COVINGTON - Some Newton County teachers are trying out a new teaching strategy this year to help address more students' needs.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Master Gardeners are looking for a strong showing for their annual plant sale and festival Saturday that will offer family activities, arts and crafts and free gardening advice.
COVINGTON - Voices from the past will be heard once again on Oct. 15, when the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce hosts a tour of the historic City of Covington Cemetery.
COVINGTON - The Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday that after the retest scores of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests were calculated into final Adequate Yearly Progress results, the Newton County School System has met AYP for the 2008-09 school year.
COVINGTON - Several schools have announced their Students of the Month for August.
Earlier this school year, Mansfield Elementary School prekindergarten student Anna Beth Bailey attended the Reading Under the Stars, hosted by First Lady Mary Perdue at the Georgia Governor's Mansion. Perdue read "Bedtime in the Jungle" by John Butler in the mansion gardens, and Bailey made a tiger puppet to go along with the story, ate ice cream, had her face painted and played on the Governor's playground.
COVINGTON - Norfolk Southern Corp. has terminated its lease agreement with Great Walton Railroad for the rail line running from Machen to Newborn.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:
COVINGTON - Alcovy had a chance to win its game on senior night, but too many mistakes allowed Salem to come out on top with a 3-2 victory in 10 innings of play Thursday.
Mary Kay Hobbs of Tulsa, Okla. and Gary Hobbs of San Antonio, Texas announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Hobbs of Atlanta, to Jonathan Duckett of Atlanta, son of Tim and Sherry Duckett of Conyers.
This letter is addressed to all Georgia representatives:
Heritage certainly looked like a top seed Thursday, sweeping Salem 25-13, 25-14.
ATLANTA - Scott Blair, Georgia Tech's kicker with an Aussie pedigree, has gone from game-winning hero to the verge of losing his starting job in less than a month.
COVINGTON - Newton's philosophy against Redan is simple - here's the ball, now try to do something with it.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Conyers Police Department and Georgia State Patrol between Sept. 22 and Monday:
I walked into my house the other night and, to my delight, our kitchen smelled just like fall. How, you might ask, does fall smell? I'm glad you want to know because I am about to tell you.
Aug. 28 must seem like a long time ago for the Rockdale football team. That night, the Bulldogs soundly defeated Madison County to open the season 1-0 for the second consecutive year. But that's where the similarities to 2008 and this season came to an end.
ATLANTA - State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox launched two online teacher tools that will save educators and school systems time and money.
I was down in Newton County just the other day when I met up with C.B. (Country Boy). He is the salt of the earth and a whole lot of fun to talk with.
Sarah Ashley Emmons and Christopher Terry Chancey were married July 18 at the Botanical Garden of Georgia Day Chapel in Athens. Pastor Danny Callahan officiated the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Braswell of Conyers and Mr. Dennis Pickard of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Heather Pickard of Covington, to Mr. Daniel Fuller of Covington, son of Ms. Lillian Roberts of Loganville.
Let me begin with a confession. On Aug. 28, 2009, the Friday following the death of Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, on PBS's "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer," David Brooks of The New York Times and I were asked by Judy Woodruff: If somehow Massachusetts Democrats were able to change their state law that denied the state's governor the authority to fill the vacant Senate seat, who then might be appointed to the Senate by Gov. Deval Patrick?
Col. and Mrs. John P. Rogers Jr., of Dahlonega, Ga., formerly of Conyers, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Dean Rogers, to Christopher Burke Worley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Worley of Douglasville, Ga.