The Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence announces the recipients of the Fall 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grants.
The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC program invites the students, clubs and organizations of all Newton County Schools to join it in assisting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with their annual Toys for Tots drive.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office 16th annual Toy Ride will take place Saturday, Dec. 13 to help benefit local children for Christmas.
A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.
The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...
"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.
The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.
Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.
MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.
We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.
Dear Newton citizens,
Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.
The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.
Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.
I've been doing what I do for a long time. The stories I've written cover everything from movie stars to folks living on the street.
The Newton County Board of Education is set to approve a contract with Associated Paper, Inc. of Conyers for custodial supplies as well as the implementation of a "green cleaning" program for the district's schools.
In what proved to be yet another exciting night of prep basketball, the Eastside varsity boys and girls basketball teams split a pair against Heritage on Tuesday at home in region action.
The Newton boys basketball team is built on fundamentals and discipline.
Besides win, both the Alcovy boys and girls varsity basketball squads will try to forget about the events that transpired against Cedar Shoals on Tuesday and focus on the task at hand tonight: Salem.
Entering last Friday, the Lady Rams were dead last in Region 2-AAAA, sitting at 0-3. Time was running out to make a serious run for the postseason.
Newton County's 13th elementary school and fifth middle school being constructed just south of McGiboney Road on Salem Road will soon have names.
Immigration and healthcare were the top issues on the minds of attendees at a crowded town hall meeting hosted by Congressman Jim Marshall (D-District 8) Wednesday afternoon.
State officials visited Newton County Thursday to discuss challenges relating to juvenile welfare on the local level at the Justice for Children Summit "Challenge for Change."
With registration to run for the vacated Porterdale City Council Post 3 seat closed, four candidates have registered.
Newton County's water utilities are slowly but surely coming into compliance with Gov. Sonny Perdue's 10 percent water reduction mandate. In December the water utilities increased reduction to 7.5 percent compared to water consumption last winter.
The latest Chinese restaurant to open in Covington features among other things a large chandelier, a hibachi cook and a wide range of Sushi offerings.
ynch died Dec. 29 at Heartland Hospice. The son of the late Mr. Dutch Lynch and Mrs. Willie Pearl Johnson, he was born in Newton County in 1941. He was later reared by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Pinkie) Shy. He joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and was a member of the Male Chorus. Mr. Lynch was known for his tenor voice with the Faithful Gospel Singers. He was educated in the Newton County schools. He was employed by Georgia Highway Express and later Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company from which he retired in 2002.
Mrs. Gladys Mann McIntosh, 92, of Mansfield, passed away Jan. 6. A life-long resident of Newton County, Mrs. McIntosh moved to the Mansfield area in 1940. She and her husband, Robert Samuel McIntosh, who died in 1991, were married for 56 years. She enjoyed working in her yard, sewing, and playing the piano. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Pamela Webb "Pam" Wright died Dec. 29. The daughter of Mrs. Helen S. Webb and Mr. Arthur Lee Webb Sr., she was born in Covington in 1963. She attended Social Circle city schools. Mrs. Wright joined Corinth Missionary Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Pastor's Aide and Sunday School auxiliaries.