Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.
The Newton County Arts Association is holding auditions for "The Nutcracker," Saturday, Sept. 12.
With the Miracle League Complex pretty much complete, long-time Recreation Board of Commission member Kay Strickland has stepped down. At the Sept. 1 Board of Commissioner's meeting, Chairman Keith Ellis announced the appointment of Scheree Howard to the commission.
Over four years ago, Mack McKibben, composer, musician, arranger and business owner, began his band, Drive Time. Back then it only consisted of two musicians, and throughout the years - even though the ensemble has grown and shrunk - the band maintained its ability to make people smile.
The Child Fatality Panel has been helping to get the word out at Newton County High Schools about the dangers of texting and driving.
On Friday. Sept. 18, Pastor Clara Lett along with other prominent female Pastors, Ministers and First Ladies will be honored and inducted into the Hall of Faith by the Leading Ladies of Atlanta. The evening is to celebrate those who have sown into the Body of Christ and the Greater Atlanta Communities with dedication, commitment and excellence. The annual event will be held this year at the Atlanta Marriot Century Hotel in Atlanta. The Keynote Speaker for the night will be International Conference Speaker, Pastor, Preacher, Mentor, Mother and Wife, Medina Pullings.
The mayors of Newton County will run unopposed in this year's municipal elections.
The Georgia Attorney General officially approved Newton Medical Center's affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare Friday.
Crews were in downtown Covington this week, filming "The Coat of Many Colors," based on Dolly Parton's 1971 single of the same name. The story spans a nine-month period when Parton was eight years old, and stars Alyvia Alyn Lind as Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, her grandfather, and Ricky Schroder and Jennifer Nettle as Robert Lee and Alvie Lee Parton, her parents.
The Newton County School System released SAT scores for the 2014-2015 school year.
After nine years at Newton County, Donna Morrison is retiring as Board of Elections Director.
In December of 2011 13-year-old Jajuan Shaw wrote a column that concluded with the sentence "God has blessed me with so much and my autism will not hold me back."
A citizen's committee formed six months ago presented its recommendations to the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.
Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.
Dr. Jabari Simama, President of Georgia Piedmont College, told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night the school will be introducing a three-tract film and television production program this fall.
As the Newton County Solid Waste Citizens' Committee prepares to present its final report to the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Sept. 14, Board Chair Keith Ellis began Tuesday night's meeting with a request that the board convene for a special work session on Thursday, Sept. 17, to discuss landfill issues.