Last Tuesday, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted to remove Commissioner J.C. Henderson as chairman of the Nelson Heights Center, a facility dedicated to helping children after school. The matter seemed open and closed - he was the chairman, then he wasn't.
Newton County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Randy Downs received the Dale Moorefield award for Firearms Instructor of the Year at the 2014 Georgia Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI) conference on Aug. 26.
Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Keith Ellis lost at least some of his power Tuesday night, as the board voted to strip him of his control of the county's vehicle fleet and engineering department.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners simply crushed Commissioner J.C. Henderson Tuesday night, stripping him of all financial powers and forcing him off the boards of the Nelson Heights Community Center and the Recreation Commission.
Newton County School System plans to highlight exceptional students with a new weekly spotlight. Two high school seniors will be recognized each week as NCSS Scholars of the Week starting in October and will be chosen to recognize and promote "exemplary academic performance and outstanding contributions to their school and community."
As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education's website.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy may have saved the life of a minor who was not breathing after drowning.
After a call concerning an intoxicated male riding his bicycle into a trash can, police officers had to subdue the suspect by deploying a Taser.
There's a clause in the Georgia constitution that says governments can't give money without receiving a "benefit" in exchange. It's reiterated in numerous handbooks for local governments.
It may be their last resort, but the Hopkins family is making a big move with full hopes they will find sanctum for one of their daughters in Colorado's medical marijuana. Still, they'll be packing their family minus one.
Covington City Councilwoman Janet Goodman wants to honor the handful of families who have maintained their businesses on the Square for 50-plus years.
Don't get blue, the jazz concert set for Thursday on the Covington Square will still happen – just not on the Square.
BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year.
A Conyers driver who struck a Covington woman and a 2-year-old and then tried to flee the scene was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
A visit to Cottonwood Farm.
Veterans, particularly those from World War II and the Korean War, will be honored at 11 a.m., Saturday on the square in a ceremony hosted by the Newton County Republican Party.
ATLANTA - Authorities say an alligator has moved into a pond in a metro Atlanta neighborhood, far north of the reptiles' typical range in south Georgia.
WINDER - A long way from Tipperary - or the battlefields of World War I - a bomb used in that conflict turned up in Winder.
Sgt. Ryan Sears of the Barrow County Sheriff's Office says a Winder man was working in his yard Tuesday afternoon when he found the bomb and called police.
Libraries have long been viewed as vital cornerstones of communities, a necessary public service, but as Newton County remains mired in a near-lifeless economy, county officials believe the time of free library service may be over.
Scholarship winners: Two local high school students were honored with the B.C. Crowell Scholarship. Madison Raynor of Eastside High School and Tre Simms of Newton County High School were presented with the annual scholarship.
Helping the Red Cross: Piedmont Academy held a blood drive for the American Red Cross the week of May 9. During the school's outdoor movie night and at their annual parents' meeting, the school collected money for a donation to the American Red Cross to help with its support efforts in Georgia and around the world.
Project complete: An eyesore has been turned into a green space downtown, thanks to First Presbyterian Church of Covington. The old site of the Community Food Pantry at Brown and Clark streets has been transformed into a public park, which will be dedicated at 6:45 p.m. today. Project coordinator was Gene Wallace, and there's a mural providing a background that was done by Oxford College students working with Maria Veliotis, according to a release. Left, Bolivar Macedo of Robbins Lawn Maintenance puts the finishing touches on the park on Tuesday evening.
A missing teen returned home roughly 24 hours after first leaving, but authorities are now investigating who she met and what happened in those missing hours.
The Newton County Library System has considered providing e-book services to its users, but the price has been prohibitive to this point.
May is Foster Care Month and the Georgia Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services is stepping up their efforts to urge more Georgians to become foster parents. DFCS county offices across the state are sponsoring foster parent appreciation and family activities, information fairs, seminars and training sessions to recruit future foster parents.
In need of some home-grown goodness? Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will play host to the Clark Street Farmers Market from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 26 at the church, 4140 Clark St. Shown here Bowl and Whisk baker Sharon Allen Lord makes a sale to Bill Sims. Contact market manager Ann Ezell at (770) 786-1406.
The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter is in a bind. Due to an increase of need the shelter is out of food.
MACON, Ga. - Officials say the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in downtown Macon is scheduled to close June 12 after the hall of fame's authority voted 4-3 Tuesday to close the museum next month.
ATLANTA - Former Gov. Roy Barnes says he's been treated for prostate cancer but is hopeful he has "whipped" the disease.
ATLANTA - The governor is inviting the public to leave their mark on car bumpers across the state in the search for Georgia's new license plate.