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.
An officer investigating a noise complaint Saturday night got more than he bargained for when the woman of the house reportedly became irate he had stopped by.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has come out against new legislation that could potentially cost the county thousands in seized drug investigations, and give control to the county's commissioners to determine what law enforcement purposes the funds could be used for.
Road repairs are on the way for a number of areas in Newton County that need improvements, but some citizens told the Newton County Board of Commissioners their community was not on the list.
County Commissioner John Douglas called himself a combination of Ronald Reagan, former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, former Florida Congressman Allen West and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun Thursday as he sought to position himself as an ultra-conservative Republican voice in what's likely to be a crowded race to replace Broun, who is seeking U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss soon-to-be vacant seat.
Investigators have made one arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos subdivision.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to approve two five-year contracts for lawn care and recycling services without seeking bids at their meeting Tuesday night. It was a decision that caused dissension between board members, something that has happened over the last few years.
For the second consecutive year, McKenzie Snyder, a seventh grade student at Cousins Middle School took home top honors at the Newton County School System Spelling Bee. She will now represent the district in the regional spelling bee in Putnam County later this month. Clements Middle School student Casey Roberson was this year's runner-up.
Two men were arrested Tuesday afternoon when a watchful neighbor called police, solving not one, but two break-ins.
Investigators have made one arrest in the Jan. 27 shooting at a birthday party in The Silos. Dandre Knowles, 21, was arrested in Miami, Fl. Wednesday and charged with six counts of aggravated assault, six counts of cruelty to children and one count of criminal damage to property. Knowles lived in The Silos at one time, but has since moved to Miami, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison. Roughly 30 ...
MONTROSE, Ga. (AP) - A Covington man, Michael Jarome Smith, 52, was killed in a wreck on Interstate 16 as more than two dozen cars, pickup trucks and tractor-trailers collided Wednesday morning in a fiery pileup on a foggy Georgia interstate, killing at least four people and sending nine others to a hospital, officials said.
The Walker International Events circus came to Covington Tuesday and put on a show for locals, including acrobats, jugglers, lion tamers and elephant riders.
Covington will remain without a permanent city manager for a while longer after the city council rejected its initial three finalists at Monday's meeting and asked the consulting firm it hired to bring back another group of candidates for consideration.
A Covington man was advised to take out a Temporary Protection order against his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend after she reportedly harassed him at his job at Checkers early Saturday morning.
Social Circle's former director of public safety has filed suit against the city, alleging they fired him for being a whistleblower.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston wants to reorganize the Main Street program by reassigning some of the program duties to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and asked the council for their support in moving forward with his proposal.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, who officially announced Wednesday that he would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.