The Newton County Arts Association is holding auditions for "The Nutcracker," Saturday, Sept. 12.
With the Miracle League Complex pretty much complete, long-time Recreation Board of Commission member Kay Strickland has stepped down. At the Sept. 1 Board of ...
Over four years ago, Mack McKibben, composer, musician, arranger and business owner, began his band, Drive Time. Back then it only consisted of two musicians ...
The Child Fatality Panel has been helping to get the word out at Newton County High Schools about the dangers of texting and driving.
On Friday. Sept. 18, Pastor Clara Lett along with other prominent female Pastors, Ministers and First Ladies will be honored and inducted into the Hall ...
The mayors of Newton County will run unopposed in this year's municipal elections.
The Georgia Attorney General officially approved Newton Medical Center's affiliation with Piedmont Healthcare Friday.
Crews were in downtown Covington this week, filming "The Coat of Many Colors," based on Dolly Parton's 1971 single of the same name. The ...
The Newton County School System released SAT scores for the 2014-2015 school year.
After nine years at Newton County, Donna Morrison is retiring as Board of Elections Director.
In December of 2011 13-year-old Jajuan Shaw wrote a column that concluded with the sentence "God has blessed me with so much and my autism ...
A citizen's committee formed six months ago presented its recommendations to the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.
Twenty-six-year-old Nigiel Cliffard James, of Newton County, died at Grady Hospital after being found shot at Springlake Terrace Tuesday.
Dr. Jabari Simama, President of Georgia Piedmont College, told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night the school will be introducing a three-tract film and television ...
As the Newton County Solid Waste Citizens' Committee prepares to present its final report to the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Sept. 14, Board Chair ...
Newton County has handed over one of two letters requested by the East Georgia Land & Development company and ordered by the Georgia Supreme Court, as East Georgia seeks to build a private sanitary landfill on its property located on Lower River Road.
It's the little things that are taken for granted-like picking up a fork or scratching a nose.
There are two oaths Jack Simpson has lived by for most of his entire life: "I will do my best to do my duty to God and County," and "If you sit around when you get older you will rust."
The 187th Salem Camp meeting kicked off Friday with families from around Georgia and the United States returning for the week-long revival.
Two ordinances were approved and a Porterdale resident recognized for his action in the recent shooting at the Magnet Bottle Store in Conyers at the city council meeting, Monday Night.
W. Gregory Pope of The Pope Law Firm P.C. in Covington was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 20 during the organization's Annual Meeting.
MCDONOUGH - Sculptor Andy Davis, who created a sculpture for the Light House Village in Conyers and was recently tapped to create a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for the Capitol grounds, was critically injured in an accident early Saturday morning.
The bond millage rate in the Newton County School System (NCSS) will be reduced to exactly zero for the upcoming fiscal year.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) today announced that Flint Hill Elementary School has been named a 2015 Focus School, meaning an achievement gap exists between Flint Hill Elementary School's highest and lowest performing subgroups. Overall, 165 schools were placed on the Focus School list. The GaDOE also released its list of Priority Schools-those among the lowest five percent of Title I schools in terms of academic achievement. Of the 81 Priority Schools in the state, none were from Newton County.
UPDATE: I-20 westbound at Exit 93 Hazelbrand Road is now reopened after lanes were shut down due to a crash with injuries.
Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a shooting near the Silos at Ellington Friday night, in which two suspects were injured and transported to area hospitals.
Stoney Bowles told his crew he wanted "operation excellence," when he was hired as Covington's Fire Chief, and instated a firefighter of the quarter honor. Every quarter he would name someone who displayed the values Bowles wanted in his firefighters, and at the end of the year he would name a firefighter of the year.
Despite being voted out of the running, Green Hill P3 or its members will continue to pursue a contract with Newton County to lease and operate the county landfill, and settle a lawsuit with the East Georgia Land & Development Company.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia court is weighing whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing to allow it to participate in a highway cleanup program.
Covington's 2015 Independence on the Square celebration brought plenty of people, music, celebration and fireworks to Newton County, and now it has a chance to bring additional recognition to the city.