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.
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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.
Alcovy’s wrestling team continued show that they’re the team to beat after winning the Warhawk Duals at Veterans High School in Kathleen on Saturday.
It was a successful weekend for most of the Newton County basketball teams as they combined for an overall record of 6-3. Both Eastside and Newton squads swept their opponents while the Alcovy girls split their two game. Unfortunately, the Alcovy boys failed to register a win losing both games.
The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.
Sharon Lord owns and operates Smart Kids Tutoring in Newton County where she mentors students in grades K-7th one on one, but her teaching career spans back decades when she taught at Rainbow Elementary in Decatur.
Newton County Arts Association intern and senior company dancer Rachel Mathieu took on the striking role as the Ballerina Doll in last year’s “Nutcracker” performance.
After nine years serving as a Georgia State Rep., Doug Holt, R-Social Circle announced he will not seek re-election.
Conyers resident and jazz pianist Xavier Gordon is presenting a Christmas concert at the J. P. Carr Center on Friday, Dec. 13.
The ice skating rink at the Olde Town Conyers Pavilion will remain in operation through Feb. 2, according to a release from the city of Conyers.
Aaron Brooks, a 20-year resident of Covington, has announced his candidacy for the District 112 seat in the state House of Representatives. Brooks seeks to fill the seat now held by State Rep. Doug Holt, who announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014.
Illinois shot a blistering 61 percent from the field and knocked down 12-of-23 from three-point land in an 81-62 victory over Auburn at Philips Arena.
Not even eight minutes had passed in Sunday’s matinee and Kaela Davis and the Yellow Jackets were already rolling to another victory.
The Rockdale swim team dominated a regular season meet last week, defeating second-place Eastside 454-240.
Health Reports for Newton, Rockdale counties for Dec. 2-9, 2013
Newton, Rockdale ring in the holiday season with parades
Rockdale and Newton counties both held their Christmas parades on Saturday.
Records fell in the 2013 SEC Championship game as well as Missouri losing to Auburn 59-42 in the Georgia Dome on Saturday.