Newton County residents have consistently spoken out against efforts to open group or personal care homes in their neighborhoods, saying extra traffic and noise will ruin the peaceful nature of their neighborhoods and open the door for future unwanted development.
Just weeks after the crew of the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic "Selma" filmed in Covington, another film about an African-American icon is coming to town.
Covington's newest transportation director has built interstates and worked on the busiest stretches of highway in Atlanta, and he's looking forward to a chance of pace.
We're down to the last days of camp registration, and lucky for you there are still a few spaces available! Are your ready for your child to have the most amazing week of adventure?
An Eastside student became an honorary truck driver for the day when Walmart honored him for overcoming the many obstacles life has placed in his path.
About 50 local parents are owed money by a local dance studio and had to tell their kids their dance recital might not have been able to happen after the studio's owner shut down the studio, stopped responding to calls and planned to move out of town.
Expect delays this weekend as highway construction projects on I-20 in Newton County continue, weather permitting.
A CSX railroad employee was significantly injured at General Mills' distribution center in Social Circle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
AT&T recently installed a new mobile internet cell site on Ga. Highway 213 near Mansfield that will boost the company's 4G access in the area.
For the fourth straight year, locals are invited to sit by the river and enjoy a picnic with friends and family while listening to the sounds of a local jazz artist. And the proceeds go to a good cause.
When a Social Circle resident received a phone call from a police officer threatening to arrest him unless he paid a fine to void a warrant, he sensed something was fishy.
Another car title loan business is coming to the Salem Road corridor.
If you're looking for a globally leading technology partnership, your search doesn't need to go farther than Newton County limits.
A pastor, farmer and chef got together one day and decided they were going to revolutionize how local residents think about and consume food. They also want to transform communities while they're at it.
Newton County Fire Service Battalion Chief Terry Davenport asked his fellow firefighters to join him as his final shift ended Thursday, a way to say goodbye to those around him and his career of over 30 years.
After a shoving spat during a basketball game at the Turner Lake Recreational Complex, a man pulled a gun from his bag Thursday.
"The Vampire Diaries" filmed an episode for its fifth season, including a scene of two cast members walking through a farmer's market - real life Ramsey's Produce. Fans from all over watched the filming around the Covington square Wednesday through early Friday morning.
If you're not on Facebook, you probably haven't heard about the latest polar plunges and make-up-free selfies.
Newton County firefighters are continuing their efforts to take care of Brayden Eavenson, the son of Brad Eavenson, the firefighter who died in a vehicular accident in February.
Covington continues to make upgrades to the city's airport and is seeing increased traffic.
Debit and credit cards have added an ease to life that most people have grown accustomed to.
Former Newton County landscaper Billy Durden believes county officials and current county landscaper Gary Campbell conspired to cause him to lose his longtime contract with the county.
While credit card information is being stolen in multiple places, restaurants and other public places are the most visible businesses affected.
What started out as a former elementary school teacher's quest to explore her family tree ended in a pioneer authorship that reveals the history of an entire community.
Three Newton County criminals are on death row, and if they're ever put to death, the lethal injections will take place at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Bridge rehab work is continuing on I-20 eastbound next week and the far left lane will be closed for milling and asphalt work.
On Saturday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., the Charlie Elliott Chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club will hold their monthly meeting with special guest Dr. Julius L. Benton, Jr.
Newton County's unemployment rate dropped to 8 percent in February, down from 8.3 percent in January, but the number of employed workers also fell as the overall number of people looking for work dropped.
A small flash fire caused minor injuries to two employees, damaged a piece of equipment and shut down part of local industry NyloBoard's manufacturing plant Thursday morning, but overall fire and company officials said the damage was minimal.
Former Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy Darrell Mathis was sentenced to five years in federal prison stemming for possessing a firearm during a drug transaction, stemming from his Sept. 19 arrest by the FBI for selling drugs.