The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Residents can expect closures on Interstate 20 at the ramp at State Route 11 (exit 98) and a single lane closure at mile markers 97.5-98.5 on Tuesday, May 1, weather permitting.
The Newton County Farm Bureau's Young Farmers association hosted its second annual tractor show on the square Saturday and doubled in size this year to around 25 entrants.
Man arrested for attempting to sell fittings to Oconee Metal
A fire close to Interstate 20 is again backing up traffic, this time affecting westbound traffic just east of Almon Road.
Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter has filed a lawsuit against 11 individuals who posted comments about her on stories posted on the Internet.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul members have been preparing for a Silent Auction and Wine Tasting (wine provided by local Fox Winery) which will be held Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church's Moore Hall at 7 p.m. There are 130 bid sheets with one to several items on each sheet.
Newborn is hosting its annual Horneyhead Festival from at 8 a.m. Saturday at the old Newborn Schoolhouse at 4326 Ga. Highway 142.
The event will feature a fishing tournament beginning at 8 a.m. and the winners with the largest fish in various divisions will be featured in the Pied Piper parade starting at 2 p.m. Anyone can participate in the parade, which will go around downtown.
The former Heritage teacher who was arrested for having sex with a student was also later charged with child molestation after investigators discovered the activity started while the student was 15.
Leslie Howard Mosley, Jr., 36, who lived in Covington, turned himself in Friday to the Rockdale County Jail where he remains without bond.
The murder trial against Candice Cadasha Pope ended abruptly last Thursday when she elected to enter a guilty plea in the 2010 death of Alvin Hall.
After three days of testimony, Pope pleaded guilty to malice murder, making false statements and concealing the death of another. She received life with the possibility of parole for murder and 15 years concurrent confinement for the two lesser charges. She will become eligible for parole after serving 30 years.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, is running for re-election in the newly redrawn District 113.
Democratic candidate Courtney Dillard along with Republican candidates Catherine Davis and Chris Vaughn have confirmed they will run for the fourth congressional district, making the race to capitol a competitive one.
Upon arriving at the scene of a report of a family fight, the officer noted that a woman and her child outside in their yard crying. The woman had a large red mark on her right check and the child was holding her right hand close to her tummy.
The woman told the officer that she and her boyfriend had been sitting on the couch talking and he slapped her for no reason.
A Newton County officer pulled over a vehicle with an expired tag.
The future is bleak for college graduates entering the workforce, according to analysis of government data by the Associated Press.
Half of all college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their degree or skills, the study reported.
Georgia made one of its most aggressive deals ever to land global medical manufacturer Baxter International, offering a combined $179 million in local and state incentives.