The first draft of the proposed FY16 budget sees an increase of $11,998,261 to $59,722,158, which the Board of Commissioners will start hammering back down in the coming weeks.
State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
A panicked mother called police for help Monday afternoon when a group of young men reportedly began beating on her child.
Hoyt Oliver hasn't had to buy vegetables all season.
After two weeks in Israel, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has come home not only with new ideas for the county, but with a new sense of peace.
Newton County will begin work on Airport Road Monday after receiving a permit from the Georgia Department of Transportation Thursday.
Thursday night's midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 was bittersweet for my Littles and me. Surrounded by hundreds of fans dressed in tribute of their favorite boy wizard, we watched the very last installment of the Harry Potter stories hit the big screen and carry us on a ride we already knew by heart, but didn't chance even a blink for fear of missing something. That something is a magic that transcends both the screen and the page.
A night out ended in an arrest after a woman allegedly assaulted her husband because he wouldn't let her drink and drive.
One man has been arrested and charged with the theft of the ATM from Essex Bank early Wednesday.
Detectives with the Covington Police Department are asking for help in their search for thieves who took diesel fuel in the past two weeks.
Hoyt Oliver hasn't had to buy vegetables all season: He and his wife have a massive garden in Oxford where they grow everything they need. See the full version of this story in Sunday's edition of The News.
Janelle J. Steele, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, theft by shoplifting. Reset for July 14.
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An argument between two Newton County teens ended Wednesday evening with one shooting the other 10 times with a BB gun.
Jackson Ramsey this week returned to Salem Campmeeting for the first time since he was 4 years old. Now that's he's here, he hopes to come back.
A bit of respite from the heat is on the way.