The Newton Fund is looking for an outstanding volunteer for its fifth annual Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. Local nonprofits, individuals and other groups are asked to nominate individuals who have made a measurable difference in Newton County through selfless endeavors. Along with recognition, the award winner will receive a $2,000 award grant to be designated to a charity of choice. The award, named in honor of the founding chair of the Newton Fund, will be presented at a special reception in late February.
The Newton County Board of Education wants to hear from the community. In their search for a new superintendent, they have released a survey that they hope will help them figure out just what is important to Newton County in a new superintendent.
Bea Jackson loves children and her passion for their well-being keeps her striving for excellence every day as the executive director of the Washington Street Community Center. Jackson said if it was wrong to be too passionate about children, then she would be guilty.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Jackson Lake Homeowners Association will be awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors from public high schools in the three counties surrounding Jackson Lake - Newton, Butts and Jasper.
A man who helped change the face of Newton County in the late 1960s and 1970s was honored for the sacrifices he made as a civil rights icon who led the way in integrating Covington's schools and businesses.