This week, the Georgia General Assembly reconvened after a week-long recess to analyze the Governor's budget recommendations. Having only completed eight days of the 2015 session, business is quickly starting to pick-up as lawmakers continue to file legislation and begin the committee process.
The Covington Police Department is offering citizens a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the inner-workings of the Police Department through the Citizens Police Academy.
Last night 11 Alive News aired a report on the fees paid to the Newton County Attorney, Tommy Craig. Many questions were raised by the reporter as well as citizens who were interviewed. Many have questioned why the Board agreed to reappoint Mr. Craig as County Attorney. Prior to the vote, I made the following statement which was made part of the official minutes of the meeting.
Newton County is home to two big bicycle races a year, a bicycle club and one bicycle shop.
It's a relatively calm morning at the Newton County 911 center. Nate Stykes is giving instructions to a mother whose child is having a seizure. A few feet away, Love Frazier assures an elderly individual with chest pains that an ambulance is on the way.
It's almost here.
The 11Alive report from "The Investigators" on Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, and the pay he received in 2014, brought a lot of attention to the Board of Commissioners this week, a lot of which was negative from the talk around the county and social media responses.
Some local residents expressed anger at County Attorney Tommy Craig and the Board of Commissioners Friday following a Channel 11 news report on Craig's longstanding tax problems and his $1.1 million income from the county last year. Watch it here.
The Hwy. 278 Community Improvement District has the resolutions it needs to head to the Georgia state Legislature in late January or early February.
For Newton County about $218,000 actually does grow on trees.
It was a standing room only crowd as Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jason Carter came to visit with Rockdale Democrats, stumping on issues of funding the public education system, economic development for the middle class and ethics.
For those who are diagnosed with it, breast cancer can be terrifying.
Early Wednesday morning Eastside High School received a bomb threat against the school, via email to Principal Jeff Cher.
A motion by Newton County District 1 Commissioner John Douglas to suspend funding to The Center for Community Preservation and Planning failed due to lack of support at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners public meeting.
A Flash Foods clerk told a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy that they observed a male and a female in the parking lot of the Salem Road store arguing.
A woman involved in an argument, pulled a knife on her sister early Tuesday morning, shortly after 2 a.m.
In show of support of breast cancer awareness, the Newton County Sheriff's Office will tie a pink ribbon on all marked patrol vehicles assigned to the Sheriff's Office during October.
An employee of Walmart on Salem Road left his back pack in the back room, where it was found by the store's manager.
Alcovy High School announced its homecoming court ahead of its Oct. 31 homecoming football game.
The Newborn City council meeting started off with a small prayer following an introduction of guest attendee Elect Pasty Harris who is running for State House Representative of district 112. Here's what you need to know from the meeting:
Newton County School System students showed an improvement in SAT scores in 2014 compared to the previous year.
If you're planning to vote in this year's general election and runoff, today is the last day you can register.
A weapon and cash was removed from a car parked in Willow Creek Court Saturday evening or Sunday morning.