Water customers in Newton County and its cities will pay higher water prices for the third or fourth straight year beginning in July, thanks to stricter regulations and more expensive materials that are driving up costs even in a depressed economy.
Newton County's government produces water through its operation of the Lake Varner reservoir and then sells that water to the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority, Covington and other cities.
The long-awaited Covington civic center isn't close to being built as the project lacks funding and a firm site, but talks have renewed following the arrival of mega-medical industry Baxter International and a new site option that would also house a proposed agricultural center.
Each year the Oxford Lions award a bicycle to a boy and girl from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades at Flint Hill Elementary School whom the teachers have chosen as the most improved students. Pilot Club provided the helmets.
I hope all my genealogy hunters had a great and productive memorial weekend. Were you able to talk and record some war stories from your veteran relatives? Maybe you have questions about their stories and want to prove them and don't know where to start?
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Atlanta during the past week, prices yesterday were 28.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 26.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 18.2 cents per ...
The lawsuit filed by Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter against several anonymous bloggers was amended late Friday afternoon to add one person: Newton County School Board District 1 representative Jeff Meadors.
June 04, 2012|
By Amber Pittman and Gabriel Khouli
Alcohol by the drink in unincorporated Newton County is moving toward a vote in November, but first the public will have a chance to comment on the proposed ordinance, which will strictly control where alcohol sales are allowed.
A Covington Police Officer was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver last week.
The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 278 at approximately 1:45 a.m. Friday, May 25. Officer Bob Yarbrough was backing up another officer on a traffic stop when a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Conson Wilson Starr struck the car and drug it roughly 40-feet.