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The Newton County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2010 participated in the 2013 Winterfest located in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Over 3,600 participants gathered from 13 states to experience what Venturing and Exploring is all about. The NCSO Explorers competed in four events: report writing, trouble unknown, felony traffic stop and DUI traffic stop. There were over 60 Explorer Agency Posts that competed in each event and the NCSO post placed 13th in felony traffic stops and 11th ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S. near Brown Bridge Road.
The gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's county work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Two Newton County homes were severely damaged by fires Tuesday and ruled "complete losses" by fire officials, but no one was hurt in the blazes.
State and federal officials will be in town Saturday to talk with the public and answer questions, including Congressman Hank Johnson.
The busy four-way stop intersection of Flat Shoals and Covington Bypass roads has seen two fatalities already in 2013, so Georgia State Patrol officials asked Newton County to make the intersection safer.
Parents of upcoming eighth graders who are looking to enroll their child at the Newton County Theme School should gather up their information, as applications will soon be accepted.
During the 2008 presidential election, Sen. Barack Obama voiced his concern over the human rights violations in China.
The oldest continuous seagoing service, the United States Coast Guard, was the brainchild of Alexander Hamilton. Founded Aug. 8, 1790, the Coast Guard has served in 17 conflicts, from the Quasi-War of 1798 to present day anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
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The murder trial for the four men charged in the 2009 death of 38-year-old Andrew Nichols is set to begin on April 22.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas said Monday he is ending his bid for U.S. Congress, just shy of two months after it started.
A Social Circle man, 40-year-old Allen Eugene Ensminger, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography after images of child porn were found on his computer.
From her small home in the historically black Sandhill community in Covington, 78-year-old Emogene Williams has seen it all. She's seen crosses burned by members of the local Ku Klux Klan in neighbors' lawns and she has seen the first black president elected to office.
Students, teachers and parents braved below freezing temperatures Thursday night to pay tribute to slain Newton High School student T.J. Dorsey who was killed Sunday morning.
ATLANTA - A Covington woman, who is the treasurer of a Forest Park lottery pool, has claimed a quarter-million dollar lottery win. Candice Goodson, and eight of her co-workers at Premier Transportation, matched the first five winning numbers in the Jan. 27 Mega Millions drawing and won a second prize of $250,000. The others in the lottery pool with Goodson are ecstatic. Members of the group chose to use their date of hire for the lucky combination.
At a recent showing of the environmental documentary "Kilowatt Ours" members of the Newton Climate Action Coalition swapped ideas of ways they could reduce their carbon footprint and encourage the greater Newton County community to do the same. Shown at the Newton County Library on Tuesday, the documentary by filmmaker Jeff Barrie examines the effects of the Southeast's coal-based electricity grid on things such as higher rates of asthma among children and drastically altered mountaintops ...
A Newton County man was arrested Monday night after allegedly shooting another man during an altercation.
Though things are slowly getting back to normal at Newton High School, the death of 17-year-old Terrence J. Dorsey, known as T.J., is still weighing heavily on the students, both those who knew him and those who did not.
Well spoken: (Right) Two conceptual models created by University of Georgia Landscape Architecture students at the Metropolitan Design Studio in Covington are displayed at The Center for Community Preservation and Planning Tuesday during a presentation of 10 creative bike racks designed for use throughout Covington. (Above) UGA Student Ansley White makes her bike rack presentation. White's design is modeled after a reel of film - a ...
Two men were arrested last week after an altercation at Newton Medical Center led to one man allegedly pulling a gun on the other.
It is highly likely that Newton County will have to layoff some of its employees in the next budget cycle in order to balance a projected $5.3 million deficit.
For the fans: Five O'Clock Somewhere Bartender Melissa SanFelice hangs Super Bowl themed balloons and streamers over the pool tables Saturday afternoon in preparation for the Super Bowl party hosted by the local Covington establishment. The big game will be featured in surround sound on the 106" theater screen at Five O'Clock Somewhere and a free buffet will be available starting 4 p.m. Sunday.<font face="Franklin Gothic Book" ...
Newton County's unemployment rate climbed to new heights in December to 10.4 percent, according to figures released by the Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., the largest producer of cardboard box materials in North America and a large manufacturing employer in Covington, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
An attempt to register a recently purchased vehicle proved fruitless when a Covington man realized the car was still owned by someone else who thought she had donated it to charity. According to reports, officers from the Covington Police Department were called to a location on Washington Street in reference to a stolen automobile. When they arrived, they spoke to the victim who reportedly said he had purchased a 1994 Saturn station wagon from a ...
An Augusta man was arrested and charged with multiple offenses after leading deputies from several counties on a high speed chase for more than 50 miles.
Young artists: Jamal Street, 18, (above) and Zae Jackson, 11, (below) of Social Circle stand next to their works, titled "A Man's Strength" and "Hippo in the Round," respectively. Theirs were among the 76 works selected out of 359 submissions in a variety of media, such as painting, printmaking, sculpture and collage, to be exhibited in the Boys and Girl's Club in Atlanta as part of ...