One of the most significant discussions so far this budget year has been whether to institute a new fee for residents to use the county's recycling centers.
Newton County commissioners have a lot of work left to do for next fiscal year's budget, including decisions on whether to raise the property tax rate, fund any of the $5.4 million in additional department requests or institute a fee to use recycling centers.
A Newton County Detention Officer has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at Flash Foods, located at 4175 Salem Road and Brown Bridge Road.
Jordan Marie Aaron has been missing for two weeks, and although investigators are sure the seventh-grader is alive and left on her own accord, they are still desperate to find her and bring her home to a mother who dreads leaving the house, fearing she'll miss her daughter's phone call.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Derran Donovan Marlow, 24, Villa Rica, May 1. Probation violation.
At its annual Poetry Forum, the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers group recently presented its People's Choice Award to poet Carol Whitmire of Covington.
The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss an opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America.
The fourth annual Fire House 5K will kick off Saturday, and there's still time to register, as Covington fire officials hope the turnout will continue to grow to more than 400 runners this year.
Firehouse Subs is coming to Covington, adding another national, fast casual chain to the city's growing restaurant mix.
The city of Covington has saved around $60,000 per year since it began creating its own fiber optic cable network to connect its buildings across the city, and officials hope to be able to offer those kinds of savings to other local government entities and possibly create another revenue stream in the future.
Newton County's two drinking-water reservoirs, Lake Varner and City Pond, are getting a helping hand from the sun in the battle to keep them as healthy and clean as possible.
An infant and a Covington teenager were killed Thursday night in a wreck on I-20 that police believe was caused by an illegal car race going awry.
The theme of the 2013 Daffodil Festival at Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus is "Celebrating our Community in Honor of Pierce Cline," a strong supporter for establishing the campus.
Hail, tornadoes and lighting were all topics up for discussion for Fairview Elementary School first and fourth graders listening to a weather presentation given by 11Alive News meteorologist Allison Chinchar Friday afternoon.
Two Newton County Civil Rights leaders stood on the steps of the historic courthouse to be recognized for their contributions to Newton County history.
The city of Covington Police Department donated $1,000 to the Newton County Special Olympics equestrian team out of their "Police Who Care" fund. This money was used to help fund the athletes at their equestrian competitions. They competed regionally and then in the state events in Perry. Here are some representatives of the equestrian team accepting the check from the police officers: (Back row) Capt. Ken Malcom, Tyler Bradley, Travis Ransom, Michael Roper, officer April ...
Tony Henry and Trudy Henry of Covington announce the birth of their daughter Neely Beth Henry at Newton Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Bobby and Peggy Lassister of Covington, and her paternal grandparents are William and Betty Henry, also of Covington. She has three older brothers: Jackson, Jacob and Jared.
In January, local Master Special Olympics athletes participated in the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games in Atlanta, taking part in bowling, skating and basketball skills contests.
A Special Olympics parade will be held Saturday, March 23. The Monroe Junior Women's Club, which is sponsoring the event, is asking for participants to take part in the parade and show support for the competitors in the games. Registration is free, although donations to the Special Olympics are appreciated. Floats are not required and participants can either walk or ride in the parade. Line-up begins at 9 a.m. at First Methodist Church in Monroe, ...
Local dance team, the Sapphires of Dance Time, came away as big winners at the Showstopper Regional Competition held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta Feb. 16 and 17.
Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for moms and women of all levels and paces, now has an active chapter in Covington/Conyers/Social Circle.
Crossover Day is a rite of passage all remaining Senate bills must go through before transferring to the opposite chamber – the House of Representatives. In order to meet the midnight deadline, the Georgia Senate worked hard to adopt nearly 30 pieces of legislation.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.55 at the Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
Chase Berry of Almon served as a page for Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, at the state Capitol Feb. 12. (From left) Holt, Chase Berry and Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, speaker of the house.
The time change for daylight saving time will occur Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. This time was chosen because it was decided this was the least disruptive time of day. We change our clocks to save money on energy due to more natural light. However, studies have shown these savings to be nominal because people turn their lights on early in the morning.
Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis keeps a small egg timer near his microphone to track the minutes when a resident speaks during the public comment portion of the Board of Commissioners meetings. Ellis knows that is not enough time for some problems. So this week, he launched bi-monthly Chats with the Chairman. Every Monday before the BOC meetings are held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Ellis will be in his office so Newton County residents can privately air their concerns and views.
The Covington-Newton County 911 Communications Center released its annual report for 2012, and the center saw an increased call volume of 3.45 percent from the previous year.