Sheriff Ezell Brown has been elected to a second term.
Keith Ellis is the new chairman of the Board of Commissioners, beating Democrat Marcus Jordan by 742 votes. Ellis received 50.89 percent of the vote, or 21,144 votes to Jordan's 20,402 votes.
Kudos to our very fine Board of Elections staff for pulling off probably the best run election process in this nation.
The highest performing high school in Newton County based on numerical indices of student performance is Eastside High.
There are angels among us.
School board Chair Eddie Johnson will keep his District 2 Board of Education seat.
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.
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term.
Nicole and I were working out together one day and for some reason, she brought up a self-help, faith-related book we had both read. The thesis, basically, is how men are born with wild hearts, which should be admired not restrained by women.
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For a quiet weekend getaway, there's nothing like a novel.. With a novel in your hands, you can travel the world without going anywhere, seeing things your eyes can't show you. Reading a novel allows you to be someone -- or something -- else for a while.
Hannah Murphy admits the idea of attending the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club in Conyers last fall didn't thrill her at first. She thought the club served mostly younger children; she was 16.. After a few months of going there every day after school, her viewpoint changed.. "I
A variety of dogs and cats are available this week for adoption at the Newton and Rockdale animal shelters.