The Porterdale Bar and Grill is planning to reopen June 1 under new ownership after being closed for nearly a year following the Porterdale City Council's vote to revoke the prior owner's licenses to sell beer and wine and liquor.
Georgia's forfeiture laws have come under scrutiny lately, following an investigation into reports of alleged abuse in some counties across the state.
The newly-created gun-firing ordinance could be voted on by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday as county officials seek a resolution to the issue of recreational shooting, which has stirred strong emotions on both sides.
Zip-lines, watercraft, rock climbing and tomahawk throwing were all in a day's fun Saturday as some 4,000 Boy Scouts and their adult leaders attended a "Call to Action'' Camporee at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington. The Atlanta area Boy Scouts (ages 11-17), Venturers (coed 14-20) and their leaders also enjoyed video-game based activities, rocketry, and military demonstrations. The regional campout is held every three years and is for Boy Scouts and Venturers in the ...
Henderson's Restaurant on Ga. Highway 36 is a Newton County institution. But it also appears to be on precarious footing, as a long-discussed widening of Ga. Highway 36 could eventually force the restaurant to close.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.48 at RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown is seeking nearly $4 million in additional money for next fiscal year's budget, but with property tax revenue again expected to decline, it's unclear how much - if any - money will be available.
Newborn and Porterdale officials are hoping to streamline elections in their towns to help residents vote more easily whenever there are city and county elections in the same year.
Clements Middle School Assistant Principal Allison Jordan has been named the new director of testing, research and evaluation for the Newton County School System.
Analogous to Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Richard Ira "Dick" Bong and Thomas Buchanan McGuire were the heavyweight fighter jocks of World War II. But Bong and McGuire did not fight each other; they fought the Japanese. This is Part II of their story.
Soon you will be greeted with lots of creative eye candy as you approach Porterdale from Covington.
The Porterdale Police Department said a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing has been located.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.34 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
There are two accidents on Interstate 20; one near Ga. Highway 142, exit 93; the other near Ga. Highway 11, exit 98. The roadway is blocked, use caution.
Several people have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of forgery after reportedly stealing checks from a Conyers business.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.53 at the Pure station, located at 6125 U.S. Highway 278 and West Street.
Let's have a picnic! Today, I walked through the park and saw families and friends walking, playing and sitting at tables. Sherry Saylam and her friend Shanna Goss, among others, were laughing and enjoying the sun. "With so many days of rain, I just had to get out," Saylam said as she sipped her soft drink. "Yes, I'm so sick of the cold weather and it's beautiful out here today," said her friend Goss.
It's time once again for Newton County to honor its Hometown Heroes, the residents who go above and beyond the call of duty to help out their fellow man, woman or child.
Some residents in eastern Newton County will have to decide whether they want to keep their Social Circle mailing address and ZIP code or switch over to a Covington address.
A Covington woman has been charged with murder after the death of a mentally-challenged patient for whom she was the caretaker.
What they do: Bell's Grocery is a small, family owned business. It's a discount store that buys closeout and overrun products. Don't jump to any assumptions – Bell's is always stocked with fresh meat, fresh milk, fresh bread, fresh eggs, and more, all coming straight from the vendor. The store is owned by Chris and Penny Bell. What's unique: "A lot of people say it's like a scavenger hunt. You never know what you're going ...
Two women were arrested and cited for disorderly conduct Saturday morning after a fight involving a car and an unpaid loan.
Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in the Covington/Conyers/Social Circle area.
President Barack Obama has named Georgia Perimeter College as a 2013 Presidential Awardee in the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Today on my travels, I stop to visit Brian Kuhn of The Fox Winery. I was excited with the anticipation of a little free wine tasting and a chance to pick up a local bottle of wine for dinner.
To say Yellow Brick Home resident John Slavik came from humble beginnings is a misrepresentation of European history. A 'multi-cultural' beginning is closer to the truth.
Kites were flying high outside of Oak Hill Elementary School Friday morning. More than a dozen Pre-K students enjoyed the fresh air and flew colorful and character-themed kites with their dads. After kites soared through the blue skies, students returned back to the classroom and danced with music performing for their parents and families, and then enjoyed lunch.
"Beautiful." That's the title of a song and message a Live Oak Elementary School special education co-teacher wants to get across to young children who have been affected by bullying.
A Woodland Ridge Circle home was declared a total loss after a fire destroyed it early Sunday morning.