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.
As travelers get ready to pack up their cars and hit the road this holiday season, the Georgia State Patrol is warning them to slow down, as it will be heavily enforcing speed limits, targeting even the slightest of speeders.
Newton County commissioners have decided expanding an overcrowded judicial center, at a cost of $7 million, should take precedence over most of the other projects approved under the 2011 SPLOST.
Covington's Magical Lights of Christmas' light show began with a wave from Santa Claus' candy cane and master of ceremony Andy Irwin's hand in front of the Historic Covington Courthouse Thursday night. Hundreds enjoyned the lights, carols sung by the Oxford City Singers and horse drawn carrige rides.
All Newton County schools will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday break from Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29. The Newton County Board of Education building will be open Monday through Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school board offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Students will report back to school on Monday, Dec. 2.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Residents and travelers in the Salem Road area will soon begin to a ramped up presence by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat crime rates seen in the area year after year.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
In Georgia, some 60.7 percent of non-custodial parents are consistently current with their child-support payments. However, a new program of the Georgia Department of Human Services is designed to help the other 39.3 percent learn how to better support their children, both financially and emotionally.
Covington will kick off the holiday season and light up the night at tomorrow evening's "Magical Lights of Christmas'' opening ceremony downtown on the square.
Despite his argument that his defense attorney was incompetent and ineffective, the Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of Darrell Antonio Crowder, who was sentenced to life for the 2008 murder of his estranged wife.
Raheem Jontavis Johnson, 17, 65 Gazebo Drive, Covington, Nov. 4. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer, disrupting public school, fighting in a public place.
A Gainesville woman reportedly chased a teen who tried to steal her iPhone 5 at the Salem Road Walmart Friday.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Courtois was recently honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue for outstanding customer service efforts. Chuck received a Team Georgia Customer Service Award presented by the Governor's Office of Customer Service (OCS). OCS honors State employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service and who also exhibit strong leadership and serve as a role model to others.
Many people would feel lucky to have a few people who were supportive in their life, but for Oxford resident Ryan Cartledge, he has several families worth, and all those people will stand by his side today, as they walk to raise awareness and funds for autism.
The execution date for convicted murdered Melbert Ray Ford has been rescheduled for June 9 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna. The vote will end the county's 15-year relationship with Blue Cross and will move the county from a self insurance pool to a fully insured plan with Cigna. The Cigna plan will cost $6.54 million and the exact savings is $297,388.36. A fully insured plan from Blue Cross would have cost nearly $7.12 million.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna.
The Covington-based National Guard troops will be officially welcomed home June 6, beginning with a parade around the square at 1:15 p.m. Most of the 131 members of Bravo Company will march from the Covington Armory to the square, followed by an event in front of the Historic Courthouse, said Josephine Kelly, director of Main Street Covington. Kelly said she and the National Guard are still working on the event details, but all elected officials and some ...
A man was accidentally shot in the calf by his neighbor Tuesday morning then sent authorities on a chase for the wrong man. According to Lt. Paul Dailey with the Covington Police Department, officers and detectives responded to the home on Tara Drive around 11 a.m. where they found the 32-year-old victim shot in the calf. The victim allegedly told authorities that a young black male with dreadlocked hair had approached him while he was outside of ...
The Newborn Neighborhood Watch Program will erect six more signs within Newborn's city limits. These signs are visual indicators that our community is very interested and involved in providing a safe and secure environment to live and raise our families.
Two men were arrested early Monday morning after one pulled his vehicle out in front of a Covington Police patrol car, causing the officer to brake quickly to keep from hitting their vehicle with his car.
The Mall at Stonecrest and 95.5 The BEAT will celebrate the beginning of summer season with the fourth annual "Meet the BEAT," a live concert event featuring international superstar Jay Sean ("Down," "Do You Remember") and Atlanta's hometown favorites B.o.B ("Nothin' on You," "Haterz Everywhere") and Travis Porter ("Go Shorty Go," "All Da Way Turnt Up,") the very popular D&D Custom Car Show and a fun kid's activity area on Saturday from ...
This is final story in a six-part series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County. This final part discusses the county's continuing efforts to attract new business.
If the county does not raise the millage rate, it may have to cut nearly 100 employees - a sixth of its workforce - based on early projections. Even if the commissioners do raise the millage rate to the rollback rate, from 9.73 mills to 10.9 mills, they will still likely have to cut more than 70 employees. These preliminary budgets have not been voted on and won't be official until late June. However, that's the ...
More than 30 parents and teachers addressed the Newton County Board of Education while dozens more held signs protesting the board's May 11th decision to dissolve Clements Theme School.
The Newton County Library System has been ranked the top system in the state by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, based on statistics submitted for the Fiscal Year 2009. The ranking is performed by HAPLR, system that ranks libraries on how well they are using financial resources based on the number of people who use the system and the size of the community the library is located in. According to Greg Heid, Director for the Newton County ...
Together again: The first ever graduating class of Newton County High School, after the school system consolidation, celebrated its 60th anniversary Monday afternoon at the Oaks Golf Course. The 1950 graduating class originally consisted of 103 members. Around 40 classmates attended Monday's event to catch up and reminisce, and to honor their 33 deceased classmates. Betty Jaynes was named the class mascot because of her integral role in founding the Women's Basketball ...