Della Frazier can’t quite reconcile the images of the two loving, vivacious twin girls she raised with the two young women who pleaded guilty to killing their mother earlier this year.
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.
COVINGTON — An elementary school that was closed last Friday due to an outbreak of stomach flu reopened on Monday with a surprise for students and staff.
Twenty-three employees of Newton Medical Center were impacted by staff cuts announced on Friday, or about 2.8 percent of the hospital’s work force.
Covington’s annual Christmas parade was held Saturday.
Toys for Tots Jeep Train Ride returns for third year
A 19-year-old Loganville man died as a result of a one-car accident Saturday afternoon.
A Covington teenager was arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated assault in connection with shots fired into a residence on Lakeside Pointe off Fairview Road in western Newton County.
Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard said he will seek to make amends for berating a local economic development official during a public meeting last week. But he said he acted with the best interests of the county at heart.
Rockdale Commissioner Oz Nesbitt said his Senior Citizen Holiday Turkey Drive and Giveaway provided more than 200 turkeys to senior citizens in need in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.
First reading of ordinance approved Tuesday
The first reading of an amended ethics ordinance that could — for the first time — lead to a fully-appointed Ethics Board was approved by Rockdale commissioners Tuesday morning.
Members of the Rockdale County Board of Education and the superintendent’s cabinet gave retiring Chief Operating Officer Eugene Baker a standing ovation at Thursday night’s board meeting, Baker’s final meeting before beginning his retirement.
The Acuity Brands expansion, which was in doubt earlier this month due to a disagreement over tax incentives, appears to be back on track, although the tax incentive offer remains unchanged.
The Georgia Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a Newton County man convicted in 2008 in the shooting death of his wife.
An abatement on school taxes could be added to an economic development incentive package as local officials work to keep an Acuity Brands expansion project on track.
The Conyers Riding Association is getting ready to ride again this holiday season to help area children in need.
The majority of Newton County commissioners agree that the county should stay on course to acquire the elusive 404 permit for the proposed Bear Creek reservoir project. How far the county pursues the project after that is a matter of debate.
The proposed Bear Creek reservoir project was the subject of a comprehensive presentation Wednesday night at the Historic Courthouse.
The Citizen newspapers will not publish on Veterans Day due to the mail holiday.
Rockdale County’s investment in the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council is paying dividends. That was the message from Marty Jones, executive director of the CREDC, to the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
Homecoming king and queen named at Rockdale County High School.
A Magistrate Court trial date has been set for Nov. 5 on a dispossessory filed by Probate Court Judge Charles K. Mays Sr., who is seeking to have a woman who worked in his office removed from his home on McCalla Street.
Acuity Brands will spend $16 million over the next five years and create 700 new jobs as it expands operations in Rockdale and DeKalb counties.
Filming of “The Ring 3” is slated to begin in Rockdale County at East Mountain Studios later this month.
A $100,000 grant from the Department of Justice will enable the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office to develop a plan to address crime in one of the county’s most troubled areas.
Newton County’s commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday that replicas of nine historically significant documents will be made available for public viewing at the Historic Courthouse.
The man accused of hanging the family dog after a violent argument with his estranged wife pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockdale Superior Court.
In a case that evoked emotions on both sides, a Rockdale County man pleaded guilty Monday to causing the death of his best friend, a man he referred to as a brother.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services is launching new customer service technology to help streamline the process of getting or renewing a drivers license, getting a motor vehicle report, or any other service offered by DDS.
Aging sewer lines in Porterdale will soon be replaced, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development program.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, an effort is underway to bring the Vietnam Moving Wall to the Walk of Heroes in Rockdale County in 2015.
Fall is barbecue time, and according to many in Newton County, no one does chicken barbecue better than Allen Memorial United Methodist Church in Oxford.
The turnout was light, but the majority of people at Thursday night’s town hall meeting on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program indicated they’d like to use some of the federal funds to demolish blighted and unsafe homes in the county.
An expert on health care systems with Georgia State University said Wednesday that change is inevitable for the health care industry, and small market hospitals in particular.
The Fourth Annual Taste of Newton draws enthusiastic crowd to Porterdale
City Hall was packed with spectators Monday night as the City Council unanimously approved the appointment of interim Chief Jason Cripps as Porterdale’s new police chief.
Rockdale Medical Center celebrated two major milestones in the hospital’s history on Thursday — observing its 60th anniversary and announcing a new partnership with Piedmont Healthcare.
The Conyers Police Department Marshal’s Unit, along with agents from the Georgia Department of Revenue, conducted an underage alcohol operation Friday, visiting 42 businesses and issuing eight citations.
This small city in eastern Newton County is on the move, adopting a new logo, dedicating city hall to a beloved former mayor and his wife, and making progress to update the downtown area with new sidewalks.
A man who fled from deputies Friday afternoon in south Rockdale didn’t stay on the run for long.
Rockdale officials on Tuesday approved changes to the county’s parking ordinance designed to curtail the use of residential rental properties as venues for large gatherings.
Enrollment at Georgia Perimeter College’s Newton Campus is expected to hover around the 2,000 mark this fall, a number that has decreased from previous years.
The residents of Mansfield will find it easier to “get connected” following a test of free WiFi in the downtown area.
Despite assurances from officials that some of the most controversial provisions of the 2050 Plan baseline ordinances will be changed, residents continue to be wary.
A specialty glass manufacturer in Madison has announced it will move approximately 150 manufacturing jobs to Conyers.
James Woodard, chief executive officer of Newton’s College and Career Academy and director of the Career, Technical and Agriculture Education program, has been named as the sole candidate for the superintendent position in Morgan County Schools.
Citizens were given a chance to have one-on-one conversations with elected officials about the 2050 Plan baseline ordinances at a public hearing Tuesday night at Eastside High School.
The Covington Police Department’s Fuzz Run, widely considered to be the largest participatory event in Newton County, will be run for the 31st time on Sept. 13.
What an incredible weekend it was. To begin with, any time you can visit the Big Apple with 55 of your closest friends, you are having a good day.
A citizens panel made up of 13 appointees will be asked to review items in the baseline ordinances of the 2050 Plan and make recommendations to the Newton County Board of Commissioners.