Time to bring our aircraft on this journey up another 10,000 feet! We're going to get a higher altitude perspective. This week, I'm busting past my pay grade to join the chorus about federal spending habits. Here's the thought: I think we are insane to couple open-ended entitlement programs to the general government!
Georgia Piedmont Technical College students won big during the 50th Annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri. The school had a phenomenal showing with students winning gold, silver and bronze medals.
The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2014-2015 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.45 mills.
A Buford woman who was arrested in Covington last year for leaving her 5-year-old son in her vehicle received judge-ordered full custody of him after apparently proving she overcame her drug addiction, leaving the child's father unhappy and ready to appeal.
After a holiday weekend respite, Georgia Department of Transportation crews and contractors return to the roadways this weekend for improvements including sections of I-20 in Rockdale and Newton and I-285 on the northwest side.
A man identified as a suspect in Thursday's murder of a Newton County man was arrested in Orlando Thursday.
Extras are needed for a new production set to begin Sunday in Covington and throughout Newton County and Conyers.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation after it was discovered an individual was being held at the Newton County Detention Center following an erroneous arrest in another jurisdiction.
Conyers police are asking for the public's help finding a hit-and-run driver who left a man seriously injured on Interstate 20 early Sunday, July 6.
Moore Street resurfacing construction finished
Mayor Ronnie Johnston estimates that up to 10,000 people watched Saturday's Fourth of July fireworks show, with as many as 2,000 packed into Covington's Square. Monday night, Johnston and the city council credited Robert Foxworthy for making it possible.
Kayakers and Porterdale residents alike should soon be able to call the river running through their town an official water trail.
School- and grade-level Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores were released by the Georgia Department of Education Tuesday, showing positive increases in both elementary and middle school results for the 2013-2014 school year.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Washington Street Community Center, the Salvation Army and the A.K.A. Sorority Inc. for its Annual Back to School Supply Drive.
Friday, July 11
Newton County's senior citizens are in the spotlight in May for Older Americans Month, and Newton County Senior Services is hosting multiple events to provide education on topics and provide a good time.
County officials continue to rally around the son of a recently fallen Newton County firefighter.
Business activity is picking up in Newton County as eight industries, totaling 2,000 jobs, are considering locating in Newton County, industrial recruiter Dave Bernd said Friday.
Mansfield Elementary School plants tree in memory of Newton County school bus driver Barbara Schemmel
The 2014 Newton County Special Olympics officially kicked off Monday at Sharp Stadium, showering its athletes with adoration with the opening Parade of Athletes.
Michelle Nunn, widely expected to be the Democratic candidate for the vacant U.S. Senate seat this November, stopped by Porterdale Sunday for a fundraising event.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter gave the keynote speech at the Newton County Democratic Party's Paint the Town Blue Affair, a fundraising dinner.
The Crowell Road I-20 interchange can confuse drivers because there are two stoplights – the one for the I-20 ramp and the one for the Access Road – separated by barely 100 feet, and it's led to some traffic backups and safety issues over the years.
Newton County officials hope to get more state and federal money next year after hiring a grant writing firm.
NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey (far left) and Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce President Hunter Hall (far right) presented the Newton County Farm Bureau, represented by Crystal Powell-Hyatt and Keith Mitcham, with the Partner of the Year award at the Partners in Education breakfast May 7 for working the Middle Ridge Elementary School, represented by Principal Michael Forehand (second to right).
Newton County officials are turning to social media to try to get citizens more involved in government and community initiatives.
Former, longtime Mansfield mayor Bill Cocchi died early Friday morning after complications from heart surgery, leaving behind a legacy of caring passionately about Mansfield and its people.
A heavy equipment seller and maintenance company is opening a location in Atlanta, a move that industrial recruiter Dave Bernd said will provide high-wage jobs and provide a boost to local sales tax revenue.
Music, music, music!
Update: I-20 was not closed this weekend because of the weather. The lanes will next be closed beginning May 16.