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 ...
Dear Editor: The Project Adventure Kids staff and youth would like to personally thank the Covington News for being a sponsor of the 20th Annual Covington Century Bike Ride. Your support has helped us tremendously. We have had so many phone calls from the community wanting to participate by being a rider, sponsor, and volunteers. You have really pulled the community together to help make this bike ride the biggest not only in Project Adventure Kids eyes but also in the state of Georgia. With more than 1,000 cyclists already signed up to attend, we want to make sure ...
Dear Editor: More spin on the civic center/hotel project! We now have two new hotels building in the Industrial Park area with conference rooms. There are already numerous venues in the county for performances. Our tax dollars should be spent on basic services at all times but especially during a down-turn in the economy.
Serenity Ann Sego, the infant daughter of Shenna Kaye Sego of Griffin and William Scott Mitchell of Conyers, died July 31. She is survived by her parents; sisters, Carisma and Genesis Sego; brother, Ryan, Trevor, Andrew and Trent Mitchell; maternal grandmother Jean Burnette of Griffin; maternal grandfather Robert Sego of Griffin; paternal grandparents Jeff and Patricia Ann Davis of Conyers; paternal great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Mitchell of Covington; maternal great-grandparents Beatrice Dobson of Griffin and Emma Jean Rowland of Forest Park; numerous aunts, uncles, other family and close friends.
More than 1,000 cyclists participated in Saturday's Covington Century Bike Ride, which wound through the communities of Newborn, Mansfield, Social Circle and Rutledge. Cyclists could choose to peddle a 30, 50, 80 or 100 mile ride. Project Adventure Kids, the event's organizing group, hosted a spaghetti dinner for all the participants and sponsors after the ride.
Understanding Adequate Yearly Progress and what determines it isn't easy. In the years that have followed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each state has devised its own testing system and guidelines for holding school districts accountable for student performance.
On Tuesday, the Newton County Board of Commissioners and the Covington City Council will vote on a number of issues concerning the hotel/civic center project, among them officially selecting a private developer for the project and the increasing of hotel/motel taxes to pay for the project.
Since the Covington City Council approved a new alcohol ordinance in June requiring restaurant/bar managers and bartenders to submit to background checks in order to serve alcohol, approximately 80 individuals have received their permits.