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 26-year-old Jonesboro man was arrested and charged after chatting with an investigator that he believed was a 13-year-old girl. Walter Alexis Semidey was taken into custody by Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of children and computer pornography. According to a statement released by the NCSO, Semidey reportedly began communicating with the "girl" via the internet and had been doing so over a two-month period.
With census workers beginning to creep into the county to gather information for the 2010 census, many wonder what demographics numbers will reveal about the county at present. However, few have as much insight into the history of our county as centenarians born and bred here do.
An 18-year-old Ohio man was arrested Monday afternoon minutes after he reportedly robbed a drug store employee at gunpoint.
Law enforcement officers have started an increase in patrol a little early this year in anticipation of a busy Fourth of July weekend.
After months of complaints about failing restaurant inspection scores, several Newton County restaurant owners finally sat down with local health officials on June 18 to air their grievances and get some answers.
Christina J. Gray was arrested Saturday at the Kroger Pharmacy on Ga. Highway 20 in Covington. Gray was charged with prescription fraud in reference to a forged prescription sent to the Kroger Pharmacy on June 13. Pharmacy Manager Amie Anderson contacted authorities around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and explained to the officer that she had received a prescription for 10mg of the narcotic Loritab. Anderson also stated that the prescription was sent in by ...
Looking at Puddy Bullard's glimmering black '68 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS, car enthusiasts know he's put an amazing amount of work into it.
A sense of melancholy loomed over the historic courthouse and county administrative building this week as 13 county employees cleared out their desks and said goodbye to co-workers, friends and buildings they had called home for years.
A square meal is hard to come by for many poor families, especially in the current economy. Free and reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches help cover the gap in children's diets, but during the summer those resources aren't available and children go hungry.
Judge Samuel Ozburn pauses in concentration as he works his way back through his years of memories as a lawyer and judge.
Hearth and home: Covington Fire Department Capt. Tony Smith received a $1,000 donation from a local business Thursday for the CFD's Fireplace, a community-based fire safety house. Smith said he has collected approximately $60,000 in donations and in-kind services from local businesses and residents for the house but still needs around $5,000 to make the house operational. He said all ages will be served by the house from school children learning how ...
Test results for the county's Criterion Referenced Competency Test have been released by the Georgia Department of Education and the Newton County School System has seen increases in the majority of subjects in which they are tested.
Four local principals will be leaving Newton County before the start of the 2009-2010 school year, leaving Eastside and Alcovy High School without principals as well as Veteran's Memorial Middle School and Middle Ridge Elementary School.
Newton County has still not received any stimulus road funding from the Georgia Department of Transportation, but it will receive $1.75 million in stimulus transportation money from the Atlanta Regional Commission. County Engineer Kevin Walter said he didn't know how the county would spend the money, but he said the money from ARC can be used more flexibly than money that comes from GDOT, because the GDOT project approval process is more strict.
One week after Newton County's drought water restrictions were reduced, the state decided to remove the drought restrictions altogether. On June 10 Gov. Sonny Perdue declared Georgia was going to non-drought restrictions because of the state's abundant rainfall over the past few months.