I would like to drop a shout out to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.
Newton County blotter Oct. 30-Nov. 5
The Newton County Library System is partnering with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to educate library patrons about the new health insurance marketplace.
Salem Seminoles crown their homecoming king and queen Friday night.
Scaring up Halloween costumes
Newton Jail Log, Oct. 2 to Oct. 8
Rockdale bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season Friday and in the process got its region schedule off on the right foot.
Ready Georgia is partnering with The Home Depot stores statewide to provide a preparedness-themed activity during the company’s monthly Kids Workshop.
From deadly tornadoes and dangerous wildfires to record flooding, Georgia has experienced its share of emergencies in recent years. And with the peak of hurricane season still to come, there is a chance for more severe weather in the months ahead.
Newton County Library System’s Porter Memorial Branch will host an exhibit about a Georgia man who witnessed the atrocities of the Holocaust, Executive Director Lace Keaton has announced.
Porterdale candidates are safe from opposition this election season.
The annual PROBE College Fair tour begins next week in Georgia
Big Lots recently awarded Fairview Elementary School with a check for $2,382.23 for taking third-place in a recent Big Lots 2013 Lots2Give video contest.
A research teacher at the Rockdale Magnet School recently received a national honor.
Newton and Rockdale unemployment rates slightly crept up in July.
Newton County School System leaders cheered on bus drivers and held signs as they began the new school year earlier this month.
Piedmont Academy’s middle school and varsity cheer squads recently held cheerleading camp.
The American Conservative Union recognized Sen. Rick Jeffares, R– Locust Grove, for his support of bills based on conservative principles during the 2013 legislation session. He was named a recipient of the group’s Conservative Award on August 13 at a reception held at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Kids In Need Foundation has launched the 2013 teacher grants program.
Registration is now open for the September administration of the ACT.
Shasta and Lucy are looking for new homes
Unemployment in Newton and Rockdale is down year over year for June but has increased since May.
Students in the upper elementary program at the Montessori School of Covington recently visited Jekyll Island’s Sea Turtle Center.
More than a third of college students and their parents say they started shopping for the new school year two months before school beginning this year, and another third are getting started about now.
Health Trust Rockdale, the grant-making division of the Hospital Authority of Rockdale County, will accept applications Aug. 12 through 23, kicking off its second grant cycle for 2013.
Government meetings for July 18, 2013
An article in Tuesday’s Citizen, “Agency seeks extras for new TV show,” contained an error. The correct email to send headshots and name, size, height, weight, telephone number and place of residence is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Citizen regrets the error.
Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College.
Maurice Carter is running for Covington City Council.
An indusry in Rutledge has received numerous citations from OSHA.
BBB is offering tips on how to protect your home while away this summer.
The 12th Annual Sunflower Festival takes place in Rutledge this weekend.
Fourth events in Covington and Porterdale have been rescheduled. Oxford parade is canceled.
A Newton County man was sentenced to life without parole for the 2011 murder of a Covington man.
Newton resident William Ike Robertson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Congressman Austin Scott.
Unemployment increased slightly in May for Rockdale and Newton, but is still down year-over-year.
City, KCNB encourage recycling
The Clayton State University School of Graduate Studies will hold its next informational Open House in July.
A Newton County judge has denied bond for two armed robbery suspects from Rockdale County.
A car show and county employee appreciation day has been rescheduled for Sunday.
Three men remain in the Newton County jail after allegedly robbing a man that one of them met on a social network last month.
The Newton Education Foundation recently presented a group of Newton County teachers with nearly $5,000 in grants.
Several road projects are beginning this month.
Congressman Hank Johnson visited Newton County seniors recently.
Big Lots is asking the public to vote online for a favorite video as part of the sixth-annual Lots2Give contest.
While most student activities settle down over the summer at Oxford College, construction continues this year.
Rep. Johnson worked with local mayors to use existing meeting space in respective city halls.
Young Americans Christian School graduated its largest class this year.
Commissioner Nancy Schulz was recently honored by ACCG.
The Newton County School System now is operating on a summer schedule.