We believe Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting was the most critical in recent memory, and we applaud the commissioners for their efforts.
High school students in the Newton County School System are invited to attend a PROBE College Fair at Alcovy High School Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the school commons area.
Marlene "Polly" Hicks Carswell, age 79, of Lilburn, passed away Wednesday August 20, 2014. Born in Stone Mountain on October 29, 1934 she was a graduate of Stone Mountain High School. She retired from Lilburn Middle School as the lunchroom manager in December 1994. She obtained a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Certificate from the University of Georgia and was a member of Mountain Park Baptist Church in Lilburn since 1962.
The Red Cross is continuing to ask for blood, with three more blood drives in Newton County through the end of August.
Tichelle Florence is a walking, talking miracle - emphasis on walking.
The stuffed backpacks keep rolling in, with or without accessorized wheels.
At Tuesday's Board of Commissioners work session, commissioner John Douglas called for the abandonment of the 2050 Plan.
A faulty air handling unit filled with smoke and caused the evacuation of Newton Medical Center's emergency room Sunday evening.
Born on June 26, 1951, Walter Richard (Rick) Almand passed away August 15, 2014. He is survived by his wife Miriam Hamby Almand; children Bryan Owenby and Rachel Almand Wimbush; grandchildren Leanne Brown, Bryanna Owenby, Ashley McKibben, Keeley Owenby, Jordan McKibben, Erica Owenby and Alexis Almand and great-grand daughter rAaliyah Lumpkin. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Monroe at 7 p.m.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home
Local runners, mudders and thrill-seekers from around the Peach State braved the summer heat in the dirtiest of ways Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race made its way to the Georgia International Horse Park
The 2014-2015 school year opened at Piedmont Academy Monday, August 11, and 39 new students walked the halls for the first time, bringing the school's total enrollment to 295. There are 108 students in grades K4 through fifth, 69 students in middle school and 118 students in high school.
The most difficult search this Easter has nothing to do with hidden eggs. As a Christian mom, I struggle to teach my children the meaning behind our Easter traditions. I get so wrapped up in the shopping, meal planning and decorating that I often fail to focus beyond the chocolate bunnies and egg hunts.
A Newton County woman was robbed at gunpoint in a residential subdivision while on her way to church Friday evening, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
One of the big issues in the state legislature during the next few days will be whether or not voters in cities and counties should be allowed to vote on whether or not they will allow alcohol sales on Sunday in their communities.
If you go to a Christian funeral, particularly in the South, you're likely to hear somebody read that verse in the Gospel of John where Jesus is telling his disciples that he's going to be leaving and gives them a glimpse of Heaven.
CONYERS - The Newton County Tigers a 12 and under AAA travel baseball team won their first tournament of the 2008 season during the King of the Diamond USSSA World Series Qualifier on Sunday at Johnson Park.
STONE MOUNTAIN - On Tuesday afternoon, the Newton High boys and girls varsity tennis teams made the trek to Redan High School to do battle with their Region 2-AAAAA rival.
By Eric R. Wallace
CONYERS - The Newton Knights, an AA 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, competed in the King of the Diamond tournament last weekend at Legion Field.
NEW YORK - D'Angelo Cherry (Mt. Zion High) of the Covington Worldwide Track Club won the 60 meter dash at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships Sunday.
Speaking before the East Metro Board of Realtors Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) spoke at length of the troubles facing the housing industry, saying "these are trying times."
Two people died in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on County Road 213, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
The family of the pedestrian injured in a hit-and-run incident and a local bar are offering $1,200 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the driver, according to the victim's mother.
Newton County residents have a big incentive to file their tax returns this year - doing so ensures they will receive a stimulus check from the federal government.
Members of the Newton County Board of Education listened to information about the new state graduation rule as presented by NCSS Director of High School Curriculum Kathy Reese at Tuesday night's board meeting.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental contract with the city of Porterdale Tuesday night for the purchase of right-of-way necessary for intersection improvements at Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81.