Southern Heartland Arts Inc. invites the public to visit Artful Harvest, the annual invitational judged art show, sponsored by United Bank, during September.
Two weeks ago we editorialized that the Newton County Board of Commissioners should show some leadership, define the county's form of government, and identify its true manager. The BOC held a workshop on the topic, but left the meeting without a solution, or even clarity on how Newton County should be led.
The recent loan from Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis on behalf of Newton County to Commissioner J.C. Henderson was a huge problem for our local government.
Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...
Following is the letter Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent the Covington News about the $4,500 paycheck advance given to Commissioner J.C. Henderson. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.
The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.
A series of concerts, all featuring different styles of music, are set for noon each Thursday in September. All will be held on the Square in Covington, and all are free to the public.
We made it, folks.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently hosted a series of events targeting health and wellness on its DeKalb and Newton campuses. As a part of its "Be ACTive" initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in healthy choices that will nourish the mind, body and spirit, GPTC held a "Healthy Choices Fair" in the Conference Center on the college's DeKalb Campus.
The Pilot Club of Covington welcomed its partner in education for 2014-15 to its monthly meeting in August.
The Rotary Club of Covington hosted District Governor William E. Strickland III at its weekly meeting Tuesday.
Thank you John Middleton for your 14 years of service as Newton County's Manager.
My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 ...
Mr. Ronald Dean Linder
In these weeks leading up to Good Friday and Easter, it will do us all well to take a fresh look at who Jesus really is.
Travis Mooney, 16, of Covington, passed away Feb. 26, after fighting a courageous battle against acute myelogeneous leukemia.
Hollis Pitts Jr. died Feb. 15. The son of Mrs. Emmis Pitts and the late Mr. Hollis Pitts, he was born in 1947 in Newton County. He accepted Christ at an early age, joining Pleasant View Baptist Church. He was educated in the Newton County School System where he developed a love for business.
Several Porterdale City Council members and town residents braved the cold wind to attend the dedication and ribbon cutting of the renovated Porterdale Train Depot Thursday morning.
The Newton County Recreation Commission is currently seeking advertisers, sponsors and volunteer help for the upcoming 2008 Dixie Boys World Series (13-14 year olds).
The Georgia Wrath travel baseball team from Social Circle won first place in the Battle of the Bats III Tournament held last weekend at Criswell Park in Monroe.
LeBron James hopped off the court and limped to the locker room, unsure if he'd be able to return for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It appears that Barack Obama will be the Democratic Party's nominee for president. He is likely the most engaging candidate to seek the White House in years. He represents a renewed sense of optimism and enthusiasm that has been missing from politics. His talk of "hope" and "change" has captivated voters, especially young voters who treat Obama as if he were was a rock star. There have been reports of women fainting during his speeches. Last week, there was a report of Obama receiving applause for the mundane task of blowing his nose. When you think about it, it ...
The idea of Leap Year was first proposed by a guy named Aloysius Lilius, who was also known as Luigi Lilio or Luigi Giglio. Whoever he was, he was a pretty smart guy.
Ed Nolan has 30 years experience singing with gospel groups such as the Morris Stancil Quartet, the Fishermen, the Darryl Lundy Singers and Homeward Bound. In December 2007, God gave him a vision to step out in faith and organize a new group. Calling on friends, Greg and Wendy Chambers and Holly McCullough, New Again was formed. Plans are in place for Pete Freeman to join the group as bass player.
Here are some interesting events that happened in March, from the Church History Institute.
Ever heard of the "Tooty Ta"?
Ever heard of the "Tooty Ta"?
The Newton County School System Change Team recently participated in the second school improvement conference held at the Evergreen Conference Center in Stone Mountain.
Evening Washington Street commuters were rerouted on Thursday after the Bankston Aviation building partially collapsed shortly after 5:30 p.m.