DeKalb County School System Superintendent Michael Thurmond challenged Newton County's leaders Friday to expand their comfort zones across racial, economic and geographical barriers and to listen and concern themselves with the welfare of all their constituents. He asked leaders to join him in his "bold, new vision" for a Georgia that isn't separated by race, location, style of living or even political party, but is instead unified.
The newly reorganized Nelson Heights Community Center is impressing county commissioners, who have voted to give the center an additional $8,000 for the second half of fiscal year 2014.
A Flint Hill Elementary School student was charged with terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to kill another student with a knife.
Flint Hill Elementary School students, faculty and community residents walked a newly paved running and walking track in silence Friday afternoon in memory of Jonah Barnett, a former student who died last year after a nearly lifelong battle with brain cancer.
Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. will host its annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists, Feb. 8 in the Conference and Event Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
Two volunteer groups are teaming up to hold a community service event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service.
The New Year has brought in additional Pre-K slots at the Newton College and Career Academy.
Seventy young people in fourth through sixth grades competed for top honors at 4-H County Project Achievement Thursday.
Local governments in Newton County and across the state regularly meet in executive sessions, closed to the public, to discuss sensitive topics, but it's not illegal for elected officials to share information discussed in executive sessions, according to one of the state's leading open meetings experts.
The 2014 election season will get off to a quicker-than-usual start in Georgia with the state's Primary Election set for May 20, nearly two full months earlier than the traditional mid-July date.
After Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) announced he wasn't seeking reelection, three contenders immediately stepped up, and with every state seat up for election in 2014, more announcements are coming.
Newton Medical Center is proud to welcome Ezra Paul Joyce as the first baby delivered in its BirthCare Center in 2014.
Robbers struck a pizza store New Year's morning using a fake gun and a sock and then ran straight into a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office traffic stop where they were caught.
A Covington man who fled a traffic checkpoint just before Christmas was caught and arrested after Rockdale deputies found drugs and a stolen gun in his car.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.19 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.
Three employees with the Covington Police Department were recognized by their colleagues for their hard work during 2013 and throughout the years.
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Newton County Library members will have free access to 34 digital versions of popular magazines in 2014 thanks to a new partnership between the library system, RB Digital and Zinio.
Thieves reportedly stole an undetermined amount of merchandise from Kay Jewelers Friday.
Under Georgia law, the Georgia General Assembly begins on the second Monday of January, which will fall on January 13th. This is significant because it is one of the latest dates that such sessions can begin. If a few words could best describe my outlook for the session they would be "Fast & Furious." The late starting date, an election year session and new qualifying dates will combine to put extreme pressure on legislators to get their business done so that they can get back home as soon as possible. There are 40 legislative days in a session; however, these do ...
Our family Christmas was the usual afternoon, filled with food and laughter. I didn't have a new tub and sink. The tub is still held up in customs. I told the supplier not to ship anything until after Jan. 1. Who wants to be minus a bathroom while hosting Christmas company?
Looking back at the people and places of 2013
At the start of every year, it seems everyone wants to slim down and hit the gym. The Covington Family Y is looking to help that endeavor by waiving its new membership fees and membership reactivation fees in January.
The stop of a suspicious vehicle by Conyers Police led to the arrests of three Covington residents bearing methamphetamine, syringes, a digital scale and a glass pipe.