The Newton County Board of Education's Christmas tree looks a little brighter after students came over Thursday morning to decorate. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students from Ficquett Theme School helped put ornaments, made from local students, on the BOE's tree. (Above) Star Baker carefully places an ornament on the Christmas tree located in the BOE's waiting area. (Right) Aeneas McLean, Baker and Carllolin Meakins.
Santa Claus is making his way around Newton County this holiday season and is planning to attend several events in the area. Check out the list below to find a time and place that fits into your holiday schedule to see Ol' Saint Nick.
Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The actual legends that go with the festival vary in different parts of India.
I had only three hours of sleep, a stuffy nose and itchy eyes Sunday morning and I wasn't so sure I was ready to get out of bed. But one thing I did know was that none of those things were going to keep me from the 2012 Mud Race & Obstacle Course presented by Subaru at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Most charity races don't include a massive mud pit, military-inspired obstacles, live music and appetizing food, but that's what runners and spectators can expect Sunday during the National Mud and Obstacles Series at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers this Sunday.
Dozens of puppies and dogs came out Saturday morning to strut their stuff for the Humane Society's annual Newton County Mutt Show fundraiser.
The show, hosted on the Covington square, began at 10 a.m. and featured five different categories: Face Only a Mother Can Love, Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Best Dressed, and Best Trick. First, second, and third place ribbons were awarded in each category.