The city of Covington agreed to sell 99.7 acres of land along Alcovy Road to The Foxfield Company for $1.52 million Monday night.
Just under a year after a warrant for his arrest was issued for his involvment in the murder of Adrian Brooks in July of 2014 ...
Newton County schools have something to celebrate. The percentage of students graduating from one of the county's three high schools has risen at two ...
There are new additions on Floyd Street after months of requests from community members.
Stoney Bowles has been through a lot in his 31 years as a firefighter. He has been involved in his share of saves, had great ...
Despite the continued protest from Commissioner Nancy Schulz, District 3, the Board of Commissioners approved the September check register, 3-1. Commissioner John Douglas, District 1 ...
Originally, there were six of them, gathered at the gazebo in Porterdale's Veteran's Memorial Park a couple of years ago.
During the week of Oct. 26-31 221 registered sex offenders were arrested across Georgia thanks to the state's sheriffs and Operation Watchful Eye.
The Chicken Tracks Art Ranch and Chuck Hanes and Elizabeth Collins of Beauty and Beast Art are hosting a new outdoor arts festival the weekend ...
Mobster Duke is in a major conflict about his woman and his money, and he is headed to Porterdale to settle the score. You can ...
Melody Story and a William Bowman died after a single car accident on Oct. 31.
The Satsuki Garden Club hosts its Candlelight Christmas Tour, featuring eight properties circa 1840-1950 Thursday, Dec. 3 from 3-7 p.m.
At times the Newton County Sheriff's Office and Newton County Fire Services have not been alerted to filming happening in the county.
The 17th Annual Newton County Toy Ride benefiting local children for Christmas and presented by the Newton County Sheriff's Office is approaching.
Human remains were discovered by a utility worker about 50 yards off of Highway 81 just south of Porterdale. The Newton County Sheriff's Office ...
Asherrie Yisrael, a Covington resident, was recently named one of three finalists for the 2012 National Online Teacher of the Year award for K-12 education.
Yisrael has taught physics, forensic science and physical sciences to grades nine through 12 at the Georgia Virtual School since 2008. She was named the 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year at the Georgia Virtual School where she currently serves as the Science Department Chair. In addition to teaching, she supervises and provides feedback to teachers as chair.
Trees for Troops, a national program supported locally by Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, is being honored at the White House April 11 as a finalist in the Joining Forces Community Challenge.
This past holiday season, Berry's donated real Christmas trees as part of the nationwide program.
The council approved a request by the Public Works department to surplus some of its vehicles. According to the request, the vehicles were in "need of major repairs and the cost to repair exceed[ed] their value."
The council approved a motion to declare the week of April 8 - April 14 National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a request by the Housing Authority for the City of Covington to collaborate with the county in building a mixed-use community facility in the Walker's Bend subdivision.
The council voted to table a move to complete the 2.6 mile trail using county funds that would connect Eastside High School to the Newton County Library.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement between the county and the Newton County Recreation Commission to build the Miracle League Field using SPLOST funds. The Miracle League Field will be a specialized baseball field with related facilities aimed for disabled children to use.
During the March 20 meeting, Commissioner Mort Ewing accused Chairman Kathryn Morgan of breaking the board's ethics policy, its purchasing policy and state law when she spent unauthorized county funds on the repair of Cook Road.
Phyllis (Flip) Ann Tanner, 64, of Covington, died April 3. The daughter of Virginia Ann Smith and the late Robert Thomas Smith, she was born in Decatur at Emory Hospital.
She was married to the love of her life, Robert 'Wayne' Tanner for 47 years. Mrs. Tanner was a graduate of Avondale High School and had a successful career as a Real Estate agent for many years. She had a great love of antiques and an even greater love of animals.
The Georgia Hummer Study Group will hold its annual hummingbird plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sunflower Farm, 1380 Durden Road, Rutledge.
Unusual plants that attract hummingbirds will be on sale as well as other perennials and annuals. Some vines, shrubs and even fruit trees ready for planting will be on sale. A large selection of seeds from the Sunflower Farm gardens will also be available.
Two residents will be traveling to China and North Korea in April to perform in a 150 member all-male chorus and orchestra.
Thom Barker, of Mansfield Baptist Church, and Wayne Rikard, of Zion Baptist Church, will be performing with the chorus and orchestra, named Sons of Jubal, at the Spring Arts Festival in North Korea.
A would-be robber learned the hard way Thursday that even if you leave the money, it's the intent that counts.
The Newton County Board of Education will likely undergo mediation with the Attorney General's office following a formal complaint filed by The News.
The search for a suspect who fled a traffic stop Monday suspect temporarily shut down Olde Town on Monday.
Conyers police pulled over an older model gold sedan on a routine traffic stop a little after 1 p.m. next to the courthouse on Milstead Avenue - just outside Judge David Irwin's office.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners discussed several topics at last weekend's county retreat. Below are some briefs from the meeting: