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.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrested four juveniles Jan. 6 after they broke into an empty home for sale on Hazelhurst Drive and caused more than $10,000 worth of damage to the property.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich), an unprecedented step in state history. The action sets the stage for a Senate trial on whether he should be thrown out of office for corruption and abuse of power.
WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs. The labor market is expected to remain weak as mass layoffs continue. The Labor Department's report, released Friday, underscored the terrible toll the deepening recession is having on workers and companies, and highlights the hard task President-elect Barack Obama faces in resuscitating the flat-lined economy.
Officers with the Covington Police Department and Porterdale Police Department arrested a Porterdale man after he plowed into two cars Sunday and kept driving.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful is inviting developers, home owners associations and residents interested in adding tree canopy to their neighborhoods to call their office.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday fast approaching, several area groups are planning commemorative activities in honor of Dr. King's ideals.
After much debate, the Newton County Board of Commissioners finally approved an application for federal funds to redevelop foreclosed homes with a unanimous vote Tuesday night.
Power has been restored to the 1,000 Newton County residents and businesses that lost power Wednesday around noon.
Longtime Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig was reappointed to his position by a vote of 3-1-1 at the Board of Commissioner's first meeting of 2009 Tuesday evening.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Discount clothing chain Goody's Family Clothing will soon begin liquidating its stores, including seven across West Virginia. The Tennessee-based company, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than four months ago, will begin liquidation sales Friday. Goody's becomes one of the first retailers in 2009 to fall victim to the worsening economy.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard.
The city of Covington has decided to partner with a North Carolina nonprofit to redevelop several foreclosed properties in historic neighborhoods as part of the federal government's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama has approached CNN's chief medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, to be the country's next surgeon general, the cable news network said Tuesday. CNN said it has kept Gupta from reporting on health care policy and other matters involving the incoming Obama administration since learning he was under consideration for the post.
WASHINGTON - Roland Burris failed in his bid to take President-elect Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat on Tuesday in a scripted piece of political theater staged just before the opening of the 111th Congress. "My credentials were not in order, I will not be accepted, I will not be seated," Burris, 71, told a mob of reporters who had followed him across the street for a news conference in a cold and steady rain outside the Capitol.
ATLANTA - Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died at an Atlanta hospital Monday. He was 90. Bell died at 9:40 a.m., said Les Zucke, a spokesman for Atlanta law firm King & Spalding where Bell worked as a senior counsel. Piedmont Hospital spokeswoman Diana Lewis said he died of kidney failure.