You can start burning leaves again beginning Tuesday. The summer burn ban imposed by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ends Sept. 30.
A Porterdale officer was injured during a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Early voting begins Oct. 14; deadline to register to vote is Oct. 7
Newton Jail Log for week Sept. 18 to 24
Employment rates are improving in Newton and Rockdale counties, according to data released this week by the Georgia Department of Labor.
After receiving complaints from nearby residents about the frequent closing of Monticello Street for events at The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, city officials are working on a policy to appease both the business owner and citizens.
After the engineering firm ranked the most qualified to work on Covington’s pedestrian bridge submitted a cost of about four times initial estimates, the City Council has selected the second highest ranked firm.
The city of Covington will not delay an electric rate increase for a local industry.
Consumers across the country are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that this is a scam, and it’s growing as the Oct. 1 implementation date for the Health Insurance Marketplace approaches.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School. Middle Ridge is one of 286 schools in the nation to earn the designation.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that Middle Ridge Elementary School is a National Blue Ribbon School! Middle Ridge Elementary is one of only 286 schools in the nation designated a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. Only ten Georgia schools—eight public and two private earned the special designation. Secretary Duncan made this year’s announcement live via the U.S. Department of Education’s USTREAM channel, viewed by recognized principals, teachers, and students assembled across the country.
The Newton County NAACP will host its Annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28. Tickets are on sale for the banquet will take place at 6 p.m. at The Events and Banquet Hall located at 685 Kirkland Road in Covington.
City officials have revised the list of tourism projects to benefit from a portion of hotel/motel tax revenues.
County commissioners denied a conditional use permit Tuesday for a personal care home on Ga. Highway 36 after hearing from neighbors who were opposed.
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- Rockdale Blotter for Jan. 3
- Newton Jail Log, Dec. 24-Jan. 1
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- Newton Jail Log for Nov. 15, 2013
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- Porterdale officer injured in traffic stop
- Newton Jail Log for week of Sept. 4 to Sept. 10, 2013
- Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 23, 2013
- Newton County Jail Blotter for Aug. 9, 2013