Both Covington and Newton County officials took the unusual step of abandoning roads this week, giving them to neighbors who either want to maintain them themselves or simply watch them go to seed.
Mary Kate Tribble, Social Circle's Sister, passed away of natural causes in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 86.
Mary Kate Tribble, long-time volunteer for and life-long resident of Social Circle, passed away of natural causes in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 86.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that visionary and instructional leader Dr. Adolph Brown will headline the district's Education Summit scheduled for August 23 at Newton High School. Dr. Brown is a "no excuse leader" who will keep attendees thoroughly engaged.
Now that school is back in full swing, Newton County's roadways are busier with students getting on and off of buses twice a day.
If any seventh graders in Newton County are looking for a way to become involved in the school system, openings in a student council are available.
Dancers and parents banded together for the grand opening of the Rhythm Elements Dance Studio Saturday morning in Porterdale in the space that was abandoned by the previous owner.
The idea was for a 13-member citizens' panel to focus on the details of the 2050 Plan's minimum lot sizes and the proposed "transferrable development rights." But things are in flux.
Newton County Chief Assessor Tommy Knight will leave the job he's held for 18 years at week's end for a position with Gwinnett County.
"Project Honeycomb" is a local company interested in re-locating within the city of Covington, investing millions in new equipment and expanding its workforce. That's all anybody not on the Covington City Council or with the Newton County Office of Economic Development knows at this point.
A month ago, Newton Medical Center officials asked the county to up its millage from 1.2 to 1.5 to help care for ever-increasing numbers of under- and uninsured patients. The county dismissed it, citing a tight budget and a tighter timeframe. The $600,000 that the extra millage would have provided didn't come through.
A lawsuit over the cell tower denied by the Covington City Council last month isn't something the city can likely win, Mayor Ronnie Johnston said. That's why he changed his vote at Monday's council meeting to break a tie and approve a shorter version of the tower than originally requested.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday dismissed the city of Covington's request for six more members on the planned 2050 citizens' panel, quickly reaching a consensus that 13 was the number of members originally agreed upon and there was no reason to change that.
When a Loganville company's signature rollback tow truck - custom painted with blue streaks on red - was stolen in broad daylight, the employees of Leadfoot Transport took matters into their own hands.
The Covington City Council reversed a decision to deny a cell tower on Monticello Road at its Monday night meeting, voting 4-3 to approve a 169-foot tower rather than a 199-foot tower as originally proposed.
A bit of respite from the heat is on the way.
The 13-under Newton County All-Star captured the Junior Dixie Boys state title Tuesday with a 23-9 win over West Georgia White in Columbus and will represent Georgia in the Dixie Boys World Series. Newton County won its opening games 10-9 and 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the double-elimination tournament.
Deputies called to a home for an assault with a weapon found only an intoxicated woman who wanted a ride.
Newton County has received a $316,700 federal grant to pay for improvements that will make it safer for schoolchildren to walk and bike along Brown Bridge, Fairview and Kirkland roads.
The Hutchinson family paints the arbor and fence that they donated to Ficquett Elementary School this past spring in memory of George B. and Sara W. Hutchinson.
It's 10:45 a.m. in the Elliott cabin at Salem Campground. Agnes Elliott has been cooking since 6 a.m. and she has yet to make several dishes.
A woman called for help late Sunday night after she had been hit in the head with a bat.
A 19-year-old woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly shoved a 6-year-old.
Hall County deputies shot and killed a man they believed stabbed two women, killing one of them in a scene that ended in the street of an upscale lakeside community Monday.
ROME - Authorities say an employee working on a sewer line in the northwest Georgia town of Rome called police after making an unexpected discovery - a large Brinks safe in the sewer.
A 29-year-old woman was arrested Sunday for stealing underwear from Kmart.
A man told Covington police that he was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon after giving a ride to two men.
Deputies are searching for a man who broke into a home early Friday and stabbed the homeowner before fleeing.
Gas for your car is going to take a bigger chunk from your wallet this week.
The freshwater spring at the intersection of Salem and, the appropriately named, Spring roads was a source of drinking water for travelers for more than a hundred years, and is one of the main reasons the annual Salem Campmeeting occurs where it does.