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.
Newton County has officially joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new prescription card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to save on the cost of medications. Distributed free of charge, the card can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Newton County. It has more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted in June to enter into a ...
Covington Police department officers were on their way to Walmart at 10300 Industrial Blvd. about 10 p.m., Aug. 10, where store security employees were detaining a shoplifting suspect, when they learned that the suspect was making a run for it.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
"Jonah was a shining example of how to live your life.'' So said Patrick Barnett of his son, Jonah. A memorial service for the Cousins Middle School student, who battled a brain tumor for much of his life, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at High Point Baptist Church in Covington. Jonah Bryce Barnett's journey touched many lives as others witnessed his remarkable determination to live life to the fullest. Diagnosed with a brain ...
Newton County School System officials say things are running smoothly so far regarding Ombudsman transportation.
The Covington Branch Library's roof and particularly its heating and air-conditioning units are in bad shape, and library officials are going to find out just how bad.
The partially-built Wildwood subdivision is expected to remain that way for a while longer. An Atlanta developer, The Ardent Companies, wants to restart home building in the Covington subdivision, which has 53 homes and 34 lots ready for homes, but the company doesn't want to pay to build the second entrance required by the International Fire Code and, therefore, by city ordinances. The Covington Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Ardent's request to amend ...
One of Newton County's most traveled roads, Ga. Highway 212, is being widened in spots to allow for turn lanes to improve traffic flow at and between the intersections of Oak Hill and Bethany/Butler Bridge roads.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a rash of auto break-ins in southern Newton County from mid-July through early August.
Marion C. Middlebrooks Jr. of Covington, passed away Tuesday August 13, 2013 at Newton General Hospital. He was born in 1943 in Covington, the son of Marion C. (Sr.) and Geraldine McCullers Middlebrooks. He was a loving father, grandfather and uncle. He enjoyed bluegrass music and attending bluegrass festivals. He also enjoyed motorcycle rallies and spending time with his family.
Members of the Light of the World Christian Tabernacle in Stockbridge will be embarking on a mission trip to Kenya next month.
Glenn Rossol Nielsen of Covington died Tuesday August 13 at Newton Medical Center. He was born in 1935 in Windom, Minn., the son of Carl and Elna Rasmussen Nielsen. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He worked in the aerospace industry all his life; he and his fellow engineers signed their names in the insulation on the Surveyor landing craft which was sent to the moon. He enjoyed panning for gold in California, ...
Shauna Laverne Marshall, 43, 220 Stone Creek Parkway, Covington, July 25. Forgery in first degree, unauthorized distribution, fictitious information, obtaining or attempting to obtain, attempt or conspiracy to commit, possession, manufacture, distribution of controlled substance.
Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July, according to the state Department of Labor. That is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent rate in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than the 9.1 percent rate in July a year ago.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.