Most people would be hard pressed to remember who was in their first grade class, much less be friends with them 50 years later.But, that's exactly what a group of local women who were classmates in the 1960s have achieved.They call themselves The Palmer-Stone Girls -- 13 friends (give or take few) who attended Palmer-Stone Elementary School from first grade through eighth grade.
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Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of Covington received one of the 12th annual Justice Robert Benham Awards for Community Service, which were presented Feb. 15.
Eighth-grader Taylor Bechtler, left, from the Montessori School of Covington, worked hard this year organizing a blood drive for the American Red Cross.
Editor's Note: This story is part of a multi-part series on projects that will be funded if SPLOST 2011 is approved by voters in the March 15 Special Election. The SPLOST is expected to generate $57.6 million over a six-year collection period.
Newton County School System Superintendent Gary Mathews said more cuts may come to the system's prekindergarten and special education programs next school year.
Clarkston -- Seven DeKalb Technical College students are selected as the college's semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, or GOAL.
Students in Mary Bishop's first-grade class at Ficquett Elementary School recently got a visit from Georgia Perimeter College Dental Hygiene students, who taught them about proper tooth care, nutrition, plaque, the tools a dentist uses and the importance of a healthy mouth.
Eastside High School had nine chorus students attend the 2011 Georgia Music Educators Association All State Chorus this year -- the most in school history.
Unemployment numbers are in for January, and it's not good news for Newton County.
CONYERS — The Georgia Heartland Women's Club is inviting the public to play "a game of all ages" while helping out local charities.