Georgia Perimeter College held its "Awesome Autumn" Open House at the Newton campus Saturday.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has begun setting its strategic goals, and topping the list is reducing the millage rate, a promise commissioners made to the public when the board raised the rate earlier this year.
The Covington square was filled with families, friends and fun Saturday as Main Street Covington held the 2013 Harvest Festival.
Nonprofit Newton Trails is still in discussions with Norfolk Southern to see if it can find a way to keep a 14.9-mile rail corridor intact for use as a trail.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and a softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Juniors and seniors at Alcovy High School received a dose of "reality" Thursday as a mock accident depicted what could happen when motorists choose to combine texting and driving.
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.
A 13-year-old boy was found sleeping on a porch in a Covington neighborhood the evening of Oct. 9. He reportedly told the homeowner he was there because he was scared to go home where he was being abused.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Residents looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are invited to a free forum on Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
The March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement, which reshaped the social landscape of America.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Newton County's unemployment rate ticked up in July to 10.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. June's unemployment rate in the county was 10.3 percent. In July 2012, Newton County's unemployment rate was 10.8.
Apparently, 107-year-old bank buildings aren't easy to convert into modern-day restaurants.
Porterdale City Councilman Lowell Chambers is running for re-election to the Post 5 seat to continue work on revitalizing downtown, including increasing river recreation opportunities.
A Covington woman remains jailed after reportedly trying to alter a criminal background check form Tuesday.
When you get your Newton County property tax bill this week, check to make sure the math adds up.
The "God is Dead" drawings based on the play 'The Crucible,' which upset a parent and sparked a community dialogue, is no longer hanging in an Alcovy High School classroom.
The 16-year-old juvenile who was being held in the shooting death of 19-year-old Quintavien Vanard Johnson has been charged as an adult.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at BP, located at 2106 Pace Street and Williams Street NE.
Ride along with Newton County Sheriff's Office
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are searching for an unknown man who reportedly robbed another man at gunpoint Friday afternoon.
No more homes will be built in the Wildwood subdivision in Covington unless a second, paved road is built to provide a second entrance for residents and emergency vehicles.
The Newton County Judicial Center is short on space for employees and the public, but the county is short on money needed to expand the building.
The Covington News has named two new editors this month. Bryan Fazio has moved from sports editor to become news editor, while Matthew Smith has been named sports editor.