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.
There will be no pawn shops or check-cashing businesses in the Salem/Almon/Crowell roads overlay district, according to changes adopted Tuesday night by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
More than six months of fundraising efforts by donors, including Covington residents, will come to a head this Saturday at the Golfing for Laurie golf tournament at Ashton Hills.
Students attending Arts Association in Newton County's Musical Theater Camp rehearse for their final performance of the summer.
County Commission chairman Keith Ellis describes the intersection of Georgia Highway 81 and Crowell Road as the worst in the county. But not for much longer.
Although the full ballot has not yet been revealed for the upcoming special election for Mansfield's mayor, one candidate is known.
It took about five years to get funds and to complete the process to move the 186-year-old home, said Mike Owens, owner of Magnolia Manor, the new location of the home. The Historic Preservation Society of Social Circle (HPSSC) had pledged $10,000 for anyone who promised to move and restore the home, which was a significant chunk of the fundraising efforts needed to make the move official. The money was officially presented to Owens Monday by HPSSC President Dena Johnston and Treasurer Charles Thompson. Owens, utility workers and others who are invested in the preservation of the building worked ...
The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to adopt a 5 percent tax increase as part of its new annual budget.
If you're out and about this weekend, avoid sections of I-20 in Newton County as construction continues. Lane closures and long delays can be expected in the following areas and times:
The former owner of Starbound Dance Studio in Porterdale was arrested on Wednesday by the Newton County Sheriff's Office on 13 counts of theft by conversion.
Officials say the combination of Obamacare with an increase in people using the emergency room as their primary doctors is putting Newton Medical Center in trouble.
LITHIA SPRINGS - Authorities say a man lying on railroad tracks has been struck by a train and killed near Lithia Springs in Douglas County.
This year's Salem Campmeeting, spanning July 8 to 15, will be the 183rd gathering of the faithful at the grounds off Salem Road for a time of spiritual renewal, revival and camaraderie.
These days we don't use an alarm clock. Instead, we are shocked into consciousness by the frantic scratching by one of the cats at the bedroom door or the muffled whimper of Sonny the Border Collie, ready for us to get up and relieve him from the overnight company of the kitties. (We finally booted them out of the bedroom when their sleep patterns - mostly nonexistent - didn't match ours.)
Newton County residents received $2,300 in disaster assistance following the county being declared a major disaster area on April 29.
Snapping Shoals EMC's 2011 Annual Meeting of the Members will be held Thursday, July 21, at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Flint Hill Elementary is scheduled to open Aug. 4, but Airport Road needs several improvements before it will be able to handle approximately 1,935 vehicles per day, including dozens of buses.
Two brothers were arrested after a fight involving a girl ended in blows, and with one brother wielding a hammer.
The man who shot himself after allegedly robbing a drug store on Wednesday died this morning.
An argument over a man ended with the arrest of a 22-year-old woman for aggressive driving.
A Covington man remains in jail after being charged with molesting a 6-year-old girl.
Residents have lots of zoning questions, even if they don't always realize it.
DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County officials say a 10-year-old boy died after being hit by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.
ORLANDO - A judge has sentenced Casey Anthony to four years in prison for lying to investigators but says she can go free in late July or early August because she has already served nearly three years in jail and has had good behavior.
ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle near a MARTA rail station.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Owners of a hot air balloon reported stolen in Gwinnett County say the aircraft has been found in the northeast Georgia town of Winder.