In a study of the Joint Development Authority's (JDA) financial transactions, in particular bonds, no illegalities or potential liability to Newton County were discovered ...
A much maligned residential development planned for Stanton Springs is off the table after the developers withdrew a petition for rezoning recently.
Tragedy struck Newton County Theme School at Ficquett this week with the death of a 5-year-old kindergarten student Monday.
The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Project Kitchen Sink, has been shut ...
Committee meetings are finally underway here at the Capitol. I, and many of my colleagues, have had a busy week juggling our various committee appointments ...
The third week of Session we voted on what is called the "Small" or "Amended" budget. It is basically the mid-year adjustment to account for ...
Considerable confusion reigns within the Newton County Republican Party as precinct mass meetings approach in February.
When the Broncos square off against the Panthers in California this weekend, youth at churches around the country will be taking part in a "Souper ...
Thomas Mason was on his way to pick up his son, Christian Mason, from a workout with the track team at Alcovy High School. Before ...
Debutantes in white gowns. Beaus in top hats and tails. Young men and women make their come out, a mark of passage into adulthood.
At the end of the all-day retreat, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said it had been one of the most productive retreats he'd experienced since ...
Jury selection is expected to begin Monday for the trial of Brawny Jarvis McCollough charged with two counts of malice murder and two counts of ...
Newton County's unemployment rate was down significantly in December, 2015 from December, 2014.
Newton High School's Hezekiah Rodgers is in prestigious company.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of killing a close friend of his mother was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening, and the planned hour passed with his defense lawyers pressing the nation's highest court to stop the death sentence from being carried out.
The Newton High School Fine Arts Department will be performing the hit Broadway musical Rent this week.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man convicted of forging checks and killing a close friend of his mother is to be executed Tuesday despite his claims that he didn't commit the murder.
When the Ford Lincoln with Brenda Thompson waiting in the passenger seat disappeared from the parking lot at the Kroger store on Highway 20, the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) responded quickly.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the abduction of a 61-year-old woman from a shopping center on the southwest side of the county.
A contract extension turned into a testy drama with accusations of conflicts of interest flying, questions of financial procedures raised and queries of ethics posed. Ultimately three Newton County Commissioners forced the Chairman's hand.
The weather outside was nippy Friday night when floats, the Newton High School marching band and Santa and his reindeer came to Porterdale Friday night for the annual Christmas Parade.
It might be on the small side, but as the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) acknowledged, the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is an excellent organization.
A residential development in Stanton Springs was put on hold Tuesday, as the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to table a zoning hearing on the proposal.
The Newton County School System announced graduation dates for the Class of 2016 Thursday.
Ordinances for the Brickstore Overlay will soon be made available to the public after Lloyd Kerr, Director of Development Services, discussed the long-running issue with the board of commissioners Tuesday night.
Janice Van Ness edged out Tonya Anderson to win the Georgia State Senate District 43 seat Tuesday night.
General Mills' Covington Plant Manager Mark Bible told a crowded room Tuesday that last Thursday shouldn't be the only day marked on the calendar to give thanks.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) is looking for help from the public to identify three suspects involved in an armed robbery on Salem Cove Trail Nov. 24.