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.
The battleship U.S.S. Iowa was good to Grier Sims. The ship was his home during World War II, taking him safely across both the Atlantic and Pacific and into Japan at war's end. It was big, 57,000 tons loaded, and cushy compared with the amenities offered on a destroyer. "Good duty on a battleship," he said. "We mostly were just bombarding." Late in the war, Japanese kamikaze pilots tended to target the carriers and the ...
Porterdale native Clarence Capell got to ride across Europe during World War II. He was a mechanic, gunner and assistant squad leader for a recovery unit that took damaged or destroyed tanks and other vehicles away from the front to be smelted down and transformed into more fighting gear. That duty took Capell, 89, from the beaches of Normandy and into Austria at war's end. It also earned him a Silver Star. Along the way ...
COVINGTON Grady Allen, U.S. Army Leon Eugene Anthony, Jr., U.S. Army Arthur Columbus Arnold, U.S. Navy Charlie Lee Bailey, U.S. Army Claude Winford Bailey, U.S. Army James 'Buddy' Fletcher Bailey, U.S. Coast Guard John Lewis Bailey, U.S. Navy Thomas Eugene Bailey, U.S. Navy Code Ditus Barnett, Jr., U.S. Army Joe D. Bates, U.S. Army Air Forces William Howard Bates, U.S. Army Charles H. Berry, Jr., U.S. Navy William L. Bowden, U.S. Marine Corps L. Render ...
Afros, dashikis and go-go boots will abound at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Alcovy Road campus of DeKalb Technical College, as Washington Street Community Center plays host to its sixth annual Casino Royale fundraiser.
A group of Oxford College of Emory University students are turning an old food pantry site into a community park.
The Covington Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of the annexation and rezoning to heavy industrial of 160 acres owned by the Newton County Industrial Development Authority along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road.
The victim of Monday afternoon's fatality wreck has been identified as 39-year-old Terrance Michael Collins of Oxford. He was killed after being thrown from his motorcycle during the accident.
A fatality accident involving a motorcycle occurred near the recycling center on Stone Road around 4:30 p.m.
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bill Love is the featured speaker for the Covington ceremony, to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday on the square. The Covington resident has been deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Terrell Moore, commander of American Legion Post 32. The Eastside High School band will play for the event and Newton High School's Junior ...
Two Snapping Shoals EMC employees are being honored for their bravery Monday by receiving Life Saving Awards from Georgia EMC. If not for Farron Head and Ken Ellington, two Newton County residents may have lost their lives this year.
A 9-month-old baby remains in critical condition and will have to receive rabies vaccinations after being attacked in her crib by two raccoons early Wednesday morning.
The Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District strives to protect soil and water resources in Newton and Jasper Counties. While Jasper County remains predominantly rural, Newton County has become more urban in nature. Considering the potential environmental impacts from land disturbing activities to Newton County's streams and stream buffers and possible Federal Clean Water Act violations, a thorough review of the erosion and sediment control plans is important. The Newton County ...
Two more movie projects are looking at sites in Newton County as the area continues to be a hotbed for filming. A horror movie is looking to film in Newton County's rural southern portion, an area that recently served as a desolate backdrop for the TV series "The Walking Dead", which is playing currently on AMC. Another project is considering filming in the county's parking deck, located across from the Newton County ...
A novel way to spend a weekend: Saturdays are always nice, relaxing days at the Covington library.
A successful hunt: This spike was killed by Jeannine Marchesseau on Oct. 22 in Newton County. It was taken using a one-piece, self-made bow. The arrow was made of bamboo with a flint tip.