Last night 11 Alive News aired a report on the fees paid to the Newton County Attorney, Tommy Craig. Many questions were raised by the reporter as well as citizens who were interviewed. Many have questioned why the Board agreed to reappoint Mr. Craig as County Attorney. Prior to the vote, I made the following statement which was made part of the official minutes of the meeting.
Newton County is home to two big bicycle races a year, a bicycle club and one bicycle shop.
It's a relatively calm morning at the Newton County 911 center. Nate Stykes is giving instructions to a mother whose child is having a seizure. A few feet away, Love Frazier assures an elderly individual with chest pains that an ambulance is on the way.
It's almost here.
The 11Alive report from "The Investigators" on Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig, and the pay he received in 2014, brought a lot of attention to the Board of Commissioners this week, a lot of which was negative from the talk around the county and social media responses.
Some local residents expressed anger at County Attorney Tommy Craig and the Board of Commissioners Friday following a Channel 11 news report on Craig's longstanding tax problems and his $1.1 million income from the county last year. Watch it here.
Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig is in the Metro Atlanta news this evening.
Since 2012, when the plant closed its doors for good, the buildings at 9172 Industrial Dr., N.E., formerly Berry Plastics, have been slowly deteriorating.
Smoke may be present in Newton County today as a prescribed fire is being conducted in Jasper and Jones counties.
A traffic stop for a broken headlight led to the seizer of a 45 cal. handgun, a crack pipe and an open container of alcohol early Thursday morning.
South Salem Elementary and Liberty Middle School were both briefly on lockdown Tuesday as police chased two burglary suspects on car and foot, leading to an arrest behind one of the schools.
The 2015 System Spelling Bee has returned, and The Newton County School System will host the annual event. Each of the system's elementary and middle schools will compete this year at Newton High School on Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. Students in grades four through eight are eligible to participate, with each school sending their own spelling bee champion and runner up to compete in the tournament.
One of the first steps in consolidating Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College is a implementation committee, helping to find ways to make the two institutions blend together.
After two failing scores, Pacho's Mexican Grill received a 79 on its inspection report done Monday, Jan. 26.
The Covington Fire Department is offering anyone interested in learning about firefighting techniques and technology the opportunity to join the Explorer Program.
A warrant has been issued for the second man authorities believe responsible for the May 28 armed robbery at Bailey's Food Pride on Salem Road.
Covington police are investigating a shooting that occurred about 2 p.m. today on Geiger Street in Oxford.
Attorneys for accused murderer Abel Torres announced today that he is competent to stand trial for the 2008 murder of his roommate.
Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan is adamant the county needs a millage rate increase, but county commissioners are undecided at best.
Firefighters are family.
A delegation of athletes from Newton County attended the Ga. State Summer Games at Emory University May 20-22.
The Georgia State Patrol today announced their participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer months. Coordinated by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) program targets speeders, alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, and people not wearing seat belts or adults who do not properly restrain children. The program continues through Labor Day.
One of the men authorities were searching for in connection with last week's convenience store robbery has been arrested.
A Newton County teen was charged with child molestation and rape of a middle school-aged girl.
Pinnacle Bank in Social Circle was robbed today around 9:45 a.m. today and authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the man responsible.
The identity of the man found murdered in his mobile home has been released today by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
LAGRANGE - Troup County officials say a woman died after being hit by a rock slung through the windshield of a car.
ATLANTA - The state Department of Transportation says it will hold off on a plan to build privately financed toll lanes alongside I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
A 9-year-old boy remains hospitalized after the family's pit bull attacked him Tuesday morning.
Power was been restored to downtown Covington around 1 p.m., after two power transformers blew and a primary line snapped off about an hour earlier.