In 1897, a young girl named Virginia O'Hanlon got into an argument with her classmate over whether Santa Claus was real. Her classmates teased her and called her names because she believed in him.
The Jewish celebration of Hanukah is often associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, but that association has little to do with the significance of each holiday and more to do with the timing. Each is celebrated at the end of the year when the holiday season has hit full swing. But much like the story of Christmas, the story of Hanukah is a rich one.
On Friday night, the Alcovy Tigers basketball team welcomed South Gwinnett to town. Going into the game, Alcovy was looking to get its first win of the season. Despite Alcovy playing with outstanding effort, once against they came up short, losing 64-54.
2015 is coming. With that will come a bunch of New Years resolutions – from people that will never fulfill them – like, "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'm gonna start going to church" and of course "I'm going to stay single" as if it takes a new year to start the process, but I digress. What you should really focus on is all of the really good movies that are leaving Netflix after December.
Karen Morris, a resident of Covington, made the Fall 2014 Academic Achievement List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 468 students recognized for scholastic achievement.
The school year is in full swing, and parents of school-aged kids have no doubt been involved in at least one fundraiser already. Fundraisers help schools raise money for supplies or special activities that may not have been included in the budgets established by the local school district.
The Georgia Department of Education announced on Dec. 18 that West Newton Elementary School has been removed from the list of State Focus Schools after successfully decreasing the number of students not proficient by 18 percent. Overall, 38 schools were named from either the Priority or Focus Schools lists.
Update 12/18/2014: Due to inclement weather, the event will be postponed to next Saturday, Dec. 27 at the same time.
Annie Laura Conner Darby Chesnut was born Jan. 18, 1918 in Morgan County to Emory E. and Beverly L. Blasingame Conner. She was first married to Olin Lemuel Darby who died in 1945 leaving her with a 5-year-old son and expecting a second son in October. She remained a widow and sole support of her children until 1950 when she married Charles Stewart (Chink) Chesnut. They moved to Chesnut Farm on Chesnut Road where their son Charles was born. She resided there until Chink died and her health declined.
The first 2015 Ford F-150 sold in Georgia will be driven in Covington, as Newton County resident Mike Poole made the purchase at Covington Ford.
Alcovy United Methodist Church is working with the Salvation Army's Toy Drive for the third year, and helped supply toys to those who might otherwise not have anything for Christmas.
The Lady Tigers of Alcovy got their first win in region 2-AAAAAA this season on Friday evening. It wasn't an easy one by any means, as the Lady Wildcats of Lovejoy gave them all they could handle. But, Alcovy fought it out, and displayed some toughness with a 51-46 win over Lovejoy.
J.C. Henderson officially became the longest-serving commissioner in Newton County history.
Christopher Rogeli Medrano, 23, Covington, Nov 19, Violate Family Violence Order
Visitors to the glittering new Newton County campus of Georgia Perimeter College Thursday night tapped their heels to the music of Greg McLean's Dixie Land jazz band, strolled the building on self-guided tours and ate free barbecue and watermelon.
When Euclid Gray was growing up in Chicago, the only boy out of five siblings, singing was his way of escaping the pressure to join gangs and other rough influences in his neighborhood.
Twenty dogs were euthanized last week in Porterdale after their owner was charged with violating city code.
Three former Newton High School basketball players have signed to play at the next level - Rashad Gill, Troy Jones and Mark Thomas.
By Jim Litke
The Metro Atlanta Hawg Hunters Bass Club presents the 11th Annual Castings Kids Fishing Derby 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 4 at the Georgia State fishery in Social Circle.
RICHMOND, Va. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was in Richmond when he was served a summons to appear in court on federal dogfighting charges, documents posted on the U.S. District Court's Web site show.
After 33 games and 16 teams dating back to July 14, a new Dixie Youth minor league state champion has been crowned.
On any given Thursday evening at Eastridge Community Church, you'll find the upper parking lot full and the main building abuzz as adults, teens and kids make their way after dinner to their respective programs.
It seems like we have always had a dog. Our current dog is named, "Shelah." She is a female three year old Australian shepherd, brown and white, medium sized, loves kids. Before we had Shelah, we had an Old English named "Jackie". She was large, gray and white, smart, kind, and loved kids. We had her nearly a decade and we grieved her passing. Our dog ownership is scientifically based. My wife is an elementary school guidance counselor, and she is convinced that kids benefit from having pets. She points to studies that show that kids with pets have higher ...
Many wonder why I write about creation/evolution frequently in my articles. They see no problem with believing in evolution and calling themselves Christians. Can a person be a true believer in Jesus Christ and an evolutionist? Absolutely, but not without problems.
When the Rev. Annette Nash heard the diagnosis, she thought "Not again, Lord."
Two of the men charged in connection with the June murder of Kawasikis Ricks appeared in court Thursday for a bond hearing.
After the release earlier this month by the Georgia Department of Education of the results on Adequate Yearly Progress, three Newton County Schools must now provide the option of school choice because one sub-group of students at each of the schools did not meet or exceed standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests given in the spring.
Despite the many brief afternoon rain showers Newton County has received over the last couple of weeks, the county is still in a drought, though not as severe as it was last week according to the county's water resources director.