The Newton Fund has awarded cash grants to five nonprofit organizations working to address a variety of issues in the Newton County community: A Child's Voice ($5,000), Horse Time ($5,000), Newton County Trails ($5,000), Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale ($5,000) and Southern Heartland Arts ($5,000).
Congressman Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, who is expected to face a tough primary battle from former DeKalb County Sheriff Tom Brown, received an endorsement Tuesday from President Barack Obama.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team traveled to Morgan County Monday night for a rematch against the Morgan County Bulldogs.
The Newton Rams varsity baseball team earned its first region win of the season on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Newton High, defeating Lovejoy 6-3.
In today's paper – and on our website since Friday – is the full list of folks who have qualified to run for local, state and federal political seats for 2014, representing Newton County.
A very eager, but inexperienced, Eastside Eagles boys soccer team hung with a bigger, faster more technically sound Lumpkin County Indians program well into the second half of Friday's region opener, but, in the end, the Indians wore down the Eagles and defeated Eastside 3-1 at Sharp Stadium.
Missing four starters, and playing six freshmen, the Eastside Eagles girls soccer team was at a disadvantage from the opening whistle Friday night against visiting Lumpkin County.
One lane on I-20 west in Newton County will be closed from Sunday through Thursday for bridge work.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
On Wednesday, the weather was supposed to be gray with a threat of sleet. Instead, the sun shone through and the sky was a beautiful blue, with plenty of wispy white clouds speeding by.
The Eastside Eagles evened their record at 3-3 Wednesday night after hosting the Morgan County Bulldogs (5-3) in a 16-0 run-rule affair.
Spring is a time for awakening and revival.
Drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past, but you can still experience the magic of watching the stars under the stars with two outdoor film screenings at the Church at Covington next weekend.
During the last number of Sundays, we at Gateway have been looking at Psalm 107 in our morning messages. It is a marvelous Psalm of hope. It begins with praise and ends with the admonition, "Whoever is wise, let him heed these things and consider the great love of the Lord." (Psalm 107:43 NIV)
There are some of my fellow Southerners who have yet to come to terms that the War Between the States is over and we, quite frankly my dear, didn't win.
The Newton County Recreation Department Youth Baseball Pee Wee League (eight and under) finished its spring season last week, and is now preparing three all-star teams to represent Newton County in the Dixie League district tournament at City Pond beginning Saturday. If they win the tournament, it will be eight in a row.
Last week, Billy Donovan made a huge mistake in leaving the University of Florida for what he thought was greener pastures.
Three Eastside High School baseball players who were selected to the 2007 Conyers American Legion Post 77 squad - Quint Hinton, Travis Long and Ryan Rhodes - have helped their team to an overall 7-3 record.
By Rohan Powell
Undoubtedly one of the coolest film franchises in recent history, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean trilogy ends on a high note with "Ocean's Thirteen." After an unfortunately bland and self-absorbed second offering, "Thirteen" brings back the smug swagger and hip vibe of the original remake.
"Hostel: Part 2" opened up in theaters over the weekend, the culmination of a grisly ad campaign that would seem at first glance more than deserving of the tagline to 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre": "Who will survive and what will be left of them?"
Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey was briefly hospitalized Sunday night after he returned from Anaheim, Calif., where he and other city officials vied for the All-America City status.
Members of DeKalb Technical College's Economic Development division partnered with representatives from the chambers of commerce of Newton, Rockdale, DeKalb and Morgan counties, as well as the Department of Labor, to honor area nominees for Georgia's Manufacturer of the Year at a luncheon at the Covington campus Monday.
Since taking over Plain Nuts Catering last October, owner Jim Williamson has expanded the business's offerings, opening a lunch deli and serving more corporate clients. As a result, business is booming.