The city of Covington agreed to sell 99.7 acres of land along Alcovy Road to The Foxfield Company for $1.52 million Monday night.
Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014 ...
Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two ...
There are new additions on Floyd Street after months of requests from community members.
Stoney Bowles has been through a lot in his 31 years as a firefighter. He has been involved in his share of saves, had great ...
Despite the continued protest from Commissioner Nancy Schulz, District 3, the Board of Commissioners approved the September check register, 3-1. Commissioner John Douglas, District 1 ...
Originally, there were six of them, gathered at the gazebo in Porterdale's Veteran's Memorial Park a couple of years ago.
During the week of Oct. 26-31 221 registered sex offenders were arrested across Georgia thanks to the state's sheriffs and Operation Watchful Eye.
The Chicken Tracks Art Ranch and Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins of Beauty and Beast Art are hosting a new outdoor arts festival the weekend ...
Mobster Duke is in a major conflict about his woman and his money, and he is headed to Porterdale to settle the score. You can ...
Melody Story and a William Bowman died after a single car accident on Oct. 31.
The Satsuki Garden Club hosts its Candlelight Christmas Tour, featuring eight properties circa 1840-1950 Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3-7 p.m.
At times the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Newton County Fire Services have not been alerted to filming happening in the county.
The 17th Annual Newton County Toy Ride benefiting local children for Christmas and presented by the Newton County Sheriff's Office is approaching.
Human remains were discovered by a utility worker about 50 yards off of Highway 81 just south of Porterdale. The Newton County Sheriff's Office ...
Arthur D. Hardeman, theft by shoplifting, nolle pross. Theft by receiving misdemeanor, 12 months probation, 2 days confinement, $500. Stay away order.
Jamel Lockhart, a student at Georgia Perimeter College and an assistant manager at McDonald's, was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. His best hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. But first, he must find a genetically matched donor. Jamel is African American and he will most likely match someone of his own racial background. Unfortunately, of the more than 10 million members of the Be The Match Registry®, only 8 percent are African American.
A dead body was found Tuesday afternoon at the Covington Lodge after law enforcement officials were called in reference to a cardiac arrest situation.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission is set to meet Friday and is expected to discuss complaints involving Gov. Nathan Deal that are now at the center of a pair of lawsuits by two former commission employees.
Anthony Flanagan, a Democratic for the District 3 board of commissioners seat, is allowed to run for office, having had that right restored after being convicted of a felony in early 1992, according to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Middle Ridge Elementary may have the highest free and reduced lunch rate in the county and 20 percent of its students may be classified as Students with Disabilities, but none of this keeps MRES from working hard to be the best they can be at everything they do.
"The combination of the highest Free and Reduced lunch rate in the county at approximately 88 percent, combined with a Student with Disabilities population that equals 20 percent of the school population for the last three years offers unique challenges," said Principal Alan Satterfield. "Those challenges have been met and student achievement ...
Dr. Nelva Lee of Locust Grove is running for State Senate District 17, focusing her platform on small business development and improving education.
Lee has a three-step plan to revitalize small business in the district.
While all Americans celebrate July 4, for many black Americans the celebration of Juneteenth holds even more meaning as it commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.
Two murderers, convicted on separate crimes, are both petitioning the court for new trials this summer, each for different reasons.
After a court in Gwinnett County recently ruled that the county double taxed residents for services like fire, many Newton County residents are questioning whether they are also being double taxed for services.
Covington residents pay a 8.20 millage rate on top of the 10.91 county-wide millage rate, confirmed Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Newton County Manager John Middleton.
America remains the world's dominant superpower, but leaders and educators are worried by trends that show the competitiveness of the American worker continues to fall.
Cynthia Edwards is the vice president of institutional advancement for Georgia Piedmont Technical College, formerly known as DeKalb Tech, and her role is to spread the word about an institution dedicated to helping Georgians get job and Georgia remain competitive in recruiting industry.
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T announced Tuesday the activation of a new cell site in southern Newton County near the intersection of Highway 136 and 212, expected to enhance network coverage for area residents and businesses.
"Delivering dependable wireless coverage for consumers and businesses that need to stay connected is the company's ultimate objective," said Paul Chambers, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T. "AT&T's ongoing investments in Newton County will help ensure that the company's customers have access to the wireless ...
A phone call about a cat quickly turns into an officer allegedly finding two juveniles with marijuana.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen in the past week, averaging $3.33/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen in the last week to $3.56/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Atlanta during the past week, prices yesterday were lower than the same day one year ago and are 23.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased during the last month and stands lower than this day one year ago.
Residents will soon bring their patriotic pride as the City of Oxford and the Oxford Lions Club are hosting the annual Fourth of July Parade and Celebration and would like for locals to join in this year's event which will be held Wednesday, July 4.
Participants are encouraged to decorate your bicycle, car, truck or float in a patriotic theme. There will be an award for the best float.