The match ups for the five BCS games are set, along with the match ups for the other 30 bowls as the college football postseason schedule was released recently.
Many violent revolutionaries became peacemakers once their oppressors were removed from power. Whether Mandela experienced a “conversion” after we met him, or simply adapted a more pragmatic path to his goals, I cannot say. Let us charitably assume the best about a man revered by many who ended an evil and gave his country an opportunity to build something better.
Tis the season, once again, for attending holiday gatherings and having to make small talk, often with folks you don’t know that well — or sometimes not at all. I average two a day, it seems. I was at such a gathering last week when the talk turned downright personal.
Lifelong Covington resident and former Newton County Commissioner Ester Fleming said Tuesday he plans to run for the legislative seat that represents Morgan and Newton counties.
The Conyers Police Department has come up with a creative way to remind shoppers not to leave valuables in plain view in their vehicles while they are inside stores.
On this day in Newton’s history in 1852 Dolly Burge passed the day frying doughnuts, building a fire, and looking for “a beau for Miss Barber.” The beau never came, but Dolly went right on writing prolifically through Christmas chronicling killing hogs, drying up lard, and stormy weather.
Every holiday season for the past 12 years, the Covington Police Department has held its annual Shop With A Cop event to help less fortunate children have a happier holiday.
Newton County Schools is on par with the state average for the Georgia High School Writing Test, but is ranked slightly lower than the rest of the Metro-Atlanta region in comparison.
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.
After the death of Mayor Roger Sheridan, 92, last week, Newborn is in need of a new leader. Newborn Town Clerk Elisa Rowe said Mayor Pro Tem Mark Vandervoet will be the interim mayor until Newborn Town Council appoints an acting mayor in January.
A brawl broke out last week at a school bus stop that resulted in the arrests of five adults.
Covington Police Department Officer Chris Smith stopped by QuikTrip on U.S. Highway 278 around 9:30 p.m. Saturday to get something to drink when he recognized the man in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the handicapped parking spot.
Pet of the Week, pets, dogs, cats, adoption, Newton County, Rockdale County, Covington, Conyers
Coming into Tuesday’s game against Clarke Central, the Salem girl’s basketball team had been on a winning streak built with a combination of balanced scoring from its top three players and solid defense. That trend continued against the visitors from Athens.