Despite attempting to sweet talk an officer, 56-year-old Claude Thomas Favors was arrested early Monday morning for DUI and other traffic violations.
The Covington City Council will meet Monday at 6 p.m. for a work session, and at 6:30 p.m. for their regular council meeting.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Chevron, located at 1820 Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office made one arrest as a result of Operation Guarding Innocence, a collaboration with the NCSO, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The 16-year-old Covington Branch Library is in need of some major repairs, including a new roof and new heating and air condition units, which cost more than $1 million, money official say the library system simply doesn't have.
The Washington Street Community Center received some much needed new computers, courtesy of a monetary donation from local industry H.B. Fuller.
The East Metro Board of REALTORS held their annual award luncheon March 22. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. EMBOR inspires its members to achieve through its dynamic awards program, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry and to our community.
A Grady baby and lifelong member of Saint John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Joe Roden moved with his family from Atlanta to Conyers when he was 14 years old. By age 17, Roden already aspired to join the Army.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is searching for a 25-year-old man who threatened to cut some neighborhood children's throats and made suggestive comments to women at a neighborhood gathering Sunday afternoon.
The Newton County Board of Education will announce its top three finalists for the superintendent position at its board meeting tonight.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.33 at the Marathon station, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office recently promoted Deputy Steven Ledford to the rank of Corporal in the Uniform Patrol Division. He has been with the agency since 1998 where he began his career in the detention center. The first eight years of his career was in the Detention Center and in 2006 he transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Patrol Deputy. While in the Uniform Patrol Division, he has been successful and assigned ...
The pedestrian hit and killed this morning has been identified as 59-year-old Shirley Ann Reid.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.39 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
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.
The Covington City Council is nearing a vote on its next city manager, which could happen as soon as Tuesday after the council's executive session meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Two women were charged with shoplifting from the Dollar General after store employees noticed the sticky-fingered duo reportedly shoplifting Thursday.
Porterdale plans to take out a loan with United Bank and pay it back with 2011 SPLOST funding for the construction cost associated with the renovations of the Porterdale Gym.
Newton High School is being honored as one of five "high-flying" schools, at a March conference at Georgia Southern University.
The Porterdale Police Department made a meth bust Friday, netting approximately $8,000 of methamphetamine, according to Porterdale City Manager Bob Thomson.
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Covington will soon be serving up pancakes and invites the community to have a stack and support its organization.
This week, I spent a good bit of time wading through a ton of material to learn about historic preservation. This was after learning that Social Circle has received its designation as a Certified Local Government. The CLG Program is a federal-state-local program to promote historic preservation at the local level. The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources assists local governments in applying for a CLG designation, which also requires approval ...
An original 19th century building in Oxford has had a full restoration fit with 21st century technology. Reopening for spring semester 2013, Oxford College's Language Hall is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in the county, built in 1874 by craftsmen believed to have been from Covington and Newton County.
High school seniors looking to attend college to study agriculture have an opportunity to earn extra money to do so with the assistance of the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Conyers Police have issued a runaway juvenile alert for a mentally challenged 16-year-old Conyers girl missing since Jan. 22.
The house of a resident in a north Covington neighborhood was shot into by four rounds from a gun, with three more rounds that didn't quite penetrate the house. The man was lying in his bed at the time of the incident.
The Newton Fund is looking for an outstanding volunteer for its fifth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. Local nonprofits, individuals and other groups are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in Newton County through selfless endeavors. Along with recognition, the award winner will receive a $2,000 award grant to be designated to a charity of choice. The award, named in honor of the founding chair of the Newton Fund, will ...