Earlier this month, about 30,000 of our county's population returned to school. Whether starting kindergarten, returning for their seventh grade year, or heading off to college, there is a lot that goes into preparing a student to start school. School supplies, new shoes, uniforms, new technology, new backpacks and lunchboxes, dorm room fixtures… the list goes on and on. On that list sometimes is a visit to your pediatrician for an update to your child's immunizations. It should be on all our lists, whether we have small children, grown children or no children.
Nothing tastes better than foods picked fresh from the garden. Even if you don't have a garden yourself, you may have a neighbor or a co-worker who shares their garden goodies. Your local grocery store is also likely to feature home-grown produce this time of year.
Hopefully, King's days of needing saving are in the past.
When Tom Garrett is officially appointed as the new Newton County manager next week, his duties will be a little unclear.
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson visited Newton and Walton counties Monday, taking tours and spending time answering questions from residents.
Two Rockdale County citizens are in custody and facing felony charges after being linked to a drug-related investigation that involved narcotics being transported into a state prison.
Two Porterdale students attending the Newton County Career Academy will each receive $1,000 for their education beyond high school, thanks to the joint efforts of CARE, Shane Millwood, Josh Millwood, Li'l Bit Country Band, and the Lundsford Family.
Just last Thursday we wrapped up the 4-H year at State 4-H Congress, and now we have the first Newton 4-H meeting of the year on Monday!
Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the GFB 2014 Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.
Patsy Harris of Morgan County has her campaign for Georgia House District 112 in full swing, now that her opponent in the November general election has been chosen by the Republican Party run-off.
Taryn Robbins opened a consignment shop for children's clothes, toys and equipment in 1990 but had to close her doors in 2010. Now the chalkboard outside her new store says "open," and she plans to keep it that way.
Workers began pouring concrete for the new sidewalks on the Covington Square Friday afternoon, a significant milestone for the construction project intended to make the city's centerpiece an even prettier place.
Jeff Broxton celebrated his 56th birthday this week, but he couldn't even get out of bed on his own. His voice is slowly slipping away, and he cannot scratch an itch if he has one.
Newton County School System saw improvements across the board on its 2014 ACT college entrance exam scores and number of test takers but remained behind the state and national scores in every subject.
The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.
An elderly woman's purse was stolen from her car while she visited her sister's grave at Lawnwood Memorial Park cemetery in Covington Monday morning, she said.
The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Academy will welcome law enforcement, civic/community, state and local leaders Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11 a.m. at their Newton Campus, to acknowledge the stellar achievement of becoming the first training academy in the State of Georgia to achieve accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). CALEA, during its July Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois, voted unanimously to award accreditation status to the Academy.
A Covington resident and pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle Friday night on Ga. Highway 81 in Newton County.
A Covington man is in the custody of the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office for an armed robbery committed six years ago.
The son of a prominent Social Circle family has died.
After careful consideration and discussion, 1st District 2050 Plan Citizens' Committee member Sandy Morehouse has agreed to step aside as the district representative on that advisory committee.
Mary Kate Tribble, Social Circle's Sister, passed away of natural causes in her sleep early Monday morning. She was 86.
Both Covington and Newton County officials took the unusual step of abandoning roads this week, giving them to neighbors who either want to maintain them themselves or simply watch them go to seed.
The Georgia DOT returns to its roadway construction projects this weekend with the continuation of projects on I-20 in Newton and Rockdale counties.
Frogs, chickens, rockets and Legos.
The Turner Lake dam is leaking.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has sent the city of Covington an agreement to allow local workers to maintain the State Road 142 median, as well as the landscaping at Interstate 20's exits 90, 92 and 93. But should the city sign on? Maybe, was Monday's City Council consensus.
Gears are grinding at Newton County Senior Services, where vehicles are breaking down and space is so tight people with walkers are having trouble getting around.
The Newton County School System is pleased to announce that visionary and instructional leader Dr. Adolph Brown will headline the district's Education Summit scheduled for August 23 at Newton High School. Dr. Brown is a "no excuse leader" who will keep attendees thoroughly engaged.