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.
Sitting in a conference room at Alcovy High School, joking about cereal and favorite actors, two students graduating with the school's top honors seem to have the perfect combination of youthfulness and maturity.
Drivers are again asked to avoid using I-20 eastbound in Rockdale and Newton counties, unless they want to risk getting stuck in long delays.
One of the most well-known and widespread one-stop stores is helping provide fresh produce to food-insecure Georgians.
It's a "Vampire Diaries" extravaganza on the square tonight, as the 5th season finale will be shown on the square at the same time it's airing on TV.
County officials continue to rally around the son of a recently fallen Newton County firefighter.
Newton County's senior citizens are in the spotlight in May for Older Americans Month, and Newton County Senior Services is hosting multiple events to provide education on topics and provide a good time.
Social Circle, along with Covington and Madison, was honored for its partnership to serve natural gas to Stanton Springs.
The Covington City Council wants to turn Legion Field into a public park and entertainment center, and it wants the creation of the park to be a community-wide project.
This is the last week for early voting before the 2014 Primary Election Tuesday, May 20.
Newton High School's valedictorian and salutatorian represent a range of interests and academic paths, but they both blazed their way through high school and are knocking on a dorm door.
Georgia's "Greatest Little Town" recently gained big-name status as one of the best cities in Georgia for young adults looking to relocate after graduating.
Fourteen area students are one step closer to fulfilling their dream of attending a U.S. Service Academy and honorably entering the military.
The man who died from gunshot wounds in the Creek Way area May 6 has been identified.
Ruby Jones was named Nurse of the Year for 2014 by the Rotary Club of Covington Tuesday.
Why don't I start by confirming something you always suspected? A state legislator's job is one that you can turn into almost as little or as much work as you want! Maybe you already knew this secret: Unlike the Congress up in D.C., the Georgia legislature has always been a "part-time" venture. We're in session about three months of the year. Doesn't that sound easy? The idea was to allow the members, who were mostly farmers in the beginning, to finish their business in Atlanta and return home in time for growing season. Washington used ...