I took a road trip with one of my daughters last week. The purpose of the trip was not pleasure, but somehow the trip itself (not the business part of the trip) was fun.
A hazardous winter weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newton County and other counties in the Northern and Central portions of Georgia.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
This week I hit the streets with my camera and ask a simple question. "What are you thankful for this year?"
The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented after a small farmer workshop at the district's annual program.
Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
Lake Varner is one of the county's most scenic gems, and the county is continuing to invest in making the reservoir and fishing lake a recreational destination.
The Georgia State Patrol, along with many other organizations throughout the state, will act as Santa's helpers this holiday season, collecting toys for needy children.
Newton County is doing more road paving than last year, but is spending less money thanks to a restructured and streamlined transportation operation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington Bypass Road.
All of Newton County's nearly 600 employees can have free turkeys in their ovens this Thanksgiving, thanks to a holiday bonus program.
Farms today are faced with multiple challenges. Between natural circumstances like droughts and floods to a market that grows more fickle by the year, farmers have had to evolve over the years in order to stay in the agricultural business. Hodges Farm is one such business that has learned to adapt. The farm started as a cotton farm until the mid-70s, when the market for cotton plummeted and the cost of raising ...
A request made by convicted murderer Darrell Antonio Crowder to withdraw his guilty plea in the murder of his estranged wife, was denied by Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton. Crowder initially pleaded guilty in December 2009 but said he did so under pressure from his attorney Garland Benny Cook, Jr., who he alleged told him that if he took a plea he could "probably get out in 15 years or so." ...
Luke Knight doesn't trust his government. The Newton County resident believes today's political scene is too infused with lying and innuendo, and he wants to counterbalance that by becoming an informed voice.
Snapping Shoals EMC's Annual Meeting of the Members will be held Thursday, July 15, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Registration and activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration closes at 1:15 p.m., and the business session will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Construction for the expansion of the Newton County landfill is expected to begin within the next month, as the county seeks to add enough capacity to last for the next decade.
Newton County District Attorney Ken Wynne formally announced that the state intends to seek the death penalty against 23-year-old Pablo Fernando Maldonado, the accused ringleader in the 2009 murder of Timothy Clements.
Although The News did not place in General Excellence, as it did last year by winning top honors in Georgia Press Association's annual competition, its editorial staff still earned 10 awards, including four first place honors.
A burglary suspect's run from authorities was cut short Tuesday after he crashed in a neighborhood south of Cumming.
A 37-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with bestiality after several witnesses allegedly saw him having sexual intercourse with several horses.
The National FFA Organization recently awarded a $1,000 Rose Acre Farms scholarship to Jacquelyn Leissa, a graduate of Putnam County High School and formerly of Newton High FFA. Leissa plans to use the funds to pursue a degree in animal science at Berry College.
Summer in Georgia brings camping trips, cookouts and afternoons by the pool. Unfortunately, the warm weather also brings severe storms and other heat-related hazards that can turn summer fun into summer threats.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority continues its efforts to remake Walker's Bend and has reached an agreement to sell 28 lots to private developer Affordable Equity Partners to build 32 single-family homes.
When the zombie apocalypse comes, even the small town of Mansfield might not be safe. Crews filmed for three days earlier this month along Highway 11, shooting footage for the pilot episode of "The Walking Dead," a six-episode series on AMC. "The Walking Dead" is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics ; Kirkman is also helping produce the television series.
Meet the officers: The Pilot Club of Covington held its 2010-2011 Officer Installation Ceremony June 17 at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. Officers are President - Ann Brooks; President-Elect - Mary Barnes; Vice President - Theresa Shields; Treasurer - Ann Phillips; Recording Secretary - Terry Ziemer; Corresponding Secretary; Directors - Cynthia Spearman, Sharon Leduc, Eleanor Scarborough. Pilot International is a global organization of executive, business and professional leaders working together to improve ...
All Georgia Department of Driver Services licensing and testing centers will be closed on Saturday, July 3. Customer Service Centers statewide will reopen to serve customers on Tuesday, July 6th. (All DDS customer service centers statewide are always closed on Monday). DDS Administrative Offices in Conyers - including the customer service telephone lines - will be closed on Friday, July 2. These administrative offices (and the contact center) will resume operation on Monday, July 5th. The days ...