The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Newton County as the temperature is expected to get down to 32 degrees tonight.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department is looking for vendors to join their Spring Fling, and donations for the department to raffle off. The funds will be used to benefit the volunteer department so they can make repairs and maintain the department, which is not covered in budgets for the city of Porterdale or Newton County Fire Service.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.46 at the Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
The house on High Point Falls Drive was Retha and Richard Garner's pride and joy. They built the home in February of 1979 and 30 years later, a tornado ripped through the neighborhood, shattering the sanctuary they had found in their home and sending a tree crashing into the second story.
A letter circulating around Newton County offering to obtain property deeds for homeowners has many residents confused and a little worried about their ability to obtain the deeds themselves, but they needn't be, according to Linda Hays, Newton County clerk of superior courts.
Covington Mayor Kim Carter and Newton County Commission Chairwoman Kathy Morgan proclaimed Friday as Arbor Day at a joint celebration at Washington Street Community Center.
A specially designated spot has been created for Newton County residents to get rid of much of the debris left in the wake of Wednesday night's tornado and severe storms.
Newton County began construction Monday on an approximately $220,000 fenced-off parking area at the Newton County Judicial Center. The 20-parking space area is being built to ensure the safety of judges, the district attorney and other courtroom officials, County Engineer Kevin Walter said.
Alcovy Circuit Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn was nominated by State Sen. John Douglas to the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy left by Chief Justice Leah Sears of the Georgia Supreme Court when she retires effective June 30. If Governor Sonny Perdue accepts the nomination, Judge Ozburn would become Associate Justice of the court. "I am proud to announce the nomination of Samuel Ozburn to the Georgia Supreme Court," said Douglas ...
"It's always good to have a Plan B, but you've got to have a Plan E - for education," Thurbert Baker told the Newton Youth Leadership Institute students.
A local man was pulled from his vehicle after it burst into flames following a single-car accident Tuesday afternoon.
The Cheerios Challenge returns to the Covington YMCA on April 18 with a 10K/5K Road Race and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk.
At a packed Newton County Board of Commissioner's meeting Tuesday, Chairwoman Kathy Morgan and County Administrative Officer John Middleton proposed three options for balancing the roughly $5 million deficit for Fiscal Year 2009.
According to the National Weather Service, the fierce storms that blasted Newton County Wednesday night, leaving downed trees and destroyed property in their wake and pelting the southern end of the county with golf ball-sized hail were courtesy of an EF1 tornado with winds reaching 109 m.p.h.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. West wind between 5 and 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
If Newton County wants to attract more industry, it needs to develop a stronger consumer base, produce a more highly educated and talented work force and promote itself to the state's department of economic development.
The Covington City Council voted unanimously to remove a discussion of pay raises for council members from the agenda of Monday night's council meeting, effectively dropping the issue.
School resource and day officers from the Newton County Sheriffs Department and the Covington Police Department joined forces with drama students from local high schools to prepare themselves for the worst should terror strike the schools of Newton County.