Though farming was once big business in the United States, by 2012 less than 1 percent of Americans were professional farmers. Many challenges face today's farmers, many of which are largely unknown to the general public.
Beth Galloway, Catrina Pollard, Marcus Pollard and Melissa Snyder, agricultural educators in Newton County Schools in Covington, Georgia, are four of the 405 teachers from across the state who attended the annual Georgia Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association (GVATA) Summer Leadership Conference held July 6-9, 2014 in Jekyll Island, Georgia.
The 2014-2015 Newton County FFA Officer Team participated in a leadership retreat on June 23-27. The retreat was organized by Newton County FFA Advisor Melissa Snyder and took place at Newton High School in Covington, Georgia.
I have returned to Newton County. It feels good to be back in the county with people in the community that I previously worked with when I was a Newton County Extension Agent. One change I have seen is that some of the adults I am calling upon for assistance in the agriculture program were my former 4-H kids. My new position as an agriculture teacher at Newton College and Career Academy has given me the opportunity to work in the subject area I love, agriculture, and with students in class and the FFA program.
This summer 19 students from Newton High School and Newton County FFA were challenged to grow as leaders to find their "hero within." They were part of more than 2,500 students who attended the FFA-FCCLA Summer Leadership Camp at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. Summer Leadership camp provides a fun and exciting environment for students to develop their leadership and teamwork skills and to interact with other students from across the state.
Newton County must cut nine employees and two vacant positions in the $44.28 million budget the board of commissioners approved Tuesday. One worker will have a reduction in hours.
The weekend is here. Check out this roundup of what's happening from the Associated Press and staff reports.
MONROE, Ga. - A coalition of black lawmakers and social justice groups are gathering to re-enact the 1946 lynching of two black couples at Moore's Ford bridge in northeast Georgia.
Detectives are looking into complaints that a woman's boss sexually battered her and fired her when she threatened to tell.
Spring Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps single parents and their children, will hold a fundraiser dinner at 5 p.m. on July 30 at DeKalb Tech's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington.
The weekend is upon us. Here's a roundup of what you need to know from Associatate Press to get your day going:
Bike riding has long been a passion of Brian Lord.
Newton County Chief Financial Officer John Middleton will retire Dec. 15, after more than 11 years with the county, to spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities.
Three men were arrested Thursday for the beating and armed robbery of another man on Cowan Road.
Officers from the Covington Police Department are looking for a man who reportedly exposed himself Wednesday evening to employees of Bradley's Bar-B-Que on Church Street downtown.
Good morning! Here's a roundup of what's happening in the world today:
The streets of downtown Covington and surrounding area in Newton County will be very busy this weekend. No, it's not because of road construction. Instead the streets will be full of bicycles.
For a historian like Flemmie Pitts, being able to walk into the renovated Wolverine Gym is an experience to treasure.