The city of Covington will not delay an electric rate increase for a local industry.
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.
Gateways into the city will now be regularly mowed and maintained, as the Covington City Council has approved lawn maintenance contracts to jumpstart its beautification efforts.
The company that the city of Covington was planning to partner with to install electric vehicle chargers downtown has filed for bankruptcy and is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
The county commission approved a bid of $1,167,134 from Pittman Construction Inc. out of Conyers to handle Local Maintenance Improvement Grant projects, but one commissioner voted in opposition because he’s not happy with one of the projects.
Newton County transportation got a nearly $1.3 million boost from the Georgia Department of Transportation Tuesday.
The Covington City Council has finalized an update to the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow licensing for on-premises wine and beer tastings, licensing for caterers to serve alcohol off-premises and temporary permits for non-profits to sell alcohol at events to benefit a charitable or civic organization.
The very name of the city denotes a spirit of hospitality, so it’s no surprise Social Circle calls its celebration of fall the Friendship Festival.
Newborn will celebrate its history in October with a tour of homes, schoolhouse alumni reunion and the release of a book detailing how life used to be in the tiny town.
Commissioners recently agreed to pay a consulting firm to research ways to improve the county’s business license application process and regulate taxi companies.
The Covington City Council has approved the first reading of an update to the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow licensing for on-premises wine and beer tastings, licensing for caterers to serve alcohol off-premises and temporary permits for non-profits to sell alcohol at events to benefit a charitable or civic organization.
The owner of a dump truck that spilled rocks along U.S. Highway 278 in late August is unhappy about reimbursement charges for clean up from the city of Covington.
Mayor Ronnie Johnston was put on the hot seat by second graders at Middle Ridge Elementary School Thursday.
911 Communications Officer Nathaniel Stykes organized his first blood drive in June, giving public safety agencies a chance to compete.
County commissioners have amended the zoning ordinance to allow go-kart facilities in certain areas with a conditional use permit.
The Board of Commissioners recently awarded a contract to Gresham Smith and Partners out of Alpharetta to provide engineering services for bridges in the county at a cost of $38,735.
Mt. Tabor Bridge is now safe to travel for school buses, fire trucks and other large vehicles.
County commissioners agreed to keep a resident vendor preference provision in the new purchasing policy approved Aug. 20.
The city of Covington will repair the roof of the building at Legion Field, a first step in improvements to the fairground that city officials hope will ultimately become an entertainment venue.
f you’re itching for a different, fun way to test your endurance, the FFA-FCCLA Center is hosting the first annual Udder Mud Run, an alternative to the traditional 5K that features a 20-obstacle course that will have participants neck deep in red Georgia clay.
The city of Covington is putting SPLOST funds to use, preparing to resurface eight streets and six subdivisions, at a cost of $682,537.31. The Covington City Council awarded the project to low bidder Key Paving Inc. on Aug. 19.
Superior Court judges have asked the county commission to expedite the expansion of the Newton County Judicial Center.
The county’s dinosaur of a financial software system is being replaced to save money and time.
More than 70 people attended The Ellington Neighborhood Watch First Annual Night Out recently.
Bubba’s girlfriend returned to Covington Thursday.
Both the city and county approved applications related to personal care homes this week.
More than $420,000 has been spent with 23 local businesses on the Miracle League field, Consultant Tamara Richardson reported to county commissioner Tuesday night.
County officials have started discussions on whether to allow a private entity to run Gaither Plantation.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-113, is hosting a Family Fun Day event for Newton residents from noon - 3 p.m. at Trailblazer Park on Clark Street in Covington.
The Covington City Council made a move Monday night to try to correct 10 years of unkept promises to residents of Wildwood Subdivision.
Transportation planning was a focus of the county commission’s mini-retreat held last Friday at the FFA-FCCLA Center.
Glenn Tippens has 175 lawns to maintain, and it’s up to him to figure out what’s wrong when they’re discolored, diseased and dying.
Commissioners held a work session Thursday to discuss a proposed purchasing policy and proposed zoning regulations for go kart facilities.
The Newton County Library System is reporting a successful summer reading program, with more than 4,300 books read by children.
Newton County residents can now obtain free prescription discount cards at county facilities and participating local pharmacies.
Commissioners have tabled the selection of a contractor to install a metal roof on the concession stand at the Miracle League field at the request of Commissioner Levie Maddox.
Turn lanes will be added on Ga. Hwy. 212 at the intersection of Bethany and Butler Bridge roads and at the Oak Hill Road intersection, according to DOT Spokeswoman Cissy McNure. A center lane will also be added from Bethany and Butler Bridge roads to Denny Dobbs Park. The traffic light at Hwy. 212 and Oak Hill Road will be replaced.
Seniors are staying busy and cool during the dog days of summer with activities like ceramics and quilting at Newton County Senior Center.
The Newton County Library Board of Trustees has approved the fiscal year 2014 budget.
Chairman Keith Ellis is looking for new ways for the county to save money and generate revenue, and he’s applying the philosophy that “little things achieved are better than big things planned.”
Construction continues on the first phase of rehabilitation of Porterdale Gym.
Downtown Covington will be a little brighter this Christmas, as the city of Covington and Main Street have agreed to jointly allocate a total of $40,000 for additional holiday lights.
The city of Covington is continuing to diversify fuel options for its own fleet and the public and will soon install electric vehicle charging stations downtown.
Commissioner John Douglas said he would bring up the pending salary increase for commissioners Tuesday night, making a motion that would require them to vote on a pay raise versus it being automatically tied to the sheriff’s salary, which increases once certain population thresholds are reached.
These are the winners of the Citizen’s summer vacation photo contest.
Both Newton and Rockdale medical centers scored the second highest rating possible on a Consumer Reports rating of hospitals based on how patients fare during and after surgery.
County officials have been concerned about the safety of Oak Hill Bridge over Snapping Shoals Creek for years, and now the bridge is finally set to be replaced.
Attending a Board of Commissioners can be a little uncomfortable, with hard wooden benches for seating.
“The Vampire Diaries” fans have taken to signing barricades outside Mystic Grill, the fictional cafe in the show that is being converted to a real restaurant.