Recent snowstorms in the area have forced businesses, schools and other establishments to close their doors and people to nestle indoors for safety. And for one Newton County Schools bus driver, the recent storms were all about keeping children safe.
A Social Circle man said his neighbor burned some of his property while burning trash. A report said a deputy with the Newton County Sheriff's Office responded to a home on Cooper Road in Social Circle Saturday, Feb. 8 in reference to a complaint about reckless conduct. A man told the deputy that his neighbor set a fire that spread onto his property.
A group of students at Oxford College used one of their snow days off from classes to complete a service project geared toward young girls and women globally who don't have the means for feminine hygiene products.
Though there were minimum damages and power outages in Newton County early Wednesday morning, as the winter storm continues officials said people should be prepared for possible power outages and if possible, stay indoors.