When Newton County adopted its budget of $47.71 million in July, an agreed upon six-month hiring freeze was included. For the first time since then, the Board of Commissioners has agreed to lift the freeze for one position due to special circumstances.
At the time, Julie Pearson just wanted to do something for her fiancé, who was beginning his second tour of Iraq. With her mother, Virginia, she put together 32 Christmas stockings stuffed with 420 pounds of snacks, toiletries and other items and sent them to her fiancé to share with his unit.
Autumn Evans was named Alcovy High School's 2014 Homecoming Queen Friday.
Halloween on the square (slideshow)
The co-owner of the Black Cat Curio Co., a New Orleans style voodoo store in Olde Town Conyers, is wanted for felony probation violation out of Floyd County, Georgia.
The teacher who has been out of school since after informing students Tuesday she had been in contact with someone who had returned from Sierra Leone will be back in her classroom at Newton High School Monday.
The leak at Turner Lake has been fixed without leaking more cash out of Newton County for the project.
CrossRoads Baptist Church , in Social Circle, is holding its 10th Annual Community Fall Festival tonight from 6-8 p.m.
Tales of a Haunted House
Graduation rates, released Thursday, show the Newton County School System is four percentage points higher than the rest of the state's average.
A standoff with a kidnapping suspect barricaded in a Conyers motel ended peacefully after the suspect gave himself up Wednesday around 5 p.m.
A day after Newton County School System released information that a Newton High School teacher was in contact with someone traveling form Sierra Leone, the school's absentee rate doubled Wednesday.
Covington Police Tazed a man who had been standing on the balcony of America's Best Value taking off his clothes to urinate Tuesday.
Shaunice Baker, 15, of Covington will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-2 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.
After a man yelled at Covington Police Department officers on how to do their job, he took off running before being tackled and arrested near Thomas Buffet Saturday around 4:30 p.m.
ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan - Four helicopters swooped in early Monday and killed Osama bin Laden in a fiery American raid on his fortress-like compound in a Pakistani town that is home to three army regiments.
Louly Hay-Kapp loves to work out and she's long been dedicated to helping families in need.
You can whip up flavorful, frugal fare for your family with a little creativity and not a lot of know-how. One of my family's monthly staples is something we call "Ziti con Salsa Aurora." That fancy moniker is a completely made up name for a simple, yet delicious dish we first enjoyed in Florence. The cost for this quick and easy meal that serves four adults (or my family of two adults and three Littles) is around $6. Add some homemade bread and a salad and you have an Italian feast without breaking the bank!
Since 1974 Newton County has rallied around its Special Olympians, and it's time once more to do just that today.
Hiring is on the rise in Newton County, and local staffing companies say they're optimistic that trend could continue for the rest of 2011.
Beaver Manufacturing celebrated its 40th anniversary in business with a banquet Saturday night at DeKalb Technical College in Covington.
Touting their horns: The results are in for the Hornyhead Fish Head Festival, which was held Saturday in Newborn. (L-r) Youth Winner: Eli Galloway - 8 inches long with 8 horns. Adult Winner: Tom Krieger - 6 inches long with 11 horns. Children's Winner: Malcom Whitaker - 7 1/8 inches long with 9 horns. The festival also included a parade, a flea market and other arts and crafts booths. The fish were fried, and according to residents, taste like trout.
Best Campsite - Kerbow's Cruizers
ATLANTA, Ga. - President Barack Obama issued a federal disaster declaration for parts of Georgia that were ravaged by this week's violent storms, making federal funding available to help people recover in seven counties.
The much discussed gas tax hike in Georgia will raise prices at Newton County's pumps by 5 cents when it takes effect Sunday.
Update: Cleanup efforts following the tornado that ripped through Newborn are going well thanks to efforts from numerous county and state agencies, and Saturday's Horneyhead Fish Head Festival is still on.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will not hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves placed pitching coach Roger McDowell on administrative leave Friday while they investigate allegations that he made homophobic comments and crude gestures toward fans before a game in San Francisco last weekend.
McDowell also is accused of using a baseball bat to threaten a fan who objected to his actions.
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe was charged Thursday with drunken driving, another blow to a team already dealing with allegations that pitching coach Roger McDowell spewed homophobic comments before a game in San Francisco last weekend.