Newton County News

Local news for Newton County and the east metro area


Huckaby: I will live life to the fullest and not be controlled by fear

It was said after 9/11 that we must not live in fear, that we must continue to live our lives, as Americans. That is exactly what I choose to do.

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‘Never say never’

Ride along with Conyers City Manager Tony Lucas reveals an industrious background and keen business sense

Ride-along with Conyers City Manager Tony Lucas for a piece and you’ll hear some good down-home stories and connect the dots leading to Lucas’ White House visit and his current daily operational responsibility for the city.

Newton commissioners table action on Family Dollar rezoning request

A request to change the zoning for about 2.5 acres of land on Ga. Highway 81 near Oak Hill Road was tabled at the Newton County Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 17 to give the applicant and opposing community residents time to work out a compromise.N

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Newton County schools’ funding depends on outcome of state’s Education Reform Commission recommendations

Much is still unknown about Newton County School System’s upcoming budget cycle, but one thing is certain, if more funding does not become available, the school system’s fund balance will be depleted in about three years.

Hard-working college kids like Malik McCrary will rise to the top

we hear so much about kids these days, kids who are lazy and entitled and who want everything handed to them on a silver platter, that it is nice to be reminded that there are still plenty of good kids around like Malik McCrary — kids who are smart, who go to school and do right and learn and prepare themselves for a career and who don’t mind, when they have some time off, to work hard for a few extra dollars to spend.

Newton planners recommend denial of Stanton Springs master plan change

The Newton County Planning Commission Tuesday night recommended denial of a request for changes to the Stanton Springs master plan that would relocate and expand land designated for residential development.

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Medical helicopter gets big welcome at Covington Municipal Airport

Recent move represents ‘best location to best serve citizens’ with airlifts to distant emergency health facilities

AirLife 6, an emergency medical helicopter operated by Air Methods Corporation, has moved to the Covington (Ga.) Municipal Airport, and the community welcomed it with an open house last week at the airport.

Community calendar listings for Nov. 27

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Grinch returns to Christmas on the Square

Family fun scheduled for Friday nights in December

The Grinch and Rudolp will return to The Square as main attractions in the popular Christmas on the Square celebrations on three Friday nights in December in Covington, Ga.

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‘What’s on your Christmas wish list?’

Local citizens’ gift wishes demonstrate diversity of thought and concerns

Asked, ‘What’s on your Christmas wish list?’ local citizens in Conyers, Covington and Porterdale, Ga., express gift wishes that demonstrate a diversity of thought and concerns.

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Police search for two suspects in multiple thefts of commercial lawn mowers

Conyers police are searching for two suspects who attempted to steal several commercial lawn mowers from a local John Deere dealership, and who are believed to have committed several similar crimes across the state.

Rockdale blotter, Nov. 17-23

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

Newton Blotter, Nov. 18-23

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardon and Parole.

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Conyers Police Department reaccredited by CALEA

The Conyers Police Department has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

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Allene Burdette speaks to Lake Capri Woman’s Club

The Lake Capri Woman’s Club meeting featured Allene Burdette, who presented a program sharing craft items she had been involved with — afghans, quillows (quilts that fold to make a pillow when not being used) and handmade beads.