It's going to be an interesting four years. And y'all thought Bill Clinton and George W. Bush evoked partisanship and controversy!
COVINGTON - During Tuesday's monthly meeting, the Newton County Board of Education named the new elementary school being built on Kirkland Road after Georgia's state tree.
COVINGTON - The Brown Bridge Shell Oil convenience store was burglarized Jan. 15 after thieves apparently entered the store from a hole they had cut through the outside wall, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - The city of Covington took a big step toward coming up with a solution for substandard housing Thursday when officials, planners and other interested parties met to discuss the creation of an urban redevelopment plan.
COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff's Office investigators are scratching their heads over the recent thefts of Leyland cypress trees from yards in four separate locations.
COVINGTON - By a vote of 3 to 2, county commissioners implemented a spending and hiring freeze Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH - Ben Roethlisberger didn't consider Ken Whisenhunt to be a whiz when the two worked together on the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Venus Williams squandered a match point before losing to 46th-ranked Carla Suarez Navarro on Thursday, the biggest upset so far at the Australian Open.
Cell phones are helpful tools when properly used. They can also be a curse and a nuisance.
LOGUST GROVE - The Newton boys basketball squad improved to 6-1 in Region 2-AAAAA after steamrolling past Luella on Tuesday night 75-55.
CONYERS - The Rockdale and Heritage boys basketball teams have emerged as the front-runners halfway through the Region 8-AAAA South slate.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Jan. 13 and Monday:
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department: