Covington's National Guard armory is getting a nearly $1 million upgrade, including replacing the collapsing soil under the parking lot which has caused sinkholes to form and has caused one corner of the armory to sink.
Mansfield officials are still trying to pick dates to hold a special election to permanently fill the mayor's seat, which was vacated when Estona Middlebrooks resigned from the position March 6.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly leased trolley Tuesday.
Former longtime Mansfield city clerk Pat Mullins accepted a $14,000 settlement from the city stemming from her claim of wrongful termination after she was fired in 2012.
When they tried to get into their newly-purchased Newton County home the evening of April 19, 2012, Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji were held at gunpoint by their next-door neighbors and eventually arrested by Newton County Sheriff's deputies.
Mansfield officials have big plans for the city, and they hope they'll be able to make more progress with a clearer financial picture after approving Monday a $1.07 million budget for 2014.
What appeared to be a counterfeit money printing operation and methamphetamine were found at a Rockdale residence when Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies served a search warrant for a wanted suspect.
The Newton County Relay for Life Committee, alongside the Marks Family and Friends Relay Team, conducted the Paint the Square Purple Event for the first time ever.
Audrey Atkinson, a 19-year-old mother to then eight-month-old son, Aiden, was gunned down by her boyfriend at the Liberty Station off Almon Rd. in Covington on May 7, 2010.
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About 40 people showed up to a public fireside chat on April 10 at 7 p.m. at The Oaks Course to discuss the Newton County Board of Commissioners structure.
It feels a little weird to be working on the 2014-2015 calendar already, but it's nearly summer and time will soon be flying as we head off to camps and summer fun.
Tara Simpson appreciated the work done for Toys for Tots runs and other rides to help good causes, and had a cause of her own she wanted to raise awareness for.
The Newton County Republican Party's April 15 political rally has had some minor changes, as the May 20 primary date approaches.
Community & Southern Bank (CSB) recently congratulated the four Peachtree Academy elementary school students chosen as this year's winners of the inaugural Budding Artist contest.
Tonight's public informational meeting about the county's latest retail study has been canceled because of weather and will be rescheduled.
The Covington and Newton County fire departments responded to two fires overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, in the midst of snow from the 2014 winter storm.
Newton County officials have decided the ice buildup on the roads is too much to risk the safety of its employees.
Update 6 p.m. : Officials in Newton County said there were still no major problems in the area early Wednesday evening, but they said roads were getting worse and urged residents to stay inside.
Newton County Public Works reports iced roadways and roadways blocked due to fallen trees or power lines, via the Covington-Newton County 911 Facebook page:
Though there were minimum damages and power outages in Newton County early Wednesday morning, as the winter storm continues officials said people should be prepared for possible power outages and if possible, stay indoors.
The Covington News' office will be closed Wednesday due to the ice storm predicted by the National Weather Service.
Newton County Schools will close for all students and staff Wednesday and Thursday.
Call it divine intervention, luck or just a turn of events – Charles Wyatt had his life saved.
Several Newton County students brought home awards after showing their creative talents during a literacy competition last week.
A man who reportedly was intoxicated and naked was found in the woods in the area of Ford Street Sunday night.
Another winter storm is coming and this time around ice is expected to be more abundant, causing even worse road issues than two weeks ago and adding the increased chance of power outages, officials said Monday as they prepared for the worst.
Newborn won't have a special election to fill its vacant mayor's seat as Gregg Ellwanger was the lone person to qualify for the seat.
A teen and several others have been arrested and charged with gang related activity and other charges in connection to two shootings that happened this past fall.