Congressman Hank Johnson, Georgia's fourth district, announced he is running for a sixth term Thursday.
Much of Porterdale's housing was built by the former Bibb Manufacturing Company for the people who worked at its textile mill.
A missing Covington man's vehicle was found engulfed in flames with a dead man's body in the trunk, according to Atlanta Police officials.
A teenage girl who claimed to be the victim of a rape is now being charged with making the whole thing up.
The sound of musical medleys resonates through the Porter Auditorium of Newton High School. Girls and boys of the Arts Association of Newton County's Musical Theater Camp practice for their performance on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
One of voters' last chances to hear from county chair, commission and school board candidates before the July 31 primary election will take place at Smart Growth Newton County's forum at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Washington Street Community Center.
Because of the large number of candidates expected to attend, 18 or 19, Smart Growth President Jonathan Paschal said there will be no formal question-and-answer session, but each candidate will instead be given five minutes to speak and there will be time to mingle and speak to candidates one-on-one afterward. Paschal said he expects the forum to last ...
Average gas prices in Atlanta will be rising this week. The average retail price for gasoline has risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/gal on Sunday.
The national average this week stands at $3.45/gal, 3 cents higher than a few days ago, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
For almost three decades, Tommy Davis has been in the funeral business, as deputy coroner since 2003 and coroner since 2009. The 44-year-old is running once again, all because of his love for Newton County.
"This is a position that I truly enjoy serving in and serving the people of Newton County," he said. "I am truly devoted and dedicated to the position. I work hard every day to ensure that the people of Newton County are represented professionally."
Though the severe thunderstorm warning has passed, thunderstorms are expected to continue in Covington until after 6 p.m., according to The Weather Channel.
A woman accidentally drove her car into the front of Kelly's Pool Service Monday afternoon damaging part of the store's brick exterior, breaking a window and knocking down the railing in front of the store.
Richard W. Galban, manufacture of marijuana, 10 years probation, 5 years confinement, $2,000. Possession with intent to distribute marijuana, nolle pross. Trafficking in marijuana, merged with count 1. Testify truthfully, no contact, banished from Newton County.
Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving high school students in Newton and Rockdale County. Our scholarships recognize outstanding high schools seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. The awards are given to students who have high scholastic achievement, proven leadership, and have actively participated in community service.
Since 2005, Chi Tau Omega has proudly awarded nearly $33,000 to students in an effort to promote, encourage, and prepare our next generation of leaders with higher education.
Eastside High School and Newton County Schools' Technology Department are sponsoring a "Back to School with Technology Night" tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. Three NCSS-approved computer companies - Apple Computers, ByteSpeed Computers and Dell Computers will have numerous products on display which parents and students can touch and test.
At approximately 7 p.m., each company will make a presentation highlighting their special educational programs and discount pricing available for parents attending the event.
Two of the lesser publicized local races are Alcovy Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge and county coroner. Candidates for both seats spoke at a Democratic party forum this week.
A worker at Nisshinbo, a brake manufacturer off Ga. Highway 142, suffered second degree burns Thursday afternoon, when several hundred gallons of hydrogen peroxide spilled out of a container that was being loaded onto a truck.
According to Covington Assistant Fire Marshal Tony Smith, roughly 350 gallons of highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide spilled when a forklift driver lost control of his truck, dropping the container which then split. Other than the one worker who was transported to Grady Hospital "in pain, but in good spirits," no one else was injured.
Covington Councilwoman Hawnethia Williams was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah June 25.
Williams will serve as president of GMA's 5th District. The district includes cities in the following counties: Jackson, Madison, Elbert, Barrow, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Morgan, Greene, Newton, Jasper, Walton and Oconee.