As county officials continue to await the government permits needed to begin work on the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir, they're taking steps to prepare the site in southeast Newton County for construction.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to deny applying for a $100,000 funding from the Georgia Recreational Trails Program through the Department of Natural Resources at their Nov. 20 meeting.
Salem Road is already one of the county's main commercial corridors, but county officials realize it likely won't reach its potential as a true destination to both shop and live in without some changes.
Atlanta, Nov. 26 - Average retail gasoline prices in the area have risen 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has not moved in the last week to $3.43/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Santa Claus is making his way around Newton County this holiday season and is planning to attend several events in the area. Check out the list below to find a time and place that fits into your holiday schedule to see Ol' Saint Nick.
Santa Claus will be visiting United Bank on U.S. 278 (the old McIntosh building) tonight only from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your own camera and snap a picture for free! For more information call (770) 567-7211.
When the Washington Street Community Center Board of Directors launched its fall fundraising campaign with the aggressive goal to raise $50,000 for the center's annual operating budget, board members knew the campaign needed something special.
The Newton County Farm Bureau capture the historic growth of agriculture in the county through videography. They travel aback when the bureau was first housed at the Newton County Court House, the Fowlers house located off Floyd street, to its current location just east of Covington off of Highway 278. This is one of the most memorable events in the history of the Newton County Farm Bureau. The programs sheer purpose is to educate local residents on the importance of agriculture. They have been a mainstay in local agriculture for many years, and are still going strong thanks to the ...
Each month, we shine a spotlight on one of the many volunteers who are keys to the success of the Washington Street Community Center. Last month, we interviewed Mrs. Louise B. Adams, a retired primary school principal who founded and continues to tutor students in the After School Homework Tutorial Program.
Few things in life are better than a Girl Scout cookie. While words fail to describe just how delicious their cookies are, the 25 remarkable Girl Scouts of troop #25536 are so much more than cookie sellers.