CONYERS -- The last-minute holiday rush is on in area stores, although shoppers' opinions were mixed on Christmas Eve shopping.
COVINGTON -- The city of Covington and Newton County have been selected to participate in IBM's new Smarter Cities program, a global initiative to help cities better meet new demands of an increasingly urbanized world.
COVINGTON -- It is commonplace for law enforcement agencies to remind shoppers this time of year to keep vehicle doors locked and packages out of sight while parked in mall and shopping center parking lots. The Newton County Sheriff's Office is also reminding residents to follow those same precautions while their cars are parked at home.
CONYERS -- A Covington man was recently sentenced to five years, two to be served in prison, after receiving three DUI charges since he became a licensed driver.
Shayla Bystrom, a 10-year-old Palmer Stone Elementary School student, skims across the ice at the Olde Town Conyers Ice Skating Rink on Wednesday.
Members of the Newton Mental Health Association recently presented Christmas toys and clothes to the Newton Mental Health Clinic.
Area law enforcement agencies and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin have granted special permits for a low-flying vehicle and nine flying reindeer to visit Georgia tonight.
COVINGTON Local animal workers want residents to keep their pets safe this holiday season and into the winter months.
Staff Photo: Erin Evans
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:
COVINGTON A Conyers man was arrested on drug-related charges Dec. 16 after being observed by a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy leaving an area in Covington where previous drug arrests have been made.
COVINGTON Math and science students at Eastside High School now will have the opportunity to use some new equipment.
COVINGTON City officials will hold their annual retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris, the City Council agreed Monday night.
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COVINGTON The City Council approved a rate change for ground leases at Covington Municipal Airport Monday night.