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.
The Covington civil rights movement reached its peak in 1970 with the Black Easter march and the arrest of the Newton Six. And although discrimination is not as blatant and rampant today, many of the same local leaders who participated in those events feel Newton County still has a long way to go.
The sister of Lanny Perry Barnes continues to allege that Anita King, Stephanie Casola and the Covington Police Department broke several city ordinances and federal and state laws during the protest of Barnes funeral. However, the City of Covington and District Attorney Ken Wynne said for them the case is closed.
Thursday night local breast cancer survivors and their loved ones gathered to honor the staff of the Newton Medical Women's Diagnostic Center, volunteers of the NMC Auxiliary and each other.
Fall Fun: Three Pre-K classes at Live Oak Elementary School participated in a fun pumpkin party Thursday morning. Around 60 students, teachers, and parents took part in Halloween activities, including pumpkin and cookie decorating, a ring the pumpkin game, a bean bag toss game and facepainting.
J.W. Cummings (Incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1965, married a Newton County girl and been married for 44 years. I wasn't born in Newton County but chose it and Newborn for my home. 2. Please list the names of your spouse and children. Wanda, spouse, Scott, Shawne, Ryan All three children graduated from Newton County. My daughter has her Ph. D ...
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to Liberty Middle School after a student told his teacher that his classmate had brought a knife to school.
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 ...
Wanda Cummings (incumbent) 1. When and why did you move to Newton County? 1b. (If you were born in Newton County, why have you stayed all these years?) In 1958, my family moved here. I've lived in Newborn since 1983. We had a house fire on Highway 36 and moved here and lovingly and laboriously restored (still in process) our historic home. I love Newton County because it is my home ...
Distinguished Eagle Scout John S. "Jack" Langford, a Senior Judge of the Superior Court of Georgia, was honored Saturday during a dedication for the newly built nature center at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington. Langford was and continues to be an important leader for the Boy Scouts of the Atlanta area. As a cornerstone of the newly renovated Camp Bert Adams, the Nature Center will carry on Langford's legacy as it helps to meet ...
The Covington Family YMCA is recognizing Brent Bennett as its 2009 volunteer of the year. Bennett will be honored at the Metro Atlanta YMCA annual volunteer recognition dinner Nov. 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Newton County Democratic Party is holding a health care town hall meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the jury panel room at the Newton County Judicial Center at 1132 Usher Street.
A man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday night after a fight left him with multiple stab wounds in his chest.
A woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly stealing a wallet and blaming the theft on the victim.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners had their first quarterly financial review Tuesday and the collection figures were better than last year, but the second quarter will be more telling because that's when the county will begin to collect property taxes.
Built in 1901, the old jail was home to many of Newton County's criminals until 1983 - and according to some, one person was even hung there. And although the jail is currently gutted, the ghosts of those who once called the cells home, still wander the crumbling hallways.