Secret Boy Scout records released recently show that a scout leader currently serving a sentence for aggravated child molestation in Cobb County was found in a Newton County motel in 1973 with a teenager.
Students at Georgia Perimeter College Newton will soon spend four days taking an intense look in the mirror - not to comb their hair or put on makeup, but to reflect on their lives. All events are free and open to the public.
Deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office recovered some of the items stolen from one church after thieves found it was better to receive than give as they reportedly burglarized two churches in Newton County over the weekend.
The sentencing date for two of the four accused in the 2009 murder of landscaper Timothy Clements has been set for Nov. 1, just over two months since the alleged ringleader Pablo Maldonado, received the death penalty for his role in the murder.
The 2050 Plan is moving forward, as both the Newton County Board of Commissioners and Covington City Council unanimously approved last week spending $50,000 each to develop and implement zoning ordinances that will put teeth into the future land use plan.
Several Newton County Schools will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a plethora of activities. A national campaign observed annually in October, Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug and violence prevention awareness campaign.