Since 2012, when the plant closed its doors for good, the buildings at 9172 Industrial Dr., N.E., formerly Berry Plastics, have been slowly deteriorating.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to the seizer of a 45 cal. handgun, a crack pipe and an open container of alcohol early Thursday morning.
South Salem Elementary and Liberty Middle School were both briefly on lockdown Tuesday as police chased two burglary suspects on car and foot, leading to an arrest behind one of the schools.
The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.
One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.
After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
The Newton County Theme School at Ficquett will accept applications for the 2015-16 school year beginning Monday, Feb. 2.
Newton County School System's middle and high schools' first place winners will move on to challenge students from Fayette, Henry, Griffin-Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar and Thomaston Upson county schools in the Regional Science Fair at Griffin RESA on Feb. 3.
Newton County Fire Services had a busy weekend with a total of 66 calls in a 48-hour period.
Young people should cooperate with law enforcement, but also know their rights and register to vote if they wish to enact broader change, a community forum held in honor of Martin Luther King Day concluded.
Eastminster School has faced tough funding times in the past and managed to pull through, but this year could be its last, according to administrators.
The Covington Municipal Airport is partnering with a Rockdale County Middle School, Conyers Middle School, to allow students to get a first-person view of the equipment used for aviation as well as see the day-to-day operations of an airport.
Paul Chambers, AT&T's local district manager, makes his company's 9th annual $2,500 donation to the Newton County Arts Association. Executive Director Buncie Hay Lanners accepted the check.
Now that the governor has signed off on the new Georgia house and senate district maps, Newton County seems assured of adding Sen. Ronald B. Ramsey (D-43) and Rep. Steve Davis (R-109) to its slate of legislators.
Thanks to his participation in the Georgia Public Library Service's Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," Taylor Boyd not only developed essential reading skills this summer, he was also awarded a $5,529 contribution to his college savings.
The 21st annual Indian Springs Native American Festival and PowWow will be held Sept. 10 and 11 at the Indian Springs Hotel and Museum.
Homeowners who are planning to stick around for a few years could be eligible for federal funding to make their homes more energy efficient or handicap accessible.
47 local youth and 17 adults with the Newton County NAACP gathered at the home of NAACP Youth Advisor Cathelene Perry for the Back 2 School Block Party on July 24. The students participated in dances, ate food prepared by Wendell Williams and Ella King and listened to special presentations by two local pastors.
Authorities are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a Covington couple in their home Wednesday.
A 21-year-old Covington man has been arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of a child, enticing a child for indecent purposes and violation of the computer pornography and child exploitation act.
More than two years after the murder of 34-year-old Calvin Kentrell Banks, a third man has been arrested and formally charged in his death.
The Covington Police Department is on the lookout once again, but instead of searching for rule breakers, they are looking for record breakers for the 28th annual Fuzz Run.
Newton County's federal representation would be totally overhauled under the Congressional redistricting map proposed this week.
Skeletal remains found by fishermen on the Yellow River early Aug. 13 have been identified as Porterdale resident Harold E. Womack.
Metro Atlanta residents could get a break from higher than normal temperatures the next two days beginning today with a high of 91 and a low of 69 amidst clear skies.
Police were called to a home on Washington Street early Thursday morning after two people reported being assaulted with a knife following a dispute.
Three juveniles caught shoplifting at Walmart led to the arrest of their mother and stepfather late Thursday night.