A Conyers driver who struck a Covington woman and a 2-year-old and then tried to flee the scene was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Southern Heartland Arts Inc. invites the public to visit Artful Harvest, the annual invitational judged art show, sponsored by United Bank, during September.
Two weeks ago we editorialized that the Newton County Board of Commissioners should show some leadership, define the county's form of government, and identify its true manager. The BOC held a workshop on the topic, but left the meeting without a solution, or even clarity on how Newton County should be led.
The recent loan from Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis on behalf of Newton County to Commissioner J.C. Henderson was a huge problem for our local government.
Mrs. Arlene Bishop, age 73, of Mansfield formerly of Redan passed away at her home Friday, August 29, 2014. She was born August 28, 1941 in Austell Georgia to Arlo and Mary Pike who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop worked for and retired from The Rockdale Citizen Newspaper. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Mrs. Bishop taught Sunday school at Redan Baptist Church, East Newton Baptist Church and was currently a member of Mansfield Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, working in her flower garden and was a gracious hostess who loved to ...
Following is the letter Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis sent the Covington News about the $4,500 paycheck advance given to Commissioner J.C. Henderson. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
A lockdown on Lorraine Elementary after a possible bomb threat was lifted shortly after noon Friday after a security sweep found the campus to be clear.
The news from Ferguson, Missouri, has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened.
A series of concerts, all featuring different styles of music, are set for noon each Thursday in September. All will be held on the Square in Covington, and all are free to the public.
We made it, folks.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently hosted a series of events targeting health and wellness on its DeKalb and Newton campuses. As a part of its "Be ACTive" initiative to encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in healthy choices that will nourish the mind, body and spirit, GPTC held a "Healthy Choices Fair" in the Conference Center on the college's DeKalb Campus.
The Pilot Club of Covington welcomed its partner in education for 2014-15 to its monthly meeting in August.
The Rotary Club of Covington hosted District Governor William E. Strickland III at its weekly meeting Tuesday.
Thank you John Middleton for your 14 years of service as Newton County's Manager.
My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 ...
The 2007 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament begins at 10 a.m. on September 21 at the Oaks Golf Course.
The results from the opening of high school and collegiate football are in now, as the season finally kicked off last weekend. Roughly half the fans are happy, and roughly half are either somewhat crest-fallen or downright devastated. How happy or sad they are is determined by which side of the field they occupied at their game of choice.
Five Eastside High School cheerleaders haves earned prestigious honors regarding their particular sport.
By Charles Odum
For one weekend a year, faeries and Klingons descend on the downtown streets of Atlanta to mingle, make merry and create mayhem.
The Arts Association in Newton County, in partnership with BB&T, will present a September to remember series of Concerts on Square at noon, Thursdays. Performances are varied from smooth, traditional, contemporary jazz, and brass, to sophisticated country.
Fans of John Carpenter's iconic "Halloween" will not be disappointed in Rob Zombie's remake of the film, unless they go to see it in a theater that allows underage kids into R-rated movies.
Most children at East Newton Elementary know Mary Anne Smith as the lady who stands by the trash can at lunchtime and makes sure everyone places plastic bottles in the recycling bins.
The sale of Covington Cable to Charter Communications Inc. is now complete, with Charter taking over control of operations on Saturday.
A shooting on Lazy Hollow Lane marred what was an otherwise quiet Labor Holiday weekend in the county, said Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bill Watterson.
While Newton County is still in a severe drought, last week's rain has helped to raise water levels at the county's reservoirs.
When Frank Hilton formed Covington Police Who Care in 1978, the charitable organization worked on a budget of $800 a year. The money, which was voluntarily taken out of officers' checks, was given to policemen who were experiencing extreme hardships off the clock.
MOUNT AIRY - Despite a gallant effort, Alcovy continues to search for its first win after losing to defending Region 8-AAAA champions, Habersham Central, 34-14, on Friday night.
Although the Newton County School System's overall SAT scores dropped this year, some students in the system are outpacing the state in all categories and the nation in two testing categories.
Dakota J. Nelson, son of Sherri and Josh Nelson, will celebrate his first birthday Sept. 11. His maternal grandparents are Judi Smith and Larry Moon. Paternal grandparents are Coralee and Robert Nelson.