The seed of an idea for an organic farm at Oxford College is beginning to take root. This spring, Oxford welcomes its first organic farmer, who will help transform a grassy field on Emory Street into a thriving, colorful patchwork of crops and a living laboratory for students.
A woman's money reportedly went missing after she had a new bed delivered to her home in the Silo's community.
The Newton Medical Center is used to handling emergencies, and will take on another one this week.
Newton County needs more shopping options. For local residents, that's an obvious statement, one they've been harping on for decades as Covington lost clothing stores and its lone movie theater and bowling alley.
Covington will host its Arbor Day celebration at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Covington Woman's Club, 1122 College St.
Tom Garrett will start as assistant county manager Monday, and he's looking forward to using his experience and education to serve the citizens and help the county run efficiently.
During the second week of the legislative session, the House focused its efforts on budget work as part of the emphasis on an expedited session. Initial, informational hearings on the state's finances, which normally don't start until the second week of the session, were completed last week. Thus the nitty-gritty of appropriations work was already underway, somewhat to the exclusion of other legislating. This allowed the House to compose and consider the first component of our budget work on Friday. This was the "little" budget, as the update to the current fiscal year budget is known.
Getting your young ones to branch out on their own is a tough thing to do, but it's part of human nature, and in fact all nature.
Porterdale police Lt. J. Cripps demonstrates K9 Nina's skills.
Update, 1:02 p.m.: Tom Garrett "enthusiastically accepted" the position of assistant county manager and has agreed to a salary of $82,316, according to County Attorney Tommy Craig. The salary must still be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Stanton Springs, the industrial park housing Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus, could soon be promoted to passersby on Interstate 20.
The Covington Fire Department responded to a small fire in the ceiling of Cousins Middle School Wednesday afternoon.
A blaze raging through acres of woodland or threatening to hop to a neighboring house is something all firefighters are trained to handle.
A warrant has been issued for a woman in connction with an incident in which a man's lip was cut with a knife.
Taurus O'Neal Baynes, 29, 145 Avontea Drive, Covington, Jan. 21. Probation violation.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
Newton County resident Richard "Rick" Furry, 49, was killed Sunday evening when his semi-truck got stuck on a railroad crossing in Morgan County and was hit by a train.
A Covington freelance writer and mother of three is sharing her experiences dealing with "colorism" on 'Oprah's Lifeclass' - a television program that seeks to help viewers live their best lives. It airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the OWN Network.
Troy University's Covington Campus will host a blood drive Tuesday, Jan 21, from noon-5 p.m. at 1160 Monticello St.
County Manager John Middleton announced Tuesday he will retire in late 2014 after a 14-year career with Newton County.
Two men who claimed to be power company employees were arrested Tuesday for reportedly stealing more than $8,000 worth of batteries from cellphone towers in Oxford and Social Circle.
A Norcross man, initially thought to be injured in an auto accident Sunday, reportedly had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.