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.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed Monday evening to keep the millage rate at 10.91.
The overgrown Norfolk Southern railroad right-of-way through Covington is about to get a grooming.
LITHONIA - A woman says a man carjacked her in Atlanta, and DeKalb County authorities say they're searching a lake for him after he crashed the car into a tree.
Assistant DeKalb Fire Chief Garret Smith says the man was fleeing police early Tuesday when the car struck a tree in the Southland Country Club. Police say the man jumped into a lake, tried to swim across and disappeared.
JONESBORO - Police say they've arrested the administrator and two staff members of the day care in Clayton County where a 2-year-old girl died after being left in a van following a field trip.
Oxford has a new budget year and a new council member.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Authorities say two men accused of taping razor blades to playground equipment at a Columbus park last year have been sentenced to prison.
ROME - Friends say an 8-year-old boy seriously hurt when he was struck in the head by a tree while swimming in a northwest Georgia creek is making progress during his recovery.
ATLANTA - An engine problem caused a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles to returned to Atlanta shortly after taking off.
The Town of Newborn Council will meet in a called session at 7 tonight to discuss appointment of a new council member and to discuss the right of way of the unused Norfolk Southern rail line through town.
The City of Covington is set to approve its 2011-2012 fiscal year budget at tonight's 6:30 meeting.
ATLANTA - Civil liberties groups argued Monday that Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration should not take effect until a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional is resolved, and a judge said he likely would rule on that request before the law takes effect.
Vogel State Park offers everything you could want in a weekend getaway.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman in 1984.
ATLANTA - Georgia students can now apply for low-interest loans aimed to help families that need extra help paying for college.
In his day-to-day life, Tyrone Oliver investigates crimes, the worst things that people do to one another. But at the end of the day, he leaves that at the door when he walks into the home he shares with his wife and the five children they have between them.