The Covington City Council continued working on its 2015 fiscal year budget Thursday, and among the topics was a 3 percent increase in insurance.
The Headless Horseman will soon join vampires on Conyers film sets, as Fox's popular supernatural TV series "Sleepy Hollow" moves its production here.
The Board of Commissioners began discussing ways to rein in legal fees at Wednesday night's budget meeting, hearing recommendations from County Manager Tom Garrett and a proposal for in house legal services from Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
The first draft of the proposed FY16 budget sees an increase of $11,998,261 to $59,722,158, which the Board of Commissioners will start hammering back down in the coming weeks.
State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Every now and then someone comes along with an amazing voice that keeps his or her audience on the edge of their seat. A voice that is able to completely captivate their audience. Local star Sera Hill is that person.
A Newton County man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly wrestling a rolling pin away from his mother and striking her with it.
A Newton County man had a gun pulled on him after following a driver who hit his vehicle and tried to speed away Wednesday.
Marchellus Dennis, violation of probation, balance revoked to Newton County Jail.
Social Circle council members reexamined their travel and training practices after discovering they had been violating city policy for several years, causing the city to be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses.
A Dollar General employee called police Wednesday after a woman got into an argument with her and slapped her across the face in the store.
Porterdale residents came out to enjoy the beautiful spring day at the historic mill town's first St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. The day kicked off with the parade, followed by live music, inflatables for the kids and wrestling.
The Porterdale Farmers' Market will be opening for its second season on March 24. Local growers, bakers, and crafters will once again be selling their home-grown and hand-made wares at the Historic Train Depot in Porterdale every Saturday from 8:30 to noon.
Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warm temperatures and beautiful weather. This past week temperatures reached the 80s setting record highs for this time of the year. The flowers are beginning to open up from the long winter, and local families are going to parks and nature trails around Covington to enjoy the beautiful scenery happening around them.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners continued to work on an alcohol ordinance to allow for restaurant sales of alcohol, but the question of how close alcohol can be sold to churches, libraries and schools remained unsolved Monday.
A 31-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a fight at the homeless shelter with another resident.
Alcovy Circuit Superior Court Chief Judge John Ott officially announced Wednesday that he will seek reelection.
Covington showed off its credentials to movie executives at The Next Cool Event in Atlanta, which was designed to show off the state's film friendly communities and interior and event design companies.
America's Best Value Inn, 10101 Alcovy Road, Covington, March 6. Score: 100