Deputy Jack Simpson celebrated his 91sth birthday this Fourth of July, and the Newton County Sheriff's Office joined in the cheer Monday.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office seized more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana after a multi-month investigation and traffic stop - the largest drug seizure ...
Newton County, searching for an inspector, entered an intergovernmental aid agreement with the city of Covington Monday to temporarily use its inspector, Brett Moore, to ...
Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race ...
Here are some of the photos from Independence Day 2015 in Covington and Oxford.
The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p ...
In the wake of Nina Dobrev's departure from "The Vampire Diaries," last season, producers are bringing Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), mother of Damon (Ian ...
Bad enough to be cooped up in the house during the summer because parents are at work and child care is cost prohibitive. But imagine ...
For the sixth consecutive year, Covington will continue its tradition of blasting off fireworks in the city's town square this weekend.
A 23-year-old Covington woman was injured when her boyfriend accidentally shot her at a residence in Social Circle early Saturday morning, according to Social Circle ...
Four customers were slightly injured Sunday after a gun accidentally discharged at the Home Depot on Industrial Park Blvd.
COVINGTON, Ga. - Authorities are crediting a 17-year-old grocery bagger at a Georgia grocery store with wrestling a shoplifting suspect to the ground and holding him until police arrived.
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that 28 Junior Scholarships have been awarded to students from 19 states. The scholarships for high school, college and graduate school students range from $1,000 to $3,000 for each student. Among the recipients is Sara Carignan of Covington, Ga.
"This year's recipients have demonstrated academic success as well as impressive AKC involvement and we are happy to honor each of them with an AKC Junior Scholarship," said Mari-Beth O'Neill, AVP of Customer Service. "We wish them well as they complete their education and look forward to their participation ...
A 72-year-old man reported missing late last week was located safely at a family member's home in Waycross Sunday.
Jack McCarty went missing Thursday afternoon when he walked away from a home he was visiting with a person caregiver. He was next seen hours later on video surveillance at the Kroger store on Salem Road accompanied by three men. He was located two days later.
Residents are once again invited to bring all of those sensitive financial or personal documents they no longer need to the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 to have them shredded for free.
The annual Shred Day event is being sponsored by the chamber and Newton Federal Bank.
The local chamber of commerce requested Monday that the Newton County Board of Commissioners more than double the chamber's economic development budget next year to $250,000.
Long time real estate attorney Philip A. Johnson is running as a Democrat for the District 5 seat on the Newton County Board of Commissioners seat because he wants to bring more civility to local government.
Johnson, 62, has been practicing law in Newton County for 38 years but said he wants to return to politics to get Newton County back on track.
Betty Harris' dancing escapades have lead to a lifetime of unforgettable experiences like marching in Kennedy's inauguration parade in 1961 to performing in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Harris has also participated in four flash mobs in the metro area with the Atlanta West Coast Swing Club.
Georgia Perimeter College President Anthony Tricoli has stepped down following the disclosure that the school has a roughly $16 million downfall.
Incumbent Republican Steve Davis announced he is running for his fifth House term in the new District 109, which covers parts of Rockdale, Newton and Henry counties.
"It has been a great honor to represent this district for the last eight years and I am glad that I have been able to deliver on the promises of my original campaign," Davis said in a written statement. "I have focused much of my attention on education, transportation and public safety."
Recently at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, N.Y., a roundtable discussion was held during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences that focused on some of the key challenges sheriffs' offices face across the state of Georgia. The panelists who served on this roundtable discussion were Sheriff Ezell Brown of Newton County and Sheriff Ira Edwards Jr. of Clarke County. The roundtable discussion was titled "In Focus: Exploring the Challenges and Related Implications Facing Georgia's Sheriffs." Dr. Brian N. Williams, Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia, moderated ...
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 6.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.61/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Atlanta during the past week, prices yesterday were 29.0 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 25.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 13.4 cents per ...
Covington officers responded to an in-progress vehicle break in. Upon arriving, the first responding officer witnessed Dagger Grier looking out the back window of a 1999 black Ford Super Duty truck and slump down into the passenger seat.
When the officer approached the vehicle and gave a command for Grier to show his hands, he jumped out of the truck's passenger window and ran towards the woods.
Upon arriving home from vacation, the Jacobs family found their master bedroom ransacked. Further investigation to the rest of the house, the family noticed other items missing as well.
Two windows on the front side of the house were open and another front window had a small hole in it.
UPDATE: Missing 72-year-old Jack McCarty was located at the home of relatives in Waycross.