Update, Tuesday 8:35 p.m.: The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $31,541 contract with engineering firm Moreland Altobelli Associates Tuesday night, to evaluate the structure of the county's public works department. For more information view the original story below.
For the 26th year, Newton County residents and officials gathered Sunday to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating the works of two longtime county servants who help keep his spirit alive.
ATLANTA - The head of Georgia'suniversity system says students should expect a tuition hike next year to make up cuts of nearly 10 percent that Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed for the state's 35 public colleges and universities.
ATLANTA - The shootings in Arizona loomed large as the nation marked the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, with many speakers drawing on his message of nonviolence as a key lesson in the wake of the tragedy.
Shaping up: Residents resolved to live healthier in 2011 attended the Covington Family Y's open house Saturday, where instructors helped them meet their fitness goals. From 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., residents toured the Y, used its exercise equipment and participated in a group exercise class. The Y is at 2140 Newton Drive. Classes were offered on the hour and included Zumba, BodyPump, yoga, pilates and cycling. Drawings were held for three-month memberships. See cvy.ymcaatlanta.org or call (770) 787-3908 for more information or to see a schedule of the exercise classes.
As the year begins, so do trials in the Newton County Judicial System. And although many cases can be handled without one, the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to a trial by a jury of their peers.