Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
A new summer camp is coming that planners hope will offer a chance for fun and feelings of accomplishment for the special needs community in Rockdale County.
A surprise appreciation lunch was held for the local county extension agent, Ted Wynne, on Sunday, June 7.
An alleged argument led to someone getting shot in the leg in the area of Green Acres Friday.
State-level 2014 End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) were released Wednesday, marking improvements in most areas while simultaneously showing a large percentage of students who still lack in testing for math.
Teachers - new and veteran - school board administration and other interested parties from Newton and surrounding counties will convene at the end of the month to prepare for and learn about technology opportunities in the classroom.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
Three people were bitten by rabid wild animals in separate Rockdale incidents in the past couple of weeks, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, which is warning residents to stay alert for a possible rabies outbreak.
A 21-year-old man fled Walmart, leaving 136 stolen packs of gaming cards in a shopping cart behind him. Walmart officials alerted the Covington Police Department.
The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.
A 1959 movie 'Pork Chop Hill' starring Gregory Peck depicted the costly 1953 battle for a rocky hill during the last year of the Korean War. Pork Chop Hill had, in fact, snuffed out numerous lives before 1953. This is the story of one survivor, born and raised in Rockdale County.
While hosting the ongoing little league district tournament for the first time, Newton teams continue to prosper by winning games, as they all look to win the district championship.
A local private Christian school was looking for help, and they found some.
Four teachers were presented with the Spring 2014 ReImagine Newton Classroom Grant by the Newton County Board of Education at its April work session on Tuesday evening. The grants, funded by the Newton Foundation for Educational Excellence, pay for a wide variety of innovative, instructional projects and materials.
Ask the candidates some questions and enjoy some homemade strawberry ice cream May 1 at the Newton County Farm Bureau's candidate meet and greet.
Recess was over, but a group of Middle Ridge Elementary School second-graders was still outside, accompanied by teachers and even the principal. And there was nothing but encouragement.
The hotly-debated gazebo proposed to be built on the Covington square was sent to a committee this week for more citizen and business owner feedback.
The Covington YMCA will host the 13th Annual Cheerios Challenge this Saturday, welcoming runners of all ages to its yearly Healthy Kid's Day Celebration.
There were two fatality automobile wrecks this week in Newton County on Ga. Highway 36, but neither involved a Newton County resident.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.
Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.
Former longtime Mansfield city clerk Pat Mullins accepted a $14,000 settlement from the city stemming from her claim of wrongful termination after she was fired in 2012.
The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly leased trolley Tuesday.
Mansfield officials are still trying to pick dates to hold a special election to permanently fill the mayor's seat, which was vacated when Estona Middlebrooks resigned from the position March 6.
Covington's National Guard armory is getting a nearly $1 million upgrade, including replacing the collapsing soil under the parking lot which has caused sinkholes to form and has caused one corner of the armory to sink.
Georgia State House District 112 candidate Ester Fleming reported stolen campaign signs to the Newton County Sheriff's Office recently.
A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.
Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.