It has been a short but busy week here at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
A man and women fled Home Depot after stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise Thursday.
All Newton County School system after-school activities have been cancelled for Friday due to expected inclement weather.
Newton County's waste needs will soon be handled through a Solid Waste Management Authority after a unanimous vote during Thursday night's Board of ...
A lease between the city of Covington and the former owner of a property on Williams Road was unanimously approved at the Covington City Council ...
An Alcovy High School student is sedated at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta after being hit by a logging truck on Hwy. 36 Jan. 14.
It was a banner night for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center Tuesday evening, with awards going to several ...
The 31st annual Newton County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a time of tribute, worship and celebration at Newton High School Sunday.
At the Newton County Board of Commissioner (BOC) work session Jan. 12, Interim County Manager Lloyd Kerr recommended that some of the county's recycling ...
Indicating they wanted to move forward with a solid waste authority, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) instructed Attorney Megan Martin of Jarrard and ...
Despite repeated attempts to explain the validity of cancelling a county contract for professional services at a Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) work session ...
Business owners on Hwy. 278 are awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal's signature on a piece of legislation that is approximately a year and half in ...
Governor Nathan Deal gave his annual State of the State speech this week, and in general, Georgians can be proud that things are much better ...
Newly elected State Senator JaNice Van Ness, of District 43, met Mrs. Iris Downs class from Hightower Elementary School at the Georgia capitol recently.
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.
American Deli, 3154 Highway 278, Covington, June 14, Score: 84.
Anticipation will fill the auditorium of Eastside High School on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. for the third annual Mister and Miss Covington Pageant. This year's theme is "Back to School."
For two years, Rick Jeffares has served as a state senator for Newton County and parts of Henry, Rockdale, Spaulding and Walton counties.
After 15 years as chief of police, Covington's Stacey Cotton was been named Outstanding Chief of the Year from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Tuesday.
According to Cotton, he was not expecting the award and was taken completely off guard.
A Covington man is being held without bond after being charged with rape July 19.
Richard Timothy Dillon, 43, was arrested following an investigation into accusations made on June 28.
All three challengers who petitioned to get their names on the ballot for the Snapping Shoals EMC Board of Directors lost their bids in a landslide but brought higher than average turnout.
The memories and tales were told with laughter and smiles as I listened to Mattie's friends and family as they shared the stories of years past. This July marks the 112th year Mattie Crutchfield Bates has been blessed to make her life's memories.
Mattie was born July 28, 1900, just three years after the world's current oldest living person Besse Cooper.
The city of Covington plans to increase spending by $1.7 million this fiscal year as it plans to tackle some large projects, including work on a new airport terminal, a natural gas fueling facility, improving lighting on the square and the completion of the trail from Eastside High School to the Covington Branch Library.
The city council approved of more than $124 million for fiscal year 2013 in June, and much of the increase in the budget was due to the city's plans to spend its remaining saved funds from the 2005 SPLOST in addition to incoming 2011 ...
Covington resident Shelley Campbell has traveled all over the world studying deadly diseases from the caves of Uganda to the town of Pune, India to the diverse country of South Africa.
For her most recent work on a vaccine for Rift Valley Fever, a potentially lethal mosquito-borne disease that affects animals and humans, Campbell won the Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Laboratory Science.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have risen 10.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.42/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
By next school year, school-level leadership could come from the private sector.
Richard Douglas Norton, 31, was arrested late Tuesday in connection with a fire that destroyed the home at 3126 Gaither St. earlier in the day.
Norton was one of the renters and, at this time, is believed to have set the fire for insurance purposes. He was arrested in Athens and charged with obstruction of justice Tuesday, but Assistant Fire Marshall said he planned to bring three other charges against Norton today including insurance fraud, arson in the first degree and criminal damage of property.
Despite declining property tax revenues, the Newton County Board of Education was unable to raise its millage rate because it was already at the max rate of 20 mils.
Born into a Fayetteville farming community in 1924, Lofton Lee Hill helped harvest cotton and corn until joining the CCC (civilian conservation corps) during the Great Depression. He helped complete the paratrooper jump school at Fort Benning, on Nov 11, 1941. Hill said, "Little did I know I'd be going through the same jump school in 1943."