It has been a short but busy week here at the state Capitol in Atlanta.
A man and women fled Home Depot after stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise Thursday.
All Newton County School system after-school activities have been cancelled for Friday due to expected inclement weather.
Newton County's waste needs will soon be handled through a Solid Waste Management Authority after a unanimous vote during Thursday night's Board of ...
A lease between the city of Covington and the former owner of a property on Williams Road was unanimously approved at the Covington City Council ...
An Alcovy High School student is sedated at Egleston Hospital in Atlanta after being hit by a logging truck on Hwy. 36 Jan. 14.
It was a banner night for the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center Tuesday evening, with awards going to several ...
The 31st annual Newton County Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a time of tribute, worship and celebration at Newton High School Sunday.
At the Newton County Board of Commissioner (BOC) work session Jan. 12, Interim County Manager Lloyd Kerr recommended that some of the county's recycling ...
Indicating they wanted to move forward with a solid waste authority, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) instructed Attorney Megan Martin of Jarrard and ...
Despite repeated attempts to explain the validity of cancelling a county contract for professional services at a Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) work session ...
Business owners on Hwy. 278 are awaiting Gov. Nathan Deal's signature on a piece of legislation that is approximately a year and half in ...
Governor Nathan Deal gave his annual State of the State speech this week, and in general, Georgians can be proud that things are much better ...
Newly elected State Senator JaNice Van Ness, of District 43, met Mrs. Iris Downs class from Hightower Elementary School at the Georgia capitol recently.
The Southern Heartland Art Gallery will be hosting its annual art camps in June and July for children ages six through 12.
The multi-vehicle accident left many blood-covered victims scattered along Hwy 278 outside of Newton County Tuesday. Some were nursing shattered bones and cuts while others stumbled around, confused and moaning for help. The skilled first responders who arrived on scene only had an allotted amount time to take care of the injured and the shipment of radioactive waste that was involved in the wreck.
Newton County residents have had their passports processed by the Newton County Superior Court clerk for many years, but a longstanding state law that allows the clerk of courts to take the $25 passport processing fee as personal income is being scrutinized and reconsidered across the state.
If approved, the school system's transportation department could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by partnering with a company that would bring a parts store to them and stock it with Newton County's needs in mind.
Average retail gasoline prices in Atlanta have fallen 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/gal yesterday.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.89/gal, according to gasoline price website AtlantaGasPrices.com.
Spring might be my favorite season. After a ceaseless winter with gray skies and not a hint of green in sight, colorful flowers begin to make their appearance forecasting warmer weather ahead.
And although our spring came early this year and our winter wasn't very cool, it still is a sense of excitement for me. Now, I can hang the jacket in the closet, roll out of bed in the mornings without worrying about the cold hardwood floor touching my feet and toss the layers of clothing to the side.
A call about a possible cardiac arrest on West Drive turned out to be a mom, passed out in the bushes Sunday evening.
A 33-year-old mom was arrested and her child taken by the Department of Family and Children Services after officers reportedly found her with her undernourished baby in a trashed hotel room with methamphetamine.
Officers were called to the Covington Lodge by an anonymous caller who was concerned about the safety of a 2-month-old baby. When they arrived, they reportedly saw Frances Deanna Mattheus standing in front of a room's open door "thrusting the baby up and down in the air and grinding her teeth back and forth, tensing her facial muscles. The baby appeared to be slender and undernourished."
Celebrate Our Home showcases more than 30 features of Newton County using 5x6 foot banners.
UPDATE: I-20 west just west of exit 88 (Almon Road) has all lanes shut down due to the large brush fire and the smoke it is producing.
Porterdale celebrated the opening of three pocket parks Friday and families immediately started taking advantaged of the parks.
Newton County is among 54 Georgia counties that will be subject to a ban on open burning from May 1 to Sept. 30.
Nonprofit corporations and foreign companies that paid annual registration fees between August 12, 2010 and April 13, 2011 may have been overcharge and eligible for a partial refund.
Newton County will be featured by the Orton Family Foundation as an example of a community with a strong stewardship program.
A Covington police officer responded to a call from an anonymous citizen who observed an intoxicated man getting into the cab of his white F-150 truck in the parking lot of the Depot Bar and Grill.