COVINGTON - During a special-called meeting of the Newton County Board of Education on Monday morning, the school board approved the appointment of four principals to fill vacant positions for the upcoming school year.
Gresham pleads guilty, gets probation 72-year-old sentenced for false statements made in election document
COVINGTON - Horace Don Gresham pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of false swearing when he filed documents with the Newton County Board of Elections to run for a seat on the Newton County Board of Education in July 2008.
COVINGTON - Statistics recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau show steady annual growth for all of Newton County's municipalities since 2000.
Staff Photo: Erin Evans
CONYERS - Fallout from the fireworks during the city of Conyers' Fabulous Fourth festival caused a brush fire after the show Saturday night near the Georgia International Horse Park.
COVINGTON - Newton County recorded two traffic fatalities within hours of each other over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
WIMBLEDON, England - So many milestones and never-been-done-befores arise seemingly every time Roger Federer steps on court. The 2009 Wimbledon final against Andy Roddick was no different, and not merely because they played a 16-14 fifth set and 77 games total, records for any Grand Slam championship match.
LA GRANDE-MOTTE, France - Lance Armstrong jumped from 10th to third place at the Tour de France on Monday, positioning himself for a shot at the yellow jersey after evading trouble on a windy ride along the Mediterranean.
Tonight's return to legion play couldn't come at a better time for Conyers Post 77.
CHICAGO - Rookie Randy Wells won his fourth straight start, Derrek Lee homered and the Chicago Cubs got their sixth win in eight games, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Monday night.
COVINGTON - Jobs are being lost all over the country, with Georgia reporting a record unemployment rate for May. The impact of the economic downturn has affected the local job market as well, and one group of displaced employees is taking a proactive approach to finding new work.
Eastside and Heritage recorded seventh-place finishes in their respective classifications in the final standings GADA 2008-09 Dodge Directors Cup, which is awarded by Georgia Athletic Directors Association.
The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department and the Newton County Health Department. Restaurants that score from 90 to 100 get a letter grade A; those that rate 80-89 get a B; a tally of 70-79 is a C; and below 70 is a U, or unacceptable. A restaurant scoring 70 or above is allowed to operate if there are no critical violations. If a facility is rated U on consecutive inspections, it must close and the owner must prove that it can be operated safely before reopening is allowed.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR asked a federal judge Monday to reverse the ruling that lifted driver Jeremy Mayfield's indefinite suspension for failing a random drug test.