Congratulations Kenneth Hanson. It's a great honor and great testament to your hard work that you were named Newton County School System's 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Sammy Wayne Banks Jr., Conroe, Oct 13, Failure to Appear
A major horror movie-"The Ring 3"-will start production in Conyers just in time for Halloween and remain based here for at least six months, the Conyers Rockdale Economic Development Council learned on Oct. 14.
Newton's softball team fresh off asecond place finish in the Region 2-AAAAAA tournament hosted the first round matchup of the Georgia AAAAAA state playoffs against Tift County.
More than 40 kayakers, and more volunteers on foot, showed up to help clean up the Yellow River during the annual Rivers Alive cleanup event Saturday.
The clock is ticking for 18 Oxford homeowners who haven't adhered to a city ordinance requiring residents within 100 feet of the city's sanitary sewer system to connect.
More plantations were nearby for foraging, now that Harris' Quarters had been reached. To the east troops trekked towards Mt. Pleasant, the property bordering Harris' Quarters. This 6,000-acre estate started at the Alcovy River and ran to the north side of Alcovy Trestle Road, just beyond the busy lanes of today's Interstate 20.
Serving in the community for more than 150 years, First Presbyterian Church of Covington is still standing strong. Established in 1827, originally as a garden, this ministry has always made its mark in the community. The roots of this ministry go so deep into the community; one of its forefathers, Dr. Hayes, was one of the very first pastors of the church, and still has living family members who are active in the ministry.
Doesn't it seem like the official color of October is pink? Everywhere you look, people are celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness month in their own way.
Have you ever thought we live in a world where often our possessions possess us. The recent release of a new IPhone demonstrated the desire of many to have the newest and latest. The forever multiplying amount of stuff we have demonstrates our weak ability to make critical choices. This is a growing trend in our world. If you look inside the beautiful houses in Covington's historical district, you will notice how much less storage there is as compared to home built in today's world. There were fewer closets and those few were much smaller. And furthermore there ...
Things are popping on Crowell Road now.
For those who are diagnosed with it, breast cancer can be terrifying.
Nearly 20 Oxford homeowners will be the newest residents to take the plunge into the sanitary sewer line required by the city. Residents will be required to fall in line by the Feb. 4, 2015 deadline, and will be mailed a letter of notification and options of payment plans.
The Newborn City council meeting started off with a small prayer following an introduction of guest attendee Elect Pasty Harris who is running for State House Representative of district 112. Here's what you need to know from the meeting:
This past Saturday, hundreds of kids took to the water for the Rockdale County Swim League annual county meet championship. Competing summer league teams were the Covington Y Piranhas, Brentwood Barracudas, Deer Run Dolphins, Honeycreek Splash, Meadowbrook Marlins and Westchester Lakes Wahoos.
All teams met at Johnson Park on June 30. There were 88 events through out the day, with children under 10 competing in the morning, and the older children competing separately late into the afternoon.
Dear Editor: June 28, 2012 will go down as a fateful day. It is a sad day because we won't be paying for emergency room care for those bums who don't have health insurance. It means that a big hole in a hospital's budget won't be spread out across every other charge, like $20 band aids. It's all Obama's fault, forcing us to adopt Romney care that was dreamed up by the socialist Heritage Foundation. I want my freedom to have to pay for the uninsured in higher health care costs!
This country is ...
After registering, early voting for the primary will take place from July 9 through July 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the board of elections, located at the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St., Covington.
With only a few seconds having ticked off the clock, the Southeast Conference leading Georgia Revolution wasted no time in taking it to the returning National Champion Jacksonville United Football Club in a 7-3 victory on Saturday.
Dead even through the first 12 minutes, the Revolution finally struck thanks to Kwadwo Poku, just a few games off the team's first hat trick, to make the score 1-0. Not to be outdone by his teammate Riley Sempter, drove the score up 2-0 in the 15th minute, in favor of the Revolution.
Local leaders got a peek Monday at the renewed effort by developers 4A International, which owns 600-plus acres of Conyers land south of Interstate 20, to design a community centered around healthy living anchored by a potential new Metro Atlanta the Y facility.
Now is as good a time as any to rescue the bicycles from the basement and get out to enjoy the growing number of opportunities for cycling throughout Rockdale County.
Combine the completion of several trails in recent years with numerous ongoing local cycling events, people of all ages are sure to find their stride. And with benefits ranging from exercising, reducing the carbon footprint, raising money for charity and making new friends, hundreds of people are peddling throughout the county every week.
As we enter summer time, it's important to look back at 2011-12 with an eye towards celebrating the success of our students, teachers, principals and other staff. And, while I am the first to suggest areas wherein improvement is needed such as the four-year cohort graduation rate, we should make sure we take time out to celebrate as well.
Spring has sprung and summer is quick to come upon us. And no summer is complete without a few essential dishes: hamburgers and steaks. These are so essential that Gov. Nathan Deal has declared June is once again Georgia Beef Month. While most of us are celebrating by breaking out the charcoal, we reflect too on the industry that brings us these products to throw on the grill.
Porterdale residents can hope to see a decline in air conditioner thefts as the town's police department launched its copper theft program, Operation Copperhead, Thursday.
The Porterdale Police Department initiated the program by marking Mayor Arline Hayes Chapman's air conditioning (AC) unit Thursday. The police department will start the operation on the homes listed to participate.
Newton County citizens will have an opportunity to learn more about the candidates for Board of Commissioners District 1 and sheriff from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Mansfield Community Center.
Just in case you missed this, there is a move afoot - there is actually legislation being introduced in Congress - to make the American Bison the official national mammal of the United States.
The main problem about naming the bison as the official mammal is that the next thing would probably be someone wanting an official reptile. I don't know what creature that may be but you figure Charlie Sheen would be in the running for the honor but he has no chance as long as John Edwards is still around.
This year as we prepare the budget, the district Commissioners requested the county manager prepare a budget not to exceed the tax dollars generated by the current 10.91 millage rate. In other words, no tax increase. This is an admirable goal and I agree with them; no one wants to raise taxes.
Being in the right place at the right time is sometimes less about luck than it is heeding a call. And, rather than fame or fortune, the result can be something far more precious.
Request for divorce leads to fight
As expected the square in Covington was packed with Parrot Heads Friday night. They adorned Jimmy Buffet labeled apparel, typical of this sort of easygoing crowd.