11, a change that would save a $150,000 property owner around $30 a year in county taxes.
The Women's Diagnostic Center of Newton Medical Center is hosting the Breast Party Ever on Saturday, June 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. The community is invited to avoid the "Booby Trap" by attending a fun-filled afternoon of learning about breast cancer awareness and prevention from breast patient navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.
Madeline Burgess is 81 years old and still enjoys taking a 5K-run and vows to remain active in her mind and body. This vow translated into making her city of Social Circle a better place to live in, and her fellow residents have not overlooked her efforts.
It's not quite Christmas in June, but July 4 celebrations are set to begin early in Social Circle this year.
IN BRIEF: Snapping Shoals EMC is reporting 58 outages affecting 6696 customers. Snapping Shoals EMC provides electricity to 95,000 homes and businesses primarily in Newton, Rockdale, Henry and southern DeKalb counties.
Newton County's unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January, but the number of employed workers also fell as the overall number of people looking for work dropped.
Former Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Darrell Mathis was sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, stemming from his Sept. 19 arrest by the FBI for selling drugs.
Update: Final report from Covington Fire Marshal Tony Smith on the fire at NyloBoard: The fire damaged one machine where the fire started; Smith estimated the damage to be between $5,000-$10,000.
Three women reported to the Covington Police Department that their debit or credit card had been compromised after using it at the Mystic Grill Restaurant after dining there Feb. 21.
Covington Police arrested Norman Eugene Bryant, reportedly with a cocaine pipe after having to tackle him to the ground shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Work is starting on the $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center in Stanton Springs Industrial Park, a perk that accompanied Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus on the Newton/Walton county line.
The American Legion, the American Legion Riders, Son of the American Legion and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosted presented Pete Mecca, The Covington News and The Rockdale News with certificates of appreciation at a breakfast held at The Remington House in Conyers Tuesday morning.
A Covington resident and former Barrow County middle school teacher, William Kimbrell, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on child pornography charges the day after resigning, the Unites States Attorney's office announced in a release Monday.
The options for ordering pizza in Covington were a little more limited Tuesday afternoon and evening as heavy winds caused a power outage to parts of Newton Plaza and U.S. Highway 278.
Police officers put a man in an arm bar, Tasered a woman to the ground and arrested two others, who, reportedly, attempted to incite the crowd that gathered to watch the encounter outside of the Depot bar around 2 a.m. Sunday.
Police talked a man into lowering his gun outside of Five O'clock Somewhere 1:20 Saturday morning.
The Washington Street Community Center is getting an additional $8,000 this year to help pay for programming.
Newton County leaders showed off Covington to a group of diplomats from 26 countries, praising the county's filming and economic development successes and hoping to make future connections with more international companies.
Seven Republicans vying to replace Paul Broun as the representative for Georgia's 10 district took the stage Friday in Newton County to give their takes on some of the most pressing issues facing Congress.
The Vampire Diaries will be filming scenes for the upcoming fifth season Wednesday and Thursday.