While local governments in Rockdale and Newton counties have been working since late March to put in place ordinances to slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Brian Kemp’s executive order for a statewide shelter in pla
In light of Gov. Brian Kemp closing all schools for the remainder of the academic year to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown and his C.H.A.M.P.S. Division will continue to provide school-aged children with the tools they need to face any situation that may come their way.
Additional temporary funding for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office was approved by the Board of Commissioners to cover increased spending related to the COVID-19 health crisis.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who allegedly stole a check from a mailbox and then tried to cash it multiple times.
MCDONOUGH — Following social distancing guidelines put in place due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to stop being active, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist Ali Berg.
The Covington Police Department has made an arrest in a Saturday night shooting that left a Covington man dead.
We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.
As this challenging time for our country and our communities continues, we want you to know we are here for you — and we are here with you.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for a preservation-minded buyer to purchase and rehabilitate the Alston-Wiley House in Sparta.
Here is what I think about risotto: A good risotto should be creamy, but not gummy or soupy. The rice should be tender, with a little give to each bite (al dente).
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles has begun reviewing specific cases for clemency release.
A strong storm with straight-line winds blew through Rockdale County shortly after noon Tuesday, bringing down a few trees, damaging signs and downing some power lines.
The Newton County School System is adding one meal distribution site and five bus stop delivery locations beginning April 2.
It is not cognitive dissonance -- the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously -- to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at the same time worrying about what the increasing national debt (nearing $24 trillion and counting) will do to the country.
Atlanta Gas Light announced Tuesday that it is hiring to fill approximately 200 permanent positions within the company based throughout Georgia.
COVINGTON — Hundreds of events have been canceled around the metro area due to the coronavirus public health crisis. Unfortunately for non-profit organizations, many have been some of the largest fundraisers of the year.
Rockdale Superior Court Judge David Irwin has issued a judicial order canceling all non-judicial foreclosures that were scheduled for April 7.
More than 1,500 fourth, fifth- and sixth-graders will now have the opportunity to participate in Georgia 4-H’s first Virtual Cloverleaf Project Achievement contest.
COVINGTON - Places of worship, funeral homes, and stores that sell firearms and ammunition were all added to the essential businesses list related to the COVID-19 pandemic approved by the Covington City Council on March 25.
More often than not, the "Shooters" didn’t carry weapons since their shooting equipment was heavy and cumbersome. If they did arm themselves, a holstered .45 caliber automatic was their weapon of choice. Yet, everyone understood if a Shooter ever needed to use his weapon it was most likely too late to save the day.
The book of Habakkuk is one of the shorter books in the Old Testament, having only three chapters. In the middle of the book is a promise many of us memorized in VBS years ago. It reads, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).
For the last few weeks we have been discussing the Bible. There was a time when the Bible was considered by the majority of people to be an authoritative work.
SOCIAL CIRCLE – Out of safety concerns regarding the coronavirus, Georgia’s 15th annual Youth Birding Competition has been postponed from April 24-25 to Aug. 29-30.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office is working to connect individuals with their loved ones housed in its jail following the announcement regarding the temporary suspension of all on-site visitation.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.
He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life.
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a donation of 120 N95 masks from Home Depot Covington on Thursday, allowing the NCSO to keep deputies and staff safe from COVID-19 while on duty.
COVINGTON — A South Carolina man is in jail facing numerous assault and traffic charges after allegedly shooting a man in another vehicle and then fleeing from deputies. He was arrested after a high-speed chase ended in Porterdale.
Today Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24. Students may return to school on Monday, April 27.
The Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department is reminding people that a COVID-19 drive-through site in Covington is not open to the general public.
As restaurant owners have moved to food delivery and curbside takeout services in response to coronavirus concerns, many customers have wondered how safe the practice is.
Many older adults enjoy "brain games" such as crosswords, sudoku and computer brain-training games. But can they help improve memory? Well, it's complicated
JONESBORO—If you feel like the COVID-19 emergency is messing with your mind, you’re not the only one. Nicole Albert, a licensed psychotherapist with Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, says that feelings of shock, worry or stress right now are perfectly normal. The News asked Albert to explain some behaviors affecting many people during this crisis and to suggest some coping strategies.
COVINGTON — The Covington City Council and Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in separate teleconference meetings Wednesday night to adopt an ordinance that mandates residents to shelter in place, prohibits public gatherings of any number and requires all non-essential bu…
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will hold a meeting via teleconference tonight at 6 to discuss an emergency disaster declaration.
COVINGTON — Due to shortages of medical devices needed to address the COVID-19 crisis, the Becton Dickinson and Company (BD) plants in Covington and Madison will be temporarily allowed to increase the limits on product lots sterilized and reduce the heated aeration period for sterilized prod…
In an effort to spread education and awareness of COVID-19, Rockdale County Chairman Oz Nesbitt Sr. will host a conference call with local clergy and local funeral directors.
Just a few days ago, we were complaining about life’s little annoyances. The pastor’s sermon was too long. Standing in line for more than five minutes at the checkout line, or the fast food place.
COVINGTON — Effective Thursday, March 26, Newton County School System will add free meal delivery routes in addition to numerous food pick-up locations throughout the county.