The Newton County Board of Commissioners has begun setting its strategic goals, and topping the list is reducing the millage rate, a promise commissioners made to the public when the board raised the rate earlier this year.
The Covington square was filled with families, friends and fun Saturday as Main Street Covington held the 2013 Harvest Festival.
Nonprofit Newton Trails is still in discussions with Norfolk Southern to see if it can find a way to keep a 14.9-mile rail corridor intact for use as a trail.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and a softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Juniors and seniors at Alcovy High School received a dose of "reality" Thursday as a mock accident depicted what could happen when motorists choose to combine texting and driving.
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.
A 13-year-old boy was found sleeping on a porch in a Covington neighborhood the evening of Oct. 9. He reportedly told the homeowner he was there because he was scared to go home where he was being abused.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Residents looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are invited to a free forum on Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
Norfolk Southern plans to tear up the rails and ties in the coming months on its no-longer-used rail line in Newton County, after the federal Surface Transportation Board approved Aug. 20 the company's right to officially abandon the line.
Community & Southern Bank (CSB) of Atlanta announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Essex Bank's Georgia branches in Loganville, Snellville, Grayson and Covington. Under terms of the agreement, CSB will acquire approximately $192 million in deposits and no loans.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Oak Hill/Smith Store Road area Monday afternoon by several witnesses who called 911 to report a man was standing on the side of the road exposing himself. When deputies made contact with the man, later identified as 23-year-old Dexter Gabrial Mathis, he reportedly told them he was running, and adamantly denied exposing himself at all. One witness had allegedly stayed on the scene ...
Get outside and let the fun fly with "Fur, Feathers and Friends" at the seventh annual Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival on August 24–25, at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Three people were arrested at a Hull Road residence Aug. 14 for cruelty to children after officials say three children were allegedly kept inside the home by their adoptive father for multiple months.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.48 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.
Ken Panse along with his son Zack travel to various cities throughout Georgia to promote awareness and educational information about the reptile world. "I have handled exotic animals for over 20 years I've also been an avid naturalist and woodsman observing and studying wildlife." Panse told me before his show.
Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, associate professor in the College of Education at Troy University's Covington campus, has been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.
The Wildwood subdivision may get a second entrance and more homes after all. After a meeting with city officials Friday morning, representatives with Atlanta-based developer The Ardent Companies plan to pursue building a second entrance to the Covington subdivision and will go before the Covington City Council and ask to withdraw without prejudice Ardent's request to amend the property's zoning conditions, according to Covington Fire Marshal Tony Smith. The developer had hoped to restart home ...
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was cleared of the 25 felony charges against him Thursday, and Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon, who was the special prosecutor in the case, said she respects the jury's verdict.
Dave McMichael's construction firm has laid foundations for some of Six Flags' most popular roller coasters, cleared land on mountaintops for cell-phone towers and built assisted-living facilities, big-box stores and churches.
Newton County needs more money for road projects and bridge repairs and a bigger judicial center, which means it needs to find new ways to make money. But county commissioners agreed at their mini-retreat Friday that they first need a better understanding of the county's finances and how to create an effective strategic plan.
Newton County has officially joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new prescription card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to save on the cost of medications. Distributed free of charge, the card can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Newton County. It has more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted in June to enter into a ...
Covington Police department officers were on their way to Walmart at 10300 Industrial Blvd. about 10 p.m., Aug. 10, where store security employees were detaining a shoplifting suspect, when they learned that the suspect was making a run for it.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.