Nationally, firearms sales are surging as a result of fears stirred by the Colorado movie massacre, but in Newton County, for the most part, gun sales are staying constant, according to local gun store owners.
Newton County resident Wanita Dodd had been waiting to hear about her disability settlement when she received a phone call from a man who appeared to want to help her.
The man, who said he was from U.S. Department of Health Services, convinced her that she qualified for a $7,000 grant. What made the call more alarming to Dodd was that the caller already knew her personal information.
For many years, I had a recurring dream about a house. The dream would always begin with me walking through the woods, trying to find my way home. Branches veiled the moonlight, and as I came to a clearing, there it was, looming large and safe. I knew every closet, every corner, every keyhole. Then, years ago, the dreams tapered away and the image became faded and forgotten, tucked away like an old photo album.
I was house hunting on the Internet the first time I saw Orna Villa, the historic Greek Revival home built in 1820 by Dr. Alexander ...
Local public safety organizations are partnering together to keep senior citizens cooler this summer, hosting a fan drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 1-3 at the community room of the Covington Fire Department's headquarters, 2101 Pace Street, Covington.
The section of Mill Street between Newton Drive and Phedora Street will be closed to all through traffic from Monday through Aug. 30 for $148,000 worth of repairs designed to prevent flooding of the road.
Porterdale police found a wounded man laying in the street on Monday. Police said an unidentified white male who had a gunshot or knife wound to the arm was on the ground near Main Street and City Hall. Officers searched the victim for other wounds and called EMS to the scene. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the scene. A deputy followed a trail of blood from the victim, which led to the direction of Willow Street. The victim was taken to Grady Hospital in Atlanta.