A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday evening.
The City of Porterdale has a called meeting tonight and work session beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the council will hold a public hearing for the 2012 final budget amendments, before entering into executive session on real estate matters.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
You can help three of Newton County's schools win up to $20,000 by voting for their video entry in the Big Lots "Lots2Give" program, or by donating money while shopping at Big Lots.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.54 at BP, located at 2083 Crowell Road and Frontage Road.
While Baxter International builds its $1 billion pharmaceutical manufacturing plant at Stanton Springs industrial park, other companies and governments are working to ensure the company will have the water, sewer service, electricity and gas it needs to operate. It's the last one that's proving to be a little complicated.
The Covington News captured five first-place awards and won second place in general excellence, an overall quality award, in its division in the 2012 Georgia Press Association awards contest. The newspaper won a total of 13 awards.
Atlanta-based Kerley Family Homes wanted to buy 32 vacant lots in the Covington Place subdivision near Ashton Hills Golf Club and build out the remainder of the subdivision, but the homes they wanted to sell for $225,000 only appraised for $205,000 pre-construction. The company has pulled its plans for now, but owner Joe Kerley said he'll keep an eye on the area and check back in six months.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has announced that he is partnering with local city governments to provide better constituent services to Fourth District residents.
Cloudy skies and rain didn't stop the third annual Washington Street Community Center's "Home Grown Jazz by the River Benefit Show" in Porterdale on Friday evening.
Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis expects to spend next week scouring the budget, looking for areas to cut and trying to get his five commissioners to come to a consensus. He said he welcomes any input from the public.
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Abbott, a global health care company, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved launching a new treatment for cataract patients in the United States, and a local optical facility has already conducted the procedure.
A private practice focused on the care of women and bringing healthy babies into the world, Covington Women's Health Specialists now has a specific area in its facility devoted to midwifery care and has added two new midwives to care for its patients.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
Though there are no county, state or federal elections in 2013, all of the cities in Newton County have council seats up for election.
Drivers will no longer have to stop at many of those pesky railroad crossing stop signs in the county as the Newton County Public Works department is paving over five of the crossings over the next several days.
If you're a fan of swashbuckling señors and singing señoritas, the Alliance Theatre's musical performance of "ZORRO" is the perfect fit (it's so perfect, some of the señors sing and one of the señoritas even swashbuckles).
With a cast of more than 100 strong, the Oxford Youth Singers are mounting the epic musical "Les Miserables." The show runs Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, at 7 p.m., with a Sunday matinée performance April 21 at 3 p.m. at Porter Auditorium on Newton County High School's campus.
The Rockdale/Newton County Section of the National Council of Negro Women will be officially chartered May 11.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session tonight at 6:30 p.m., prior to their 7 p.m. meeting.
Oxford's second annual military panel will take place at 5:30 p.m. April 17, at Oxford College Chapel. The free event will feature a special panel with men and women who have served in the United States Military.
Young Harris College music education major Sam Wolaver, of Mansfield is one of five talented seniors in the YHC band program that will be featured during the YHC Concert Band's performance on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Wolaver is a graduate of Eastside High School.