In show of support of breast cancer awareness, the Newton County Sheriff's Office will tie a pink ribbon on all marked patrol vehicles assigned to the Sheriff's Office during October.
An employee of Walmart on Salem Road left his back pack in the back room, where it was found by the store's manager.
Alcovy High School announced its homecoming court ahead of its Oct. 31 homecoming football game.
The Newborn City council meeting started off with a small prayer following an introduction of guest attendee Elect Pasty Harris who is running for State House Representative of district 112. Here's what you need to know from the meeting:
Newton County School System students showed an improvement in SAT scores in 2014 compared to the previous year.
If you're planning to vote in this year's general election and runoff, today is the last day you can register.
A weapon and cash was removed from a car parked in Willow Creek Court Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
He held a weight bar behind his back as he walked out the back door, in no rush but staring hard. Approaching the car, he veered the bar behind his head and swung as hard as he could. The blow shattered the windshield but just missed its mark as it failed to connect with human flesh or bone.
The Newton Arts Association brought music alive to the audience's ears a week ago, kicking its 2014-15 arts series off with an organ concert. This week, music will come alive through visuals as the Covington Regional Ballet (CRB) Company performs its III: Contemporary Dance Repertory Show.
6 tips to reduce breast cancer risk
Throughout her nine-year career, Dr. Amanda Bauer has read thousands of mammograms. But she never gets jaded about the importance of her task, because she knows something that most other radiologists don't: what it feels like to be a breast cancer survivor.
Many Georgians are still struggling to provide food for their families. Newton County Farm Bureau understands the significance of helping our neighbors, which is why we are participating in Georgia Farm Bureau's annual Harvest for All Campaign.
A crash between a tractor trailer and a minivan briefly shut down Interstate 20 eastbound in Rockdale Saturday morning, around 9:30 a.m. Minor injuries were reported in that crash, which occured near Ga. Hwy 138.
Jacquila Butler was named Newton High Schools 2014-15 Homecoming Queen Friday night. The king is Jessie Haynes.
After tense deliberation, three Newton County School Systems teachers are a step closer to being named the 2015 Teacher of the Year.
When Georgia lawmakers killed the medical cannabis oil bill in the last hour of the March 20 legislative session, Kelli and Mike Hopkins hoped any of the dozens of seizures their six-year-old son, Abe, had a day would not be his last. That the bill would be passed in 2015's session, giving Abe a chance. Because Kelli and Mike feel like they've tried everything.
A year ago, Joe Urban chose to do something for a co-worker's young son with cancer - run 100 miles, nonstop, in the Colorado Rockies. To raise money for a fund set up in the boy's name.
This is part of an ongoing series of Q&A sessions with various top elected officials in Newton County. To suggest questions for specific city or county issues, email reporter Rob Dewig at email@example.com.
Steve and Vicki Deal have been serving the rural community at Cowboy's BBQ for four years. Their restaurant in Social Circle is going strong, and Steve is looking to expand to a second location within the next year.
MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.
It's an exclusive list that Newton County School System is glad it's not on.
A pre-hearing negotiation with the owner of a Porterdale restaurant laid out guidelines to follow if he wants to keep his alcohol license.
For Georgia's "Greatest Little Town," Social Circle is about to get a bigger spotlight.
Tichelle Florence's doctor told her she'd never walk again once her disease forced her into a wheelchair.
Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
Even law enforcement employees have rules, and that doesn't exclude what they post on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.
It may be a parent's worst nightmare. Cars speeding by their child's school every morning and afternoon, thinking they won't be the one to hit a student.
2014 has been a great year for the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, President Hunter Hall told members at the annual "State of the Chamber" luncheon Thursday.
A vacant home on Brown Bridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday - ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
The terrible fire that leveled the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta on Aug. 13 destroyed more than just a building - it destroyed irreplaceable documents dating back to the 1700s.