Walmart on Salem Road is moving to a 24/7 schedule Nov. 23 after a successful 18 months in business.
Congressional candidate Mike Collins is trying to build support across Georgia's sprawling 10th congressional district, which includes the eastern half of Newton County, and announced some high-profile local backers to head up his efforts.
U.S. congressional candidate Jody Hice and Newton County Board of Education candidate Stan Edwards will be speaking at 7 p.m. tonight at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 55 County Road 229, for the regular meeting of the Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Family and friends of Jevon Freeman will gather in Decatur Saturday to celebrate the life of the Covington barbershop owner who was killed last week while selling his cellphone.
Mansfield council members and residents are split on whether Mayor Estona Middlebrooks should resign for her role in questionable spending of city funds, but the mayor said at Monday's meeting she will not resign.
I recently attended a monthly luncheon sponsored by the Atlanta World War II Round Table at Petite Au Berge Restaurant. About 150 folks were in attendance, mostly World War II veterans and their spouses. It was an honor to break bread with these men and women.
Church Mouse Needlers of Mansfield United Methodist Church have completed a special holiday season project, making large baby-size Christmas stockings for the Birthcare Center of Newton Medical Center.
My sister and I were reminiscing lately about our childhood, and in particular our mother's eccentricities.
On Nov. 8, a Covington police officer responded to Kmart at Turner Lake Road in reference to an employee theft.
An argument that reportedly escalated into a physical altercation led to the arrest of a Covington man Thursday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
A college student's apparent attempt to be a good Samaritan ended in tragedy Sunday, when a 19-year-old Covington man and 35-year-old Alpharetta woman were killed in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 early Sunday morning by an alleged drunk driver.
The man charged in the early Sunday morning wreck on Interstate 20 that killed two people was arrested on separate charges in Covington only three days prior to the crash and has been arrested multiple times in Rockdale County as well.
Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are still supporting the process.
A Covington man was arrested Sunday, after he allegedly assaulted and stabbed his supervision at an Atlanta mail-processing plant.
AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $9 million during the second quarter of 2010. Year-to-date earnings total $18.9 million and exceed 2009 earnings of the same period by more than $5.4 million.
A one-time Newton County resident, Mark Edge, an officer with the State Capital Police, was injured in the line of duty Wednesday.
Disillusioned residents who believe the federal government is moving toward socialism and recklessly abandoning any sense of fiscal responsibility came to the square Saturday to vent frustration and search for solutions. Around 150 people attended Saturday' Newton County Tea Party rally to hear speeches about conservative principles from fellow residents and political candidates.
The local community knows exactly where to go each berry season for their supply of delicious fresh-picked blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The Alcovy Berry Farm, located off Lackey Road, offers opportunities for customers to peruse through the farm to pick their own berries at prices much lower to those offered at regular supermarkets. Alcovy Berry, owned by the Worley family, planted their first bushes in 2003 on a single acre of land. ...
Long-time Industrial Development Authority Member Rob Fowler III recently announced his retirement from the group responsible for facilitating the recruitment and expansion of industry. As a thank you for Fowler's many years of service, the IDA donated $2,000 to the Newton County Trails-Path Foundation, because Fowler has been an outspoken advocate of purchasing the currently Norfolk Southern railroad and converting it into a trail. On July 16, Newborn Mayor Roger ...
Dixie Jet Owner Bob Riddell, who operates the Covington Municipal Airport, asked the city council to consider a new operating agreement, because he said the broad early termination clause makes him wary of investing in the airport's future. "We kind of have a cloud over our head… to be able to pull our lease without cause," Riddell said.
Community togetherness: Leafstone Apartments held a special summer resident appreciation day on Saturday, which featured birdhouse making, a moonwalk and a cookout contest for residents. Leafstone Apartments are located off Brown Bridge Road.
Not all teachers take a break during their summer break. Jim Stansell, environmental science and zoology teacher at Newton High School, recently completed two, four-day workshops on sea turtles and coastal ecology on Georgia's Sapelo Island. The Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve offered the trainings as part of its teacher training series.
Newton County may be in danger of losing its excellent bond Aa2 rating and not being able to meet new state budget compliance requirements if county revenues continue to fall, according to a report by the county's auditor Wayne Tamplin.
A search for an armed robbery suspect led to the arrest of another man, who reportedly argued with officers and gave them a wrong name when asked.
Maintaining a hobby can provide the peace of mind one needs in the current economic climate. Some take up reading, some take on sports and others do a little gardening. Lee Edwards decided to take up bonsai cultivation as a hobby 16 years ago while visiting the bonsai collection at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. Since then, he has grown over 50 trees that reside beautifully in his backyard.
More than 100 men and women from law enforcement communities across the county joined together Thursday to learn new techniques to extract uncooperative inmates from their cells without injuries to the guards.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home to deal with a fight and ended up using a Taser on Bobby Scott Anglin after he allegedly refused to calm down.