A Covington police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into an anonymous tip that alleged the officer might have possession ...
The field for the vacated District 43 seat in the Georgia Senate is a crowded one.
After a discussion of a Bright from the Start grant, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted 4-1 to shift organization of management for ...
Amanda Atkins was shot to death at 275 Deer Trail on Oct. 23, and her husband James Michael Atkins was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot ...
Artists are being called on to design agency's hunting and fishing card, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced.
The village of Porterdale and CARE will hold its second annual Veterans Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial ...
The Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the annual "Dick James Small Business of the Year" award, to be given at ...
Georgia Piedmont Technical College will host a career fair for aspiring deputies and officers from 9 a.m. until noon at its Law Enforcement Academy ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) could have legislation for a new charter ready to take to its General Assembly delegation as early as ...
Keith Dalton is seeking his third term on the Covington city council, facing off against newcomer Joshua McKelvey.
Joshua McKelvey is challenging Keith Dalton for the Post 3 East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.
Eric Threets is challenging Michael Whatley for the Post 2 East Ward seat on the Covington City Council.
Who is Mike Whatley: Whatley, who is running for fifth term as Council member from Post 2 East Ward is a lifelong resident of Covington ...
Kenneth Morgan is challenging Janet Goodman for the Post 1 West Ward seat on the Covington City Council.
Janet Goodman is running to retain the seat on the Covington City Council, that she first was elected to in 1978.
Georgia made one of its most aggressive deals ever to land global medical manufacturer Baxter International, offering a combined $179 million in local and state incentives.
Five Newton High School students have been suspended for 30 days after planning to have a water balloon fight in the school's parking lot as part of a senior prank.
A Newton High School language arts teacher was arrested Saturday night in Rockdale on charges of DUI and cocaine possession.
Kathern Laura Green, 36, was stopped by Rockdale Sheriff's Office deputies who noticed her driving too fast in Olde Town Conyers, according to reports. After following Green's vehicle on Sigman Road and onto Ga. Highway 138, officers noticed her driving erratically and watched as she veered off the roadway with both the front and rear passenger side tires and then crossed the center lane. Deputies eventually stopped Green's Ford Explorer on Centennial Olympic Parkway at Keswick Village ...
The former Heritage teacher who was arrested for having sex with a student was also later charged with child molestation after investigators discovered the activity started while the student was 15.
DING! "Basement floor."
Shane Millwood will celebrate the release of his official debut album, "The Other Way" at Cowboys Hotspot in Rutledge at 8 p.m. Saturday April 28.
Son of local country legend Tommy Millwood, Shane's music is recognizable for its distinctive country style and relevant, powerful lyrics and has been featured on local well-known radio stations such as 94.9 The Bull and 92.5 The Bear.
Nothing says spring like the annual American Legion fair. And while the weather may be a little cooler than usual this time of year, the fair is still going full steam ahead.
God's Concerned Citizens will sponsor its first voter registration drive for 2012 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Porter Memorial Library, on Ga. Highway 212 next to Oak Hill Elementary Schools.
"Persons who haven't registered to vote should do so. I encourage each person to come out and register to vote and not to wait until 30 days before the primaries," said Deputy Registrar and Minister Elizabeth Partridge-Godfrey.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/gal yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.85/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Including the change in gas prices in Atlanta during the past week, prices yesterday were 1.2 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 4.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 0.7 cents per ...
First Jean-Joseph, 61, and Angelica Kalonji, 57, were held at gunpoint by their new neighbors for 10 minutes. Then the couple was confronted by six deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office, who in spite of the couple's protests that they had just purchased the home, arrested them and locked them in the Newton County Detention Center.
Nearly a week later and all charges have been dismissed against the Kalonjis, but the ordeal is far from over. The neighbors, who brandished semi-automatic weapons because they thought the couple was robbing the house, remain in the Newton County Detention ...
While Australians can provide different views on many aspects of life, Covington's Rotarians were most interested Tuesday in the country's government-funded health care.
The Community Food Pantry is celebrating its 25th anniversary while its director Rosalee Thompson is celebrating her 25 years at the helm of the project.
Thompson became involved with the project when it was in its beginning stages. In 1987, several local churches like the First Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Baptist Church created the food pantry to serve as a centralized pantry for the community.
Financial advisors are warning their clients of a new mail scam that notifies recipients that they have won the lottery.
The scam was brought to the attention of David Allred of Advanced Retirement Planning when a woman in her 80s requested him to look at a check she'd received in mail.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Covington resident Ju Bobby Xiong was promoted from specialist to sergeant April 5 at Camp Phoenix during his deployment to Afghanistan with the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, "Task Force Hydra," an Army National Guard unit out of Columbus.
Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Burch promoted Xiong while visiting Camp Phoenix.
Officers responded to a call from a mother about a fight between her daughter and her daughter's husband.
The mother stated that when she arrived at the apartment, her daughter came out of the door holding the left side of her face and saying that she had gotten into a fight with her husband.