This is the first in a series of columns in partnership with Georgia Perimeter College professors concerning the Civil War and its local ties to Newton County some 150 years after the war that divided America.
Here is the question I faced about six months ago: How does a person truly change their lifestyle?
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Washington Street Community Center, the Salvation Army and the A.K.A. Sorority Inc. for its Annual Back to School Supply Drive.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking for any tips that will lead to the apprehension of three men believed to be involved in Newton County murder Thursday.
a look around the community and the celebrations
An alleged argument led to someone getting shot in the leg in the area of Green Acres Friday.
A new summer camp is coming that planners hope will offer a chance for fun and feelings of accomplishment for the special needs community in Rockdale County.
A surprise appreciation lunch was held for the local county extension agent, Ted Wynne, on Sunday, June 7.
State-level 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) were released Wednesday, marking improvements in most areas while simultaneously showing a large percentage of students who still lack in testing for math.
Teachers - new and veteran - school board administration and other interested parties from Newton and surrounding counties will convene at the end of the month to prepare for and learn about technology opportunities in the classroom.
Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
Three people were bitten by rabid wild animals in separate Rockdale incidents in the past couple of weeks, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, which is warning residents to stay alert for a possible rabies outbreak.
As everyone gears up for Independence Day and summer vacations, an undernoted story is often pets who are left behind.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking the citizens of Newton County to be aware of a telephone scam working its way through the county and the surrounding areas.
A Newton County woman was the victim of a scam by a man posing as a Newton County Sheriff's deputy.
In The Heat of the Night Tour comes to Covington
Election night had very little drama Tuesday as local incumbents fared well, and the expected favorites across the state prevailed, though a couple of important Newton County elections are headed to the July 22 runoff.
Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in Region 5 Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.
Sons, daughters, grandchildren and fellow law enforcement officers gathered Monday to honor those who gave their lives to serve and protect the residents of their towns and cities, and a former Oxford police chief was included in the ceremony.
The Covington News and the Georgia Press Association presented soon-to-be Alcovy High School graduate Hunter Terrell with a general scholarship Tuesday.
Some middle-schoolers may want to explore more options during their summer break, and the Newton College and Career Academy (NCCA) wants to help expand those opportunities.
Dozens of residents oppose a proposed cell phone pole on Jackson Highway, but if the Covington City Council is going to vote down the tower it has to provide evidence that the tower will negatively affect the surrounding residents' property values.
A slow drizzle of rain was on schedule for the annual car show on the Square Saturday. While the rain hampered the crowd, the show would go on - rain or shine.
Today's primary election races will determine several local, state and federal races.
Ever since the radical militant group "Boko Haram" seized and kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 15 in Nigeria and has continued to hold them hostage, there has been an enormous uproar of activity within the United States and across the globe.
Both of Social Circle High School's top-honored students have big plans for their future, and although they may be from a small town, their plans are as big as the world.
What: The 2014 Primary Election is today, May 20. There are Newton County, Georgia and U.S. races on the ballot. Voters must choose to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries; they can also vote in the nonpartisan primary, but that will only include nonpartisan races.