Josephine Kelly has agreed to become Porterdale's second Main Street Director, filling the slot vacated by Teri Haler, who took a position as Tourism Director for the City of Conyers.
Conyers Middle School in on lockdown after a gun was reported to have been fired inside the school.
Georgia Perimeter College's 50th and final graduation under the GPC banner will take place Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center. The college expects to become a unit of Georgia State University next January.
IN BRIEF: Interstate 20 westbound at Salem Road is shut down due to a tractor trailer fire. No injuries are reported. Check back later for more.
Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.
For 76 years a local civic group has been involved, through its monies and volunteerism, in almost every worthwhile project that has helped Covington and Newton County become the great place that it is to raise a family.
Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr., Alcovy Judicial Circuit, Covington, became President-Elect of the Council of Superior Court Judges on Friday, and his term will run through April 30, 2016.
One of the first items on Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey's agenda for the 2015-16 school year was filling the vacancies led by South Salem and Porterdale elementary schools principals Holly Dubois and Dr. Lizella Dodson, respectively.
Dolores Long Maddox, age 79 of Buford, died Saturday, May 2, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Monday, May 4, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Mark Hutchins, Rev. Jerry Crocker, and Rev. Cecil Ash will officiate.
Newton County School System will hold its annual Kindergarten Round-Up during the week of May 4- May 7. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2015 (child must have been born on or before September 1, 2010) to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents should bring the prospective kindergarten student with them to the roundup so teachers can conduct screenings with the children.
The Covington Lion's Club and Main Street Covington are already preparing to kick off the holiday season with the 2007 Christmas Parade for Newton County "Celebrate the Season" on Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.
Lillie Fuse, science teacher at Sharp Learning Center, has been teaching since 1972, but she didn't set out to become an educator.
ANDERSON, S.C. - Oxford College (1-5) gave Anderson University all it could handle Friday with a true team performance as six players got into the scoring column for the Eagles to lead the way 81-59.
Despite averaging more points per game (53.5) than its opponents (50.8), Alcovy was 15-15 overall during its inaugural campaign last year.
NEW YORK - Jimmy Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling the Philadelphia Phillies to their first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play.
Ms. Pauline C. Dial, 74, of Oxford, died Nov. 17 at Kennestone Hospital. The daughter of the late Zeb and Ethel Hannah Cable, she was born in Rockdale County. Ms. Dial retired from Lithonia Lighting after 30 years of service. She was a member of West Walton Church of Christ and enjoyed fishing, working in her yard and many handcrafts including needlepoint and embroidery. Ms. Dial was preceded in death by son Jimmy E. Dial.
Mrs. Mary Alice Laseter, 71, of Covington, died Nov. 17. The daughter of the late H.C. McElroy Sr. and Ruth Lullyne Deal McElroy, she was born in DeKalb County. She was a member of Starrsville United Methodist Church and also attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Laseter worked at the Fulton National Bank of Atlanta, and she opened the first branch of the First Bank of Conyers on Ga. Highway 138. She was vice president of the Bank of Mansfield. Mrs. Laseter was preceded in death by brother David McElroy.
Mr. John Wesley Prince Sr. (Salty), 71, of Lake Talmadge, Hampton, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 19. The son of the late Robert William Prince Sr. and Mary Katherine Finley Prince, he was born in Covington. Mr. Prince was one of the most outstanding football players at Newton County High School in the 1950s and also played football for the University of Georgia.
Armed men robbed four local businesses in four days in Newton County according to county and city law enforcement officials.
Greg Rogers has been on parole for the past 18 months.
Prior to investing additional funds in the development of the Covington Municipal Airport, the Covington City Council will commission an economic development impact study on the airport.
Governor Sonny Perdue recently announced recipients of the 2008 Georgia Heritage Grants for historic preservation projects across the state.
Betty Jane Gilbert, 59, of Covington, died Nov. 15. Mrs. Gilbert was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. Ruth Underwood Hewell, 90, a lifelong resident of Newton County, formerly of Porterdale, died at Riverside Healthcare Nov. 16. The daughter of the late William Thomas Underwood and Mary Frances Hill Underwood, she was born in Rockdale County in 1917.
She was retired in 1987 from Hercules where she worked in quality control. Mrs. Hewell was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church.
With the recent slew of small-town slasher remakes released by the film industry, it's little wonder Covington's Daniel Heisel picked his own hometown as the setting for his recent ghoul-inhabited feature.