The Covington City Council spent a full day of work at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government in Athens during its 2015 retreat Tuesday.
The county's controversial legal spending was the elephant in the room Tuesday as a joint citizen-county committee met for a second time to discuss tightening the county's purchasing policy.
The Eastside High School Academic team won the Division 4 state championship after cruising through the competition at the Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) State Championship Tournament held at Collins Hill High School on March 21.
The closing paragraph of General Douglas MacArthur's April 19, 1951 address to Congress: "I still remember the refrain of one of the most popular barracks ballads of the day which proclaimed most proudly that old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier in the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty."
An open meeting Monday night generated a few suggestions and more than a few questions over the future of the county landfill, as the citizen panel to study the issue was finalized.
Police are searching for two men who reportedly stole a woman's wallet outside Aldi under the pretense of helping her unload her groceries.
Several Newton County churches are participating in a prayer conference Friday and Saturday designed to unite the local faith community in praying for spiritual awakening.
Rocky Plains Elementary School has been declared all clear after a caller reported a bomb threat around 11:30 a.m., according to school spokeswoman Sherri Davis-Viniard.
Every now and then someone comes along with an amazing voice that keeps his or her audience on the edge of their seat. A voice that is able to completely captivate their audience. Local star Sera Hill is that person.
A Newton County man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly wrestling a rolling pin away from his mother and striking her with it.
A Newton County man had a gun pulled on him after following a driver who hit his vehicle and tried to speed away Wednesday.
Marchellus Dennis, violation of probation, balance revoked to Newton County Jail.
Social Circle council members reexamined their travel and training practices after discovering they had been violating city policy for several years, causing the city to be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in personal expenses.
A Dollar General employee called police Wednesday after a woman got into an argument with her and slapped her across the face in the store.
Porterdale residents came out to enjoy the beautiful spring day at the historic mill town's first St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. The day kicked off with the parade, followed by live music, inflatables for the kids and wrestling.
The Porterdale Farmers' Market will be opening for its second season on March 24. Local growers, bakers, and crafters will once again be selling their home-grown and hand-made wares at the Historic Train Depot in Porterdale every Saturday from 8:30 to noon.
Porterdale will host its inaugural St. Patrick's Day Party beginning at 1:30 p.m. with a parade. After the parade ends, attendees can stay and enjoy a day full of music and wrestling in the historic mill town.
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warm temperatures and beautiful weather. This past week temperatures reached the 80s setting record highs for this time of the year. The flowers are beginning to open up from the long winter, and local families are going to parks and nature trails around Covington to enjoy the beautiful scenery happening around them.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners continued to work on an alcohol ordinance to allow for restaurant sales of alcohol, but the question of how close alcohol can be sold to churches, libraries and schools remained unsolved Monday.
A 31-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a fight at the homeless shelter with another resident.