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.
Norfolk Southern plans to tear up the rails and ties in the coming months on its no-longer-used rail line in Newton County, after the federal Surface Transportation Board approved Aug. 20 the company's right to officially abandon the line.
Thanks to a tip from a confidential source, a 49-year-old Covington woman was arrested late Thursday night after reportedly being caught with several drugs.
The Newton County Recreation Commission remains without a permanent director four months after the retirement of Tommy Hailey, who held the post for nearly a quarter century.
The Jekyll Island 4-H Center is home to so many of my 4-H memories. I came to camp here once, and attended Senior 4-H Conference each spring. The annual Master 4-H Club weekend at Jekyll reminds me of those Senior Conferences. It seems like as soon as we show up, it's time to head home! This year, though, we're taking extra photos and reminiscing about favorite memories, unsure of what the future holds. Master 4-H ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
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This November's city elections figure to be a quiet one, as there will be only two contested city council races – one apiece in Covington and Mansfield – in the entire county.
Angel Food Ministries founder Wesley Joseph (Joe) Wingo; his son, Andrew (Andy) Wingo; and his wife and AFM Co-Founder Linda Wingo were sentenced today in federal court for illegal financial activities involving AFM.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.49 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Mount Tabor Road bridge over the Yellow River is open again. Originally damaged in a 2009 flood, the bridge had been closed since Feb. 13 so it could be rebuilt from the riverbed up. It reopened to public traffic Thursday. Repairs were completed by Atlanta-based McCarthy Improvement Co.; the cost was $594,780, according to Ed McWhorter, project manager for McCarthy. Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis said repairs were funded using 2011 SPLOST money. Mount ...
Patients planning to have surgery might want to pick up the September issue of Consumer Reports magazine before choosing a hospital.
Bright lights, cheering fans and the sonic roar of bands will hit Homer Sharp Stadium tonight as the first game of the season kicks off football Fridays in Newton County.
Newton County is receiving its annual road-paving funding boost from the state, and residents will see work on seven roads this fall.
Registration is now open to anyone willing to help keep Newton's rivers clean. Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, the city of Covington, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority will host the annual RIVERS ALIVE! cleanup event Saturday, Oct. 5, and is looking for volunteers for the event. Individuals, families, businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations are invited to pre-register for the event. Volunteers will clean assigned areas of the Alcovy, South ...
Conservatives who want to become more involved in the national political arena can attend an activist training event being hosted by the Heritage Action for America group, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation.
The Newton County Miracle League field has been a true community-based effort. Supporters worked to get the project on the county's 2011 SPLOST list, and it's received plenty of additional help and donations during construction. It's also provided a financial boost to 23 local businesses that have earned a combined $420,328 for work on the project. Project Consultant Tamara Richardson gave a project update to the Newton County Board of Commissioners last week, in advance ...