State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
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As a way to promote downtown businesses and eateries, Main Street Covington is working with area shops and restaurants on "Love for Mom," Day, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
There's nothing a termite likes more than a damp, dark place rich.
The Board of Commissioners is preparing to vote on whether to allow SRG Global to carry out testing around its Covington plant to determine the extent of chemical contamination after a 2013 test revealed trichloroethylene (TCE) in the groundwater.
A new proposal to cap county attorney fees at $800,000 could help bring the county's legal spending within the upper range of other Georgia counties, but it would also be a significant budget increase at a time of severe financial constraints and is already facing pushback from critics.
The strains of '80s and '90s classic rock will be heard over lunch in downtown Covington beginning Thursday, May 7, with the launch of the 25th season of Concerts on the Square.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is known as one of the fastest tracks NASCAR top three series race on. Since it was reconfigured to its current quad oval layout, AMS has been considered a driver's track with speeds topping 200 m.p.h. That's fast and drivers will tell you, it's no picnic.
A woman called the Covington Police Department to complain that her ex-boyfriend had stolen her dead son's gold grill and pawned it.
Though they deliberated for several hours, a jury was unable to agree on the guilt or innocence of Steve Anthony Lam and a mistrial was declared in the child molestation case against him.
Two women were arrested after a fight over a bag of Cheetos led to deputies being called out to their Kirkland Road apartment.
After the 2012 election, Newton County is expected to have more voices at the state than ever before.
"Out of the huts of history's shame
Dozens gathered in the Covington Cemetery to re-consecrate more than 300 unmarked graves found - many of them believed to belong to slaves.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Hebron World Church after two juveniles starting fighting in the parking lot.
A Covington teen is behind bars after allegedly shoving his grandmother, causing her to break her ankle.
Employees at a local doctor's office called for deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office after a regular patient yelled and threw things at the office staff.
Learn to make cheap food taste like a gourmet meal with a few simple tricks and some good, solid cooking know how. Cooking isn't some natural born talent. It's a skill just like any other and practice makes perfect.
The Emory Healthcare system continues its aggressive expansion in the Atlanta market, as it finalized an agreement Thursday to bring Newton Medical Associates into its primary care network.
Rumors were flying around town Friday about last-minute entrants into the Covington mayor's race, but at the end of the day no one else stepped forward.
It's a busy year for city elections in Newton County with five city mayors and 16 city council members up for election in Newton County and Social Circle in 2011, plus two school board seats in Social Circle.
More than three years since the accusation was first made, 47-year-old Steve Anthony Lam was in court to face charges that he molested his children's friend in the summer of 2008.