Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.
One young girl made a beeline for the bicycles, an anxious boy headed for the electronics section and a dozen or so other children perused ...
An era came to an end Monday as Covington said farewell to two city council members.
Washington, Monticello, Clarke and Church streets will be used for upcoming filming of Universal Pictures movie A Myers Christmas from 5 a.m.-9 p ...
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) gave its approval Tuesday to the consolidation plans of Georgia State University and Georgia ...
The Pilot Club officially presented Chimney Park with a musical fence Tuesday.
Newton County District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson presented a $100,000 check, on behalf of the Newton County Board of Commissioners, to the city ...
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - A death row inmate who insisted he was innocent shook his head while looking at Georgia officials before his death sentence was ...
Community leader Bob Furnad was ticketed for littering after being caught on camera placing feces in the mailbox of Benjamin Dameron and Ralph Miller, owners of Worthington Manor.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a motion by a 3-2 vote to give the Library to Eastside Trail almost $58,000 to complete the project, with Commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming opposing.
Commissioner Lanier Sims is hosting his second annual car show festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the square.
Newton Medical Center is showing off its newly renovated BirthCare Center at an open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
IN BRIEF: The Crossroads Carmike movie theater in Conyers was evacuated around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after smoke was spotted. Rockdale firefighters reportedly found the source of the smoke near theater nine, one of the larger theaters, from a three-phase transformer with an oil leak and damaged wires.
Rockdale Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Samuel King has been chosen as the new superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools in Norfolk, Virginia. The Norfolk school board approved hiring King in a 6-1 vote Monday evening, according to the Virginian-Pilot.
King Communications Group and Main Street Madison Ga. will kick off the summer with the first Peach State Blues Festival in Madison, Ga., on Saturday, June 2, from noon to 10 p.m.
The celebrated, legendary Blues singer Bobby Rush will be the festival's headliner. Blues singers Claudette King (daughter of legendary B.B. King), Willie Hill, Bobbye (Doll) Johnson, Cantwise and Freedom, Cruisers, and Lady D and the Set it Off Band will also perform.
U.S. Representative Paul Broun, R-Athens, will be in Newton County May 23 as part of a five-day, re-election bus tour to visit all 25 counties in the newly drawn 10th Congressional District.
Broun will visit Newton County at 4:30 p.m. at the Newton County GOP Headquarters, located at 1107 Church St. on the square next to Square Perk Café.
Covington City Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams was one of four city officials to serve as a judge of the Georgia Municipal Association's "If I Were Mayor, I Would" essay contest this year. The "If I Were Mayor, I Would" essay contest gives students the opportunity to share their visions of what their community would be like under their guidance.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is holding a free Citizen's Firearms Safety Course.
The eight-hour course will be conducted on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center located at 15151 Alcovy Road.
Newton County has been featured by the Orton Family Foundation in a report for its strong stewardship program, the 2050 Plan.
The 2050 Plan aims to house 88 percent of the county's future population on just 30 percent of the county's land by 2050.
The local Boy Scouts Troop 222 had a bumper crop of Eagle Scouts this past year, as nine young men completed the capstone projects necessary to gain the Boy Scouts' top honor.
When the officer asked Rico Garrett for his driver's license, he said that he didn't have one. He told the officer that it was suspended because he hadn't paid child support.
The two men charged in the shooting deaths of 56-year-old Donald Eugene McCullough and his 66-year-old aunt and caretaker Peggy Molden are scheduled for arraignment next week.
Brawny Jarvis McCullough, the 31-year-old son of victim Donald McCullough, and Jonathan Michael Henderson, 28, both Villa Rica residents, were arrested in February by Newton County Sheriff's Investigators, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, U.S. Marshals and the Villa Rica police.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston cooked burgers and Police Chief Stacey Cotton handled the fries, while council members Chris Smith and Hawnethia Williams took orders and police Lt. Wendell Wagstaff took care of the drive-thru.
Covington council members and police officers worked at the newly reopened Covington McDonald's Monday evening, as part of the store's groundbreaking ceremony.