The Board of Commissioners began discussing ways to rein in legal fees at Wednesday night's budget meeting, hearing recommendations from County Manager Tom Garrett and a proposal for in house legal services from Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
The first draft of the proposed FY16 budget sees an increase of $11,998,261 to $59,722,158, which the Board of Commissioners will start hammering back down in the coming weeks.
State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Richard Arthur Swift, 24, was killed Thursday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle.
The Newton County Board of Education and Snapping Shoals EMC helped out the county recently by donating used vehicles.
A Covington man was arrested Saturday evening and charged with molesting two boys.
An argument between two women turned physical Monday night when one woman smacked the other's false teeth out.
Annette Aikens was staying at a home on Emory Street with an acquaintance when that man's daughter, Sherry Hill-Devoe, came to the home to get a check. During that time the women got into an argument which is when Hill-Devoe slapped Aiken's false teeth out of her mouth.
A woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly stole several cases of beer from a local grocery store while her toddler was with her.
The Covington Police Department is on the lookout once again, but instead of searching for rule breakers, they are looking for record breakers for the 28th annual Fuzz Run.
Madaleine Nicolette Moye-Lowery is pageant royalty, but you won't see any screaming fits or sassy mouth on her. Nor will you ever see her wearing fake hair and spray tans, because despite what television might show, the real world of children's pageants is far from "Toddlers and Tiaras."
Three candidates qualified for Porterdale council Post 3 Friday, turning the race into the most contested in the county.
Covington residents largely got what they wanted this weekend, a little bit of rain without any damage from Tropical Storm Lee.
Anthony L. Freeman, violation of probation, 90 days Newton County Jail.
The Alcovy Circuit opened its new website on Sept. 1.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Covington Police Department have joined forces to fight against the increase in copper and air conditioning thefts.
A Covington man was killed early Sunday morning and four men are being held in connection with his death.
IN BRIEF: Newton and Rockdale counties are among the Georgia counties under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Monday as the remnants of Tropical Depression Lee passes over the state, according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
Officers from the Covington Police Department are looking for a man who robbed the Turner Lake BP gas station at gunpoint late last night.