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.
A woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing baby shoes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at the Marathon station, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A Newton County Public Works employee has been arrested and charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl.
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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.
Several people have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of forgery after reportedly stealing checks from a Conyers business.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.53 at the Pure station, located at 6125 U.S. Highway 278 and West Street.
Let's have a picnic! Today, I walked through the park and saw families and friends walking, playing and sitting at tables. Sherry Saylam and her friend Shanna Goss, among others, were laughing and enjoying the sun. "With so many days of rain, I just had to get out," Saylam said as she sipped her soft drink. "Yes, I'm so sick of the cold weather and it's beautiful out here today," said her friend Goss.
It's time once again for Newton County to honor its Hometown Heroes, the residents who go above and beyond the call of duty to help out their fellow man, woman or child.
Some residents in eastern Newton County will have to decide whether they want to keep their Social Circle mailing address and ZIP code or switch over to a Covington address.
A Covington woman has been charged with murder after the death of a mentally-challenged patient for whom she was the caretaker.
What they do: Bell's Grocery is a small, family owned business. It's a discount store that buys closeout and overrun products. Don't jump to any assumptions – Bell's is always stocked with fresh meat, fresh milk, fresh bread, fresh eggs, and more, all coming straight from the vendor. The store is owned by Chris and Penny Bell. What's unique: "A lot of people say it's like a scavenger hunt. You never know what you're going ...
Two women were arrested and cited for disorderly conduct Saturday morning after a fight involving a car and an unpaid loan.
Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in the Covington/Conyers/Social Circle area.
President Barack Obama has named Georgia Perimeter College as a 2013 Presidential Awardee in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Today on my travels, I stop to visit Brian Kuhn of The Fox Winery. I was excited with the anticipation of a little free wine tasting and a chance to pick up a local bottle of wine for dinner.
To say Yellow Brick Home resident John Slavik came from humble beginnings is a misrepresentation of European history. A 'multi-cultural' beginning is closer to the truth.
Kites were flying high outside of Oak Hill Elementary School Friday morning. More than a dozen Pre-K students enjoyed the fresh air and flew colorful and character-themed kites with their dads. After kites soared through the blue skies, students returned back to the classroom and danced with music performing for their parents and families, and then enjoyed lunch.
"Beautiful." That's the title of a song and message a Live Oak Elementary School special education co-teacher wants to get across to young children who have been affected by bullying.
A Woodland Ridge Circle home was declared a total loss after a fire destroyed it early Sunday morning.