Local industry SKC, a global supplier of polyester films, was named the 2013 Partner of the Year at the Newton County School Systems Cornerstones Partners in Education Reception on Tuesday. The reception honored businesses in the community that dedicated time and funding to Newton County Schools during the 2012-2013 school year.
A Covington man was arrested on drug charges Friday after authorities allegedly found him passed out in his car with a gun in his lap at a Honey Creek gas station.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Two students who attend Newton College and Career Academy won awards at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference, and one of the students has a chance to compete at the national level this summer, with the help of the community.
Courtney Bernardi grew up wanting to be an attorney and developed a passion for politics in college, and she's combined those interests in her new profession, navigating complex incentive agreements and building consensus among elected officials to help land industries.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington May 16-19, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will hit the streets and spend tens of thousands of dollars in Newton and surrounding counties during one of the county's larger tourism events of the year.
The Video Broadcasting program at the Newton College and Career Academy will host a film festival May 2 that showcases films produced by students at the academy.
The Newton County and Covington Fire Departments responded to a house fire on Monticello Street near the Town Branch subdivision Tuesday.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage were reported, according to local emergency officials.
What if coffee could change a community? This is the question that Conyers locals Jason and Noelle Cosby along with a fun group of young adults began to ask. Awake coffee roasters, featured at the Taste of Conyers recently, is the answer they came up with.
The votes are in and Newton County's 2012 Hometown Hero is Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps. The runner-up is Sylvia Ashong.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.43 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Laker Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage was reported, according to local emergency officials.
The 2013 Newton County Special Olympics kicked off Monday as volunteers, athletes and participants marched, walked and drove from Home Sharp Stadium to the downtown square in a parade, waving to the spectators gathered for the festivities.
The definition of perfect barbecue depends on who you are and where you're from. Opinions are strong, and discussions about one cooking method over another and sauce vs. no sauce, whether it's barbecue, BBQ, or Bar-B-Que - not to mention the whole Brunswick stew debate -- can get ugly.
Residents and visitors of Social Circle will have a few more eating options as the city will open three more in the downtown area.
When Steve Martin is asked how his day is going, the answer is simple but developed by hardship.
The roads in front of two new schools will be improved this summer to accommodate the increased traffic.
A tornado touched down in Mansfield on Friday afternoon, leaving several homes and businesses damaged and one person injured.
One of the men accused of murdering 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and concealing the death of another Thursday, just days before his trial was scheduled to begin.
The votes are in and there will be no ZIP code change in eastern Newton County. The proposed ZIP code change from Social Circle's 30025 to Covington's 30014 failed, as 269 property owners voted against the change in an official survey while only 59 supported it, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Michael Miles said late Friday. As a result, medical manufacturer Baxter International will not be getting the Covington address it desired. Though it's a particularly ...
A tornado touched down in Mansfield Friday afternoon, leaving several homes and businesses damaged and one person injured.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at the Shell station, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
The proposed Bear Creek Reservoir in southern Newton County is still waiting on its federal construction permit, but the Board of Commissioners reaffirmed its support to build the reservoir as soon as possible.
It was a warm, sunny day as Carol and Don mixed the colors and arranged the various brushes they would use to transform this blank side of the building into a advertising work of art.
Today, I took a stroll around our local communities. The first thing I notice is an owl perched on the corner on the First Baptist Church on Elm Street. I was excited to see such a rarity out in broad daylight so I snapped picture after picture amazed at how still he stood there and then I started to wonder why this owl wasn't moving; it just stood there letting me photograph him. After closer ...
The American Legion fairgrounds could be turned into a destination spot for concerts and other events if Covington City Council members get their wish.
A $1 million go-kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the ...