The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted down a controversial proposal to lease the county landfill to a private startup Wednesday night following passionate testimony from the affected community, environmentalists and concerned citizens.
The East Georgia Land & Development Company will move forward with its plan to construct a private landfill and sue Newton County for damages related to a 17-year legal battle, according to the company's head, Jim Baker.
TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."
The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.
July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.
COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.
NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Authorities say they are treating the burning of a rainbow flag on a vehicle at a northwestern Forsyth County home as an anti-gay hate crime.
The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
COVINGTON- The Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated of Covington, Ga., serving Newton and Rockdale counties, awarded $20, 000 in scholarships on June 21, 2015 at Antioch AME Church in Conyers to high school students heading to various colleges and universities including HBCUs in the state of Georgia and nationwide.
The Checkers on Hwy. 278 is closed after a small grease fire ignited Monday morning.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state system highways for the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The "thunderbolt" struck the nation around 11 a.m. Friday morning. For some Newton County residents the storm had been brewing for two decades, and for a local couple the ringing began at 3 p.m. – ringing of wedding bells.
COVINGTON- One of the joys of small town Georgia is the town square. It's not just an area where people can shop and eat, but it's a place where they can come together to celebrate holidays, hear seasonal concerts, and take a breather under the trees during a hectic work day.
There have been changes in Porterdale since the plans for Yellow River Park were drawn up in 2011-12.
A report of a car accident resulted in an arrest for simple battery and cruelty to children Tuesday afternoon.
A woman came into the Covington Police Department late Friday night covered in blood after her baby's daddy reportedly attacked her.
Mansfield native Cale Davis will be spending his summer in Washington D.C. working with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Macon).
Two men arrested late Sunday for cultivating thousands of marijuana plants have been identified.
EVANS, Ga. - Construction of a home for a disabled veteran and his family has been blocked by the neighborhood property owners' association, which says the 2,700-square-foot design is too small.
NORMAN PARK, Ga. - Authorities charged a woman with murder after they say she held her granddaughter under water in a south Georgia pond.
The intersection of Mill Street and Thompson Avenue will be converted into a four-way stop July 5.
Summerset Apartments was the site of two robberies last week, and both victims were teens.
o April Pettit. First degree forgery, 10 years probation, 90 days in jail, $1,000. Misdemeanor escape, 12 months probation, $500.
Three prominent Georgia industrial recruiters said Tuesday that Newton County is well positioned for growth but cautioned that business activity remains slow.
A plan to guide development and growth in northeast Georgia through 2035 had an airing before civic, community and business leaders on Thursday in Oxford.
A 64-year-old grandma was knocked to the ground and injured when a masked man forced his way into her home Monday night.
Around 11 p.m. the woman was sitting with her 20-year-old grandson in the living room of her home on Morningside Drive when the doorbell rang. She went to answer it, believing it might be a family member, according to Newton County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison.
Two brothers were arrested Monday evening after a fight turned especially nasty when one brother stabbed the other with a knife.
Authorities at a research lab south of Lawrenceville are alerting neighbors and police to be on the lookout for a monkey who has gone missing.
The unemployment rate in Newton County was 11.8 percent for May, two points higher than the state average, according to information released today by the Georgia Department of Labor.