Porterdale police Lt. J. Cripps demonstrates K9 Nina's skills.
Update, 1:02 p.m.: Tom Garrett "enthusiastically accepted" the position of assistant county manager and has agreed to a salary of $82,316, according to County Attorney Tommy Craig. The salary must still be approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Stanton Springs, the industrial park housing Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing campus, could soon be promoted to passersby on Interstate 20.
The Covington Fire Department responded to a small fire in the ceiling of Cousins Middle School Wednesday afternoon.
A blaze raging through acres of woodland or threatening to hop to a neighboring house is something all firefighters are trained to handle.
A warrant has been issued for a woman in connction with an incident in which a man's lip was cut with a knife.
Taurus O'Neal Baynes, 29, 145 Avontea Drive, Covington, Jan. 21. Probation violation.
The Newton County Board of Education has elected a new chairwoman and vice-chairwoman, approved an online payment system to be used for school activities, and decided that students won't need to make up the day of school they missed this month due to frigid weather.
The Covington Fire Department has responded to a small fire in the ceiling of Cousins Middle School Wednesday afternoon.
If he's willing, Transportation Director Tom Garrett will be groomed to become Newton County's next county manager.
After 38 years of service, one of the Covington Fire Department's most "honest" and "experienced" employees has retired from the department.
Nearly 50 car break-ins have been reported to the Covington Police Department over the past few days at a number of residences in the area of Old Monticello and Monticello streets.
The 2014 Georgia State Legislative Session has been dubbed "Fast and Furious" by some pundits and publications, thanks to an early start to the primary elections.
Volunteers were out in force Monday, honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by trying to improve their community.
No major industries or industrial land developers have been recruited to Newton County since Baxter International in April 2012, but a handful of land deals are at least being discussed.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 3139 U.S. Highway 278 NE near Pace Street.
A Decatur woman reportedly went "crazy" at a gas station Monday.
Three suspects are now facing felony murder charges in the Dec. 11 shooting death of a woman in a Rockdale County subdivision.
Porterdale is getting a Main Street program, a move that will give city officials more tools in their efforts to turn downtown Porterdale into an entertainment district.
There is one last chance to drop off cookies, Little Debbies, candy or colas for the firefighters and medics working all over the county on Christmas Day.
Agriculture remains one of Newton County's most important industries, and the Newton County Farm Bureau has received the highest award it can get for its role in promoting that industry.
Students in humanities classes at Newton High School learned about Christmas traditions in other countries during an International Festival at the school Friday. Humanities department chair and French teacher Karina Grewe said students have been learning about different cultures this semester, and for the past month created projects.
The cast of one of America's favorite crime dramas and one of Covington's major TV successes, "In the Heat of the Night," can once again be heard singing the songs of the season.
Newton County held an appreciation luncheon for employees Thursday at the Turner Lake Complex.
The Newton Medical Center has opened its new, state-of-the art MRI equipment to patients.
East Newton Baptist Church will present its rescheduled live Nativity drama, "Bethlehem,'' at 7:30 tonight.
Helping to fulfill a young child's lifelong dream to become a police officer, Georgia Piedmont Technical College awarded 5-year-old Morgan Steward an "honorary degree" from its Law Enforcement Academy.