Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
Special to the Citizen: Nancy Lockridge
COVINGTON - Two people were killed Thursday afternoon when a pickup and a sedan traveling in opposite directions on County Road 213 near Ga. Highway 36 were involved in a collision.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education unanimously approved the Newton County School System's recommendation of a midterm adjustment of its budget with the exception of two items.
COVINGTON - Newton County and the city of Porterdale will split the cost for acquiring the right of way at the intersection of Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road for an improvement project.
COVINGTON - The Newton County School System wants to remind parents who want their 4-year-old to attend a Newton County School System prekindergarten class that registration for the NCSS pre-K lottery begins Monday.
COVINGTON - Newton County is still one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, but numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau may not reflect a recent decline in growth, according to local sources.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson of Seattle, Wash., announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Anne Johnson, to Jonathan Clinton Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mason of Conyers.
CONYERS - Brandon Crumbley's three-run homer was the key blow in a nine-run third inning as No. 5-ranked Salem (8-1 overall, 6-1 in 8-AAAA) chalked up a 12-1 victory in five innings over visiting Cedar Shoals on Wednesday.
One part stylist, one part shrink, one part fortune-teller; he's nixed half my wardrobe, but in a single two-hour meeting he showed me how I can look better at age 44 than I did at 20.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and Conyers Police Department between March 10 and Monday:
Newton Precinct Changes
James Thomas Hamilton was born Feb. 24, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 191/2 inches long. Thomas is the son of James Brett Hamilton and Rachel Lea Hamilton of Conyers. His grandparents are Jan and Greg Hamilton of Conyers.
Tony and Nan Pickett of Conyers announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Pickett of Conyers, to Richard Moss of Conyers, son of Richard and Elaine Moss of Conyers.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Few young pitchers can turn to a 300-game winner for advice.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barbour of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Allison Barbour, to Brian David Fowler of Atlanta son of Mr. and Mrs. David Fowler, of Woodstock.
James and Annie Fields celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. LongHorn Steakhouse in Conyers donated a steak dinner for the couple and the activity staff at Westbury Health and Rehab, where the couple resides, decorated their room. The Fields celebrated with their family earlier in the day.
WASHINGTON - Mighty, mighty Duke let teeny, tiny Belmont play with the big boys. And, for stretches, get the better of them.
WASHINGTON - Xavier took full advantage of a Georgia team that was, well, 'Dawg tired.
CONYERS - The Heritage boys and the Rockdale girls padded their championship streaks in the Conyers Cup on Thursday.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department.
Oklahoma native Damon Smith takes the old Donny and Marie axiom of "a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll" to an interesting extreme - he's country all right, but there's no lack of rock in his approach.
The Rockdale Retired Educators Association is inviting applicants to apply for its annual scholarships to be presented again this year to deserving college students who have completed at least one year of college and who are majoring in education.
Spring has officially arrived.
Patriots keep streak alive with 12-2 win Heritage gets seventh straight baseball victory in region play
CONYERS - The Heritage baseball team has been on quite a roll lately, and Thursday's game against Jackson County was no different.