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.
Covington police are investigating a shooting that occurred about 2 p.m. today on Geiger Street in Oxford.
Attorneys for accused murderer Abel Torres announced today that he is competent to stand trial for the 2008 murder of his roommate.
Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan is adamant the county needs a millage rate increase, but county commissioners are undecided at best.
Firefighters are family.
A delegation of athletes from Newton County attended the Ga. State Summer Games at Emory University May 20-22.
The Georgia State Patrol today announced their participation with law enforcement officers across the state for the annual "100 Days of Summer H.E.A.T." campaign. The high visibility enforcement program's goal is to reduce traffic deaths during the summer months. Coordinated by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) program targets speeders, alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, aggressive drivers, and people not wearing seat belts or adults who do not properly restrain children. The program continues through Labor Day.
One of the men authorities were searching for in connection with last week's convenience store robbery has been arrested.
A Newton County teen was charged with child molestation and rape of a middle school-aged girl.
Pinnacle Bank in Social Circle was robbed today around 9:45 a.m. today and authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the man responsible.
The identity of the man found murdered in his mobile home has been released today by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
LAGRANGE - Troup County officials say a woman died after being hit by a rock slung through the windshield of a car.
ATLANTA - The state Department of Transportation says it will hold off on a plan to build privately financed toll lanes alongside I-75 and I-575 in Cobb and Cherokee counties.
A 9-year-old boy remains hospitalized after the family's pit bull attacked him Tuesday morning.
Power was been restored to downtown Covington around 1 p.m., after two power transformers blew and a primary line snapped off about an hour earlier.
Sugar, spice and everything nice - that's what little girls are made of.