Thursday, April 20
On April 20 at 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church at 2100 GA Hwy 138, Conyers, GA, the XYZ Organization will have their April meeting. The program will be Steve McKee, a singer of different types of music. Call Johnnie at 770-761-7966 to register. Deadline to register is April 14, 2017. Lunch will be $7.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017
Georgia Senator Tonya Anderson will be in Covington to provide the citizens of Newton County with a Post-Legislative Session of what has occurred recently at the Capital in Atlanta. She will let us know how the legislative decisions will affect our county. You are invited to attend this event at St. Paul AME Church, 13108 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30016 from 7-8 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Newton County NAACP.
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
Newton County citizens can bring paper documents to KCNB’s Paper Shred Event at the Newton County Library parking lot (left side, 7116 Floyd St., NE) on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—or until the shred truck is full--for FREE on site shredding. Sponsored by SRG Global. Limit: 5 standard boxes per person. This is an Earth Day Event, and all paper will be recycled! Visit www.kcnb.biz for event details.
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 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 770-788-5387.
Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29
The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is hosting its second career fair Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newton County Law Enforcement Center. Detention officer and deputy sheriff positions are available. Recruiting personnel will be conducting application screenings and on-site interviews, so please dress in business attire. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED, Georgia POST Peace Officers Certification or ability to obtain within six months of employment and a valid driver’s license. Bilingual skills are preferred but not required. For more information, contact 678-625-1584 or email@example.com. You can also visit www.newtonsheriffga.org/join.
Saturday, April 29
The United Methodist men of Allen Memorial UMC are hosting their famous Spring Chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plates will be sold for $8 and include half a chicken, slaw, beans, sauce, bread and tea. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Plates are served eat-in, take-out or drive-thru at Allen Memorial UMC, at 803 Whatcoat St., in Oxford. Call 770-786-7414 for more information.
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 will be free to the public, but donations are welcomed. For more information call 770-464-3474.
Saturday, May 6
The Oxford Lions are hosting its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Emory Street and Clark Street in Oxford. Spaces are available. All profits go to sight preservation and other community projects. Call 770-786-4896 for more information.
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.