COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office launched a new Web page earlier this week dedicated to addressing the growing problem of gangs in the area.
COVINGTON - Newton County is readying to file an application with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division for a landfill expansion.
CONYERS - Discovery of law enforcement equipment in a car reported stolen out of Newton County had Rockdale investigators scratching their heads. The vehicle was found abandoned in a church parking lot with the motor running and two flat tires.
COVINGTON - The Newton Fund of the The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta announced that it is seeking nominations for the first annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award.
COVINGTON - Opponents of the proposed Bear Creek Reservoir have accused Newton County officials of failing to fully study other alternatives, especially a proposal by Thomas Bros. Hydro Inc. to pull water directly out of the South River.
COVINGTON - Newton County School System Superintendent Steven Whatley is recommending the approval of a net mid-term adjustment of more than $330,000.
CONYERS - Salem's first loss of the baseball season was an ugly one.
COVINGTON - Newton sent 17 batters to the plate and scored 12 runs in the sixth inning as the Rams dominated Eastside 22-5 on Wednesday.
CONYERS - The Heritage golf teams will be on two different paths toward the same goal this spring.
COVINGTON - Ross Roberts made school history Wednesday, hitting the first home run for Alcovy baseball.
One day I was sitting at the soda fountain at Standard Pharmacy in Porterdale when the new preacher came in and invited me to come to church on Sunday.
To the editor:
By Dave Williams
ATLANTA - Efforts to impose state regulations on local governments' use of red-light cameras keep coming up in the General Assembly and keep getting shot down.