The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a 2016 budget Monday, raising property taxes by 21.87 over the rollback rate percent and 4 ...
Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...
School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia's tax-free holiday.
Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.
On one hand, proponents believe there are lots of advantages to hosting chickens in the backyard. In fact, the only disadvantage, most people have said ...
The Newton County Purchasing Policy committee has finished its work on a purchasing policy and procedures document that it will represent to the board of ...
The Pilot Club of Covington presented Sheriff Ezell Brown with a generous donation check in the amount of $700 for Project LifeSaver Friday. Pilot members ...
The Youth Empowerment Society will host its very first event Aug. 15 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Youth Empowerment Back to School ...
Two local dishes have been recognized among the state's 100 plates that locals love.
A Conyers Police officer is under investigation after a CPD K9, Zane, was found deceased in his handler's patrol car Thursday evening.
Sandra Deal paid her second visit to the Newton Medical Center Thursday, walking the halls of the birthing unit, meeting with its nurses and doctors ...
COVINGTON - Bridge reconstruction project will shut down two westbound Interstate 20 traffic lanes near Exit 90 all weekend.
The crew of The Vampire Diaries presented a $1,500 check to the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter during the Salem Camp Meeting Wednesday evening.
Larry LaFornace Mann, of Tampa, was arrested in the shooting of a 35-year-old female at an adress off Flat Rock Road Wednesday evening.
Atlanta, at once representative of the old South-anything fried is yummy-while being unabashedly open to any and all cuisines from around the world ...
A would-be robber learned the hard way Thursday that even if you leave the money, it's the intent that counts.
The Newton County Board of Education will likely undergo mediation with the Attorney General's office following a formal complaint filed by The News.
The search for a suspect who fled a traffic stop Monday suspect temporarily shut down Olde Town on Monday.
Conyers police pulled over an older model gold sedan on a routine traffic stop a little after 1 p.m. next to the courthouse on Milstead Avenue - just outside Judge David Irwin's office.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners discussed several topics at last weekend's county retreat. Below are some briefs from the meeting:
The Piedmont Cattlemen's Association recently held their 2011awards banquet at the FFA-FCCLA Center in Newton County with approximately 120 members in attendance.
Several award categories were given.
Oxford is looking to privatize its trash and recycling pick up services because the city loses around $81,000 annually by providing the service and its remaining full-time solid waste employee will be retiring this year.
The Oxford City Council will host a work session to discuss privatization at 6 p.m. April 16 at Oxford City Hall.
The Bank of North Georgia along with the Bank of Coweta will host the 5th annual 'Spread the Love' Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive April 2 through April 30.
The drive will benefit 37 local food pantries. Since 2008, the food drive has collected more than 10 tons of peanut butter and jelly.
The Porterdale City Council approved a new law covering indecent exposure despite concerns over wording in the ordinance and one councilman's opinion that a prohibition on saggy pants should have been included.
The vote was 5 to 2 in favor during the ordinance's third and final reading at the council's Tuesday meeting. The new law defines expose of one's buttocks, genital areas or undergarments in public as "lewd and indecent." The definition extends to simulated sexual acts, such as impropriate touching, and urinating in public.
Construction on a $1.53 million terminal building at the Covington Municipal Airport could start this summer after the Covington City Council approved a final design Monday.
The 5,500 square foot design was created by the LPA Group, based on the recommendations of a committee of local community and aviation officials. The building is smaller than initially planned and will not contain a restaurant after committee members decided it wasn't necessary or practical.
MONROE - Four men were arrested last week following an incident Monday morning near a Home Depot in Monroe, including the victim, according to The Walton Tribune.
The alleged victim, Matthew Holmes, 29, was arrested for shooting at robbers, The Tribune reports.
ATLANTA (AP) - The family of a 17-year-old fatally shot at an Atlanta apartment complex - trying to draw a parallel to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida - called Tuesday for the arrest of a security guard who killed their son. The guard and authorities say the shooting was justified.
Canard Arnold was shot in the back on Dec. 31. Christopher Chestnut, an attorney for Arnold's parents, said the case is similar to the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old Martin in a town house community in Sanford, Fla., by George Zimmerman, the complex's neighborhood watch volunteer. Zimmerman has not been ...
ATHENS (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Georgia distribution plant that employs 300 workers near Athens.
The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said Friday it's closing the four-year-old Braselton plant by the end of this year. Company Spokesman Steve Holmes says that's because the plant isn't as modern as the company's 18 other distribution centers that it uses to move merchandise to its retail stores.
CONYERS - Last month, Rockdale County mourned the premature loss of two bright lights in education, Lee Gilbert Turner and Laura Barnes.
After a long up and down battle, retired Pine Street and Eastminster School music teacher Lee Turner, 63, passed away from breast cancer. A week later, RCPS Social Worker Laura Barnes, 53, died from sudden heart complications.
An assistant manager for Walmart was arrested Wednesday morning on charges that he stole thousands worth of electronics and cash from the store during the month of March.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested and charged with battery under the Family Violence Act after reportedly punching and throwing pizzas on her boyfriend early Saturday morning.