Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
Newton County resident Richard "Rick" Furry, 49, was killed Sunday evening when his semi-truck got stuck on a railroad crossing in Morgan County and was hit by a train.
A Covington freelance writer and mother of three is sharing her experiences dealing with "colorism" on 'Oprah's Lifeclass' - a television program that seeks to help viewers live their best lives. It airs tonight at 9 p.m. on the OWN Network.
Troy University's Covington Campus will host a blood drive Tuesday, Jan 21, from noon-5 p.m. at 1160 Monticello St.
County Manager John Middleton announced Tuesday he will retire in late 2014 after a 14-year career with Newton County.
Two men who claimed to be power company employees were arrested Tuesday for reportedly stealing more than $8,000 worth of batteries from cellphone towers in Oxford and Social Circle.
A Norcross man, initially thought to be injured in an auto accident Sunday, reportedly had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The square was still in a festive spirit this week, but only because the bitter cold prevented crews from taking down Christmas lights around the square.
A woman reported that she was attacked by an old friend Sunday in the parking lot at Merryvale Assisted Living.
Tasmiyah Whitehead, one of the young twin sisters charged with the bloody 2010 killing of their mother in Conyers, pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter and other charges.
Calls for broken water pipes slowed Thursday, though dozens of residents were still discovering leaks as the water in their pipes fully thawed after this week's hard freeze.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insurance coverage this month as millions of people begin using policies they purchased under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.11 at Marathon, located at 1032 Dixie Road and Ga. Highway 142.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
DeKalb Academy of Technology & Environment will provide an environmentally sound way to dispose of electronic waste Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
An explosion in Social Circle sent two men to the hospital Sunday.