Firefighters from the Covington Fire Department were called to 6280 Green Acres Drive around 7 a.m. Wednesday and found a fire in the den area of the residence. A grandmother and two children were home asleep, but, thanks to smoke alarms, were able to escape safely. Also, firefighters were able to save Christmas presents. For the full story, see Thursday's Newton Citizen.
COVINGTON -- The Newton High School band is getting ready for the biggest performance in its existence, but it needs a little help to get there.
COVINGTON -- A Green Acres Drive home caught fire around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, but firefighters were able to contain the flames to one room, according to the Covington Fire Department.
COVINGTON -- The Covington Rotary Club recently honored two Covington law enforcement officers with the club's Award of Valor for their heroic actions in saving the life of a fellow officer.
COVINGTON -- It's possible to decorate with lights for the holidays without spending a fortune, according to city of Covington Utilities Director Bill Meecham.
COVINGTON -- Newton County is helping students become more work ready.
Conyers -- According to the Education Board of Georgia, high school students who have logged 98 percent or better attendance records during the 2010-11 school year will learn that the payoff could be extra special when Chevrolet hands over the keys to a brand new Cruze as a reward.
Forest City, Iowa - Waldorf College is reaching out to assist transfer students who are members of the prestigious, collegiate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society by offering a $2,000 scholarship.
Morrow -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies next open house will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14 in room 101 of the University's Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.
ATLANTA -- Emory University Libraries have become a sustaining member of HathiTrust, a partnership of academic and research libraries collaborating in a digital archive initiative to dramatically increase access to research resources.
Eastside's advanced acting class has compiled their favorite monologues and 10-minute plays they worked on this semester in class, and they will perform them in an acting festival this week.
Mansfield Elementary School students, parents and staff recently took to the streets for a book parade to celebrate learning. Students held posters and banners about books, and the Newton County Fire Department also visited the school. Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews served as the parade's grand marshal.
COVINGTON — It's possible to decorate with lights for the holidays without spending a fortune, according to city of Covington Utilities Director Bill Meecham.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:
Forest City, Iowa – Waldorf College is reaching out to assist transfer students who are members of the prestigious, collegiate Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society by offering a $2,000 scholarship.