Newborn and Porterdale officials are hoping to streamline elections in their towns to help residents vote more easily whenever there are city and county elections in the same year.
Clements Middle School Assistant Principal Allison Jordan has been named the new director of testing, research and evaluation for the Newton County School System.
Analogous to Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Richard Ira "Dick" Bong and Thomas Buchanan McGuire were the heavyweight fighter jocks of World War II. But Bong and McGuire did not fight each other; they fought the Japanese. This is Part II of their story.
Soon you will be greeted with lots of creative eye candy as you approach Porterdale from Covington.
The Porterdale Police Department said a 14-year-old girl who had been reported missing has been located.
The lowest price for regular gas is $3.34 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
There are two accidents on Interstate 20; one near Ga. Highway 142, exit 93; the other near Ga. Highway 11, exit 98. The roadway is blocked, use caution.
Jordan Marie Aaron has been missing for two weeks, and although investigators are sure the seventh-grader is alive and left on her own accord, they are still pushing to find her and bring her home to a mother who dreads leaving the house, fearing she'll miss her daughter's phone call.
The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) will host the Triple Play at Hard Labor Creek - a two-day trail competition - June 22-23 at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
The 15th annual Georgia Tandem Rally is returning to Covington this week, and 133 tandem teams of cyclists will be putting their mettle to the pedals while also giving a boost to the Newton County economy.
Five members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office command staff received advanced training through a Governor's Office of Highway Safety grant earlier this month.
The 75-voice Covington-Conyers Choral Guild will present its 28th Spring Concert in two performances this week.
Children ages 4-8 can get fit while having fun with Junior Jazzercise at Jazzercise Covington Fitness Center. A six-week program of Monday morning classes begins June 3.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College is offering a 4-week class, Workplace Spanish for Travelers and Tourists. Designed for both business and leisure travelers, the course teaches key terms and phrases to assist those traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. Twice-a-week sessions will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 21-June 13 and 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays, May 20-June 12. The $189 fee includes a course book and CD.
More than $1 million in new technology will soon be on the way to the new Newton High School, as the Newton County Board of Education approved at its meeting Tuesday the purchase of new equipment.
Georgia Public Library Service will upgrade its PINES catalog, used at more than 275 participating libraries around the state, this coming weekend.
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department will host its first Spring Fling, Saturday, April 20. The Spring Fling will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 6 p.m.
Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center held a Teacher's Appreciation event in February.
A Covington woman hopes she can take her readers on a journey of survival with her newly published book," Rise Above Now."
Jeremiah Bundrage graduated from Fort Hays State University with an educational specialist degree in education administration.
In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, the Alcovy High School Tiger Chorus will be hosting their first annual Alcovy Apollo Talent Showcase tonight at 7 p.m. in the Alcovy auditorium.
Cassandra L. Ogletree, felony theft by deception, 10 years probation, $1,000, pay restitution.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Newton County as the temperature is expected to get down to 32 degrees tonight.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.
The Porterdale Volunteer Fire Department is looking for vendors to join their Spring Fling, and donations for the department to raffle off. The funds will be used to benefit the volunteer department so they can make repairs and maintain the department, which is not covered in budgets for the city of Porterdale or Newton County Fire Service.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.46 at the Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
Citizens will have the opportunity to voice their concerns with proposed changes to the county's discharge of a firearm ordinance at a forum next week.
The Montessori School of Covington hosted its 12th annual Community Appreciation Chili Luncheon Monday with a meal prepared by students of the early childhood program.
Social Circle is hosting a city-wide cleanup Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Groups will be assigned a street each to pick up trash until either they are done or 11 a.m. Participants of this cleanup include civic clubs, citizens, the mayor and members of the city council.