Researchers at the University of Georgia have confirmed what many students have probably suspected for years while simultaneously proving a Lindsay Lohan movie wrong.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a lengthy work session Nov. 5 to hear a progress report on the Bear Creek Reservoir. Recent criticism of the project by federal agencies, several state environmental groups and local residents generated a call for an update on the project
Positions will be permanent jobs with grocery store giant
Kroger announced Wednesday that it will hire 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.
Battle for Jonesborough marks its sesquicentennial
The Battle of Jonesborough — as the town’s name was spelled at the time — is not as well remembered as other Civil War battles, such as Gettysburg or Antietam. But its impact was felt with the fall of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea and the re-election of President Lincoln.
The Newton County School System has a new Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Coordinator.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol.
As a native of Conyers and a business owner, I have been increasingly concerned over the rise in hunger in our community.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, will host a Family Fun Day event Saturday, June 28, at 1 p.m. at Denny Dobbs Park in Newton County.
Top 100 showcase comes to Covington Campus of Georgia Perimeter
Atlanta Braves regional scout and former Jeff Francoeur high school Hugh Buchanan will be among a core group of professional and college scouts conducting a Top 100 showcase at Georgia Perimeter College for rising sophomore through seniors on Wednesday.
Newton Jail Blotter, April 16-22
Pet of the Week: Freckles and Cylar
Pet of the Week: P.J. and Smiley ready for adoption
Springfield Baptist Church is preparing for its second annual career expo with the help of the Georgia Department of Labor and Goodwill of North Georgia.
Newton Jail Blotter, March 5-11
Students feature artwork at True Colours Exhibit
Newton jail blotter, Feb. 19-25
Betty Faith (Jump Shot) Jaynes, 68, who was a leading figure nationally in the sport of women’s basketball for 38 years and the first executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), died Monday, Feb. 10.
Pet of the Week: Dierdre and Taco ready for adoption
Porterdale blanketed in snow
Co-owner of Southern Belle Farm in Henry County was recently elected American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Chairman.
Germs are spreading throughout the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that influenza tests in the Southeast increased by 23 percent.
A Conyers man was found dead along the downtown Atlanta Interstate 20 on Wednesday, New Years Day.
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.
Government meetings for July 18, 2013
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.
Hong Kong representatives visit Oxford College.
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.