News for Tuesday, June 21, 2011


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Huge grow house found

COVINGTON -- A routine traffic stop has yielded more than 1,000 marijuana plants in all stages of growth at a south Newton County home.

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Students can apply to new loan program

Georgia students can now apply for low-interest loans aimed to help families that need extra help paying for college.

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City Council still sparring over railroad

COVINGTON -- The Covington City Council has attempted to put to bed discussions regarding the purchase of the Norfolk Southern rail line twice before, and some members are hoping the third time will be the charm.

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Oxford approves fiscal year budget

OXFORD -- The city of Oxford has passed a budget for the second time in about six months.

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Newton Pet of the Week -- June 22, 2011

Newton Your Next Best Friend

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No tax increase for county residents

County commissioners reached a unanimous consensus to keep the millage rate at 10.91 during a work session Monday evening.