Although school is out for the summer, Newton County students are still busy learning. Such a group recently had the ultimate in science and ecological learning experience, heading to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
The 2015 Oxford Institute for Environmental Education (OIEE) recently concluded at Oxhouse Science Center, science field station of Oxford College. Teachers from across Georgia wrapped up an intensive week of professional development. Founded in 1992, OIEE provides an opportunity for teachers in grades K-12 to collaborate with college biology faculty, gaining new science teaching methods and investigative techniques.
Nothing tastes like a still-warm from the sun, freshly picked beefsteak tomato. It's juicy, red and taste like, well, a tomato.
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Tommy Gregory Sr. told the crowd gathered at Nelson Heights Community Center that summer was the season to celebrate two of America's independence days.
As a child, he waited tables in his mother's restaurant. Since then, John Nissan, 25, has worked every station in food service, most recently as a server at Cheddar's Casual Café in Columbus; Locos Grill and Pub in Athens; and Buffalo Wild Wings in Kennesaw.
COVINGTON- Today marks the Juneteenth celebration for many members of the Newton County Community.
A Porterdale mother of four erupted with excitement, having picked up a winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Kimberly Little, 43, matched the first five winning numbers of the June 13 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.
COVINGTON- A suspect wanted for the burglary and attempted burglary of Metro PCS stores in Conyers and Covington was caught by Rockdale deputies and U.S. Marshals on Tuesday, June 17.
COVINGTON- Elections for the position of Covington mayor and three of the city's council seats may not be until November, but the first political salvo was fired at Monday night's council meeting, some five months before the Nov. 3 election day.
COVINGTON- Taking its place on the square, near the obelisk memorializing Newton County residents who had given their lives for their country, and the Civil War monument with its soldier turned to face west, symbolizing the fading of the Confederacy, a sign marking the passage of Sherman's Army through Covington was dedicated on Wednesday morning.
COVINGTON- Commissioner John Douglas said it was time to "cut the cord" with Green Hill P3 and explore a "good, local solution" to the county's solid waste problems during Tuesday night's Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Form of Government committee agreed to forego recommending an independent comptroller in favor of supportive language advocating for increased training and resources for the finance department.
A Covington Police Officer patrolling Brown Bridge Road using a license plate reader was alerted when a Hyundai Santa Fe drove by into a Chevron gas station at Brown Bridge Road and Turner Lake Road shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.
The Georgia Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public input on proposed changes to hunting and fishing licensing.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed Monday evening to keep the millage rate at 10.91.
The overgrown Norfolk Southern railroad right-of-way through Covington is about to get a grooming.
LITHONIA - A woman says a man carjacked her in Atlanta, and DeKalb County authorities say they're searching a lake for him after he crashed the car into a tree.
Assistant DeKalb Fire Chief Garret Smith says the man was fleeing police early Tuesday when the car struck a tree in the Southland Country Club. Police say the man jumped into a lake, tried to swim across and disappeared.
JONESBORO - Police say they've arrested the administrator and two staff members of the day care in Clayton County where a 2-year-old girl died after being left in a van following a field trip.
Oxford has a new budget year and a new council member.
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Authorities say two men accused of taping razor blades to playground equipment at a Columbus park last year have been sentenced to prison.
ROME - Friends say an 8-year-old boy seriously hurt when he was struck in the head by a tree while swimming in a northwest Georgia creek is making progress during his recovery.
ATLANTA - An engine problem caused a Delta flight bound for Los Angeles to returned to Atlanta shortly after taking off.
The Town of Newborn Council will meet in a called session at 7 tonight to discuss appointment of a new council member and to discuss the right of way of the unused Norfolk Southern rail line through town.
The City of Covington is set to approve its 2011-2012 fiscal year budget at tonight's 6:30 meeting.
ATLANTA - Civil liberties groups argued Monday that Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration should not take effect until a lawsuit challenging it as unconstitutional is resolved, and a judge said he likely would rule on that request before the law takes effect.
Vogel State Park offers everything you could want in a weekend getaway.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman in 1984.
ATLANTA - Georgia students can now apply for low-interest loans aimed to help families that need extra help paying for college.
In his day-to-day life, Tyrone Oliver investigates crimes, the worst things that people do to one another. But at the end of the day, he leaves that at the door when he walks into the home he shares with his wife and the five children they have between them.