A Newton County man was sentenced to life without parole for the 2011 murder of a Covington man.
Newton resident William Ike Robertson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Congressman Austin Scott.
Unemployment increased slightly in May for Rockdale and Newton, but is still down year-over-year.
City, KCNB encourage recycling
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next informational Open House in July.
A Newton County judge has denied bond for two armed robbery suspects from Rockdale County.
A car show and county employee appreciation day has been rescheduled for Sunday.
Three men remain in the Newton County jail after allegedly robbing a man that one of them met on a social network last month.
The Newton Education Foundation recently presented a group of Newton County teachers with nearly $5,000 in grants.
Several road projects are beginning this month.
Congressman Hank Johnson visited Newton County seniors recently.
Big Lots is asking the public to vote online for a favorite video as part of the sixth-annual Lots2Give contest.
While most student activities settle down over the summer at Oxford College, construction continues this year.
Rep. Johnson worked with local mayors to use existing meeting space in respective city halls.
Young Americans Christian School graduated its largest class this year.
Commissioner Nancy Schulz was recently honored by ACCG.
The Newton County School System now is operating on a summer schedule.
Piedmont Academy held its Class of 2013 graduation ceremony Sunday.
Main Street Director Josephine Kelly has resigned, effective June 7.
Salem High School senior Avery Reagan recently was presented a $5,000 check from the Diego Rincon Scholarship.
The Alcovy River Ramble takes place June 8.
Newton County's high school graduation rate outpaces the state's average and has increased 12 percent from last school year.
There are several Memorial Day events planned for Covington and Conyers.
A car show will coincide with a county employee recognition event on Sunday.
Traveling Angels will host its annual dinner honoring senior citizens Saturday, May 18.
Oxford College held its 168th commencement exercises Saturday.
The Main Street Covington quarterly report was presented to the City Council and BOC this week.
Local manufacturing company SKC Inc. recently was named the 2013 NCSS Partner of the Year for the Newton County School System.
Several Rockdale County students recently placed in a contest by the Clean Air Campaign.
Two Newton County students were selected for the summer Governor's Honors Program.
The 30th Annual Rutledge Country Fair takes place Saturday, May 4.
Unemployment rates continue to decline in Newton and Rockdale.
Newton County students recently earned awards at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens.
Newton High School has five students who can receive $2.5 million through the Gates scholarship program.
The FFA-FCCLA Center will host a free kids fishing event Saturday.
GPC's Newton Campus will hold an Earth Day celebration Thursday.
Mosquito season is here early.
One of the three co-defendants accused of killing and burning an Atlanta man in Newton County will have his trial next week.
Women's club members honored at state level.
Parents are asked to review the Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan.
Covington Councilman Chris Smith is running for reelection.
Judy Taylor will be Georgia Piedmont Technical College's new vice president of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation.
The 2013 Congressional Arts Competition is for eligible high school students throughout the district.
Claire Sterk, Emory University provost, will deliver the address to graduates during Oxford College Commencement 2013.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently announced the appointment of three key people.
County Commissioner John Douglas has ended his bid for Congress.
A former Newton County school administrator is among the 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators who were indicted Friday by a grand jury.
Unemployment rates in Newton and Rockdale continue to decline.
The Newton County School System will be closed to students and staff from April 1 through 5 for Spring Break.
The Oxford College Community Classroom will continue this spring.