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.
Local and statewide Democratic candidate has been invited to the local Democratic party's "Movement on the Square" rally from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday in downtown Covington.
Three vans and a cargo trailer belonging to Solid Rock Baptist Church on Brown Bridge Road were torched early Thursday morning and Covington Fire officials are investigating the blaze, while church members try to understand who would do such a thing.
A body of a woman was found Wednesday afternoon off Washington Street, according to Covington Police.
Roosevelt Winters is a communicator. He's willing to lend an ear to someone in need of venting or offer up one of the numerous Bible verses he has stored in his head.
CPD generosity: City of Covington Police Department gave Newton County Special Olympics program $1,000. Pictured are: (back row) Lynda Reagan, Newton Co. Schools Physical Therapist, Captain Willie Davis and Chief Stacey Cotton with the City of Covington Police, Pam Dew, Newton County Special Olympics Coordinator and Ficquett Elementary School students Tyler Stoddard, Gabby Crews, Olandria Harrison, Stephanie Smith and Rajesh Ramlochan of Valeria Maddox's classroom.
A 30-year-old man was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of shoplifting after he allegedly tried to steal a shopping cart full of beer from Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.
Charles L. Skrobot resigned from the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week after being charged with child molestation on Oct. 5.
A heated clash between a mother and daughter got officers from the Covington Police Department called to Turner Street Thursday evening.
A 28-year-old Covington man died early Sunday after his car crashed into the median wall on Interstate 20 near the Salem Road exit in Rockdale County, state troopers reported.
Pat Conroy, native Atlantan and quintessential Southern writer, entertained an audience of about 300 Thursday evening at Burge Plantation.
Georgia has one of the longest early voting periods in the nation, increasing voter access and pushing candidates to campaign longer and establish platforms earlier.
Jim Dial worked only a few hours each day at the judicial center as its mail clerk, but his sunny personality and loving attitude has left an indelible mark on his co-workers.
The Town of Newborn celebrated the grand opening of its historical schoolhouse Oct. 2 with free lunch and music. Several residents from near and far came back to reminisce about their experiences as students, including Mary Formo, who traveled all the way from Washington. Formo made the cross-country trip because she spent a few years of her childhood here on a 70-acre farm. She remembers skipping school and hiding in the honeysuckle with her best friend Anne.
Newton County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to try to qualify for participation in a pilot program to protect the integrity of agricultural areas in the county. If selected, Newton County will receive help from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission staff through its Local Agricultural Protection Guide Pilot Program.
Newton County governments might have to slash budgets by another 12 percent to 15 percent next year because of zero growth and a new state bill designed to have property tax assessment valuations reflect actual sales prices on homes. Newton County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight said Tuesday that a natural decline in property values will account for about 5 percent of the drop. An additional 7 percent or 8 percent decline will be caused ...