The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled
Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone ...
Cousins Middle School has been cleared by law enforcement as safe for students after a telephoned threat was received regarding the safety of the school.
A paparazzo called Covington Police to the area near Scoops after one of Jennifer Garner's bodyguards shined a green laser pointer into their camera ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting as 19-year-old Newton County resident Caylen Gooch.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a Rockdale man diagnosed with mental disorders who has been ...
Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several complaints of Klu Klux Klan recruitment fliers placed in Newton County residents' yards.
Firehouse Subs recently held a promotion "H2O for Heroes". The program allowed customers to bring in cases of water in exchange for a Free Medium ...
Three defendants in a racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder case pled guilty before Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of the Alcovy Circuit Superior Court on ...
The family and friends of Mrs. Sarah T. Hardeman celebrated her 100 years of life at Grace United Methodist Church on her birthday Sunday.
Congressman Hank Johnson covered a broad range of topics during a town hall meeting at the Historic Courthouse Wednesday, which was briefly interrupted by an ...
Doctors and local officials praised the pending acquisition of Newton Health System by Piedmont Healthcare during a public hearing moderated by a representative of the ...
Beginning July 24 the Covington Police Department, led by compliance/operations lieutenant Wendell Wagstaff and a specialized patrol division, led an undercover operation into underage ...
Newton County School System is pleased to announce that Lee Peck has been selected as the district's Executive Director for School Improvement. Peck was approved by unanimous vote at the Newton County Board of Education's April 17 monthly meeting.
Global medical manufacturer Baxter International announced Thursday plans to build a $1 billion manufacturing center in Newton County that will employ more than 1,500 full-time workers.
The issue of passport fees took center stage again at Tuesday evening's Board of Commissioners work session as the Clerk of Courts proposed a new split that would give a third to charitable non-profits, a third to the county, and a third to the Clerk of Courts Office but eliminate the amount taken as income by the Clerk.
An accident on Interstate 20 westbound has traffic heavy near exit 90. Use extreme caution.
The Southern Heartland Art Gallery will be hosting its annual art camps in June and July for children ages six through 12.
The multi-vehicle accident left many blood-covered victims scattered along Hwy 278 outside of Newton County Tuesday. Some were nursing shattered bones and cuts while others stumbled around, confused and moaning for help. The skilled first responders who arrived on scene only had an allotted amount time to take care of the injured and the shipment of radioactive waste that was involved in the wreck.
Newton County residents have had their passports processed by the Newton County Superior Court clerk for many years, but a longstanding state law that allows the clerk of courts to take the $25 passport processing fee as personal income is being scrutinized and reconsidered across the state.
If approved, the school system's transportation department could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by partnering with a company that would bring a parts store to them and stock it with Newton County's needs in mind.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/gal yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Spring might be my favorite season. After a ceaseless winter with gray skies and not a hint of green in sight, colorful flowers begin to make their appearance forecasting warmer weather ahead.
And although our spring came early this year and our winter wasn't very cool, it still is a sense of excitement for me. Now, I can hang the jacket in the closet, roll out of bed in the mornings without worrying about the cold hardwood floor touching my feet and toss the layers of clothing to the side.
A call about a possible cardiac arrest on West Drive turned out to be a mom, passed out in the bushes Sunday evening.
A 33-year-old mom was arrested and her child taken by the Department of Family and Children Services after officers reportedly found her with her undernourished baby in a trashed hotel room with methamphetamine.
Officers were called to the Covington Lodge by an anonymous caller who was concerned about the safety of a 2-month-old baby. When they arrived, they reportedly saw Frances Deanna Mattheus standing in front of a room's open door "thrusting the baby up and down in the air and grinding her teeth back and forth, tensing her facial muscles. The baby appeared to be slender and undernourished."
Celebrate Our Home showcases more than 30 features of Newton County using 5x6 foot banners.
UPDATE: I-20 west just west of exit 88 (Almon Road) has all lanes shut down due to the large brush fire and the smoke it is producing.
Porterdale celebrated the opening of three pocket parks Friday and families immediately started taking advantaged of the parks.