The Newton County Board of Commissioners narrowly passed a 2016 budget Monday, raising property taxes by 21.87 over the rollback rate percent and 4 ...
Though it may still feel like the dog days of summer, the first day of school is just around the corner, and local businesses and ...
School is a little less than two weeks away, meaning once again its time for Georgia's tax-free holiday.
Requesting a speedy trial, Patty Wanda Green will return to court in September to defend against charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder.
On one hand, proponents believe there are lots of advantages to hosting chickens in the backyard. In fact, the only disadvantage, most people have said ...
The Newton County Purchasing Policy committee has finished its work on a purchasing policy and procedures document that it will represent to the board of ...
The Pilot Club of Covington presented Sheriff Ezell Brown with a generous donation check in the amount of $700 for Project LifeSaver Friday. Pilot members ...
The Youth Empowerment Society will host its very first event Aug. 15 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Youth Empowerment Back to School ...
Two local dishes have been recognized among the state's 100 plates that locals love.
A Conyers Police officer is under investigation after a CPD K9, Zane, was found deceased in his handler's patrol car Thursday evening.
Sandra Deal paid her second visit to the Newton Medical Center Thursday, walking the halls of the birthing unit, meeting with its nurses and doctors ...
COVINGTON - Bridge reconstruction project will shut down two westbound Interstate 20 traffic lanes near Exit 90 all weekend.
The crew of The Vampire Diaries presented a $1,500 check to the Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter during the Salem Camp Meeting Wednesday evening.
Larry LaFornace Mann, of Tampa, was arrested in the shooting of a 35-year-old female at an adress off Flat Rock Road Wednesday evening.
Atlanta, at once representative of the old South-anything fried is yummy-while being unabashedly open to any and all cuisines from around the world ...
While Ronny Brannen is known mostly in Covington as the pastor of the Prospect Church UMC, he is Uncle Ronny to more than 100 young girls in both Thailand and Ghana. To one Thai girl in particular, he is lovingly known as father.
County commissioners got their first look at a proposed $44.89 million budget for fiscal year 2013, which calls a $649,880 increase but would not require a millage rate increase.
A 22-year-old daycare employee was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with DUI after deputies found she'd crashed into a ditch on Salem Road near Smith Store.
When deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office arrived they reportedly saw Allysa Marie Johnson outside of her vehicle attempted to push it out of a ditch. When they asked Johnson what happened, she told them she was heading home and had misjudged where her turn was and ended up in the ditch.
Downtown Covington will host its second annual Spring Fling April 12 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the square.
Asherrie Yisrael, a Covington resident, was recently named one of three finalists for the 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year award for K-12 education.
Yisrael has taught physics, forensic science and physical sciences to grades nine through 12 at the Georgia Virtual School since 2008. She was named the 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at the Georgia Virtual School where she currently serves as the Science Department Chair. In addition to teaching, she supervises and provides feedback to teachers as chair.
Trees for Troops, a national program supported locally by Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, is being honored at the White House April 11 as a finalist in the Joining Forces Community Challenge.
This past holiday season, Berry's donated real Christmas trees as part of the nationwide program.
The council approved a request by the Public Works department to surplus some of its vehicles. According to the request, the vehicles were in "need of major repairs and the cost to repair exceed[ed] their value."
The council approved a motion to declare the week of April 8 - April 14 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the Housing Authority for the City of Covington to collaborate with the county in building a mixed-use community facility in the Walker's Bend subdivision.
The council voted to table a move to complete the 2.6 mile trail using county funds that would connect Eastside High School to the Newton County Library.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between the county and the Newton County Recreation Commission to build the Miracle League Field using SPLOST funds. The Miracle League Field will be a specialized baseball field with related facilities aimed for disabled children to use.
During the March 20 meeting, Commissioner Mort Ewing accused Chairman Kathryn Morgan of breaking the board's ethics policy, its purchasing policy and state law when she spent unauthorized county funds on the repair of Cook Road.
Phyllis (Flip) Ann Tanner, 64, of Covington, died April 3. The daughter of Virginia Ann Smith and the late Robert Thomas Smith, she was born in Decatur at Emory Hospital.
She was married to the love of her life, Robert 'Wayne' Tanner for 47 years. Mrs. Tanner was a graduate of Avondale High School and had a successful career as a Real Estate agent for many years. She had a great love of antiques and an even greater love of animals.
The Georgia Hummer Study Group will hold its annual hummingbird plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sunflower Farm, 1380 Durden Road, Rutledge.
Unusual plants that attract hummingbirds will be on sale as well as other perennials and annuals. Some vines, shrubs and even fruit trees ready for planting will be on sale. A large selection of seeds from the Sunflower Farm gardens will also be available.
Two residents will be traveling to China and North Korea in April to perform in a 150 member all-male chorus and orchestra.
Thom Barker, of Mansfield Baptist Church, and Wayne Rikard, of Zion Baptist Church, will be performing with the chorus and orchestra, named Sons of Jubal, at the Spring Arts Festival in North Korea.