The Board of Commissioners began discussing ways to rein in legal fees at Wednesday night's budget meeting, hearing recommendations from County Manager Tom Garrett and a proposal for in house legal services from Commissioner Nancy Schulz.
The first draft of the proposed FY16 budget sees an increase of $11,998,261 to $59,722,158, which the Board of Commissioners will start hammering back down in the coming weeks.
State Representatives Dave Belton (R-Buckhead) and Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers) announced that Governor Nathan Deal signed Kelsey's Law, or SB 160, into law at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Rep. Belton attended the bill signing ceremony for Kelsey's Law, which aims to protect minors from cyberbullying.
Chairman Keith Ellis announced Tuesday that the county had received $48,000 from the state to help cover the cost of repairing three roads damaged by the recent heavy rains.
Newton County's landfill manager James Peters resigned suddenly this week following months of speculation and debate over the future of the landfill.
Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
The Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to move forward with the purchase of the Cousins Community Center for $1.5 million pending appraisals of the property, buildings, environment and utility consumption over the coming months.
Water pressure issues along College Avenue have caused the Covington City Council to move the area ahead of schedule in the city's water main replacement project.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
With the fiscal year winding down, the city of Covington got word that it is "in good, good financial shape," according to Miller Edwards of Mauldin and Jenkins CPAs, LLC, which presented its audit to the council Monday.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
It's the start of the work week. Here's a roundup of what you need to know from staff and Associated Press reports to get you off to a good start.
For the children living at Project Renewal, a domestic violence shelter, their lives have often been filled with stresses no child should endure, but getting ready to start a new school year shouldn't be one of them.
I really can't say enough good things about my slow cooker. I use it at least once a week, more often when we're busy. Aside from putting dinner on and then forgetting about it for the rest of the day, the slow cooker is one of my favorite money saving gadgets because I can use lower quality meats and vegetables. Slow cooking them makes them tender, juicy and delicious. My family just thinks I'm a cooking genius for turning a tough piece of pork roast into tender barbecue or a rag tag bunch of vegetables into a ...
Imagine walking through the woods and being able to pet a deer, or to have a friendly squirrel scamper up to you in search of a treat. It might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but at Yellow River Game Ranch, the fairy tale is real.
Newton County has a history of strong, stable leadership, which enabled it to recruit one large industry after another in decades past.
The Social Circle City Council agreed to approve a Special Local Option Sales Tax document, but refrain from voting on the disbursement of payment until the language of the document can be agreed on with Loganville.
Newton County must cut nine employees and two vacant positions in the $44.28 million budget the board of commissioners approved Tuesday. One worker will have a reduction in hours.
The weekend is here. Check out this roundup of what's happening from the Associated Press and staff reports.
MONROE, Ga. - A coalition of black lawmakers and social justice groups are gathering to re-enact the 1946 lynching of two black couples at Moore's Ford bridge in northeast Georgia.
Detectives are looking into complaints that a woman's boss sexually battered her and fired her when she threatened to tell.
Spring Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps single parents and their children, will hold a fundraiser dinner at 5 p.m. on July 30 at DeKalb Tech's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington.
The weekend is upon us. Here's a roundup of what you need to know from Associatate Press to get your day going:
Bike riding has long been a passion of Brian Lord.
Newton County Chief Financial Officer John Middleton will retire Dec. 15, after more than 11 years with the county, to spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities.
Three men were arrested Thursday for the beating and armed robbery of another man on Cowan Road.