The Newton County Board of Commissioners agreed Thursday to postpone a vote on a contentious landfill settlement after several hundred citizens turned out to voice their opposition to an overly hasty resolution.
Student veterans, active military and their families at Georgia Perimeter College will receive more personal attention, increased scholarship opportunities and potential help in emergencies, thanks to a Marcus Foundation grant. The grant was announced during a special ceremony held Tuesday, March 17 on the GPC Decatur Campus.
The Newton County library, in recent years, has had to cut $500,000 out of its budget, and last year completed a $350,000 renovation of the roof on its Covington location.
The Covington City Council voted on several road closures during Monday's meeting.
The second week of the Covington Police Department's Citizen's Police Academy included education on how patrol units function and a hands-on Taser demonstration for willing participants.
If you find the debate over HB 170, Georgia's transportation bill, confusing, you are not alone. For one thing, it keeps changing, and will likely undergo more changes in the state Senate. As federal funds for state transportation decrease over time, Georgia will have to get creative to find money for its transportation infrastructure, which is vital to the safety of its citizens and the growth of its economy.
Our sister paper, The Gainesville Times, sat one-on-one with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. See his takes on the issue in Friday's The Covington News Digital Edition by clicking here.
Saturday morning, the Newton County Republican Party was divided by yellow caution tape, but by evening, they had formed two separate, rival groups, both claiming to represent the GOP.
Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's kickoff event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington, rain or shine.
Navin Shah, the city of Covington and the Newton County Office of Economic Development announced Thursday a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites will be coming to Covington.
Newton County's Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing tonight, Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse, to discuss a proposed settlement that would privatize operations of the landfill. Read up on the issue here, here, and here. A copy of the full text of the proposal can be found on the county's website here.
County Manager Tom Garrett presented an overview Tuesday night of the county's General Fund finances in preparation for the 2016 budget.
From paper boy to reporter to owner of more than 70 media companies, Charles Hill Morris Sr. has made improving community journalism his life's ambition.
The Newton County School Board unanimously approved the 2011-12 budget last night; a budget that is nearly $6 million less than this year's operating budget.
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that farmers who complain that a crackdown on illegal immigrants has scared off their workforce should hire people on probation to work the fields.
The man whose skeletal remains were found in the woods off Crowell Road has been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly, who had been missing since 2009.
The Porterdale work session on the city budget and an animal ordinance that was scheduled for Tuesday will instead be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
STONE MOUNTAIN - An off-duty DeKalb County police officer is reported in critical condition after being shot during a robbery at a Stone Mountain apartment complex.
A 35-year-old mother has been arrested after allegedly dropping her child off with a hotel clerk.
Charges are pending against a man who reportedly admitting sexually abusing his stepdaughter since she was an infant.
A Covington man was been charged with over 100 counts of child exploitation after a technician found graphic images on his computer.
ATLANTA - Federal authorities say a preliminary investigation shows that a plane that crashed into a north Georgia mountain had its right wing low when it collided with a tree about 50 feet above the ground and was destroyed by fire.
Part of Hwy 278 was blocked Monday morning due to an overturned tractor trailer. The accident occurred at the corner of Hwy 278 at Industrial Blvd.
DECATUR, Ga. - Police in DeKalb County say a man was fatally shot when he answered a knock at the door of his apartment.
WINDER - The NAACP is calling for an investigation of complaints about the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers in Barrow County.
From the time Matthew Ozburn was 2, thunderstorms fascinated him. This unusual interest has developed into an intense passion for meteorology and severe weather watching.