Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis cut fellow Commissioner J.C. Henderson a loan, or "paycheck advance," for $4,500 on Aug. 12. Henderson said he needed the money to send his son to college after financial aid promises from Tuskegee University fell through.
Tuesday's Newton County Board of Commissioners' meeting agenda contains nothing out of the ordinary. Specifically, there's nothing there to talk about the form of government, which was put off for a month in a work session last week but has been lingering just under the surface since.
Newton County's Interstate 20 is missing its metal.
August was a busy month in Mansfield.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office detention officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 28 for inappropriate contact with a minor and, as of Friday, remained in custody at the Newton County Detention Center, according to NCSO Sgt. Cortney Morrison.
Following is the letter Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent the Covington News about the $4,500 paycheck advance given to Commissioner J.C. Henderson. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.
Don't worry much about orange cones on the area's highways this holiday weekend. Instead, just worry about all those other cars.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently hosted a series of events targeting health and wellness on its DeKalb and Newton campuses. As a part of its "Be ACTive" initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in healthy choices that will nourish the mind, body and spirit, GPTC held a "Healthy Choices Fair" in the Conference Center on the college's DeKalb Campus.
A series of concerts, all featuring different styles of music, are set for noon each Thursday in September. All will be held on the Square in Covington, and all are free to the public.
Tammy Hammonds's daughter is the chair for a committee that worked all year to organize fundraising events to bring awareness to a rare but serious disease the needs a brighter spotlight. And Tammy Hammonds's daughter is only 16.
A local high school student was in the custody of the Newton County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon after being arrested on campus.
The end of an era of Newton County government is quickly approaching.
Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was issued a paycheck advance of $4,500 on Aug. 15. He paid everything back by Aug. 25.
Earlier this month, about 30,000 of our county's population returned to school. Whether starting kindergarten, returning for their seventh grade year, or heading off to college, there is a lot that goes into preparing a student to start school. School supplies, new shoes, uniforms, new technology, new backpacks and lunchboxes, dorm room fixtures… the list goes on and on. On that list sometimes is a visit to your pediatrician for an update to your child's immunizations. It should be on all our lists, whether we have small children, grown children or no children.
A Covington man remains in jail after being charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl.
Residents have lots of zoning questions, even if they don't always realize it.
DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County officials say a 10-year-old boy died after being hit by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
ORLANDO - A judge has sentenced Casey Anthony to four years in prison for lying to investigators but says she can go free in late July or early August because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior.
ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle near a MARTA rail station.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Owners of a hot air balloon reported stolen in Gwinnett County say the aircraft has been found in the northeast Georgia town of Winder.
A Superior Court judge ruled today that the transfer of Mt. Zion and all property associated with the Oxford church to a third party was unlawful.
ATLANTA - The Music Midtown festival is returning to Atlanta with Coldplay set to headline, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Wednesday.
Covington police report that a man shot himself this afternoon after allegedly robbing Chip's Health Mart at Pace Street.
The Newton County School System has released standardized test scores for its middle and elementary schools.
The National Weather Service has issued a Significant Weather Advisory for frequent lightning and heavy rain in portions of Newton and Rockdale counties.
A Covington woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a June 25 fight caught on video in which a 52-year-old Conyers woman was sliced on the face and abdomen and stabbed, according to Conyers Police Lt. Jackie Dunn.
CANTON - The North Georgia Health District says six children and five adults are undergoing rabies treatments after being exposed to an unvaccinated rabid dog in Cherokee County.
CUMMING - The chairman of Georgia's state Senate Banking Committee has avoided losing commercial property in Cumming to foreclosure.
For Ansley and Reba Ogletree, the Salem Campmeeting has been a tradition in their family since 1828.