Oxford resident Isabel Moore works with a backdrop of colorful paints as she prepares a piece of ceramic for painting at the senior center at the Turner Lake Complex on Monday morning.
COVINGTON -- Local parks in need of improvement and a baseball field for special-needs children will get a total $2.5 million boost if voters approve SPLOST 2011.
COVINGTON -- Newton County ended 2010 with an unemployment rate of 11.9 percent. The rate is lower than it was a year ago, but still higher than the state and national averages.
On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONYERS -- The Kimberley Chance Atkins Foundation is asking the community to walk 8 miles to raise funds and increase understanding of the journey faced by those fighting cancer.
Oxford Lions Club member Richard Henderson prepares toys for delivery to the Department of Family and Children Services.
The Covington Elkadettes and Elks ordered and distributed approximately 3,000 dictionaries for third-graders in Newton County Elementary Schools.
News on the following: Xavier A. Carter, Randy P. Bray, Shacura K. Wright, Amanda L. DePue, Stacey E. Wilburn
COVINGTON -- Parents, students and staff moving to the new elementary school on Airport Road next school year won't know until at least March what the school will be named.
Newton County ended 2010 with an unemployment rate of 11.9 percent.
News on the following: Ivan Turyshin and Zachary John Bowers
News on the following: Daniel W. Thompson, Tianna S. Sims, Kip A. Ramsey, Eunice A. Jackson, Andrew G. Benjamin
"I think our Newton County Fire Department personnel do an outstanding job. It hurts me to hear our that county firefighters are quitting because they are paid a sub-standard salary compared to other departments, and state and federal employees. They can go to work for the city of Covington and be make better pay starting off, and be making twice as much as a Newton County employee is in a few years."
COVINGTON — Parents, students and staff moving to the new elementary school on Airport Road next school year won't know until at least March what the school will be named.