Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.
For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.
Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.
One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.
Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.
Summer is over, at least as far as the teachers of Newton County are concerned.
Investigators recently named the victims injured and killed in a July 15 shooting on Kirkland Road by a Riverdale man, who reported his actions to deputies.
The 180th year of the Salem Camp Meeting drew to a close Friday with last lingering visits and a floating procession of candle-lit crosses.
Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful Barak Obama, appeared in the July 14 edition of The New York Times.
Editor's note: This opinion essay, written by presidential hopeful John McCain in response to the above submission by Barack Obama. New York Times editors have refused to run McCain piece as written.
As the summer begins to wind down and students return to school, local restaurants and bars look to host many fun-filled events on almost every night of the week.
Michael Myers. Darth Vader. Hannibal Lecter. Alex De Large. Lex Luthor.
Often superhero movies deliver in the way of special effects, sometimes a good plot line and, every now and then, a decent acting performance. Rarely - if ever - has a superhero film been worthy of the moniker "all-around great film."
On this page in today's paper, we are running an Op-Ed piece written by Barak Obama that ran in the New York Times on July 14. We are also running a response to that piece written by John McCain.
High on taste and character and low on price, Mad Dog's BBQ is probably one of the best kept secrets in Conyers.
Mrs. Diomedisa "Nanay Amie" Sagayno, 63, of Covington, died July 18. She was a member of Clarkston International Bible Church, enjoyed watching television and crocheting and loved her family. She was preceded in death by husband Dominador Sayo Sr.
Jessie R. Smith, 62, of Covington, died July 19 at Rockdale Medical Center. The son of the late Rufus and Eva Smith, he was born in Bronx, N.Y., and enjoyed welding, camping and going to the mountains.
Mrs. Odessa Webb White died July 17. She was born in 1918 in Jasper County. She was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Will (Berda Malone) Roby; husband Mr. Hughey White Jr.; siblings Ola Mae Rhodes (Doll), Willie Mae Franklin, Johnny Roby, William Henry Roby, and Charlie Davis (CD); and children Willie Oscar Webb and Deborah Washington. Mrs. White joined Bethel Grove Baptist Church at an early age. She retired from Covington Moulding after several years of loyal service. Mrs. White was the epitome of a loving, caring and faithful mother. She was always there caring for someone ...
While the temperature outside may not indicate it, summer is winding down for the children of Newton County. To help get back into the swing of things, downtown Covington will be full of excitement on Saturday as the annual Back 2 School Block Party hits the square beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The Covington City Council will now hold their meetings an hour earlier at 6:30 p.m. after a majority of council members approved the time change at their meeting on Monday.