COVINGTON -- As the International Year of Astronomy 2009 concludes, the Charlie Elliott chapter of the Atlanta Astronomy Club marks this 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's astronomical use of the newly invented telescope and his subsequent discoveries with a video presentation with insight as to the personality of Galileo, the politics of his time and how he lived, worked and taught within those politics -- including his relationship with the Catholic Church -- and more.
CONYERS -- Nurse midwife Patti Detzel, Gaynell Freeman and Valerie Davis sat at a table decorated with purple buckets after a recent kick-off luncheon for the annual Rockdale/Newton March of Dimes fundraising campaign.
COVINGTON -- Newton County commissioners will hold their annual retreat at Burge Plantation in Mansfield.
COVINGTON -- The Georgia Department of Corrections has announced that the execution of Melbert Ray Ford Jr. is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 23.
COVINGTON -- State Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, is sponsoring a bill that would give recourse to restaurant and other business owners who disagree with assessments by local boards of health.
PORTERDALE -- Four men have been charged with weapons violations following the discovery of a sawed-off shotgun during a traffic stop.
COVINGTON -- Students at the Montessori School of Covington hope gardeners and homeowners will start a compost pile soon, if they haven't already created one for their gardens. They now have evidence that compost is the best fertilizer for gardens.
Kernie Northcutt, a Boy Scout volunteer and a member of the local Order of the Arrow chapter, helps Arthur Franklin, 7, shoot a bow and arrow during the Scouting Expo on Saturday in Conyers.
The Covington Elks Lodge 1806 recently conducted their annual Hoop Shoot Contest at the Newton High School gym. It is the first line of competition in the long journey to become the best hoop shooter in the United States.
Kindergarten students in Julie Tucker's kindergarten class at Piedmont Academy celebrated Groundhog Day Tuesday.
Applications are currently available for the 2010 Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships, the All-Around Student Scholarships and the Washington Youth Tour.
Morrow -- The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next open house Tuesday. The open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 of the University's Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow.