COVINGTON - The Newton County School System has dealt with several major issues this year.
COVINGTON - Ten murders rocked the community during 2008 - two occurring in the city and eight in the county. Suspects have been arrested in all but two incidents.
By this time next year, you may think 2008 wasn't so bad after all.
History was made in Newton County on Nov. 4 when voters elected the first black sheriff, Lt. Ezell Brown, and the first female Board of Commissioners chair, Kathy Morgan.
COVINGTON - An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a fire that he allegedly set at a group home housing six residents Christmas Eve night, according to the Covington Fire Department.
COVINGTON - While only certain kinds of sparklers are lawful to be used to ring in the New Year in Georgia, officials are urging caution, saying that injury or fire damage is possible.
This fall, Eastside wrote a new chapter in its football history, recording its best season ever.
Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
LOS ANGELES - Feisty as ever, Joe Paterno fired off a friendly zinger as he walked out of the hotel ballroom, cutting out early on Rose Bowl media day to get ready for practice.
NEWBORN - Newborn residents will see some changes to the downtown district in the new year that should improve safety and provide pedestrian access, according to one council member.
Here at The Citizen, we take our postseason all-star teams and awards seriously.
SUWANEE - After blasting Alpharetta 70-41 in the opening round of the Powerade Festival, host North Gwinnett shocked ninth-ranked Newton 50-45 on Monday night.
WINDER - Eastside's wrestling squad took top honors Saturday after placing first in the George Thompson Memorial Tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.
They say you know that you are over the hill when you can go to bed on New Year's Eve after the 11 o'clock news but before the ball drops in Times Square. Well, I want to go on record as not being there quite yet.
OXFORD - A prank at Oxford College that lasted only a few hours will leave a legacy at the school for years to come.
McDONOUGH - The Eastside boys basketball squad ended the year on a high note Monday night after topping Forest Park 47-40 to win the Eagle's Landing Christian Academy Charger Hooptacular.
NEW YORK - Matt Ryan found a quick way to make Falcons fans forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and all the ugliness of Atlanta football.
COVINGTON - The proposed downtown hotel/civic and conference center took a giant step forward when the city and county approved issuance of $23 million in revenue bonds for the project.
COVINGTON - It's a new year for Newton County government.
COVINGTON - Several Mansfield Elementary School staff members, as well as parents and other community members, spent part of the holiday break planting trees on the school's playground.