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.
Dear Editor: The Learning Center wants to thank all the young students and families of First United Methodist Church Preschool for their recent Little Ones for Literacy Campaign. The children donated over 250 new and used books for The Learning Center to distribute to needy Newton County families. They also collected enough pocket change that The Learning Center will be able to provide the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a new hardback book each month for an entire year, to 20 children.
It's really hard to be a parent in today's fast-paced, instant gratification world.
Mary Melton's most endearing quality is that she enjoys taking care of others.
A survey was conducted in order to assess why 95 percent of Christians never witness. Most of us might think the No. 1 answer to this deplorable situation would be a simple and understandable, "I don't know how." But according to the late Dr. James Kennedy the No. 1 answer to the question, "Why don't you witness?" was, "Because of the life I live." Sad.
Preliminary test results are in for the Georgia High School Graduation Test and things look good for Newton County, especially in the areas of science.
Ficquett Elementary and Veterans Memorial Middle school were selected to receive the 2008 Hewlett-Packard Technology for Teaching Grant for the schools' desire to improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology.
If you were a regular at Sunday school or watched the epic movie "The Ten Commandments" starring the late Charlton Heston, then this scene is familiar.
At several points during a political forum for candidates for county chairman, speakers took time out to attack incumbent Chairman Aaron Varner, who was not in attendance at the Tuesday night event.
COVINGTON - Rivalries and scorebooks aside, the Eastside and Alcovy High varsity softball teams have officially jumpstarted their season.
Ready or not, here they come.
The Covington YMCA swim team began its season with the first meet of the summer yesterday against Meadowbrook in the Rockdale Swim League.
Two defendants in a child molestation case pleaded guilty June 5 in Newton County Superior Courtand received sentences up to 20 years in confinement.
George C. Busbee, 80, of Covington, died peacefully at his home June 10. The son of the late Norman James Busbee and Carrie Lou Middlebrooks Busbee, he was born in Walton County. Mr. Busbee was a retired land surveyor and member of St. John's Baptist church, Lithonia. He enjoyed fishing and collecting clocks and loved his family dearly. Mr. Busbee is preceded in death by son James A. White.
Sam Cofer, 88, of Covington, died June 4 at Rockdale Health Care. The son of the late Albert and Lila Moss Cover he was born in Butts County. Mr. Cofer was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and worked for Bibb Manufacturing until 1955 when he became a building contractor. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and going to Bojangles. Mr. Cofer dearly loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Gledys Cofer, and brothers Robert Cofer, Roy Cofer and James Cofer.
Eula Mae Stowe Kiser, 82, of Oxford, died June 11 at Park Place Nursing Home. The daughter of the late H. Lee and Lillian Swords Stowe, she was born in Walton County. Mrs. Kiser had lived in Newton County for 50 years and was a life-long member of Cornish Mountain Baptist Church. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and was an excellent cook and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by son Ronald Stanley Kiser and husband Harvey Kiser Jr., to whom she was a devoted wife, looking after him at home for 21 years.