MIAMI (AP) - One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States.
Tichelle Florence's doctor told her she'd never walk again once her disease forced her into a wheelchair.
For Georgia's "Greatest Little Town," Social Circle is about to get a bigger spotlight.
A pre-hearing negotiation with the owner of a Porterdale restaurant laid out guidelines to follow if he wants to keep his alcohol license.
It's an exclusive list that Newton County School System is glad it's not on.
A vacant home on Brown Bridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday - ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
2014 has been a great year for the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, President Hunter Hall told members at the annual "State of the Chamber" luncheon Thursday.
It may be a parent's worst nightmare. Cars speeding by their child's school every morning and afternoon, thinking they won't be the one to hit a student.
Even law enforcement employees have rules, and that doesn't exclude what they post on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media network.
Newton County officials plan to ask for bids on harvesting timber from 200 or so acres near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington.
The terrible fire that leveled the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta on Aug. 13 destroyed more than just a building - it destroyed irreplaceable documents dating back to the 1700s.
From noon Sunday until noon Friday, Aug. 22 one lane at a time on I-20 east and west from mile marker 92-95 will be closed.
A vacant home on Brownbridge Road near Woodland Lane was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday – ironically as crews were demolishing it to reclaim old wood.
MONROE - On Aug. 1, 2014, Tracy H. English, a lifelong resident of Greene County was promoted to Sergeant First Class and appointed as Post Commander of Post 46 in Monroe. Post 46 Monroe is responsible for enforcement of traffic laws, accident investigation and assisting local law enforcement in the counties of Rockdale, Newton and Walton.
Teachers and students at Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) joined forces last week to rescue three abandoned dogs who were found wandering the area of the school entrance, and school personnel were fearful they were in danger of being hit by a vehicle.
When CJ Heard sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in ninth grade, many may have thought it would be easy to throw in the towel and give up on school, athletics and any hopes of college.
In Georgia 4-H, most of us call Rock Eagle our home away from home.
Newton County's volunteer firefighter base is shrinking. Will that leave behind a more reliable group or does it signal the beginning of the end?
The News is proud to announce several staff members were given 2013 news coverage and design awards by the Georgia Press Association, including the pioneer winner for a new category, which were presented at the GPA Convention on June 6, 2014.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), through its Foundation, will host its annual Family Fun and Food Fest, Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Family Fun and Food Fest will be held at the Newton Campus D Building and Conference Center. Now in its third year, the festival serves as a fundraiser for the GPTC Foundation. Admission to the event, including all activities, is free.
Parents who wish for their children to attend a different school in the fall may now be able to do so.
Livingston Elementary School is officially good for the heart.
A Mansfield youth died after being ejected from his dirt bike in Jasper County Thursday.
The annual "we ride to provide" was held in Porterdale Georgia Saturday.
The right lane of I-20 eastbound between mile marker 92-95 will be closed for bridge deck demolition and setting precast panels Sunday.
Covington Police Department's fallen K-9 Ringo will be escorted from the Porterdale Police Department to Covington Police Department today between 1:30-2 p.m.
While some parents just want to move on and begin to heal from the sudden closing of Starbound Dance Studio, another group of parents feel they cannot do so until the receive retribution for money the studio's owner, Valerie Odom, as of yet, has failed to refund.
Even though summer just began, the people working behind the school scenes are ready for next year to begin with a full wallet, doling out more than last year to teachers and other public school employees.
From the heartbreak and frustration recently surrounding the closing of Starbound Dance Studio in Porterdale and its owner's sudden cancellation of a dance recital and failure to refund fees finally came a bright note.
County officials are going to consider re-allowing in-home day cares and allowing caterers to serve alcohol in the county at special events, after two residents brought up the issues at the May 6 meeting.