One of the most valuable things I've learned working with youths is to always be open to change and to enjoy life as it comes.
"The paths of glory lead but to the grave" wrote the poet Thomas Gray. He was talking about the common folk residing forever in an 18th century English churchyard. A century later and an ocean away are the graves of local soldiers who fought in the Civil War. They are found behind the homes of long-time residents in Starrsville and Mansfield, for example, or in the Confederate Cemetery at Conyers and Davis Streets in Covington.
A local middle school student is working her way to the top of a national STEM competition by becoming one of only two semifinalists in Georgia.
This is part of an ongoing series of Q&A sessions with various top elected officials in Newton County. To suggest questions for specific city or county issues, email reporter Rob Dewig at email@example.com.
A chunk of local recent high school graduates and students received honors for posting high scores on their AP exams.
There are two ways to hold catered parties with cash bars in some areas of Newton County.
The director of the Center for Community Preservation and Planning, the group tasked with forming the 2050 Plan and its accompanying ordinances, recently sent a note to groups that have supported its efforts saying that Covington and the Water and Sewer Authority will cut off its funding.
Our technology keeps getting smarter, and now a local teacher will have the opportunity to harness this smart era to help at-risk students.
Rockdale Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare announced a new partnership that will provide RMC patients access to expanded services and bring resources and expertise from Piedmont's physicians and staff. This innovative affiliation was celebrated Thursday in a ceremony at RMC marking the hospital's 60th anniversary.
More than 100 colleges and universities will visit the Mall at Stonecrest Monday, Sept. 22 for the 12th annual PROBE College Fair.
Covington Lions invite you to their 4th Annual Pancake Supper. Please join them on Thursday, September 25, 5-8 p.m. at their Clubhouse at 3120 Conyers Street in Covington.
Georgia Perimeter College celebrates its 50th anniversary with events beginning this week.
Newton County Commission Chairman Keith Ellis proposed an aggressive and ambitious series of road projects designed to ease congestion in the western half of the county Tuesday, but he didn't get the immediate support he wanted.
When Elizabeth Ungar Lefkovits was 20 years old in June of 1944, she was separated from most of her family, never to see them again. She was forced on a train with 100 people packed into a cattle car for a 10-day journey, having to feed her 2-year-old nephew the little food she had brought with them.
Question: How do you know you live in the South?
You can be part of the Fourth of July celebration in Oxford and possibly win a prize for your efforts.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners received a glimmer of good news Monday night, when it learned the property tax digest may decline 8.25 percent next year instead of the projected 10 percent.
Councilwoman Sue Dale is stepping down from the Oxford City Council.
The proposed civic center project in downtown Covington is the classic example of a project in limbo, something counties may be able to avoid in the future.
A hike in water and sewer rates gets a third and final reading and a public hearing when the Porterdale City Council meets at 6:30 tonight.
The Covington City Council will hold a work session at 5:30 tonight that will lead into a council meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Three reports of financial fraud have been filed with the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
MACON - Authorities say a 13-year-old girl was found unharmed after a car was stolen while the teen slept inside.
Bibb County sheriff's Sgt. Sean DeFoe says the car was stolen from a gas station late Saturday night with the sleeping child in the back seat.
WOODBINE, Ga. - A section of old railroad tracks converted to hiking and biking trail just got a mile longer in coastal Georgia.
ATLANTA - Georgia is now among the top five U.S. states for film and TV production with more than 274 projects shot in the state since July 2010.
A judge ordered a man convicted in a 2004 vehicular homicide to continue to pay restitution to the family, even though it had been canceled at the end of his probation for the crime.
When Ernie Smith peaked at his cards, barely raising their left tips, he was greeted with pocket aces. Naturally, he was confident after receiving the best starting hand in Texas hold 'em.
Georgia's new regional approach to funding transportation, the transportation-only SPLOST, or T-SPLOST, took its next step recently as state officials made their changes to lists submitted by local leaders.
While Newton County officials debate whether to cut their budget and jobs for the third straight year, Covington is planning to increase its spending by $3.6 million next fiscal year, hiring some new employees, completing water line and street projects and buying new vehicles and other equipment.
Eastside graduate Catherine Lee and the Missouri Tigers are still alive thanks to a 4-1 win over Big 12 rival Oklahoma at Oklahoma City in the Women's College World Series.