UPDATE: COVINGTON - William Dontrel Winston has been arrested for the murder of 19-year-old Caylen Gooch.
This week there were two threats called in to two Newton County Schools. A week previous, there was another.
It is hot outside.
The awards keep coming for Middle Ridge Elementary School media specialist Tammy Privette. Last spring, she was named Newton County School System's 2015 Media ...
The Newton County School Board (BOE) has agreed to engage in financial negotiations with the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) that could eventually lead ...
Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...
Porterdale Elementary School was cleared after receiving a telephoned threat concerning the safety of the school Friday morning.
The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled
Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone ...
Cousins Middle School has been cleared by law enforcement as safe for students after a telephoned threat was received regarding the safety of the school.
A paparazzo called Covington Police to the area near Scoops after one of Jennifer Garner's bodyguards shined a green laser pointer into their camera ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting as 19-year-old Newton County resident Caylen Gooch.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a Rockdale man diagnosed with mental disorders who has been ...
Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several complaints of Klu Klux Klan recruitment fliers placed in Newton County residents' yards.
A tornado watch has been issued for Newton and Rockdale counties and much of metro Atlanta until 3 a.m.
ATLANTA - A tax overhaul that Republicans had promoted as a key part of their agenda appears to be dead for the legislative session.
A joint legislative panel signed off on the bill Monday morning and it appeared headed to a full House vote the same day.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate is set to take up a bill that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in the state and also has some provisions similar to those in a tough law enacted last year in Arizona.
Senators on Monday are set to take up an amended version of a House bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City.
Americans do two things perhaps better than any other group of people on the planet: party and have a good time. Leisure has been a critical part of the American framework throughout our history. That's not to say every nationality doesn't have some sort of customary games and or entertainment they grasp to when it's time to relax.
While the federal government wrangles over how to cut its budget and reduce its deficit, Newton County officials are staring at the other side of the coin, trying to find a way to increase its dwindling emergency reserves while tax revenues continue to drop.
Wendy Cartledge-Carter became the victim of convicted murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper on August 18, 2005 - her 41st birthday. But before she was a victim, she was a wife, a mother and Daddy's little girl. And according to her family, nothing will ever change that.
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will continue through April 15. During the signup period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general signup at their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office.
Stellar students: The Newton County NAACP Youth took home some top honors at the recent Southeast Region convention held in Montgomery, Ala., including Advisor of the Year and Youth Counselor of the Year honors. Shown are from left (advisor Cathelene Perry; members Kurtoious Crawford, a sophomore at Alcovy High School; Thomas Johnson, a freshman at Challenge Charter Academy; and Tevin Norman, a sophomore at Eastside High School. Not pictured is Brandi Clark, a senior at Newton High School.
The lines have yet to be drawn, but Newton County's state representation will change and its influence should theoretically increase, given the fact the county gained nearly 40,000 residents in the past decade.
A failing dam and drainage structure is threatening High Point Forest Drive, forcing Newton County Board of Commissioners to approve a $127,000 construction request Tuesday to repair the structure.
A Covington Police Department detective is on administrative leave after being charged with battery under the Family Violence Act.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for firearm safety courses to be offered in May.
Roundabouts have seen enough success across Georgia that the federal government wants to provide full funding for four more of the continuous-flow, circular intersections within Newton County.
Wednesday Update: The windstorm early Tuesday may have cost Covington's electric department $20,000 to $25,000 in labor, overtime, equipment and parts.
Covington will finally begin paving some of the unused Norfolk Southern railroad crossings this month.