A motion to issue an arrest warrant for Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis was dismissed by Chief Magistrate Court Judge Henry Baker Tuesday morning.
Crime Stoppers Atlanta is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in a case of aggravated ...
There were no injuries reported after a Newton County School System bus was involved in a head-on collision Monday.
The Covington branch of the Newton County Library System is closed after the HVAC unit broke down Friday.
There's no place like home.
UPDATE: COVINGTON - William Dontrel Winston has been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Caylen Gooch.
This week there were two threats called in to two Newton County Schools. A week previous, there was another.
It is hot outside.
The awards keep coming for Middle Ridge Elementary School media specialist Tammy Privette. Last spring, she was named Newton County School System's 2015 Media ...
The Newton County School Board (BOE) has agreed to engage in financial negotiations with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) that could eventually lead ...
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...
Porterdale Elementary School was cleared after receiving a telephoned threat concerning the safety of the school Friday morning.
The Alcovy Conservation Center has begun an evening hike tradition.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were dispatched Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. when an alleged shoplifting was reported at the Covington area Kroger.
A car driven by a cleaning crew crashed into the Wells Fargo bank on Industrial Boulevard late Friday night.
UPDATED (June 1, 12:04 p.m): The single-car crash that shut down I-20 westbound sent four children and one adult to the hospital.
After seeing very hot temperatures dominate the Newton County area during the past holiday weekend into the early portion of this week, the pattern is flipping to a cooler one as the jet stream dives southward causing stormy weather, according to weather.com
When a Covington police officer arrived at the scene of an assault call, Elijah Bagby said he was jogging down the street when he was approached by three men.
Bagby told the officer that Quindarious Webb, Quincy Jackson and Ronald Hayes started following him while yelling expletives and saying they did not like gay people on their street. The three men grabbed Bagby.
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Covington Police Department reported eight arrests for driving under the influence and several noise complaints this Memorial Day weekend.
With the warmer weather, police departments do not expect the increase in DUI arrests and noise complaints to lessen.
Longtime Atlanta-area principal and former Social Circle educator Todd McGhee is returning to Social Circle City Schools as its new superintendent.
The Social Circle Board of Education chose McGhee last week to man the school system's top spot and replace longtime Superintendent Bettye Ray, who is retiring June 30. He received a three-year contract with an annual salary of $138,500.
The Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for the Newton County Fire Department, which ran a total of 68 calls from Friday evening through Monday evening.
Of those calls, seven were for structure fires, three of which were total losses. The first occurred Saturday around 1 a.m. on Cornish Mountain Road. Firefighters arrived within five minutes of the call and found the home fully engulfed. With the nearest fire hydrant roughly a mile and a half away, the 10,000-square foot home was a total loss in both property and contents. Homeowners were out of town for the ...
Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority customers should expect to see their monthly bill increase almost $1.50. The increase will be used to bring the water system up to regulatory requirements, replace worn out equipment and combat the increased costs of purchasing water.
For the average household that consumes 5,000 gallons of water per month, the monthly increase will be $1.43. For customers receiving water and wastewater service, the monthly increase will be $3.79 based on the same usage.
Newton County's Fire Service improved its Insurance Services Office rating this year which could lead to lower insurance payments for some residents.
Newton County's not known for its vibrant night life, but next Friday, residents will have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner by candlelight on the banks of the Yellow River while listening to the soothing sounds of jazz music.
The Washington Street Community Center, a local nonprofit group, is hosting its annual Jazz by the River concert fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, June 8, at the Porterdale Mill Lofts. The doors open at 6 p.m.
On a bright Saturday, the ladies of Team Pinkalicious brought food, games and prizes to Covington.
All aboard the Twitter train! The tiny "microblogging" service that lets people send out short, 140-character posts known as "tweets" is one of the most popular social networks out there. As of 2012, there are over 140 million active users, who generate over 340 million tweets a day.
In my experience, people seem divided into two camps when it comes to Twitter: those who use it and those who don't "get it." I'm firmly in the pro-Twitter camp. I love it. I use it to get news, for entertainment and to interact with various people, both people I ...