The Board of Commissioners began discussing ways to rein in legal fees at Wednesday night's budget meeting, hearing recommendations from County Manager Tom Garrett and a proposal for in house legal services from Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
The first draft of the proposed FY16 budget sees an increase of $11,998,261 to $59,722,158, which the Board of Commissioners will start hammering back down in the coming weeks.
State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an argument turned physical on Green Street.
Although the last person a Mattie's Call was issued for in Newton County was found safe, some aren't so lucky. So what exactly is the Mattie's Call and what does it mean for the citizens of Newton County.
Friday, Mar. 2, would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel's (otherwise known as Dr. Seuss) 108th birthday. In his memory, the Newton County Library held their annual reading of his most popular books in their meeting room.
Matt Bruno's head hung from exhaustion Thursday night as he walked back from the blaze for another air bottle and brief respite.
The General Mills Covington Community Action Council awarded more than $190,000 in grant money Friday to community organizations from Newton, Walton and Rockdale counties.
It all started with agriculture.
Cottonwood Farm is offering free composted horse manure to anyone who wants to benefit his garden.
A Newton County woman was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly stabbing her husband because he deleted a message on his phone.
A tornado watch for 67 counties across north and northwestern Georgia has been issued by the National Weather Servcie at Peachtree City until 5 a.m. Saturday, including Rockdale and Newton.
The General Mills Covington Community Action Council awarded more than $190,000 in grant money Friday to community organizations from Newton, Walton and Rockdale Counties.
Virginia-based StampTech, a sheet metal fabricator, will locate in Newton County.
A Salem Road daycare is being investigated by the Newton County Sheriff's Office on charges they injured a 4-year-old girl Feb. 22.
Newton County Sheriff's Office 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell is among the top three finalists for the chief of police position in Morrow.
Traditionally, we believe angels watch over us. This thought was in my heart and on my lips when my son Grier Trevor Godfrey and his dog Max walked unharmed from a blazing fire in the home owned by the Partridge-Godfrey families for over 30 years.
AARP members from Social Circle and Covington traveled the Georgia's Capitol Wednesday to speak up about state's upcoming bills.