The Nelson Heights Community Center is set to get another change in management after an up-and-down existence during which it has consistently faced questions about its purpose, operation and funding.
Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are exploring a complaint made by a woman who said her male neighbor frequently walks around outside naked and touches himself in an inappropriate manner.
Alcovy High School senior DeMichael Reid wants to one day own and manage his own auto repair shop, and he's getting a jump start on his dream by interning at a local business, a trend that's becoming ever more popular for high school students.
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is raising its fees May 1 on the most common residential water and sewer taps, a move executive director Mike Hopkins said accurately reflects real costs in today's market.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Local officials and citizens in the area had the opportunity to listen to an update on congress and ask Representative Hank Johnson, congressman of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, questions on Saturday at a meet and greet held at the historic courthouse.
The Newton County Juvenile Court received permission from the Board of Commissioners to reapply for two grants.
The annual JROTC awards ceremony was held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, March 28.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.34 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
A study, which ranked Georgia counties based on its combined health and economic stats, has ranked Newton County in the top 60 and Rockdale County in the top 25 in the state.
Newton County is finally bidding out its lawn care contract, which became a source of controversy this year when it was discovered the current contractor had operated without an up-to-date county business license.
Anyone looking to help save a life by donating blood can do so at upcoming blood drives hosted by the American Red Cross, the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S.
The county's gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Not only is Covington known as the Hollywood of the South, and as the filming location of many popular TV shows and movies, but it is gaining traction in the music department as well.
Newton County's website is set to get a complete makeover, a move county officials agreed was long overdue.
Citizens either looking to give feedback about the Salem Overlay District project or who missed the public meetings in 2012, now have a chance to learn more about the project and voice their concerns at two additional meetings.
The Neighborhood Watch program is becoming a thing of the past in Covington. But in its place is a program that combines public safety from a variety of sources and community involvement that will hopefully work with the city's strategic action plan to promote Covington as a safe environment.
The county has a number of roads that need improving, but the widening of Salem Road tops the list of road projects that needs to be presented during the state legislative delegation.
Sen. Rick Jeffares, R- Locust Grove, has been named Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee for the 2013- 2014 legislative term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
The gas station at the Covington Kroger on U.S. Highway 278 will be down for the next four to five hours for required state compliance testing, according to store manager Horace McCullough.
Newton County is kicking off a program that has become a popular alternative to jail for Georgia parents who are behind on their child support responsibilities.
The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year, and this past year launched two websites to help consumers figure out which offers are real and which ones are possibly frauds:
What should have been a Saturday enjoying basketball games turned into a fight at one high school and an all-out brawl at another school.
For the first time since the 2008 calendar year, after years of budget deficits, Newton Medical Center finally expects to get back into the black thanks to increasing revenues and virtually no increase in expenses.
Most piano owners are aware that their piano should be tuned every so often (every six months according to most piano manufacturers). They may not be aware, however, that pianos require other services such as regulation and voicing in order for the instrument to perform at its maximum potential.
Mention All-American in Tuscaloosa or the remotest corner of Alabama and you'll hear names like running back Eddie Lacy or quarterback A.J. McCarron, two of the numerous young athletes instrumental in the Crimson Tide's most recent National Championship. Another young athlete, by every definition an All-American and 23 years old at the time, flew into aviation history on Feb. 1, 1943 as pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber named All-American.
The annual 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Ecumenical Program will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Porter Memorial Auditorium at Newton High School.
Michael Geoffroy, partner in LaMalva, Geoffroy & Oeland PC, has been named to the Leadership Georgia class of 2013. Leadership Georgia is a prestigious 40-year-old organization of community and state leaders. Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Georgia trains and builds a network of emerging young leaders from across the state. Past participants include a number of influential state and national leaders ranging from former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn to University of Georgia ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners' first meeting with its newly elected board members on Thursday night had its moments of controversy as the board disagreed over who to appoint to the Joint Development Authority and new Chairman Keith Ellis had to cast a tie-breaking vote in his first meeting.
The Georgia legislature is considering a couple of different measures to tighten lobbyist rules, and the state representatives for Newton County are in support of the efforts.