At least part of a planned development in the Walker's Bend subdivision, off Ga. Highway 81, will be dedicated to people with behavioral health and developmental disabilities who are trying to reintegrate into the community.
Parents of students who receive special education services in the Newton County School System may be able to choose between a public school or private school for school choice.
According to a press release from the Newton County School System, a new state law passed in 2007 allow parents to choose to transfer their special needs child to another public or private school in Georgia if they receive the special needs scholarship.
Scripturally Sound is a ministry that, while being faith-based, is dedicated to encouraging and assisting in building healthy lifestyles. Its mission statement is "To Inspire a Desire for Healthy Lifestyles Through Spiritual Growth."
Dana Williams-Crawford called Covington police alleging that her boyfriend Kermit Thomas was going to hurt her and that she wanted him to leave. Officers advised Williams-Crawford that since Thomas lived at the residence she would need to have him evicted. Williams-Crawford then became very frustrated and loud stating that the police never do anything for anyone.
Branden Canoles brought his new next-door neighbors a basket of bright pink flowers Wednesday afternoon, while Jean-Joseph and Angelica Kalonji, professional bakers, returned the favor with an alternating cheese and white cake display.
Pam Dew can't help but be involved in enriching the lives of people with special needs. After retiring as coordinator of Newton County Special Olympics for the past 23 years, Dew simply decided to start another nonprofit, this time aimed at adults with special needs.
At least three people were arrested after a search warrant was served by the Covington/Newton County Special Investigation Unit with the help of the Newton County SWAT team Wednesday morning on Lakeview Drive.
With hundreds of comments swirling around the Internet and accusations being thrown from all sides following a lawsuit filed against 11 anonymous bloggers, Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter said she is baffled by the animosity but determined to follow her case through to the bitter end.
Bill Watterson has announced that he intends to run for Sheriff of Newton County once again this term. This comes after resigning from the NCSO after more than two decades in order to pursue the office.
Watterson started his career with the NCSO in 1990 as a jailer in the detention center and has worked in a variety of positions with the force, including supervisor over patrol, CHAMPS, community outreach, civil division, traffic division, school resource officer, drug task force, investigations, traffic division/accident reconstruction, court services and vehicle maintenance.