Monday, March 27
Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) invites you to join her for a town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Antioch A.M.E. Church on Monday, March 27, 2017. The meeting will cover bills that have passed in the Senate, bills on the calendar and how this legislation could affect you and your family. Sen. Anderson encourages members of the public to attend as this meeting serves as a forum for concerned citizens to have their voices heard by legislators.
Thursday, March 30
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) officials and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) will provide information highlighting the first month of Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) patrols on Interstate 20, Interstate 16 and Bobby Jones Expressway in east central Georgia. The information session will start at 11 a.m. at the Georgia Visitor Information Center in Augusta.
Sunday, April 2
Meet in downtown Covington at 3 p.m. for the Community Bike Ride the first Sunday of each month. Cohosted by the Newton Trails, Main Street Covington and the Covington/Newton County Visitors Center, for more information visit http:// www.newtontrails.org/communitybike-ride. The ride starts and finishes at the Square. The first loop is a gentle, family-friendly 4.5 mile roll around historic downtown Covington. Then, if you’re up for a little more fun, take a ride out and back on the scenic Eastside Trail.
Monday, April 3 – Friday, April 7
Newton County School System will be closed for students for Spring Break.
Saturday, April 22
The Class of 1969-72 Newton County High School is planning a reunion. For more information visit classmates.com or the Facebook event Class of 1971 Reunion.
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23
The Newton County Arts Association will show “Honk! Jr.” featuring Oxford Singing Children and Oxford Little Singers. There will be two showings April 22, one at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. There will also be a April 23 at 3 p.m. at Porter Performing Arts Center at 140 Ram Drive, in Covington.
Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28
More than 500 Special Olympians in our community invite you to join as they celebrate Special Olympics Week in Newton County.We kick off the Special Olympics Week with a parade and Opening Ceremony on Monday, April 24 at 10 a.m. After parading around the historic square in Covington, the Games will officially be opened 11:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. Tuesday, April 25 will feature middle and high school athletes as well as master athletes in track and field events from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. Elementary school athletes will compete in track and field events on Wednesday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Sharp Field. The games conclude on Friday, April 28 with a closing ceremony and celebration at 10:30 a.m. at Sharp Field. If you would like to have further information about Special Olympics Week in Newton County, call our Local Program Coordinator, LaTrelle Cawthon at 770788-5387.
Sunday, April 30
Denver Bierman and the Mile High Orchestra is coming to First Baptist Church of Social Circle, at 195 N. Cherokee Road, in Social Circle, at 6 p.m. The concert is free to the public, but donations are welcomed. For more information call 770-464-3474.
Saturday, May 6
Newton County Sheriff’s Office will offer a Citizen’s Firearm Safety Course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Training Center, at 15151 Alcovy Road, in Covington from 8 a.m. to lunch time. After lunch, the class will meet at the NCSO Range at 272 Lower River Road, in Covington, for live fire exercises. Applications can be obtained and returned to NCSO through April 15. Participants must be 21 years old, consent and pass a criminal background check and produce a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Participants must also supply their own firearm and ammunition, which must be in good and serviceable condition. The firearm must be at least .380 caliber. Contact Lt. Paul Gunter, agency training coordinator, at 678-625-1444 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.