COVINGTON - About 83 percent of the September elementary school parent-teacher conferences that were scheduled were actually held during that time, the Newton County School System announced at its Board of Education work session earlier this month.
COVINGTON - The recent rash of armed robberies in Newton County continued earlier this week as two men staged a holdup of the Discount Food Mart on Ga. Highway 142 on Monday night.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved unanimously Tuesday the recommendation for a resolution that will allow the Newton County School System to submit a waiver to the Georgia Board of Education for any elementary and middle school classes that exceed the maximum class size by one student.
COVINGTON - An alleged copper thief was reportedly caught in the act by a Covington Police Department officer Tuesday afternoon.
COVINGTON - When 10th-grade Newton High School student Jacquelyn Leissa isn't practicing with the cheerleading squad, you can find her on the farm with her baby pigs.
COVINGTON - Mike Harvey has hypnotized more than 175,000 people over the last 38 years. Just don't ask him how.
I have always been an old-school kind of guy. Even while growing up in the '50s, I was nostalgic for the '40s that I had never experienced. I spend more time watching "Andy Griffith" and "I Love Lucy" reruns than I do watching current sitcoms. I prefer home-cooked vegetables to filet mignon. I am, basically, resistant to change. I am old and set in my ways and have developed certain habits over the years that I am loath to give up.
CONYERS - If the Rockdale girls basketball team is going to find success on the court this season, the Lady Bulldogs are going to have to do it with almost an entirely new roster.
Even Bill Belichick is having a hard time ignoring the attention on his New England Patriots as they get ever closer to the NFL's first perfect season in 35 years.
NEW YORK - Jimmie Johnson knew this year's trip to New York was going to be different from the moment he began packing.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For all of his accomplishments, Morten Anderson will always think fondly of a car ride he took with George Blanda and Jan Stenerud.
COVINGTON - Newton's softball team not only had a banner year, senior catcher Morgan Smith ended her prep career by shattering the school record for home runs.