Twelve Oaks has been the backdrop to many film and TV scenes, but the iconic historic building that most associate with "Gone with the Wind" transformed into something completely different for three days this week: a sorority house in Tennessee, littered with red cups, partying college students and a few A-list movie stars.
IN BRIEF: Traffic is backed up on Interstate 20 westbound, before the West Avenue exit in Rockdale County. The backup extends at least to the Parker Road bridge. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. Check back for more later.
Strong thunderstorms are predicted for Rockdale, Newton, Walton and Henry counties until 10:30 a.m. according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
The Covington Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Month with a 120 first graders from the Newton County Theme School.
No announcements have been made from General Mills concerning layoffs at the Covington plant.
A suspected trio of burglars fled form a residence Thursday, causing the lockdown of four Newton County schools.
In 1957 Bill Hoffman reached out to much of the Newton County community through the airwaves.
a look at our hometown through the camera.
Snapping Shoals EMC's linemen will be making a fashion statement and an effort to educate members and employees about breast cancer prevalence and early detection during the month of October.
The annual Rivers Alive cleanup is quickly approaching.
Providence Christian School is proud to announce the winners of the second annual speech meet for the Upper School, which was held on Thursday, Sept. 25. The finalists and winners are listed as follows:
The statewide burn ban for Georgia is lifted as of Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Covington Fire Department.
Registration is open for Newton Medical Center's Auxiliary 24th Annual Bill Taylor Classic Golf Tournament.
As we travel to the store, a friend's house or commute to work, how often do we take the time to see the true beauty our home town offers?
A man traveling south on Hwy. 212, approximately 50 feet past Hwy. 36, crashed after his front wheel came off Friday.
When a plane crashes, it's national news.
When Georgia lawmakers killed the medical cannabis oil bill in the last hour of the March 20 legislative session, Kelli and Mike Hopkins hoped any of the dozens of seizures their six-year-old son, Abe, had a day would not be his last. That the bill would be passed in 2015's session, giving Abe a chance. Because Kelli and Mike feel like they've tried everything.
A year ago, Joe Urban chose to do something for a co-worker's young son with cancer - run 100 miles, nonstop, in the Colorado Rockies. To raise money for a fund set up in the boy's name.
This is part of an ongoing series of Q&A sessions with various top elected officials in Newton County. To suggest questions for specific city or county issues, email reporter Rob Dewig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steve and Vicki Deal have been serving the rural community at Cowboy's BBQ for four years. Their restaurant in Social Circle is going strong, and Steve is looking to expand to a second location within the next year.
MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.
It's an exclusive list that Newton County School System is glad it's not on.
A pre-hearing negotiation with the owner of a Porterdale restaurant laid out guidelines to follow if he wants to keep his alcohol license.
For Georgia's "Greatest Little Town," Social Circle is about to get a bigger spotlight.
Tichelle Florence's doctor told her she'd never walk again once her disease forced her into a wheelchair.
Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
Even law enforcement employees have rules, and that doesn't exclude what they post on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.
It may be a parent's worst nightmare. Cars speeding by their child's school every morning and afternoon, thinking they won't be the one to hit a student.
2014 has been a great year for the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, President Hunter Hall told members at the annual "State of the Chamber" luncheon Thursday.
A vacant home on Brown Bridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday - ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.