Around 3,000 runners and walkers came to Covington to support the Covington Police Department and participate in the annual Fuzz Run Saturday.
In response to questions from residents, local law enforcement is letting the public know that the threats on social media towards schools and officers on ...
UPDATE: West Newton Elementary School buses resumed taking students home after Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies declared the area all-clear.
All Newton County public schools will release students early Friday for parent/teacher conferences.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently celebrated the opening of its new South DeKalb Campus, located at 2460 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, Georgia 30035, with ...
In December of 2011 13-year-old Jajuan Shaw wrote a column that concluded with the sentence "God has blessed me with so much and my autism ...
The Newton County Arts Association is holding auditions for "The Nutcracker," Saturday, Sept. 12.
With the Miracle League Complex pretty much complete, long-time Recreation Board of Commission member Kay Strickland has stepped down. At the Sept. 1 Board of ...
Over four years ago, Mack McKibben, composer, musician, arranger and business owner, began his band, Drive Time. Back then it only consisted of two musicians ...
The Child Fatality Panel has been helping to get the word out at Newton County High Schools about the dangers of texting and driving.
On Friday. Sept. 18, Pastor Clara Lett along with other prominent female Pastors, Ministers and First Ladies will be honored and inducted into the Hall ...
The mayors of Newton County will run unopposed in this year's municipal elections.
The Georgia Attorney General officially approved Newton Medical Center's affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare Friday.
Crews were in downtown Covington this week, filming "The Coat of Many Colors," based on Dolly Parton's 1971 single of the same name. The ...
The Newton County School System released SAT scores for the 2014-2015 school year.
IN BRIEF: A two-vehicle accident was reported near the intersection of Smyrna Road and Ga. Highway 212, around 1 p.m. on Friday. A 1996 Plymouth Breeze that had turned left off of Smyrna Road onto 212 was reportedly hit by a GMC Savannah van on Ga. Highway 212 heading towards DeKalb County. The female driver of the Plymouth Breeze was extracted from her car and transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical, according to Rockdale County Fire Department spokesperson Sharon Webb. No other passengers were reportedly in the vehicles.
While many executives spend an average of five years in one place, Newton Medical Center finds itself in the rare position of having four executives who have been with their hospital a combined 100 years.
County Commissioners Tuesday night voted to approve a five-year contract for lawn care without bidding for price in a repeat of a split over recycling services two months ago.
One Newton County man's dog proved he really was man's best friend, when his incessant barking helped save his owner from a fire in his bedroom early Thursday morning.
Local defense attorney Stephanie R. Lindsey has announced her plans to run for superior court judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.
A local economic development specialist was selected to sit on the board of directors of the Georgia Piedmont Foundation, a move that fits into the technical college's greater inclusion of Newton County.
For those who found themselves at their lowest point in life and had nowhere to turn and no one to turn to, Archie Shepherd must have seemed like a godsend.
The death penalty case of Rodney Renia Young is still scheduled for next month, but Pablo Fernando Maldonado's case has been postponed until the spring.
More than 45,000 children in Georgia were homeless at some point during 2010, several hundred of whom were in Newton County, according to national and local homeless advocates.
Emergency room visits continued to mount in 2011, as Newton Medical Center saw 3,000, or 6.7 percent, more visits than in 2010.
The youngest of a group charged in the September beating death of 59-year-old Fred Layne Beeler has been granted a bond, although he has yet to post the amount needed to earn him freedom from the Newton County Jail.
While the previously proposed downtown civic center sits in limbo, officials are wondering if a new airport terminal building could be the city's premier conference center.
When Jim Weadick speaks, his words are chosen with the precision of a lawyer and his eyes have the attentiveness of an administrator, but his spontaneous and boisterous laugh is one of his most defining characteristics.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association honored Ted Wynne at the Georgia Association of County Agricultural Agents meeting with the Outstanding County Agent of the Year award.
A 35-year-old Newton County man remains in jail after being charged with beating his girlfriend and keeping her from calling 911 for help early Wednesday morning.