Newton County News


Newton County man found shot and killed outside a home early Sunday

A 29-year-old Newton County man was found shot and killed this weekend outside a home in western Newton County.

Rockdale County Milestones scores in line with state results

The first round of Georgia Milestones results for school systems released Monday afternoon showed that Rockdale County students are generally in line with statewide results released earlier this fall.

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Newton County School System on par with state Milestones test results

Newton County School System’s results on the Georgia Milestones test are consistent with the statewide results of the new high-stakes test that will determine whether students can advance to the next grade level.

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Ice Days opens in Olde Town Pavilion for winter skating

Rink available for public use and private parties through Feb. 8

The Ice Days ice skating rink, a holiday tradition in Rockdale County, Ga., opens Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Olde Town Conyers Pavilion.

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Natural beauty | PHOTOS

The Big Haynes Creek Nature Center at the Georgia International Horse Park is a hidden gem in Conyers, particularly in the autumn when the fall colors are in full array, showcasing the granite outcropping and the preserved wetlands. The Nature Center features discovery stations depicting the eco-system and the plants and animals that live in the area. There are also more than 5 miles of trails for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders that wind through the nature center. The Nature Center is open year round from sunrise to sunset. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

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Saturday at The Rock event sent for Nov. 21

Who was responsible for creating the mound? What is the meaning behind the shape? When was it built, and why?

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Rockdale County students win in Cotton Boll competition

Rockdale County students recently participated in the Extension Service Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Competition, coming away with several awards.

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Conyers Garden Club honors veterans

As part of the Conyers Garden Club’s Celebration of Veterans’ Day, members placed a wreath created by Susan Turner at the Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker located at the site of Dinky in downtown Conyers.

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YACS wins top honor in state drama competion

Young Americans Christian School’s drama students won the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association regional competition for their One Act Play. The judges also picked five best actors and three were from YACS.

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Oxford teen to compete in pageant

Seah Odum, 15, of Oxford will compete for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2016 on Nov.19, 20, and 21 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

Conyers' Eastmore development gets nod for Phase 1

Rockdale/Conyers Planning Commission approves preliminary plat plan for some residential units

The Conyers/Rockdale Planning Commission on Thursday night approved — with qualifications — a Phase 1 preliminary plat plan for Eastmore, a large proposed mixed-use development in Conyers, Ga.

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Winners named in 2015 Rockdale Middle School Oratorical Competition

The 2015 Rockdale Middle School Oratorical Competition showcased how the event has grown over the years. This year’s event featured more of everything — more students and more schools participating and more scholarship money given away.

Georgia Perimeter College ranks second as 'Best for Vets'

Georgia Perimeter College was designated No. 2 in the nation as “Best for Vets” among two-year colleges in the Military Times magazine’s annual ranking.

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Newton school system recognized for farm-to-school efforts

Newton County School System was recognized with the Golden Radish Award, a prestigious state-wide farm to school distinction which acknowledges the outstanding leadership of school representatives building comprehensive farm to school programs.N

Lighting of Covington Square is Nov. 19

Festivities include carriage ride, Santa appearance and more

Covington’s annual Lighting of The Square festivities will take place on Nov. 19, with Santa lighting The Square, carriage rides and more.