The Main Street Covington program is set to undergo some major changes as local officials, led by Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston, seek to consolidate and improve efforts to increase tourism and retail business growth.
More than 50 elderly residents were displaced and about 25 employees lost their jobs when the Garden House assisted-living facility in Conyers was abruptly closed at the end of May after two weeks' notice.
Newton County Library System officials are encouraging patrons to show off their passions through the national "Geek the Library" campaign.
The ending of slavery in America will again be celebrated in Newton County at the second annual Juneteenth Festival on June 8.
The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet have assumed the operation of Mainstream Dance Studio.
Several Newton County leaders recently graduated from a multi-day training program at the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Atlanta, Newton County native Delores Haney did her pediatric rotation at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati. There she met a young man from Xavier College who was paying educational expenses by working as a bartender.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.47 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
Newton County Library System officials continue to discuss how to pay for repairs to the leaking roof and failing heating and air-conditioning units at the Covington Branch and will have a better idea of what's required after an assessment of the facilities from an architecture firm.
Some Newton County residents will be paying more for water and sewer service beginning next month.
Once upon a time, Covington was not known for the vampires of Mystic Falls. It was the fast-paced police chases, robberies, bloody murder scenes, and various other gruesome crimes that put the city in the national spotlight.
A Baxter International drug that had shown promise as an Alzheimer's treatment failed to slow mental decline or preserve physical function in a recent trial, but the company said that setback will not affect the $1 billion manufacturing campus being built at the Newton/Walton county border.
Graduation ceremonies for the fifth graders at Peachtree Academy in Covington were interrupted for some people when they reportedly witnessed a guest throwing her toddler to the ground and slapping him.
Police arrested six "johns," including a Covington man, and a Covington woman charged with pimping in a bust of a prostitution operation at a Conyers motel Tuesday.
Newton County's website is set to get a complete makeover, a move county officials agreed was long overdue.
A woman was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly stealing baby shoes. Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to Citi Trends. While officers were en route, the alleged thief had already left the store. The woman, Maicheira M. Slaughter, was still outside the store, sitting in her gold Impala with a pair of infant Keds shoes next to her. When officers asked her to show them the shoes, she reportedly said, "I bought those ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at the Marathon station, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A Newton County Public Works employee has been arrested and charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl.
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 2010 participated in the 2013 Winterfest located in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Over 3,600 participants gathered from 13 states to experience what Venturing and Exploring is all about. The NCSO Explorers competed in four events: report writing, trouble unknown, felony traffic stop and DUI traffic stop. There were over 60 Explorer Agency Posts that competed in each event and the NCSO post placed 13th in felony traffic stops and 11th ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S. near Brown Bridge Road.
The gun-firing ordinance discussion got a reboot at Tuesday night's county work session as the citizen committee looking at the ordinance gave some preliminary findings which appear to address many people's concerns.
Two Newton County homes were severely damaged by fires Tuesday and ruled "complete losses" by fire officials, but no one was hurt in the blazes.
State and federal officials will be in town Saturday to talk with the public and answer questions, including Congressman Hank Johnson.
The busy four-way stop intersection of Flat Shoals and Covington Bypass roads has seen two fatalities already in 2013, so Georgia State Patrol officials asked Newton County to make the intersection safer.
Parents of upcoming eighth graders who are looking to enroll their child at the Newton County Theme School should gather up their information, as applications will soon be accepted.
During the 2008 presidential election, Sen. Barack Obama voiced his concern over the human rights violations in China.
The oldest continuous seagoing service, the United States Coast Guard, was the brainchild of Alexander Hamilton. Founded Aug. 8, 1790, the Coast Guard has served in 17 conflicts, from the Quasi-War of 1798 to present day anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
NEWTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 6 p.m. WORK SESSION - at Newton County Judicial Center Jury Impaneling Room 1. Newton County Firearms Ordinance - it's unclear exactly what will be reported tonight, but check out this article for a brief idea. 7 p.m. MEETING General Administration: a. Chairman's Report b. County Manager's Report c. Citizen Comments I. Approval of BOC Minutes dated March 19, 2013 Reviewed Approval of ES Minutes dated March 19, 2013 ...