The Confederate memorial statue at the center of Covington’s Historic Square will be removed, following a 3-2 vote by the Newton County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night.
COVINGTON — Axe throwing is coming to the Covington Square. By a 4-2 vote at their July 6 meeting, the Covington City Council approved a Special Use Permit (SUP) for an axe throwing amusement/entertainment business at 1113 Church St., the former location of Blair on the Square Boutique. The …
A second organization has asked the court to intervene in a decision by the Henry County Board of Commissioners to remove the Confederate monument on the McDonough square.
America’s Founders regarded a free press as so vital to the new nation that they took care to include that right in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Beginning Monday, July 20, the Conyers-Rockdale Library will allow limited access to the library by appointment only through the Browse, Borrow & Go program.
Rockdale County Public Schools is offering a full-time virtual learning option for the 2020-21 school year.
Three properties that Newton County purchased for the now-discontinued Bear Creek reservoir project have been sold back to the previous owners.
ATLANTA – State Representative Vernon Jones, D-Lithonia, will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and participate in the president’s roundtable discussion on law enforcement and community relations today, Monday, July 13, 2020.
The Newton College and Career Academy Agricultural Education Program is one of six organizations in Georgia to be awarded a United States Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grant for the 2020-2021 school year in the amount of $99,974.
As we continue to live our lives and adjust to this new normal, I sense a feeling of fatigue in so many: there is the COVID-19 fatigue; injustice fatigue; a fatigue of crying and mourning – mourning the loss of loved ones, the loss of homes, jobs, or the loss of what was once called normalcy.
Where is it written that the left gets to control the political and cultural agenda and conservatives must bow to its ideology when, in fact, it is liberalism that has brought the nation to near cultural ruin?
Recently my wife and I were able to enjoy a getaway at a beach for a few days. One morning as I was sitting on our small balcony taking in the ocean view, a rainbow suddenly appeared over the water.
The Newton County community paid its respects Friday to Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., a man described as a steadfast friend, brother in Christ, gentleman lawyer and devoted family man.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Pardon and Parole for the period of June 30-July 6, 2020:
Students and families are encouraged to participate in the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 21-22 coordinated by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Newton County’s attempt to hold a public hearing on the budget was “bombed” Tuesday evening when the Zoom virtual meeting was disrupted by profane words and pornographic images.
CONYERS — Two years and seven months after two of the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial statues and globe were stolen, everything is back where it should be. On July 6, members of the Walk of Heroes Board of Directors unveiled the restored bronze centerpiece of five soldiers holding up a …
CONYERS — In its mid-year retreat scheduled for this weekend, the Conyers City Council can expect nearly two full days of agenda items to address.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office is seeking information in the Wednesday night shooting death of a 32-year-old Conyers woman at a home in southeastern Newton County.
CONYERS — The Sons of Confederate Veterans has filed a temporary restraining order and complaint in Rockdale County Superior Court against Rockdale County Commission Chair Oz Nesbitt Sr. for removing the Confederate monument from the courthouse grounds on June 30.
￼A newly received landmark donation will play a vital part in the student experience at Oxford College of Emory University and the preservation of its historic campus. The estates of Emy and Duane Blair have given funds to Oxford College in the amount of $8.4 million, the largest individual cash gift in the school’s history.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, has announced that the high mast lighting project in Conyers held its groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 8.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in gathering information regarding an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of July 5.
A myth says lightning never strikes twice in the same place. President Donald Trump appears to believe it can when it comes to replicating his narrow victory in 2016.
The Newton County Judicial Center was renamed Tuesday night in honor of a man who served as a judge there for more than 17 years.
A new school calendar with the school year for students beginning on Aug. 24 and ending June 4 was approved by the Newton Board of Education Tuesday.
The statue on the McDonough Square will be removed and will be moved to another location to be determined, but will not be destroyed.
Of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, only one now exists. Most of these priceless Wonders were destroyed by people who found them to be offensive.
As I write this, it has been 113 days since the first COVID-19 case was identified in my home county. Within an hour, the school system announced schools would be closed for two weeks in order to give classrooms a thorough scrubbing. Little did we know.
The first gathering was in 1828, and since its founding only the Civil War would keep worshipers from flocking to Salem Camp Meeting each year. That title held until COVID-19 drew up its battle plans and made its threats known.
CONYERS — Rockdale County citizens turned out Monday morning to pay their respects as a processional for Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven A. Minor proceeded through the county, ending at Springfield Baptist Church.
Mourners will be able to pay their respects to the late Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson on Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. when his body will lie in state in the rotunda of the Newton County Judicial Center.
Though Fernbank Museum officials say the "World of Wow" is still very much alive, the reopening of its permanent, as well as new a exhibit, offers a whole new experience with several new health and safety measures in place to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 amid the ongoing pandemic.
We are in the middle of a serious health pandemic. The deaths by COVID-19 have exceeded 125,000 in our nation. When compared to the number of deaths by our military personnel in the Korean War plus the Vietnam War (33,686 + 58,220) we have already lost 30,000 or more to COVID-19 than in those wars combined.
Many of us have witnessed this scenario with our own children or grandchildren, or else we’ve seen it play out on video with someone else’s kids. A child got into something he wasn’t supposed to – the cookie jar, a candy dish, a cake, or pie. When he’s confronted about it, he flatly denies having been disobedient. However, the whole time he’s steadfastly proclaiming his innocence, the evidence in the form of chocolate, icing, or pie-filling is smeared all over his face.
This weekend we celebrate again the birth of our country. We will fly our flags. We will watch and set off fireworks. We will remind one another of the great gift of freedom we have in living in these United States of America
Many cities across the United States have cancelled or postponed annual events usually reserved for the 4th of July holiday, such as parades, festivals, and fireworks, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.
In providing the crucial fifth vote to strike down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals, Chief Justice John Roberts has re-enforced a longstanding theme: there is no guarantee a judge nominated by a Republican president will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution.
CONYERS — The Conyers City Council announced on July 2 its intention to increase the 2020 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.74% over the rollback millage rate.
CONYERS — Hundreds of people turned out at 10 p.m. on June 30 to watch the Confederate monument that stood for 107 years at the corner of the Rockdale County Courthouse on Main Street in Conyers come down. The monument will be put into a safe place at an undisclosed location in the county un…