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.
A very good cause: Shane Millwood and Joe Pittman were the winning team in the 2009 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament held Friday at the Oaks Golf Course. Tommy Hailey and Dick Schulz came in second place.
Flooding has been confirmed around Lake Capri, Lake Sorrento and Bond Lakes in Rockdale County. Several houses and roads near Lakes Capri and Sorrento are flooded, including several streets surrounding Lake Capri and Lake Sorrento. Residents are being evacuated.
The Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has been successful in its first full year of serving the Covington/Conyers area of Georgia. The chapter was chartered in March 2008, and began its first full year in Sept. 2008. The sorority was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood.
A teenage girl was home alone when two men reportedly kicked in the door and entered her home.
Several artists received prizes Friday evening for the work they submitted to the Southern Heartland Art Gallery's Artful Harvest show.
The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is now accepting nominations for the Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. In just its second year, this award is given to a special individual who has made a measurable difference in Newton County through his or her volunteerism.
Newton County's western end is scheduled to get its first library in January 2011 as the Newton County Library Board of Trustees prepares to select a general contractor on Sept. 30.
After not receiving any stimulus transportation money earlier this year, Newton County and Covington have had around $26 million of promised money pour in over the past few months.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a flood warning for the Yellow River near Conyers below Milstead until this evening. At 10 a.m. Friday the stage was 10.9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
In order to solve the debate over the future of the recently completed Nelson Heights Community Center and make it operational, the Recreation Commission board will examine whether it can and should take control of the center.
Faced with more reductions to their revenue, the Newton County Board of Education was forced to make more cuts to its budget in an effort to make up for approximately $6.3 million in expected revenue that the system will not receive.
Officers from the Covington Police Department are searching for two men who reportedly broke into a home early Thursday morning and tied up the occupants before robbing them.
Almost 50 people braved the drizzly conditions Thursday afternoon in order to play in the inaugural Richard Rawlins Golf Classic - a fundraiser organized by members of the Covington Kiwanis Club to benefit the Miracle Field and the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Time is running out on the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit, but eligible home buyers can still get the credit if they act quickly.
The Friends of Newton Parks is expecting to host more than 100 volunteers tomorrow at Chimney Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a day of cleaning, lunch and playing.