Local industry SKC, a global supplier of polyester films, was named the 2013 Partner of the Year at the Newton County School Systems Cornerstones Partners in Education Reception on Tuesday. The reception honored businesses in the community that dedicated time and funding to Newton County Schools during the 2012-2013 school year.
A Covington man was arrested on drug charges Friday after authorities allegedly found him passed out in his car with a gun in his lap at a Honey Creek gas station.
IN BRIEF: A crash on Interstate 20 westbound, just after the West Avenue exit, or exit 80, in Rockdale County has at least three lanes blocked off. Traffic is backed up at least to Ga. Highway 138. Deputies and first responders are on the scene; no fatalities reported. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Two students who attend Newton College and Career Academy won awards at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference, and one of the students has a chance to compete at the national level this summer, with the help of the community.
Courtney Bernardi grew up wanting to be an attorney and developed a passion for politics in college, and she's combined those interests in her new profession, navigating complex incentive agreements and building consensus among elected officials to help land industries.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington May 16-19, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will hit the streets and spend tens of thousands of dollars in Newton and surrounding counties during one of the county's larger tourism events of the year.
The Video Broadcasting program at the Newton College and Career Academy will host a film festival May 2 that showcases films produced by students at the academy.
The Newton County and Covington Fire Departments responded to a house fire on Monticello Street near the Town Branch subdivision Tuesday.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage were reported, according to local emergency officials.
What if coffee could change a community? This is the question that Conyers locals Jason and Noelle Cosby along with a fun group of young adults began to ask. Awake coffee roasters, featured at the Taste of Conyers recently, is the answer they came up with.
The votes are in and Newton County's 2012 Hometown Hero is Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps. The runner-up is Sylvia Ashong.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.43 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Laker Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Heavy storms tore through Newton County Sunday, and a tornado reportedly touched down in the Rocky Plains area, but no injuries or major damage was reported, according to local emergency officials.
The 2013 Newton County Special Olympics kicked off Monday as volunteers, athletes and participants marched, walked and drove from Home Sharp Stadium to the downtown square in a parade, waving to the spectators gathered for the festivities.
The pedestrian hit and killed this morning has been identified as 59-year-old Shirley Ann Reid.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.39 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Some people with schizophrenia, depression and bipolar and anxiety disorders see the world in a fundamentally different way and when they lose touch with reality and experience delusions, they can act out in ways that results in them ending up in jail.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is set to get another change in management after an up-and-down existence during which it has consistently faced questions about its purpose, operation and funding.
Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff's Office are exploring a complaint made by a woman who said her male neighbor frequently walks around outside naked and touches himself in an inappropriate manner.
Alcovy High School senior DeMichael Reid wants to one day own and manage his own auto repair shop, and he's getting a jump start on his dream by interning at a local business, a trend that's becoming ever more popular for high school students.
The Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority is raising its fees May 1 on the most common residential water and sewer taps, a move executive director Mike Hopkins said accurately reflects real costs in today's market.
I spent Saturday morning sitting on the back of a pickup at the Walton County Agricultural Center, listening as the 4-H'ers and parents sat around in safety orange T-shirts waiting on each shooter's turn.
Local officials and citizens in the area had the opportunity to listen to an update on congress and ask Representative Hank Johnson, congressman of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District, questions on Saturday at a meet and greet held at the historic courthouse.
The Newton County Juvenile Court received permission from the Board of Commissioners to reapply for two grants.
The annual JROTC awards ceremony was held at the Golden Fleece Masonic Lodge No. 6, March 28. East Side Scottish Rite President Joel Knight was happy with the attendance and said, "We are proud of our community, proud of our students in our high schools and look forward each year to recognizing outstanding JROTC cadets on the east side of Atlanta." The awards ceremony was attended by Albert F. Garner, 33rd, personal rep. to SGIG ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.34 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
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.