Mix together a woman's desire to feed the hungry, kind hearts of Newton County residents, recipes handed down through generations, and a need for charitable contributions from the area's homeless shelter and that is a recipe for the "Feed the Hearts of the Hungry" cookbook.
The Covington City Council will vote on amending provisions of the electric system and water system ordinances during Monday's council meeting, possibly reducing city revenue by approximately $700,000.
After a year when law enforcement was often in the news in a negative light nationally, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were resuscitating children back to life, jumping on guns to save themselves, victims and bystanders and performing other feats of heroism in 2014.
Nineteen people who had associations with drugs in Covington and a large amount of marijuana, cocaine and other drug items are off the streets thanks to a recent reorganization of the Covington Police Department (CPD) and the participation of concerned citizens.
The city of Covington voted to pay $30,000 for overruns on the Clark Street Project Monday.
Paul Anthony Dunn, 49 of Social Circle, died in a residential fire at 500 Hickory Drive early Monday morning.
John Middleton used to tell Newton County Commissioner Lanier Sims that he was the BOC's "eyes in the sky" when it came to running the county's daily affairs. Now that he's passed, those who worked closely with Middleton feel he really is watching from above.
Newton County Schools are closed Tuesday due to possible icy conditions across the area.
The city of Covington announced the hiring of Stoney Bowles as Fire Chief Monday.
Church members showed up to worship Sunday morning at Church 213 only to find out that it had burnt down earlier that day.
Church Street Antiques will be closing its doors on March 7.
A blood trail from a Conyers man has the Newton County Sheriff's Office investigating a stabbing that took place Monday evening at Greeleaf Road.
Covington City Manager Leigh Ann Knight announced the city of Covington has three finalists for its open position of Fire Chief at Monday night's city council meeting.
Sidewalks were a hot topic during Monday's Covington City Council meeting with one area set to get some and the other not having a project completed.
Two residences in the Dove Cove neighborhood of Social Circle were vandalized Saturday when a rock was thrown in their respective windows.
Typically Newton and Eastside basketball players don't have to travel very far to play each other. But on Saturday with players returning to their old colors in the 2012 alumni basketball game, the distance to Newton's gym was a little longer than it had been back in their playing days.
Covington Y swim coach Erin Gorman returned home recently, and this time brought enough of Covington's youth with her to fill a pool.
The Covington Y Piranhas traveled to Meadowbrook for a Rockdale Swim League meet on June 18 and came away with a resounding victory. The meet also marked a return for Gorman, who lives in Meadowbrook and swam for the neighborhood's team in the 1990s.
Before the Newton basketball team began its summer season, coach Rick Rasmussen said it would be like a mini season due to the amount of games the Rams would be playing.
After a 5-0 romp through the POW/MIA Tournament last weekend, Rockdale Post 77 baseball coach Jack Murphy was prepared for a flat performance from his team in Tuesday's game at Douglasville.
Rockdale Post 77 continues its dominance in the American Legion baseball League.
Baseball is America's favorite pastime.
Students are out of school and on to the fields this summer playing at the Covington Y, the Boys & Girls Club and some of the many sports camps offered in Newton County.
Before you know it, they'll be back at school and look completely different having grown so quickly by the time the fun of summer 2013 rolls around. Now is the time to get out that camera and capture the skill, determination and enjoyment of Newton's active youth.
In only two meets, the Covington Y Piranhas swim team has already impressed coach Erin Gorman.
The Piranhas have handedly defeated its first opponent, the Brentwood Barracudas and their second, Westchester Lake on June 11 and June 14, respectively.
Trepidation about the safety of football is on the rise with about 2,000 former professional players combining to file a head-trauma lawsuit against the NFL.
After a month's time, the Georgia Revolution are returning to Conyers.
Brandi Richards finished her softball career in decorated fashion, as she completed her senior season at the Auburn Montgomery University.
Taylor Smith just missed out on automatically qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship this week.
Tripp Loftin joined Rockdale Post 77 for a simple reason - just to get in some work.
When I first decided to become a reporter, I didn't do it for the scores, the stats, to have my name in the pape--r or even the free food needed to supplement such grossly high salaries.
The Newton boys' basketball team is hosting its second annual Rams Summer Youth Basketball Mini Camp next week.