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Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

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Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

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New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S’more Girl Scout Cookies? Now’s the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie is making your options ...

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Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

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Pace: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Beloved Community

I try to write these monthly articles with a good thought in mind or something that helps us engage meaning-making. This month is certainly no ...

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Redman: Never give up

It was 12 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017 when I received the well-predicted “Happy New Year’s!” texts that people were eagerly waiting to ...

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Local boy aims to cut into hunger

While most children are spending their afternoons playing video games or riding bikes, Jacob Stone, a local Newton County boy, was starting a nonprofit organization ...

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GPTC hosts Beyond Community Policing: Building & Sustaining Positive Relationships for the Long Term

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is delighted to host a 40 hour training workshop in assisting law enforcement in its interaction with the public. 

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Eastside High recognized as award school

Last week, Governor Nathan Deal and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement announced this year’s award schools based on assessment and other information ...

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BOE starts budget process

Last night, the Newton County School System (NCSS) Board of Education (BOE) took the first step in a six month process for the development and ...

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Newton students receive Piedmont academic honors

The following students from Newton County have been awarded academic honors for the recently completed fall semester at Piedmont College.

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Three BOE members sworn in for new terms

Newton County Board of Education members, Almond Turner, Eddie Johnson, and Trey Bailey were sworn in by Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn on January 4 ...

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Reflecting on 42 years of ministry

As the Rev. Hezekiah Benton sat in his now partially empty office, he leaned back far into his reclining chair behind his desk and looked ...

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Piedmont Hospital welcomes Newton’s first baby of 2017

Piedmont Hospital celebrated the birth of Walker Hugh Price as the first baby of 2017 in Newton County on New Year’s Day.

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Georgia State Campuses to close at noon

Due to expected approaching inclement weather, all Georgia State University campuses - including the Newton County campus - will close at 12 p.m. today, Friday, Jan ...

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NCSS to release early Friday

Newton County Schools will follow their early release schedule Friday, Jan. 6 due to the threat of inclement weather, according to a release from Sherri ...

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GPTC will close all locations Saturday

Georgia Piedmont Technical College will cease all college activities at 3 p.m. Friday, and will close all locations Saturday in anticipation of the projected ...

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Resolving to unplug from devices

Many people struggle to find the right size clothing, shoes and undergarments. It’s a situation that affects both men and women. Consider these facts:

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Resolve to wear clothes that fit in the year ahead

Many people struggle to find the right size clothing, shoes and undergarments. It’s a situation that affects both men and women. Consider these facts:

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Newton County Health Inspection Scores

Alcovy Pub & Grill: 10176 Alcovy Road, Covington, Dec. 12, 82/B

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Local student succeeding at Georgia Cyber Academy

Jovie Hardin loved her elementary school.

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Community members help give bicycles to 80 children

Eighty children got a chance to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, who dropped off a present for each and every one of the young Newton ...

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Redman: What can forgiveness do for us

This article is written to give a perspective of what forgiveness can do for us, and hopefully encourage us to forgive others in our life ...

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NCSS announces winners of 2016 Literacy Days competitions

The Newton County School System (NCSS) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 District Literacy Days Recitation, Drama, Read Aloud, and Ready Writing ...

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Law enforcement academy graduates 5

Five students graduated from the Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) this week.

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