COVINGTON -- School officials and family members surprised three teachers in their classrooms Friday to let them know they were finalists for Newton County School System's Teacher of the Year competition.
COVINGTON -- Trick-or-treaters will get an extra hour of sleep tonight as daylight saving time ends Sunday.The official change to standard time occurs at 2 a.m. Most folks opt to set their clocks back one hour Saturday night.
COVINGTON -- Newton County has reserved the right to issue tax-exempt bonds for public and private development.The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created two new bond programs for use by local governments -- Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds and Recovery Zone Facility Bonds.
COVINGTON -- The Citizen will launch a new Web site Sunday, offering an updated look and more content for online readers."Our new site, provided through Clickability and Gray Interactive Media, gives readers more content options and makes it easier for them to interact with the Web site and the newspaper," said Alice Queen, editor and publisher of the Newton Citizen and Rockdale Citizen.
Newton County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tyrone Oliver demonstrates the many ways a keychain kubotan can be used for self-defense to, left to right, Peggy Hawley, Lee Aldridge and Unice Stevens, members of the Service Guild of Covington.
COVINGTON -- A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was bitten by a hostile and very stubborn rottweiler that he tried to coax into leaving the front entrance of a person's home. The dog ultimately had to be shot.
COVINGTON - Porterdale Police Sgt. Jason Cripps and his police dog Sgt. Beau take "man's best friend" to the next level.
COVINGTON - Although temperatures are balmy right now, it won't be long before you wake up and find you need to turn on the heat.
COVINGTON - Brent Bennett has a love of soccer and a heart for children, so it was only natural that he should take an active role in the Covington Family YMCA's soccer program when his eldest son started playing.
Grace Baptist Church in Covington recently made a generous donation of much needed school supplies to students at Porterdale Elementary School.
On Oct. 7, American Legion Post 32 of Covington donated $600 to the Newton County Sheriff's Office to be used for the purchase of bulletproof vests for deputies. Pictured are, left to right, Adjutant of Post 32 Roger Tingler, Sheriff Ezell Brown and Post Commander Bobby D. Hamby.
Newton County's Future Farmers of America Club have
NEWBORN - Newborn officials hope their town will be safer now that they've secured an increased law enforcement presence there.
COVINGTON - Elections will take place Tuesday in four of Newton County's five municipalities.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:
It's not a stretch to say that the 2009 Rockdale football team could be 8-0, rather than 5-3, heading into Friday's home finale.
COVINGTON - Eastside's football team did the easy part of securing a coveted playoff spot for Region 8-AAA with its 44-0 win over Oconee County last week. Now comes the hard part of staying focused on this week's game against Morgan County without looking forward to next week's game and a possible perfect 7-0 record in region play.
I hope everybody has a happy Halloween and receives more treats than tricks. Halloween is nothing like it used to be, but what is?
ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.
Some of my more disapproving colleagues in the press corps regularly remind the rest of us that there is only one way to look at any politician: down!
ATHENS - Eastside's Sam Johnson overcame a broken foot over the summer to finish the Region 8-AAA cross country meet in fourth place overall to help put the boys in the Class AAA state meet for the first time in school history with a fourth place team finish Thursday at Athens Christian.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office Police Department and Georgia State Patrol between Oct. 20 and Monday:
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan usually spends his off days during the season watching film at the Falcons' team headquarters.
Our Newton Board of Commissioners has received a request regarding billboard placement on Interstate 20 right of way. This request was rejected by our Planning Commission and if approved would gut a sign ordinance passed and court-tested years ago.
It might be pretty ugly under the Gold Dome in January.
Don't you like small towns? I do, because they make you feel like you are at home. This community is a place where old-timers have roots, some deeper than others of us. Among people who have lived here for a lifetime there is a special closeness and a sharing. And, there are "regulars."
Representative David Scott is wrong. Opposition to the president's plan to reform health care has little or nothing to do with "hate" or "racism."