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
Dear Sirs: I was in our local Salvation Army Store yesterday to donate some items. While there, I was talking to one of the employees I know. She said donations were very slow due to the economy. After I got home, I decided to write this letter.
Dear Sirs: I am a parent of a 16-year-old special needs teenager and we live in Covington. For 7 years now we have been going to Conyers so that our kid can play on a Miracle League Team. Well, if you vote "Yes" for SPLOST on Tuesday, in the future my son can play on our own Miracle League Field right here in Covington. Thank you to all who support our Miracle League.
Dear Sirs: I am a proud parent of a 21 year-old special needs young adult. I am personally asking that you vote "Yes" for the SPLOST on Tuesday.
Dear Sirs: The SPLOST contains some good projects, but few that benefit a significant number of Newton County residents. It is unfortunate that it contains personal projects of interest to few in the community except for individual commissioners and a handful of their constituents.
The pace really picked up in the House last week. H.B. 87 is a major anti-illegal immigration bill.
The unemployment rate stands at 12.5 percent in Newton County and 12.4 percent in Rockdale County, according to information released today from the Georgia Department of Labor.
Your weekend could be a washout, with heavy rain possible late Saturday. Drizzle should turn to rain later today, giving way to showers on Saturday and heavy rain of up to 2 inches overnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. There's a 90 percent chance of rain tonight, and a 100 percent chance of rain for Saturday and Saturday night.
ATLANTA - A bill meant to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia is expected to come up for a vote.
ATLANTA - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will talk about his plans to begin raising money to test whether a bid for the GOP presidential nomination is feasible.
ATLANTA - A House panel has approved legislation that could pave the way for pari-mutuel betting on horse racing in Georgia. The constitutional amendment would allow voters in local communities to decide whether to allow gambling on horse racing.
ROME, Ga. - Authorities say a north Georgia man was arrested after police say he stuffed a rotisserie chicken, chicken wings, a mouth guard and two toothbrushes down the front of his pants and walked out of a Walmart without paying for the items. Police say the man left the store through its Garden Center with the items in his pants on Tuesday afternoon. Floyd County Jail and Rome police reports state that 27-year-old Joseph ...
A shining light went out in Newton County last week. Carrie Lee Freeman, 83, died on Thursday. Freeman, of 60 Lee St., was one of three women who were named Shining Lights in November for their long-time service to the community. Freeman, Lula V. Smith-Rachels and Betty Bellairs were chosen to flip the switch lighting the downtown holiday decorations for the season. Freeman was honored as the longtime owner of The Corner Shop, a dry-cleaning ...
As the Georgia legislature begins its march to the halfway mark, few significant pieces of legislation have been dealt with.
There has been substantial debate regarding the proposed Newton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, over the past weeks and months, but the merits of passing a six-year extension to the 1 percent county sales tax are difficult to ignore, namely the $57 million in funding for vital public works and programs in our community.
Dear Sirs: The Montessori School of Covington, located in Clark's Grove, is one of the best alternative educations you can find, this side of Atlanta. It occurred to me that not many people in our area may fully understand what is meant by a "Montessori education."