There's nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich.
The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test revealed trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater.
A new proposal to cap county attorney fees at $800,000 could help bring the county's legal spending within the upper range of other Georgia counties, but it would also be a significant budget increase at a time of severe financial constraints and is already facing pushback from critics.
The strains of '80s and '90s classic rock will be heard over lunch in downtown Covington beginning Thursday, May 7, with the launch of the 25th season of Concerts on the Square.
Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.
One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.
Newton County faces some tough decisions for next year's budget with the Sheriff seeking a $6.2 million increase and county employees impatient for raises.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.
The Kroger on Salem Road is celebrating racing and its customers today during Fan Fest from 3-7 p.m.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners did not conduct a vote or public business following an executive session to discuss personnel Wednesday.
Celebrate Our Home showcases more than 30 features of Newton County using 5x6 foot banners.
UPDATE: I-20 west just west of exit 88 (Almon Road) has all lanes shut down due to the large brush fire and the smoke it is producing.
Porterdale celebrated the opening of three pocket parks Friday and families immediately started taking advantaged of the parks.
Newton County is among 54 Georgia counties that will be subject to a ban on open burning from May 1 to Sept. 30.
Nonprofit corporations and foreign companies that paid annual registration fees between August 12, 2010 and April 13, 2011 may have been overcharge and eligible for a partial refund.
Newton County will be featured by the Orton Family Foundation as an example of a community with a strong stewardship program.
A Covington police officer responded to a call from an anonymous citizen who observed an intoxicated man getting into the cab of his white F-150 truck in the parking lot of the Depot Bar and Grill.
I'm feeling a little like the ghost of Christmas future - I'm 12 hours ahead of you!
Actually, I'm writing this from the Chicago airport as we await the next leg of the trip, but by Sunday I'll be adjusting to the land down under.
A Newton County deputy was called to Flint Hill Elementary School after a school administrator was informed that a student was in possession of a knife.
A grin comes to Martha McLendon's aged face as three of her great-granddaughters run to her chair. The smallest crawls up in her lap and the other two shower her with kisses and hugs.
The Covington Career Center will see more traffic this summer after the state decided to consolidate operations and close the nearby Monroe Career Center June 30, along with six other centers across the state.
Covington police responded to a report of a fight at the ball fields of the Turner Lake Complex.
Brandon Wiggins pleaded guilty to molesting his two stepsisters, one was consensual, and the other was by force. Donald Waite was found guilty of the ongoing molestation of a 3-year-old child. And a former college professor pleaded guilty to obscene Internet contact.
Henry Eugene Glover Smith was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with the molestation of his girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson is regularly serving jail time because of his son's failure to report for mandatory juvenile court programs, a sentence which Henderson feels is unfair to him as a parent.