Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Drivers will no longer have to stop at many of those pesky railroad crossing stop signs in the county as the Newton County Public Works department is paving over five of the crossings over the next several days.
If you're a fan of swashbuckling señors and singing señoritas, the Alliance Theatre's musical performance of "ZORRO" is the perfect fit (it's so perfect, some of the señors sing and one of the señoritas even swashbuckles).
With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered May 11.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session tonight at 6:30 p.m., prior to their 7 p.m. meeting.
Oxford's second annual military panel will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 17, at Oxford College Chapel. The free event will feature a special panel with men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Young Harris College music education major Sam Wolaver, of Mansfield is one of five talented seniors in the YHC band program that will be featured during the YHC Concert Band's performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Citgo, located at 14625 Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.
The state is in negotiations to purchase 6.7 acres of property in Stanton Springs industrial park to build the previously-promised $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center.
Spring fever has hit, and we're only weeks away from the long days of summer.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was named chairman of the new Nelson Heights Community Center Board of Directors at its inaugural meeting Tuesday, while community activist Christine Young-Brown was named director.
Elementary school students may be learning the basics of math from a new textbook next school year as the Newton County Board of Education is considering purchasing new textbooks for kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
The Stone Mountain Baptist Association will host a Disaster Relief Benefit Golf Tournament Monday, April 15 at the Highland Golf Club, 2271 Flat Shoals Road, Conyers.
Around 200 people attended the second annual Covington News Health and Fitness Expo to learn more about local businesses, see demonstrations on workout routines and healthy cooking and receive free health tests, including body composition and blood pressure.
The General Mills Community Partnership Council presented more than $190,000 in grants to nonprofit community agencies in Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties on Friday morning at its annual awards reception ceremony.
Human resource managers from around the area gathered in Madison Wednesday for a seminar on the health care reform, a topic that has human resource professionals struggling to prepare for the health insurance changes that will take place under Obamacare.
There's another check cashing scam making its way around Covington, and local resident James Johnson wants people to avoid falling for the scam.
Where did this school bus come from? A Newton County School bus was stolen from Oak Hill Elementary School on Feb. 8 around 7 p.m. According to Newton County Schools spokeswoman Sherri Davis-Viniard, the bus was later found at a residence in the Mills Landing subdivision after the homeowner contacted the Newton County Sheriff's Office and reported there was a school bus parked in his driveway. The bus was recovered and had sustained no damage. ...
Two people were killed Thursday night, and two high school teens were injured, when one vehicle attempted to speed away from a Georgia State Patrol trooper.
Health and Fitness Expo attendees will have a chance to check their body fat and receive free consultations.
Business is good at Alcovy Fitness and Wellness, and the local gym and pool facility is expanding its programs, as it began offering T'ai chi and ballroom dancing courses this month.
Continuing their commitment to providing the highest quality obstetrical, gynecological and urogynecological care, Covington Women's Healthcare Specialists has added two new midwifes to their staff.
A man was arrested early Saturday morning after officers arrived to a family fight on Stone Street.
If you're like me, you have multiple pairs of flip flops and in all shades of colors. And why wouldn't you? Especially since Old Navy has them for $3.50 a pair or even better, two for $5.
Gloria Inscore, the Newton County bus driver deemed at fault for the wreck last month that sent dozens of students to the hospital, has been terminated by the school system.
Many people have walked the streets of the Covington Square and have witnessed the décor in the window of the Southern Heartland Gallery change with the seasons. However, on Valentine's Day afternoon, they may have noticed a couple cozied up together having lunch amongst flowers, hearts and art.
A Monticello woman was killed Thursday morning in a car accident on Flat Shoals Road and the Covington Bypass Road.
A Covington man has been arrested and charged with accepting money in exchange for protection during drug deals in a federal undercover operation.