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.
The Nelson Heights Community Center will get a second year of life.
Not once during her 11 years with the Newton County Recreation Commission did Carol Rooks ever dread going into work. That doesn't mean every day was easy, but she loved her job and her fellow employees.
Monica Latrice Kellet, 31, Atlanta, June 20. Deposit account fraud.
Douglas L. Cocchi, Violation of Family Violence Order, bond denied.
A Newton County man was arrested after he allegedly followed a woman and her child home late Monday night and tried to get into the home.
Covington police reported that they arrested a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent on a charge of drunk driving early Saturday.
The city of Covington will have its 2011 Independence in the Park festival on Sunday.
The Newton competition cheerleading squad returned from the National Cheerleading Association cheerleading camp at the University of Georgia last week with some new hardware. In addition, the team earned a berth at the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship at Dallas in January.
ATLANTA - A federal appeals panel handed Georgia a victory Tuesday by overturning a lower court ruling that would have significantly restricted the main source of water for roughly 3 million people in metro Atlanta starting next year.
The 911 center will get its four requested dispatchers by the end of fiscal year 2012.
Turner Lake Complex will be closed 39 Saturdays next year, and financial aid may no longer be available for youth sports as the Newton County Recreation Commission tries to make ends meet.
ATLANTA - Six young illegal immigrants were arrested after they sat down in an intersection next to the Georgia Capitol blocking traffic to protest state policies targeting illegal immigration.
EVANS - Relatives of a paralyzed war veteran said Monday the family plans to leave their suburban Augusta neighborhood after a home owners' association objected to their new home plans because the house wasn't large enough.
Newton County is cutting back everywhere, including spending $300,000 less in legal costs this year to date.
ATLANTA - A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved.