On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the ...
Every business and organization in a commercial area in Covington will now be able to have one - and only one - temporary sign on its property at all times.
The annual Gala benefiting Newton Medical Center will be held on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.
The city of Covington is going to remove some parallel parking spots downtown and replace them with the diagonal parking spaces found elsewhere.
In the sun for work and fun. I caught up with people working and playing in the sun.
A two vehicle accident slowed traffic late Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 278.
An Alcovy High School student has been arrested and charged with child molestation after reportedly touching and exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl at the school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
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.
The school bus driver found at fault for the accident that sent dozens of Newton County Elementary students to hospitals last week has been cited by the Georgia State Patrol for following too closely.
A frequently traveled bridge on one of the county's main corridors needs to be repaired in less than 90 days or else it would be downgraded by the state, a move that would reroute and disrupt school bus and truck traffic. However, county officials say the fix is a simple one that can be completed quickly.
A detention deputy at the Newton County Jail was injured Saturday evening after an inmate allegedly assaulted him.
The Southern Heartland's visual art center is holding its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts on Feb. 9.
The University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has named Caroline Meadors, a native of Newton County, a Yarbrough-Grady intern for spring 2013.
Teen struck in the head with brick Detectives are still investigating a fight that ended with a 16-year-old boy in the hospital with a fractured skull. Officers were called to Newton Medical Center after the teen came in and was suffering from a seizure in the waiting room. According to reports, he had been struck in the head with a brick. When he was taken into a room for treatment, doctors realized he was suffering ...
The Newton County School System has named two long-time education volunteers as the chairs for the upcoming education SPLOST IV referendum, scheduled for March 19.
A little over a year following the deadly crash that claimed the life of 56-year-old Allison M. Bell in 2012, and the teen charged with her death is scheduled to have a status hearing in the courtroom of Eugene Benton Friday.
In his book "Medic," author Ben Sherman quotes a training sergeant giving the final lecture to a class of graduating Army medics: "...listen to me one more time. 'Restore breathing! Stop bleeding! Make mobile!' And you WILL do everything you learned here, every technique, every field drill, every maneuver...you will do everything absolutely perfect. And you will do ALL these things with tears in your eyes...and your stomach in your throat."
Prospective customers may be a little more nervous about letting strangers - even those who are making business calls - into their homes in the wake of a Philadelphia exterminator murdering a doctor over what's believed to be a minor disagreement.
The Newton County Special Olympics Masters Program, which is for graduates of high school, has had two gatherings to celebrate holidays and to help collect cans for the local food pantry.
By all accounts, Covington Finance Director Leigh Anne Knight has helped put Covington's financial house back in better order than her predecessor, but the question before the Covington City Council is whether she's ready to take on the much bigger challenge of city manager.
Covington Police Capt. Craig Treadwell believes his 30 years with the city's police force have given him the leadership and management skills to lead Covington forward as the next city manager despite lacking practical experience outside of public safety.
The bus accident Tuesday that sent dozens of students to local hospitals is still being investigated. But concerns for the safety of students riding school buses are still fresh in the minds of many parents, as is what exactly happened to cause the accident.
Oel Wingo is the only city manager finalist with city manager experience, having worked as city manager or assistant city manager for four cities in Florida, but she also comes with some concerns, including the fact she got caught up in a political mess in one city.