Newton County principals at almost all 24 campuses received special visitors Tuesday morning. The Newton County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Newton County School district, asked community stakeholders if they would like to act as “Principal for a Day.”
Covington City Council members, city staff, and disc golf players gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony last week officially opening the new championship caliber Parker's Pasture Disc Golf Course at Central Park. The park consists of 162 acres and sits between the East and West Wards. Curre…
Following are dogs and cats available for adoption as of Nov. 5, 2019 at the Rockdale County Animal Shelter, 1506 Rockbridge Road in Conyers. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on weekends.
ATLANTA - Police in several metro Atlanta communities are searching for a crew of "grab-and-go" burglars who have targeted Belk stores.
It is time once again for the Annual Lighting of the Newton County Courthouse, Christmas Parade, and the Satsuki Garden Club Candlelight Tour of Homes.
COVINGTON - A man has been arrested in Charlotte County, Florida, in connection with a child pornography investigation in Covington, and Ontario, Canada.
COVINGTON — The Newton County Board of Education's Tuesday work session was short, but did highlight some upcoming potential changes.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an armed home invasion of a elderly man on Nov. 9. The suspects also stole the victim’s car and later abandoned it following an accident at Ga. Highway 20 and Hi Roc Road.
ATLANTA —The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation on Wednesday released its 2020 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state.
ATHENS -- Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community.
A decision on whether to exercise an option to purchase two parcels of land in the Covington-Newton County Industrial Park has been delayed two weeks while Newton commissioners weigh their alternatives.
CONYERS - A large crowd of veterans and their families attended the Veterans Day program at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park Monday. This year was the 100th anniversary of the Veterans Day holiday since it originally began in 1919 as Armistice Day.
The official kick-off to Conyers’ holiday season takes place Friday, Dec. 6 with the Olde Town Christmas Party and the 20th Annual Conyers Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
A large crowd turned out for the Veterans Day program at Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park Monday morning. Those attending heard from Brigadier General Randall Simmons, U.S. Senator David Perdue, U.S. Representative Hank Johnson, State Representative Vernon Jones, Roc…
COVINGTON — Snapping Shoals EMC recently awarded $18,000 in grants to Newton County School System teachers through the co-op’s Bright Ideas program. The grants are designed to help teachers who wish to extend educational opportunities and activities for students by developing student interes…
COVINGTON — This past summer was a big deal for the Covington Family YMCA. It was on June 21 when YMCA officials, partners, supporters, members and tennis players gathered to officially open two new tennis courts.
Newton County Attorney Megan Martin outlined the process residents would need to follow in order to put package sales of alcohol in unincorporated Newton County to a vote.
Zoning modifications that would reduce the size of a development and the number of housing units constructed were approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners on Nov. 5.
COVINGTON — At Newton County Board of Education's next work session, board members have few but very important topics on the agenda.
MARIETTA — Jean Reed was 18 when, in January 1945, she left Atlanta on a train bound for Washington, D.C., not knowing where she’d spend the night when she arrived.
Oxford Professor Kenneth Carter isn't the person you want to take along to a haunted house, on a skydiving adventure or even a surprise birthday party.
As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until the presidency of Richard Nixon. It was during Nixon’s administration that Charles Colson began mobilizing the evangelical community to support the president’s policies and programs, seeing evangelicals as just another special interest group, like organized labor has been for Democrats.
CONYERS — U.S. Senator David Perdue is one of five elected officials expected to make remarks at the Veterans Day ceremony Monday at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial at Black Shoals Park in Conyers. Brigadier General Randall V. Simmons Jr., assistant adjutant general — Army, for the …
This Birch Road home with four bedrooms and three baths sits on 1.42 acres with a view of Jackson Lake. The home is offered at $355,000 and comes with a workshop and outdoor fireplace with covered pavilion.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new, expanded West Side Precinct Thursday morning.
CONYERS — A 66-year-old Conyers man who allegedly shot and killed one man and wounded another Thursday afternoon was later himself killed after he allegedly opened fire on Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office SWAT deputies and they returned fire.
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.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger paid a visit to the Newton County Board of Commissioners at the board's retreat Thursday afternoon to give commissioners an update on Georgia's new voting system.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown hosted a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new, expanded Westside Precinct Thursday morning. The new precinct is located at the intersection of Salem and Kirkland roads, near the former precinct location. The Newton County Tax Commissioner and Tax Apprai…
COVINGTON — A total of 1,908 of Covington’s 8,269 registered voters cast ballots in the city elections Tuesday for mayor and council posts 2 East and 3 East, for a voter turnout of 23.07%.
CONYERS – The Consulate General of France in Atlanta will decorate World War II veteran Wade Hayes of Conyers with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest merit, during a ceremony at Remington House in Conyers at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
COVINGTON — And then there were two. The Covington City Council has narrowed its search for a new city manager down to two final candidates: Freddy L. Morgan, who is currently the electric director for the city of Covington, and C. Scott Andrews, Ed.D., who is currently the assistant city ad…
PORTERDALE — A total of 69 voters in Porterdale elected Angela "Niki" Wescott to represent Post 1 on the Porterdale City Council. Sixty-seven voters also approved the “brunch bill” in Tuesday's municipal elections.
Newton County Commission Chairman Marcello Banes announced Tuesday he has been chosen to participate in the Leadership Georgia Class of 2020. Banes used the announcement to also launch his bid for re-election to a second term.