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Emotions ran high, framing the year's first meeting of the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) on Tuesday night.
The 2016 Georgia legislative session is set to begin Jan. 11 with a full slate of decisions to be made by state senators and representatives.
Newton County Engineer Aaron Wadley resigned from his position Monday, saying he has been disappointed with the County Chairman's actions during the last three ...
The first baby born at Piedmont Newton in the year 2016 is Zarielle Khole Hannah, the daughter of Amber Harris and Martalian Hannah.
The City of Covington agreed to purchase a forestry aerial bucket truck with a dump bed for the city's electric department from Altec Industries ...
An unknown person or persons may have been using the Newton County Senior Services bus for shelter during the last two weeks, according to a ...
Diners at the new Your Pie on the Covington Square will be able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage sitting outside in front of the restaurant ...
The remains found on City Pond Road near Bob Williams Parkway on Dec. 28 have been identified as those of David Sheffield.
They hang in the general store, colorful pieces of fabric stitched together by an artist.
American University Professors Jennifer Lawless and Richard L. Fox have co-authored a book entitled "Running from Office: Why Young Americans are turned off to politics ...
The ornaments are put away. The tinsel has been stripped from the tree branches. The once glittering Christmas tree is now an evergreen with needles ...
Linda Hays, Newton County Superior Court Clerk, is offering two free notary public training classes for the public.
Learn how to budget money, manage credit cards, get a loan, purchase a house and more at free Money Management Classes, beginning Monday, Jan. 11 ...
Linwood Brice, Jr., of Newton County, died during a single-vehicle wreck Thursday evening.
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.
A would-be robber learned the hard way Thursday that even if you leave the money, it's the intent that counts.
The Newton County Board of Education will likely undergo mediation with the Attorney General's office following a formal complaint filed by The News.