The Newton County School System Office of Public Relations has received national recognition for publications produced during the 2012-2013 school year.
According to havefunfishing.com, Lake Oconee is full, 80-82 degrees, stained up the rivers and clear on the main lake.
The following students were named to the All-Year Honor Roll at Clements Middle School:
"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.
The following road maintenance and mowing projects are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17-20, weather permitting:
The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.
Taylor Marie steps out of her makeshift performance space in the corner of The Village Grille's main dining room, where she has just finished her second set, alongside lead guitarist Ryan Shafer.
Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.
"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."
Even though not much notice was given, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting this afternoon to discuss recent happenings in the downtown district, primarily involving the Main Street program, the resignation of its director and the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce.
This week, I will discuss what it takes to successfully execute a pitch shot.
Passion, inspiration and true, raw talent are all things most musicians have in their blood.
A lookout has been issued for a Conyers woman who has been missing since Tuesday.
Vince Lowe might look like a picture of strapping health, but this biker has been waiting and searching for a kidney since 2009.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -- The Fourth Amendment
Local optical business Covington Eyes owner Dr. Andrea Washington is relocating her business to a building behind Newton Medical Center.
Eastside was tested during Wednesday's 9-7 win over Walnut Grove, trailing throughout, except for when it counted at the end.
Gun laws focused on wrong things To the editor: I attended the proposed Newton County gun ordinance public forum Monday night, and the speakers were overwhelmingly against it for good reason. From my point of view, nothing in the new ordinance will do a thing to reduce the number of calls to the sheriff's office. They have already identified the area where they need to concentrate their efforts. Roughly 90 percent of the gunfire calls ...
Covington is a wonderful place to live, a place where it's easy to forget how many people are in our community because it still maintains a small-town vibe. But it's not exactly the place to go for entertainment on the weekends. Most of our staff live locally and travel out of Covington for entertainment. It seemed only natural to try and help the people of Covington by educating them on what's going on in the world of entertainment, as well as the world of news.
We ran into a local convenience store the other day to get a bag of ice. In front of us was a woman with two children buying milk and other food products; she paid by using her EBT card.
With temperatures starting at 42 degrees and dipping down to 36 with a few snow flurries, Eastside's bats didn't cool off in an 8-4 victory in Monroe Area Monday.
Last week saw the House closing in on the end of this year's legislative session - we only have one week to go. The committees were working through Senate bills, so we had more to consider on the House floor. We voted on 38 bills and resolutions during the week.
During the last county commissioner's retreat, I submitted a proposal regarding the discharge of firearms in high-density areas. After careful research, we asked the county to allow us to return to the guidelines established prior to the 2006 version of the county ordinance governing this matter.
Rysen Richardsons' two goals helped Alcovy sweep Newton in Region 2-AAAAAA soccer action Friday night.
Kevin Thompson was honored before Eastside's baseball game, as the 2013 state wrestling champion threw out the first pitch.
ean up and spruce up the entrances to Newton County so that visitors' first impression of the community is a positive one. You, as a member of the community, can actually help with that.
We are pleased the education SPLOST garnered a majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's special election.
Cassandra L. Ogletree, felony theft by deception, 10 years probation, $1,000, pay restitution.
Quintarus Antonio Aikens, 28, 10160 Allen Drive, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Michael Eugene Allen, 50, 7214 Lakeview Drive, Covington, March 18. Crossing guardline with drugs, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, open container. Mussie Abera Asha, 31, Atlanta, March 15. Probation violation. Tony Abayomi Babalade, 26, 9158 Bent Hill court, Covington, March 16. Probation violation. Davante Sanchez Bailey, 18, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, March 18. Family Violence Act criminal trespass. Jose DeJesus Barajas, ...
Eastside baseball suffered its first loss of the season to Jackson County Saturday, before picking up revenge in the nightcap of the doubleheader by beating Jefferson.