The House began shifting gears toward more floor work last week as the intensity of the session ratcheted up. We voted on 33 bills and resolutions.I'm going to focus on four that were rather out of the ordinary.
This Friday night, make it a family movie night with Newton County 4-H.
Jasmiyah Whitehead, one of the young twins charged with the bloody 2010 killing of their mother in Conyers, followed her sister in admitting to the crime Friday.
Two men were arrested late last week after reportedly trying to steal a street sign.
In recognition of Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Newton Medical Center's Fitness Forum will host a Heart Health Fair for the community from 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 in the lobby of the Knox Surgical Center.
The Newton County Farm Bureau's Legislative Dinner was held Jan. 30 at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Ralph Brown, an eighth-grader at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett, picked up a trophy and the title as the 2014 Newton County Spelling Bee Champion after competing in the county-wide spelling competition at Newton High School Friday.
An academic-minded athlete and young man of many talents, Ralph Brown, 14, may not be your typical teenager.
Abundant rain and, more recently, extreme cold, have set back the timetable back for completion of the Miracle League field project at City Pond Park, but the concession building should be completed within six to eight weeks, with work on the actual fields set to get underway soon.
Newton Medical Center has rescheduled an emergency drill to take place on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. The original drill scheduled for Jan. 30 had to be postponed due to the inclement weather conditions.
Newton County's high schools could be education some pretty talented future lawyers.
With Arbor Day a couple of weeks away, the trees on the square were getting their monthly maintenance to keep them healthy.
Ricky Dural Bates, 55, 16B Ivey St., Porterdale, Feb. 4. Back for court.
A group of students from Indian Creek Middle School were reportedly on a school bus that was involved in a minor accident Monday.
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Institute at the Newton College and Career Academy will soon begin its application process.
Newton Medical Center employee Brooke Williams would have been stuck in her car, with the hood mangled like a metallic tumbleweed, the side collapsed in like a crushed can, and the vehicle's make and model unrecognizable, if it weren't for the concern and actions of her fellow nurses.
R.L. Cousins may no longer house high school students, but the high school's spirit lives on, with its alumni educating Newton County on its history and handing out scholarships so a new generation of students can have an easier time receiving a college education.