Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.
The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.
Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.
A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.
Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...
Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.
Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.
Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear on Saturday, October 25 at noon at the Mall at Stonecrest. Fans of The Avengers are invited to meet Spider-Man and Captain America up close and personal during this exclusive Atlanta appearance.
Tell me something: What do you think would happen if the United States concludes that Iran has been cheating and delaying and is about to pop a fully functional nuclear weapons program? Would President Obama respond by joining Israel to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities to smithereens - or would he stall and equivocate? My bet is the latter and so, just to double down, is what I bet the Iranians are betting. They have taken the measure of Obama. He lacks menace.
As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.
Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.
Decades had come and gone, and for Russ McElveen it seemed that there were important people in his family he would never see again. Then came the miracles of the past year or so that brought a son and two sisters back into his life. After 60 years he made contact with two of his sisters and after 45 years he was reconnect with a son. Have you ever thought that someone was gone from your life forever.
I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.
With a new parking lot completed, construction is set to begin on Social Circle's much anticipated Blue Willow Village.
As the price of copper has increased so has the number of thefts of the precious metal in Newton County.
The Oxford City Council will publicly vote on an appointee to take Mayor Elect Jerry Roseberry's place on the council at their next meeting on Dec. 3.
While the holiday season may be a time of joy and merriment, it is also a peak time of the year for crime.
While playing in his yard when he was 13-years-old, Michael Davenport decided to emulate the great jungle warrior Tarzan he had seen on television. He collected a good length of rope and twirled it back and forth before letting it fly towards a tree branch to become his personal Tarzan swinging vine.
Dozens of scientific reports point to the ability of dogs to help those struggling with depression and anxiety.
The day before Thanksgiving I found myself in my favorite chair on the back porch, sipping coffee and watching the sun try to break through a splotchy overcast sky. As a weather front began moving through our neck of the woods, the zephyrs were swirling about in the back yard, bringing down a seemingly endless cascade of worn-out leaves. And as the leaves fell, I realized that I was not only seeing them, but hearing them.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - From Junior to Jeff and Jimmie, the 2007 Nextel Cup season belonged to three different drivers for very different reasons.
Sometimes there are events in history that are so improbably, so highly unlikely, that to look back on them is to say, surely this was the hand of God. Such were the events around the Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth, Mass., in 1621.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever" (Psalm 106:1, NIV).
Mr. Thurman Binder died Nov. 17. The son of the late Ms. Ella Binder, he was born in 1921 in Jasper County. He joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Mansfield, at an early age. He served as steward, trustee, lay member and Sunday School attendant until his health failed. Mr. Binder was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 295 and the Newton County Senior Citizens Services. He married Mrs. Hazel Brintley who preceded him in death as did sons Mr. Clarence Smith and Mr. Charlie Smith and brothers and sisters Mr. Ernest Smith Sr., Mr. Roy Binder, Ms. Emma ...
Uvah Hood Ellington, 90, of Conyers died Nov. 20 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Charlie Claud and Donie Mitcham Hood, she was a native of Newton County but had made her home in Conyers since 1980 where she was a member of Conyers Presbyterian Church. She worked in the millinery department with Macy's Department Store in Atlanta and Chicago and was a bookkeeper at Western Auto Associate Store in Newnan and Thomasville, where she worked with her late husband Harvey Anderson Ellington, to whom she was married for 68 years. Mrs. Ellington loved to cook, especially ...
Deacon Freddie D. Williams died Nov. 9. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, he was born in 1909 in Morgan County. He attended Brownwood Elementary School, Madison. He married Ms. Gussie Mae Hill in 1929. Mr. Williams joined Knox Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in 1952 and was ordained as a deacon in 1955. He served as chairman of the deacons for 21 years and was a member of the Male Choir. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife and son Mr. Freddie Williams Jr.
The drought ravaging Georgia's watersheds has many businesses, school systems and private citizens trying to use less water. But some residents have practiced water conservation long before the state's rivers and lakes began to dry.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners denied a controversial rezoning proposal to build a new day care center on Salem Road at their Tuesday night meeting.