COVINGTON - Folks at the Newton County Judicial Center celebrated Jim Dial on Friday. Dial delivers and picks up mail within the center each day and brings his own special brand of sunshine in the process, Clerk of the Court Linda Hays said.
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COVINGTON - A bill sponsored by state Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, that prohibits sex offenders from serving on local boards of education was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue. The bill becomes effective July 1.
This four acres of crimson clover at Fincher Acres on Ga. Highway 36 provides a breathtaking feast for the eyes, but according to owners Thomas and Cheryl Fincher it won't last long. It will be harvested sometime within the next few weeks for hay.
CONYERS - Chemtura, the parent company of BioLab, announced this week it has secured $400 million in credit as it works to emerge from bankruptcy protection.
COVINGTON - It's bad enough to have a home burglarized, but having a puppy stolen adds insult to injury.
Student now allowed to wear surgical mask Officials had asked child to take off mask on Thursday after rumors started
COVINGTON - Some people are taking the swine flu scare more seriously than others. The mother of a seventh-grade student sent her son to Cousins Middle School on Thursday wearing a face mask, and the rumor mill got out of control, according to Sherri Viniard, director of public relations for the Newton County School System.
The following is a list of registered sex offenders living in Newton County as of April 23, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office. For more information, go to the NCSO Web site at www.newtonsheriffga.org.
CONYERS - The pig is back. That was what many fans of Glenn's Open Pit Bar-B-Que said after hearing that the long-time Conyers restaurant was returning.
THOMASVILLE - After getting dazed by an upstart challenger's punch to the face, a soccer heavyweight responded with a quick 1-2 punch that proved to be decisive in Friday's Class AAAA quarterfinal at Frederick C. Cleoron Field.
COVINGTON - The Eastside boys track team will have four athletes participating in next week's state track meet at Jefferson.
COVINGTON - Despite losing 17-13 to Redan on Friday at Riverside Park, Newton's baseball team is still Class AAAAA playoff bound.
One year ago, the girls track and field teams at Heritage and Salem qualified for the state meet in a combined two events. What a difference a season makes.