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.
Two Covington students graduated with honors recently from Columbus State University. They are Candice Lawrence, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in English language/creative writing; and Jessica Stanton, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in theater education.
From severe drought to severe flooding - what a difference a year can make.
Prevent Child Abuse Newton is in the business of helping others, but recently another local company turned the tables on them and provided the non-profit organization with a full office makeover.
Southern Heartland Gallery on the Square has extended the Silent Auction on its Art Guitar until Dec. 22. The guitar previews three other guitars to be auctioned at the Art Guild Fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, on Feb. 6. The guitar was painted by SHA Gallery Artist Linda Pflug.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...
For 15 years the Newton County Animal Shelter was served by a dedicated volunteer. He passed away in September and Wednesday shelter employees and volunteers recognized his loyalty by hanging a plaque honoring him in the shelter lobby.
Christina Renee Crowe was found guilty in the death of 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch Thursday afternoon and sentenced by Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr. to serve at least 10 years of a 25-year prison term.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce can now begin seriously interviewing candidates to become the next president after the Board of Commissioners approved an 18-month contract to more than double spending. Asked about the next steps, Chamber Search Committee Chairman Jerry Mays responded by email:
Officers from both the Covington Police Department and Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a disturbance Saturday afternoon when a 20-year-old man reportedly busted out a window in a local photography studio and accused the people inside of trying to kill him.
Deeper budget cuts, transportation funding and water disputes will dominate the spring Georgia legislative session according to Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) and Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle).
Toy patrol: Covington Police Department Cap. Craig Treadwell takes a local child shopping as part of the Shop with a Cop program, where law enforcement officials partner with the Department of Family and Children's Services to provide Christmas toys for several economically disadvantaged children in Newton County. Other CPD officers and GBI Agents helped children load their carts with holiday cheer.
A man was shot in the head early Saturday morning after reportedly attacking his juvenile step-son.
Newton County Juvenile Court received a grant award in the amount of $36,562.50 from the Department of Human Services Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. The court will use these funds to launch its first program targeted specifically to girls. Girl STEPS, Sisters Teaching Empowering Parenting Sisters, will help adolescent girls redirect disruptive behavior and improve family relationships. The Juvenile Court in Newton County was one of only six Georgia agencies to receive ...
A Newton High School student was arrested and charged with battery on a school teacher Friday afternoon.
o Kenneth Patrick Simpson, 24, 12480 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Nov. 19. Probation violation.
The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, and a time to reflect. People donate blood because they care. People donate blood because they want to help save lives. But most importantly, people donate blood because they can. Thousands of people donate blood in our area each year, and their generous gift has helped save countless lives. With every donation, there's always a reason behind it. So this winter, the American Red Cross ...