Teachers and administration welcomed parents and students to an open house at Porterdale Elementary School Wednesday, July 30 from 5-7 p.m., meeting youngsters for the first time and welcoming returning students moving to the next grade. Faces full of smiles filled the halls, from pre-K classmates playing with toys to parents and principals introducing themselves and beaming about the new school year, which began this morning across the Newton County School System. "We're all aboard the train of excellence, and we have a committed staff to do that," said Lizzella Dodson, who has been Porterdale's principal for ...
Parts of Newton County's stretch of Interstate 20 will close to traffic this weekend, one of just a handful of road construction projects underway statewide to not be shut down for the tax free weekend.
A pillar in the Newton College and Career Academy was named as the only candidate for Morgan County Schools Superintendent Thursday.
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2014 school-level scores for End-of-Course Tests (EOCT), showing where each of the three high schools in Newton County improved, declined, passed the state or fell below Georgia average pass rates.
A Covington man was shot at while taking out the trash Tuesday.
A local middle school student drowned last week in Albany, Georgia, at a neighborhood pool.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), along with event co-host, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, unveiled to an audience of industry executives, public officials and potential students, GPTC's new Design and Media Production Technology (DMPT) and Recording Arts Technology (RART) programs and facility. The ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, held at the DeKalb campus, provided guests the opportunity to meet students and learn first-hand of the cutting edge academic programs as they toured the Mac Lab and the television and production studio.
Every public school in the county was empty Monday morning, but that's not to say teachers and employees weren't preparing for the first day of school.
After four public hearings and scores of pointed questions about the 2050 Plan, the Newton County Board of Commissioners is calling for help. County Chairman Keith Ellis told the Covington Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon that a citizens' panel will soon be formed to delve into the intricacies of the plan.
The City of Covington will present some amendments to its fire code ordinance at Monday's city council meeting after reaching a consensus on it in a work session Tuesday.
When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, how many actually become the firefighter or astronaut or professional football player they claim destined to become? As one local teacher sticks decorations on her classroom walls, arranges textbooks and clears students' desks, she is doing exactly that.
The Porterdale Yak Club sold out last weekend, and a worldwide trending hobby – that is not kayaking – may be part of an explanation.
Tonight's 2050 Plan public hearing will have a format far different than the previous three hearings on the 200-page plan.
Newton Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a Uniforms & Scrubs Sale Monday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to noon.
There are several ways to familiarize yourself with the history of the iconic flying machine of the Vietnam War, the Bell Helicopter Co. UH-1 "Huey."
A night out ended in an arrest after a woman allegedly assaulted her husband because he wouldn't let her drink and drive.
One man has been arrested and charged with the theft of the ATM from Essex Bank early Wednesday.
Detectives with the Covington Police Department are asking for help in their search for thieves who took diesel fuel in the past two weeks.
Hoyt Oliver hasn't had to buy vegetables all season: He and his wife have a massive garden in Oxford where they grow everything they need. See the full version of this story in Sunday's edition of The News.
Janelle J. Steele, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana, theft by shoplifting. Reset for July 14.
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An argument between two Newton County teens ended Wednesday evening with one shooting the other 10 times with a BB gun.
Jackson Ramsey this week returned to Salem Campmeeting for the first time since he was 4 years old. Now that's he's here, he hopes to come back.
A bit of respite from the heat is on the way.
The 13-under Newton County All-Star captured the Junior Dixie Boys state title Tuesday with a 23-9 win over West Georgia White in Columbus and will represent Georgia in the Dixie Boys World Series. Newton County won its opening games 10-9 and 10-6 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the double-elimination tournament.
Deputies called to a home for an assault with a weapon found only an intoxicated woman who wanted a ride.
Newton County has received a $316,700 federal grant to pay for improvements that will make it safer for schoolchildren to walk and bike along Brown Bridge, Fairview and Kirkland roads.
The Hutchinson family paints the arbor and fence that they donated to Ficquett Elementary School this past spring in memory of George B. and Sara W. Hutchinson.
It's 10:45 a.m. in the Elliott cabin at Salem Campground. Agnes Elliott has been cooking since 6 a.m. and she has yet to make several dishes.
A woman called for help late Sunday night after she had been hit in the head with a bat.