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.
A woman accidentally drove her car into the front of Kelly's Pool Service Monday afternoon damaging part of the store's brick exterior, breaking a window and knocking down the railing in front of the store.
Richard W. Galban, manufacture of marijuana, 10 years probation, 5 years confinement, $2,000. Possession with intent to distribute marijuana, nolle pross. Trafficking in marijuana, merged with count 1. Testify truthfully, no contact, banished from Newton County.
Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving high school students in Newton and Rockdale County. Our scholarships recognize outstanding high schools seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. The awards are given to students who have high scholastic achievement, proven leadership, and have actively participated in community service.
Since 2005, Chi Tau Omega has proudly awarded nearly $33,000 to students in an effort to promote, encourage, and prepare our next generation of leaders with higher education.
Eastside High School and Newton County Schools' Technology Department are sponsoring a "Back to School with Technology Night" tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. Three NCSS-approved computer companies - Apple Computers, ByteSpeed Computers and Dell Computers will have numerous products on display which parents and students can touch and test.
At approximately 7 p.m., each company will make a presentation highlighting their special educational programs and discount pricing available for parents attending the event.
Two of the lesser publicized local races are Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge and county coroner. Candidates for both seats spoke at a Democratic party forum this week.
A worker at Nisshinbo, a brake manufacturer off Ga. Highway 142, suffered second degree burns Thursday afternoon, when several hundred gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled out of a container that was being loaded onto a truck.
According to Covington Assistant Fire Marshal Tony Smith, roughly 350 gallons of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide spilled when a forklift driver lost control of his truck, dropping the container which then split. Other than the one worker who was transported to Grady Hospital "in pain, but in good spirits," no one else was injured.
Covington Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 25.
Williams will serve as president of GMA's 5th District. The district includes cities in the following counties: Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Morgan, Greene, Newton, Jasper, Walton and Oconee.
Irvine Duplan of Covington reported a theft at her home on Bear Creek Trail to officers on Thursday.
When local artist Andrew Sabori visited Ellis Island to find out more information about his ancestors, his encounter with a small photo of a mural would change his life.
Oxford native William "Buddy" Smith is about to embark on a new journey in the 24th year of a military career that's already seen a multitude of new experiences.
Filming crews dressed Ga. Hwy 11 to resemble 1950s America for the film '42.' The movie tells the story of Jackie Robinsion, who broke the black color barrier in Major League Baseball when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson is being played by Chadwick Boseman, who has mainly had smaller roles on TV shows, while the role of the famous Dodgers manager Branch Rickey is being played by Harrison Ford. Alan Tudyk, Christopher Meloni, Lucas Black and John C. McGinley are also starring in the movie.
Next up in our primary election poll series is the Democratic race for the District 3 board of commissioners seat between incumbent Nancy Schulz and Tony Flanagan. Who will you vote for? Vote here.
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Hughson E. Arnold, felony habitual violator, nolle pross. Disrupting traffic, 12 months probation. Cannot drive for entire probationary period.
Officers were dispatched last Friday in reference to a possible kidnapping.