There's nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich.
The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test revealed trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater.
A new proposal to cap county attorney fees at $800,000 could help bring the county's legal spending within the upper range of other Georgia counties, but it would also be a significant budget increase at a time of severe financial constraints and is already facing pushback from critics.
The strains of '80s and '90s classic rock will be heard over lunch in downtown Covington beginning Thursday, May 7, with the launch of the 25th season of Concerts on the Square.
Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.
One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.
Newton County faces some tough decisions for next year's budget with the Sheriff seeking a $6.2 million increase and county employees impatient for raises.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.
Henry Eugene Glover Smith was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with the molestation of his girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter.
County Commissioner J.C. Henderson is regularly serving jail time because of his son's failure to report for mandatory juvenile court programs, a sentence which Henderson feels is unfair to him as a parent.
Officials with the Miracle League of Newton County unveiled a new design recently that will not only reduce costs but is also expected to make the facility a more attractive venue for large community events.
More than 500 local youth and young adults will participate in the Newton County Special Olympics.
In Newton County, the athletes train and compete in sports such as basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, bowling, roller skating, horseback riding, power lifting, golf, field and track, developmental sports and wheelchair activities.
Covington police arrested three men for loitering and prowling in front on an empty house for sale.
When the officer approached the car, he noticed that the inside of the Nissan Maxima was smoky and smelled of marijuana.
A man was hit in the head with a pipe after confronting a mechanic who was cussing at his girlfriend.
Dozens of migrant workers on their way to work in the tobacco fields of North Carolina were detained Thursday morning, after a passerby on Interstate 20 saw what they thought was someone being forced into the undercarriage of one of the workers' charter buses and called 911.
Volunteers with Kohl's in Conyers, led by local resident Donna Sneed, are hoping to beautify the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter on Turner Lake Circle on April 26.
Sneed hopes to erect a sign at the street entrance to the shelter and landscape and plant flowers around the sign, in addition to putting potted flowers at the entrance to each of the shelter's buildings and planters along the side of some of the buildings. She also hopes to get the shelter's playground equipment repaired.
The 11th annual Covington Cheerios Challenge will be held Saturday, April 21, at the YMCA on Newton Drive.
Property tax revenues for the county continue to decline, yet for the first time in four years the county's budget is actually projected to increase.
A woman was arrested after tailgating a family of four down Floyd Street while blowing her horn and flipping the bird.
Pittman Construction expects to restart resurfacing work Tuesday on Interstate 20 between mile marker 102 and 105 in Morgan County, while weekend work in Newton County between mile marker 98 and 93 will run from 9 a.m. April 20 through 6 a.m. April 23.
Motorist can expect daily lane closures and short delays, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Pittman Construction Company and E. R. Snell Contractor were awarded this $27 million project, which consists of 19.5 miles of milling and resurfacing, beginning east of Ga. Highway 142 in Newton County and extending east of Ga ...
Newton County Reads, Executive Director Paryn Wallace recently received an award during the Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) Conference at Amicalola Falls, Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Mary Deal were guest speakers during the event.
A Newton County deputy arrested a man for simple battery after he tried to choke his girlfriend and threw her to the ground.
The girlfriend was upstairs with her eight-month-old daughter texting when the boyfriend entered the room. The boyfriend told the talking baby to shut up and the girlfriend told the boyfriend not to talk to her daughter that way. The girlfriend then went to pick the baby up and the boyfriend grabbed her wrist instructing her not to.
A woman was woken up in the wee hours of the morning to someone trying to get into the front door of her home on Conyers Street.
She then heard noises in the house and a male with a Southern voice opened her bedroom door.