The Newton County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2010 participated in the 2013 Winterfest located in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Over 3,600 participants gathered from 13 states to experience what Venturing and Exploring is all about. The NCSO Explorers competed in four events: report writing, trouble unknown, felony traffic stop and DUI traffic stop. There were over 60 Explorer Agency Posts that competed in each event and the NCSO post placed 13th in felony traffic stops and 11th ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S. near Brown Bridge Road.
The gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's county work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Two Newton County homes were severely damaged by fires Tuesday and ruled "complete losses" by fire officials, but no one was hurt in the blazes.
State and federal officials will be in town Saturday to talk with the public and answer questions, including Congressman Hank Johnson.
The busy four-way stop intersection of Flat Shoals and Covington Bypass roads has seen two fatalities already in 2013, so Georgia State Patrol officials asked Newton County to make the intersection safer.
Parents of upcoming eighth graders who are looking to enroll their child at the Newton County Theme School should gather up their information, as applications will soon be accepted.
During the 2008 presidential election, Sen. Barack Obama voiced his concern over the human rights violations in China.
The oldest continuous seagoing service, the United States Coast Guard, was the brainchild of Alexander Hamilton. Founded Aug. 8, 1790, the Coast Guard has served in 17 conflicts, from the Quasi-War of 1798 to present day anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
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The murder trial for the four men charged in the 2009 death of 38-year-old Andrew Nichols is set to begin on April 22.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas said Monday he is ending his bid for U.S. Congress, just shy of two months after it started.
A Social Circle man, 40-year-old Allen Eugene Ensminger, has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography after images of child porn were found on his computer.
Christopher Waller, a former assistant principal at Cousins Middle School, is one of the 35 educators named in the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal.
A "one stop shop" disaster recovery center operated by the Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) will open in Rockdale County at 1400 Parker Road starting today, Sept. 29.
The crowd at Saturday's health care town hall meeting at Alcovy High School had a lot of issues with the current healthcare system, but the majority of those who spoke, and U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon), said the current proposals would not fix the problems.
A false report had officers rushing to a local restaurant, but the accused ended up arrested anyway, charged with disorderly conduct.
The federal government recently became the biggest donor to the community's project to raise $113,000 for upgraded Level III bulletproof vests for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Big day: Members of the Covington Kiwanis Club raised $6,000 at the Richard Rawlins Golf Classic and donated $3,000 to two local nonprofit organizations Thursday. Kiwanis Past-president Bill Loeble presents a check to Kathie Smith, chair of the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence's board of trustees. Miracle Field board member and chair of Friends of Newton Parks Terry Smith and Newton County Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey accept a check from ...
According to the office of Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, flood losses have been estimated at $250 million, most of which is uninsured.
When Cecil Yarbrough walked outside his home at the Riverside Estates Mobile Home Park Saturday morning and noticed water from the Yellow River was standing at around five inches, he decided to move, thinking that the river couldn't possibly get any higher. Now displaced and living with friends, he realizes just how wrong he was.
Aug. 2, 1887: The Covington Star reported that 16 inches of rain fell in a continuous downpour that began on July 27. Before the rain stopped another 2 inches fell, bringing the total to 18 inches. In the city of Covington, foot bridges were destroyed, streets and sidewalks were washed out, houses leaked and cellars flooded. The Star published an article stating: "the streams are higher than they have ever been known before, ...
Take Aim! Two shooting ranges (50 - & 100-yard) offer recreational shooters a chance to take aim. No license or fee is required for using the range complex. Visitors are asked to sign in at the range and abide by the posted rules. A DNR range safety officer can help you with any questions. You must bring your own eye and ear protection, targets and target stands. The target should be ...
According to Newton County Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Smith, as waters continue to recede, the threat of impending rain is a concern - albeit a slight one.
Throughout the day Monday, Barbara Green monitored the weather as well as the Yellow River, which was slowly climbing out of its bed and inching its way toward her back door.
The National Weather Service Doppler radar estimates that between 1.0 and 1.5 inches of rain may fall in Newton County this evening. Because the ground is completely saturated from recent heavy rains the additional rains could result in runoff into area creeks, streams and rivers. Flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas is predicted to be likely as is flooding of some roads - especially poor drainage areas.
Catoosa, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties were added to the list of counties declared federal disaster areas late Friday, making residents eligible for recovery assistance.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a flash flood watch from Friday afternoon through late Saturday night for 44 counties, including Rockdale and Newton.