The Georgia DOT returns to its roadway construction projects this weekend with the continuation of projects on I-20 in Newton and Rockdale counties.
Both Covington and Newton County officials took the unusual step of abandoning roads this week, giving them to neighbors who either want to maintain them themselves or simply watch them go to seed.
Mary Kate Tribble, Social Circle's Sister, passed away of natural causes in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 86.
Mary Kate Tribble, long-time volunteer for and life-long resident of Social Circle, passed away of natural causes in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 86.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that visionary and instructional leader Dr. Adolph Brown will headline the district's Education Summit scheduled for August 23 at Newton High School. Dr. Brown is a "no excuse leader" who will keep attendees thoroughly engaged.
Now that school is back in full swing, Newton County's roadways are busier with students getting on and off of buses twice a day.
If any seventh graders in Newton County are looking for a way to become involved in the school system, openings in a student council are available.
Dancers and parents banded together for the grand opening of the Rhythm Elements Dance Studio Saturday morning in Porterdale in the space that was abandoned by the previous owner.
The idea was for a 13-member citizens' panel to focus on the details of the 2050 Plan's minimum lot sizes and the proposed "transferrable development rights." But things are in flux.
Newton County Chief Assessor Tommy Knight will leave the job he's held for 18 years at week's end for a position with Gwinnett County.
"Project Honeycomb" is a local company interested in re-locating within the city of Covington, investing millions in new equipment and expanding its workforce. That's all anybody not on the Covington City Council or with the Newton County Office of Economic Development knows at this point.
A month ago, Newton Medical Center officials asked the county to up its millage from 1.2 to 1.5 to help care for ever-increasing numbers of under- and uninsured patients. The county dismissed it, citing a tight budget and a tighter timeframe. The $600,000 that the extra millage would have provided didn't come through.
A lawsuit over the cell tower denied by the Covington City Council last month isn't something the city can likely win, Mayor Ronnie Johnston said. That's why he changed his vote at Monday's council meeting to break a tie and approve a shorter version of the tower than originally requested.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday dismissed the city of Covington's request for six more members on the planned 2050 citizens' panel, quickly reaching a consensus that 13 was the number of members originally agreed upon and there was no reason to change that.
When a Loganville company's signature rollback tow truck - custom painted with blue streaks on red - was stolen in broad daylight, the employees of Leadfoot Transport took matters into their own hands.
In The Heat of the Night Tour comes to Covington
Election night had very little drama Tuesday as local incumbents fared well, and the expected favorites across the state prevailed, though a couple of important Newton County elections are headed to the July 22 runoff.
A slow drizzle of rain was on schedule for the annual car show on the Square Saturday. While the rain hampered the crowd, the show would go on - rain or shine.
Dozens of residents oppose a proposed cell phone pole on Jackson Highway, but if the Covington City Council is going to vote down the tower it has to provide evidence that the tower will negatively affect the surrounding residents' property values.
Some middle-schoolers may want to explore more options during their summer break, and the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) wants to help expand those opportunities.
The Covington News and the Georgia Press Association presented soon-to-be Alcovy High School graduate Hunter Terrell with a general scholarship Tuesday.
Sons, daughters, grandchildren and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Monday to honor those who gave their lives to serve and protect the residents of their towns and cities, and a former Oxford police chief was included in the ceremony.
Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in Region 5 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.
Today's primary election races will determine several local, state and federal races.
Ever since the radical militant group "Boko Haram" seized and kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 15 in Nigeria and has continued to hold them hostage, there has been an enormous uproar of activity within the United States and across the globe.
If you think 4-H is busy during the school year, you should see us all summer!
A hotel is coming to the Covington Square, but it won't be open to the public and will only stick around for one day.
The Norfolk Southern railroad corridor continues to lie in limbo, but regardless of its future, local landowners whose properties the rail line cuts through believe the federal government owes them money for their property.
Two Social Circle firefighters are gearing up for a muddy challenge that will test their physical and mental strength at the end of the month in Conyers.