STOCKHOLM (AP) - A Chinese scientist who turned to ancient texts to discover a powerful malaria drug shared the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday with ...
Eighteen-year-old Lofton Wheeles was by his mother's side as cancer survivors, cancer patient care-givers, friends and family enjoyed the music of The Drive Time ...
Katelyn Vickers was crowned as Alcovy High School's homecoming queen Friday night.
Though the event was only promoted on Facebook and in the local papers, response to the upcoming Heat Homecoming 2015 has been so good, changes ...
By noon, most of the puppies and dogs had been adopted, and many of the cats and kittens.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.
Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood ...
He seems to embody the image of a country lawyer-sharp, smart and laid back. Stories, one after the other, pour out of his memory ...
Piedmont Healthcare is in Newton County.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hopes to become a state wide leader in job creation, a retail hub for northeast Georgia, leverage its Hollywood ...
Alcovy High School announced its 2015 homecoming court Wednesday, ahead of its homecoming game Friday night.
Abigail Ozburn was crowned Eastside High School's homecoming queen during halftime of Eastside's football game against Eagle's Landing.
The suspect wanted for the shooting death of a 57-year-old Covington woman and longtime Goodwill employee was killed Tuesday evening in a shoot out with ...
The organic farm at Oxfrod College of Emory University at Oxford has been named one of the top 20 sustainable, college-run farms in the country.
Several shotguns and rifles were stolen from Alcovy Pawn and Jewelry before Sunday morning after making a hole in the wall from the church next ...
Newborn officials are on a mission to beautify their town, including replanting trees to replace those uprooted during April's tornado and designing parks to be placed at town hall and the old schoolhouse.
to participate in events for the MLK Day of Service. Volunteers did everything from painting the Clarkston Community Center to digging up periwinkles at Stone Mountain Park to sprucing up a garden for a food pantry in Newton County.
The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is looking for the most outstanding volunteer in the community for the fourth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. Local nonprofits as well as individuals and other community-based organizations are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in the county through selfless endeavors. Along with recognition, the winner of the award, named in honor of the founding chair of the Newton Fund, will receive a $2,000 award grant to be designated to a charity of choice.
The Covington Police Department is going one step further to combat crime in local neighborhoods by using a free app available on smart phones that will deliver tips to officers in real time while allowing tipsters to remain completely anonymous.
Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon has been tapped as a special prosecutor in the Clayton County case against former sheriff Victor Hill, who is accused of committing multiple thefts while in office.
The Kiwanis Club of Covington honored its longest-serving members Thursday, giving Legion of Honor awards to members who have been in the club for more than 25 years.
The Newton-Rockdale Optimist Club is hosting an essay contest. It is open to youth up to 18 years old as of Dec. 31, 2011 who have not graduated high school or the equivalent. Those who are interested are to email NewtonRockdaleOptimist@gmail.com to receive an application and full contest rules.
January is National Mentoring Month and local nonprofit Newton Mentoring is hosting a recruitment reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Porter Memorial Branch Library, 6191 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.
The Porter Memorial Branch Library is having a one-year anniversary celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the library, 6191 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.
IN BRIEF: Rockdale County firefighters responded to a house fire at 3:03 p.m. Friday at Cook Road. Four engines, one rescue unit and mutual aid from Henry County responded to this location, according to Rockdale County Fire and Rescue spokesperson Sharon Webb.
IN BRIEF: A two-vehicle accident was reported near the intersection of Smyrna Road and Ga. Highway 212, around 1 p.m. on Friday. A 1996 Plymouth Breeze that had turned left off of Smyrna Road onto 212 was reportedly hit by a GMC Savannah van on Ga. Highway 212 heading towards DeKalb County. The female driver of the Plymouth Breeze was extracted from her car and transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical, according to Rockdale County Fire Department spokesperson Sharon Webb. No other passengers were reportedly in the vehicles.
While many executives spend an average of five years in one place, Newton Medical Center finds itself in the rare position of having four executives who have been with their hospital a combined 100 years.
County Commissioners Tuesday night voted to approve a five-year contract for lawn care without bidding for price in a repeat of a split over recycling services two months ago.
One Newton County man's dog proved he really was man's best friend, when his incessant barking helped save his owner from a fire in his bedroom early Thursday morning.
Local defense attorney Stephanie R. Lindsey has announced her plans to run for superior court judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.