Using hip hop, dance, film and comedy, Forces in Motion (FMA) Live! made Sir Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion and Universal Law of Gravity come to life during a performances on Friday at Newton High School.
After three years, the Village of Porterdale completed the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing and Mayor Arline Chapman and City Manager Bob Thomson were part of the "graduating class" during GICH's annual meeting in Gainesville in September.
Former Newton County Fire Services Chief Kevin O'Brien was sentenced to 20 years' probation with the first year spent in prison, fined $1,000 for each of the four counts of theft by taking he was charged with and ordered to pay the county back $16,991.
Not many schools are invited by the U.S. Department of Education to apply for recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. But that is exactly what happened to the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) at Ficquett.
A variety of elected officials and staff representing a number of organizations and governing bodies throughout Newton County gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the Porter Memorial Performing Arts Center Wednesday. A large number of people there to cut a piece of fabric was more than just a ceremonial gesture, it was representative of the collaborative effort that led to the realization of a 15-year-long dream.