Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...
After a weeklong review of the entire Newton County School System, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) named the district a "quality" school system Wednesday.
Congressman Jim Marshall will be visiting Newton County next Tuesday to talk about No Child Left Inside, proposed legislation that if passed, may provide funding for more environmental education and projects such as Chimney Park.
Eastside football coach Rick Hurst's game plan coming into the season was simple, spread the ball around and play solid defense. That's just what the Eagles did as they shutout Harris County 28-0 to kickoff the football season Thursday at Sharp Stadium.
I hope Sewell United Methodist Church decides to make a cookbook. I will be the first to buy a copy, but until then I am hoping for a church picnic. Enjoy two more wonderful recipes from mystery cooks who belong to Sewell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Rosie Bailey, 93, a lifelong resident of Newton County, died Aug. 24. The daughter of the late John and Alice Rogers Daniel, she was born in 1914. Mrs. Bailey retired from Bibb Manufacturing Co. and worked for the city of Porterdale as the city clerk. She was a member of Gateway Community Church and attended Porterdale Presbyterian Church and was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Bailey enjoyed baking cakes at Christmas and sharing them with family and friends. She was preceded in death by husband Leroy Bailey.
Geneva Kitchens Hamlin, 74, of Stark Community of Butts County, died Aug. 24 at Sacred Journey Hospice, McDonough. The daughter of the late Marvin and Addonna Coady Kitchens, she was born in Newton County in 1934. She was preceded in death in 2006 by her husband of 49 years Robert Barron Hamlin. Mrs. Hamlin had been a nurse at the Children's Hospital, Greenville, S.C., the Scottish Rite Hospital in Decatur and the Griffin GA Hospital. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Mr. Harry Welborn Pitts died Aug. 19 in Newton County. The son of Mrs. Emmis Henderson Pitts and the late Mr. Hollis Pitts Sr., he was born in 1950 in Newton County. He was preceded in death by sister May Blanche Pitts and brother Hollis Pitts Jr. He was educated in the Newton County School System. Mr. Pitts was taught masonary skills by his uncle Willie Henderson. A hard worker, he worked for his uncle for many years. Mr. Pitts was a loving and caring person who loved listening to music and talking with friends and family.