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.
Waylon Lee Addison, 29, McDonough, Aug. 9. Two counts probation violation, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
Police were called to the Covington High Rise Monday afternoon after an argument between two of its senior residents threatened to turn physical.
A single W56 nuclear warhead with a yield of 1.2 megatons strikes The Covington News on Usher Street in Covington. The historic town and its inhabitants evaporate from the face of the earth. The old mill town of Porterdale vanishes.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have set a December trial date for the founder of the DragonCon science-fiction convention, who faces multiple charges of child molestation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Valero, located at 11260 Brown Bridge Road and Crowell Road.
ATLANTA (AP) - A recent shooting at McNair Discovery Learning Academy has state and local officials discussing whether to hire armed officers to patrol elementary schools.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Cobb County couple has been arrested after authorities found two children living in a filthy home filled with roaches, trash and animal droppings.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.48 at BP, located at 2106 Pace Street and Williams Street NE.
Chimney Park behind the Newton County Library on Floyd Street has a thick canopy of shade trees, fanciful ruins of a once grand home, places to explore, places to be still and listen to nature, or places to read and picnic, but something is missing.
Dead spots in your lawn? Insects eating your roses? Discoloration on fiztures from your well water? Sometimes 4-H'ers seem surprised to see the steady stream of dirt, water, insects and other interesting items come through our office, but they forget that 4-H is just one part of a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. We also serve as an educational outreach program of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family ...
To all but the most ardent of history buffs, the date Aug. 25 probably does not ring any bells. It's just another late-summer scorcher, or perhaps a reminder that Christmas is only four months away.
Visitors Bureau is busier than ever these days, and it may be because it's added a new city to its promotion list: Mystic Falls, Va. The center is considering adding Sparta, Miss., and Hazzard County as clients in the future.
Bonnie LeRoy has been described as the light of her family's life, but on July 26 that light went out when the 92-year-old died at Abbey Hospice, 21 days after suffering injuries while she was a resident of Merryvale Assisted Living.
T. Pat Cavanaugh, general manager of The Covington News and publisher of The News serving Rockdale County, has been named publisher of The Covington News.
Lance Flynn considered mentoring for a year before committing. Even then, he wasn't sure he would be a good mentor for one child. So, he ended up mentoring two.