Newton County has handed over one of two letters requested by the East Georgia Land & Development company and ordered by the Georgia Supreme Court, as East Georgia seeks to build a private sanitary landfill on its property located on Lower River Road.
W. Gregory Pope of The Pope Law Firm P.C. in Covington was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 20 during the organization's Annual Meeting.
Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the city council meeting, Monday Night.
The 187th Salem Camp meeting kicked off Friday with families from around Georgia and the United States returning for the week-long revival.
There are two oaths Jack Simpson has lived by for most of his entire life: "I will do my best to do my duty to God and County," and "If you sit around when you get older you will rust."
It's the little things that are taken for granted-like picking up a fork or scratching a nose.
MCDONOUGH - Sculptor Andy Davis, who created a sculpture for the Light House Village in Conyers and was recently tapped to create a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Capitol grounds, was critically injured in an accident early Saturday morning.
The bond millage rate in the Newton County School System (NCSS) will be reduced to exactly zero for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) today announced that Flint Hill Elementary School has been named a 2015 Focus School, meaning an achievement gap exists between Flint Hill Elementary School's highest and lowest performing subgroups. Overall, 165 schools were placed on the Focus School list. The GaDOE also released its list of Priority Schools-those among the lowest five percent of Title I schools in terms of academic achievement. Of the 81 Priority Schools in the state, none were from Newton County.
UPDATE: I-20 westbound at Exit 93 Hazelbrand Road is now reopened after lanes were shut down due to a crash with injuries.
Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a shooting near the Silos at Ellington Friday night, in which two suspects were injured and transported to area hospitals.
Stoney Bowles told his crew he wanted "operation excellence," when he was hired as Covington's Fire Chief, and instated a firefighter of the quarter honor. Every quarter he would name someone who displayed the values Bowles wanted in his firefighters, and at the end of the year he would name a firefighter of the year.
Despite being voted out of the running, Green Hill P3 or its members will continue to pursue a contract with Newton County to lease and operate the county landfill, and settle a lawsuit with the East Georgia Land & Development Company.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia court is weighing whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing to allow it to participate in a highway cleanup program.
Covington's 2015 Independence on the Square celebration brought plenty of people, music, celebration and fireworks to Newton County, and now it has a chance to bring additional recognition to the city.
General Mills and its foundation donated $600,000 in cash and food products to the American Red Cross for relief efforts following storms and tornadoes that swept through Georgia and the Southeast.
Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon when a mother reported her house broken into and her flat screen television stolen.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday signed legislation that removes baiting restrictions on south Georgia deer and hog hunters.
A girl out playing in her yard discovered a handgun Tuesday morning.
ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. says it will offer voluntary early retirements and buyouts to its employees because it must shrink to cope with high jet fuel prices.
A Conyers man arrested Thursday in the armed robbery of the SunTrust bank on Ga. Highway 138 had been convicted of a bank robbery in Covington in 2005.
MCDONOUGH - A DeKalb County man says not being allowed to wear a cap in a Henry County courtroom violates his Constitutional rights.
ATLANTA - Georgia officials are seeking volunteers willing to help clean up after a series of tornadoes struck the state, killing 15 people and damaging thousands of homes.
The Fairview Estates neighborhood is home to the county's latest public park, which had its grand opening Wednesday afternoon.
Spring concert: The concert by Mariachi Ranchero opened the annual Concerts on the Square series, which will be offered at noon on Thursdays through May. The series is sponsored by the Arts Association in Newton County.
An internal investigation by the Newton County Sheriff's Office into an inappropriate relationship between a jailer and convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper has resulted in the termination of the jailer's supervisor.
One man is being charged with rape and another is wanted for pimping after an incident Sunday.
Monte R. Roden, DUI, 12 months probation, 90 days confinement, $1,000. DUI, merged with count 1. Failure to maintain lane, 12 months probation consecutive, $1,000. 40 hours community service, banished from Newton County.
Golf carts will be allowed on local streets across Georgia beginning in January.
ATLANTA - A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Georgia about $400,000 to settle a fraud lawsuit over a prescription drug for treating multiple sclerosis.