The end of an era of Newton County government is quickly approaching.
Newton County Commissioner J.C. Henderson was issued a paycheck advance of $4,500 on Aug. 15. He paid everything back by Aug. 25.
Earlier this month, about 30,000 of our county's population returned to school. Whether starting kindergarten, returning for their seventh grade year, or heading off to college, there is a lot that goes into preparing a student to start school. School supplies, new shoes, uniforms, new technology, new backpacks and lunchboxes, dorm room fixtures… the list goes on and on. On that list sometimes is a visit to your pediatrician for an update to your child's immunizations. It should be on all our lists, whether we have small children, grown children or no children.
Hopefully, King's days of needing saving are in the past.
Nothing tastes better than foods picked fresh from the garden. Even if you don't have a garden yourself, you may have a neighbor or a co-worker who shares their garden goodies. Your local grocery store is also likely to feature home-grown produce this time of year.
When Tom Garrett is officially appointed as the new Newton County manager next week, his duties will be a little unclear.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson visited Newton and Walton counties Monday, taking tours and spending time answering questions from residents.
Two Rockdale County citizens are in custody and facing felony charges after being linked to a drug-related investigation that involved narcotics being transported into a state prison.
Taryn Robbins opened a consignment shop for children's clothes, toys and equipment in 1990 but had to close her doors in 2010. Now the chalkboard outside her new store says "open," and she plans to keep it that way.
Workers began pouring concrete for the new sidewalks on the Covington Square Friday afternoon, a significant milestone for the construction project intended to make the city's centerpiece an even prettier place.
Two Porterdale students attending the Newton County Career Academy will each receive $1,000 for their education beyond high school, thanks to the joint efforts of CARE, Shane Millwood, Josh Millwood, Li'l Bit Country Band, and the Lundsford Family.
Jeff Broxton celebrated his 56th birthday this week, but he couldn't even get out of bed on his own. His voice is slowly slipping away, and he cannot scratch an itch if he has one.
Patsy Harris of Morgan County has her campaign for Georgia House District 112 in full swing, now that her opponent in the November general election has been chosen by the Republican Party run-off.
Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2014 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.
Congressman Hank Johnson announced Thursday more than $16 million in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants to provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons and their families in Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners awarded contracts for transportation projects at last Tuesday's meeting.
The Board of Commissioners awarded a contract to Newton County's housing project at a meeting Tuesday.
A look of "oh, no" flashes across their faces, followed quickly by pained regret.
T.K. Adams' final performance leading the Newton County Community Band will not only be for residents but also a gift to his long-time friend, the late Bill Dobbs.
A Newton County man is hoping an evening of coffee and music will help residents in need of some of the most support: those without access to food and shelter.
A group of area eighth graders took a school project and turned it into multiple presentations on the preservation of the City of Social Circle.
Investigators are looking for the person who pranked called the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night and said five hostages were being held in the Summerset Apartment complex off Salem Road.
With the goals of reducing taxes and government spending, the Newton County Liberty Alliance (NCLA) will meet Thursday to discuss the Newton County fiscal year 2015 budget by asking for input from citizens.
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A week after the Newton County Board of Commissioners seemed to be on the verge of reaching a budget consensus, concerns about public safety, particularly high turnover rates in both the sheriff's office and fire department, prompted the board to take another look at beefing up funding.
The city of Covington is joining a group of landowners seeking payment for the property it owns along the abandoned Norfolk Southern.
Jason Stribling is not one to seek the spotlight. But he couldn't avoid it Tuesday evening.
The city council saw Madeline Burgess receive honors.
Summer officially hits this Sunday, but temperatures are already buzzing into the mid to high 90s all week. Send us your sweltering summer photos to be featured in this Sunday's edition.