DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
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.
An explosion in Social Circle sent two men to the hospital Sunday.
Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive Thursday in partnership with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in recognition of National Blood Donor Month.
U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel and U.S. House of Representatives candidate Mike Collins will speak in Newton County Thursday.
An anonymous tip to the Newton County Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of man accused in two December smash-and-grab burglaries.
Gail Marie Baucom, 45, P.O. Box 626, Oxford, Dec. 22. Obstruction of driver's view or interference with control, simple battery.
Occasionally, an interview with a veteran challenges my creative abilities. How do I properly relate the story of a military career seemingly beyond normal human aptitudes? This is one of those stories, much too condensed to suitably honor hard-earned accomplishments.
A pizza delivery man reportedly was robbed and pepper-sprayed while delivering pizzas in Oxford Sunday.
Newton County residents have had to adjust quickly to frigid temperatures that plunged below 10 degress Monday and Tuesday nights.
The Newton County Festival of Trees opened Nov. 21 for its third annual event, the second year in Mayfield's on The Square, donated by Lee and Kendra Mayfield.
Record low temperatures in Covington have residents bundling up and are starting to break more water pipes throughout the county.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212.
The driver involved in a single-car accident Saturday evening, remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Atlanta Medical Center.
Power has been out to a section of Brown Bridge Road since about 5 a.m., according to representatives from the City of Covington.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.06 at BP, located at Ga. Highway 162 and Ga. Highway 212
On the streets with NCSO on New Year's Eve "all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law"