The victim in the truck accident on the Access Road at the Yellow River Sunday evening has been identified as Valentine Gayle, 48, of Lithonia, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Cortney Morrison.
The National Action Network (NAN) gave out dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies Thursday evening. Cathlete Perry, NAN Youth Director, oversaw the backpack drive, under the leadership of NAN President Archie Shepherd.
The Newton County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) did not make a decision on fees associated with the county's convenience centers at a special called meeting Thursday night but did move on a related action.
As candidates for two Newton County seats open in the 2016 General Primary Runoff Elections answered questions during a forum at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, infrastructure was the common theme among the three candidates in attendance.
As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the illuminated sky had tears trickling down their face.