A plan to renovate Olive Swann Porter Hall for use as a civic center will be presented at a Newton County Board of Commissioners work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will take place at the Historic Courthouse.
After having a five-year high millage rate in FY 2013 of 26.00, the Rockdale County Board of Education lowered the millage rate for the second year in a row by a 5-1 vote making it 25.32 for the current fiscal year.
Pulling splinters from little fingers is a thing of the past now that East Newton Elementary School has its brand new playground. After six years of fundraising by their PTO the new $50,218 playground is open and ready for the kids following the ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday.
My three-year-old daughter, Joy, was reciting the Pledge to the Bible the other day, as we were driving home. And while I was amazed and having a proud mama moment in the fact that she even knows what the Pledge to the Bible is, much less able to say and plainly say “pledge allegiance”, I was reminded of this great verse: “… the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
High school students have the chance to earn college credits the way they have not had in the past with the new changes to Move on When Ready.
AREA STUDENTS: Locals graduate from Andrew College, Clemson University, Troy University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Thomas University and Berry College
Locals graduate from various colleges including: Andrew College, Clemson University, Troy University, Brenau University, Shorter University, Thomas University and Berry College.
West Newton Elementary School names students to the honor roll.
East Newton Elementary School names students to the honor roll.
Residents who live south of the Yellow River bridge have been advised to boil their drinking water after a contractor working at the intersection of Crowell Road and Ga. Highway 81 struck a water line Wednesday morning.
When the housing bubble burst in 2008, Newton County was left with a number of subdivisions that were halted in various stages of development.
In a speech to the Rockdale County Rotary Club Wednesday, Georgia’s State School Superintendent Richard Woods discussed ways he would like to improve education in Georgia.
According to the most recent SPLOST figures, $57.92 million had been collected through May, with 22 months remaining. This is approximately $5.87 million more than anticipated would be collected by this time.
One Newton County woman who apparently failed to follow the biblical advice to love thy neighbor found herself behind bars after she allegedly beat her neighbor for not yielding the right of way.
Large donations help Action Ministries feed families and school children
The Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program provided a $100,000 grant to support Action Ministries’ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid summer lunch program, and the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association and Action Ministries announced that $125,000 was raised in May for family meals in their joint “Drive Out Hunger” campaign.
RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp: “We want to remind people to lock their vehicles and take all valuables inside their house at night.”
- Conyers police schedule forum on interaction with officers
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- Terrence "Terry" Wilson
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- Solomon Lewis, Jr.
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