Hundreds of Newton County residents and dozens of businesses and organizations suffered damage from broken pipes and flooding last week, with the state's insurance commissioner estimating Georgians had $75 million worth of insured losses as a result of the state's arctic weather.
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a man on disorderly conduct charges after he and his girlfriend reportedly got into an argument after her 2-year-old son became intoxicated while in his care.
Apartments are being snatched up at the recently-opened New Leaf Center, but there were still 21 one-bedroom units available as of early Tuesday.
The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and the Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will join Springfield Baptist Church in hosting a college fair this weekend.
This is the second of two parts of Gary Freedman's story.
Shahkor Eddie-Ralick Alston, 17, 50 Trelawney Trace, Covington, Jan. 1. Disorderly conduct.
My husband was watching an afternoon TV show last week on which a chef of some renown was cooking. He had toasted an English muffin and sliced it. On the bottom half he put a slice of ham he had cooked in a frying pan, and he topped that with some cheese. He had baked eggs in ramekins, and he placed one of the eggs on top of the cheese and ham and then put some sauce on the other half of the English muffin and put it on the egg. The other hosts then got to enjoy the results.
Mike Collins, candidate for U.S. representative (10th district), Karen Handel, candidate for U.S. senate, and Aaron Brooks, candidate for state representative (district 112) spoke to the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance Thursday evening at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Food stamp recipients are seeing their benefits reduced this month due to an end in federal stimulus funding.
"I'll Be Homeless for Christmas," which was filmed in Covington as a vehicle to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and was funded through the website indiegogo.com, became available on iTunes recently.
Traffic may be slower on two state roads starting Tuesday Nov. 12, as mowing will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., continuing through Thursday, weather permitting.
A teen reported this week that a group of males attacked him and took his cellphone in front of his home.
Covington police are investigating two thefts at Holiday Inn Express, one of which left a hotel guest without his vehicle.
Covington's Blockbuster store is closing - along with all 300 or so corporately-owned stores across the country - after a long run that left it as one of the few remaining brick-and-mortar locations in the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
In commemoration of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, several local events are scheduled.
Seven students were arrested and face felony charges in connection with fighting at Newton High School Monday.
Covington police officers arrested a man, who reportedly was staying at the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter, for allegedly attempting to steal several metal items from the shelter and $150,000 worth of scrap metal from a recycling center Saturday.
More than a year after the accident that killed Allison Bell Campbell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe took a plea deal on charges of vehicular homicide, failure to maintain lane and DUI.