The man killed in an early morning head-on collision has been identified as 59-year-old James Stanley Moore, Sr.
UPDATE: According to Georgia State Patrol the head-on collision occurred around 4:20 a.m., one person was killed and one was injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor. GSP is still working the scene.
The Newton County Fair is back at the American Legion Fairgrounds this week, and will run through Saturday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.35 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
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Another man accused of the 2009 murder of Andrew "Drew" Nichols pleaded guilty Monday to lesser charges in the case.
Scott Sirotkin never intended to work in planning and zoning, yet he found himself in Newton County during the biggest home building spree in U.S. history and eventually was named director of the department.
Newton County will rally this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society as it hosts the 25th Annual Relay For Life event.
A Taste of Downtown Covington, a local event developed by Main Street Covington, will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Monticello Street.
As Newton High School students, teachers and faculty members prepare for a new school building, the school also hopes to brand itself with a handful of new logos that retain the traditional royal blue and white colors, but have a more uniform look.
April 19 was a very special day at Piedmont Academy as the school opened its doors for grandparents, relatives and other guests.
A Newton County Teenage Republican group has formed, with eight members signing up at the initial meeting in April.
"The Host" - seekers, wanderers, and a love triangle only Stephanie Meyer could write.
I have to admit I don't know too much about the Oxford Youth Singers, but having spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon watching their performance of my favorite production, "Les Miserables," I am now a fan.
A woman and child were found safe in Decatur after reportedly being kidnapped by the woman's abusive husband.
Angela Hodges was recognized as conservationist of the year April 21 by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented at the district's annual program for the achievements in soil and water conservation on her farm. Hodges was presented with a plaque of recognition by Newton County District Supervisor Larry McSwain. Angela and her husband Bo Thompson operate Anna Beth's Farm named after her niece located on Ga. Highway 229. ...
It's been about 188 years since the Brick Store was first built and quickly became the hub of the community in Newton County. The store still stands on U.S. Highway 278, a tribute to times gone by. But recently Brick Store has received some long overdue credit, after being added to the National Register of Historic Places. After 18 months of hard work, researching ownership and past uses of the former Superior Court of Newton ...
Members of Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful will join volunteers from across the county to collect trash from local roadways and green areas Saturday. "We're participating along with thousands of volunteers throughout the United States in the Great American Cleanup, which is sponsored by Keep America Beautiful," said Connie Waller, executive director of KCNB.
A Conyers woman who fell into the rapid waters at Factory Shoals Park late Monday morning was found dead, a victim of a drowning. According to Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, a call for help went out at roughly 11 a.m. when a group of the friends that the women, identified as 35-year-old Marie Elaina Carley, was with, called 911 after the she accidentally fell into the water and they were unable to find her.
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
The Newborn Town Council finally approved its 2009 calendar year budget after months of discussion and uncertainty. Councilwoman Suzanne Bean said the $297,342.92 budget wasn't passed until March 16 because of council members' differing opinions and uncertainty about how the economy would affect the city's revenue, particularly property taxes.
Both the Covington Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff's Office are seeking the community's help in finding men that they say are responsible for robberies on April 11 and 14.
A visit from the congressman: Congressman Jim Marshall (D-District 8) speaks to ninth through 11th graders on Thursday at Newton High School, while Principal Roderick Sams looks on, about the importance of serving their country through the military and other public agencies.
Prominent Newton County resident Otis Spillers passed away April 14 at the age of 90, but not before he touched many lives in the community he had called home since 1935.
Newton County is no longer under "drought" conditions, but that doesn't mean the county will no longer have drought restrictions.
In many ways, Alcovy High School freshman, Heather Munson is like any other 15 year-old teenager. She chats on the cell phone, has a crush on a boyfriend at school, engages in sibling spats with her 12 year-old sister Amber and loves watching American Idol. But for Heather, every day begins and ends with the challenges of coping with cerebral palsy.
The solitary "crack" of a BB pellet hitting its target breaks the silence of the Walton County Livestock Barn. Then a volley of shots begin to hit their marks, kicking off the district 4-H BB match.
Putting on the green: Dozens of golfers took advantage of the gorgeous weather Thursday to participate in the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce's 15th Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Club. Several chamber members sponsored holes and highlighted their businesses while offering snacks, giveaways and games for those trying to stay under par. The game was played in a scramble format with prizes for the top three scores. ...
Proclaimation signed by Covington Mayor Kim Carter and County Chairman Kathy Morgan:
Newton County Sheriff's Department officials have released the name of the man killed Sunday after engaging in a high-speed chase with a deputy of the NCSO.