My husband and I live right beside Factory Shoals Park. I have been here for more than 30 years. My husband was born and raised right beside the park; his family has lived and worked the land on and beside Factory Shoals Park for more than 100 years.
The public is invited to the second annual Women's Wellness Community Service Event, hosted by State Representative Pam Dickerson (D-Conyers), on Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Salem High School, 3551 Underwood Road, Conyers.
For at least one resident of Orlando, Fla., and his family, there is someplace even more magical than Magic Kingdom itself: Covington, Georgia. Move over, Disney World. Covington has a lot to offer as well…at least if one is a fan of any of the TV shows and movies that have filmed in this area.
The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.
Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.
"The flag of the United States has not been created by rhetorical sentences in declarations of independence and in bills of rights. It has been created by the experience of a great people, and nothing is written upon it that has not been written by their life. It is the embodiment, not of a sentiment, but of a history."
Even though not much notice was given, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston has set up a town hall meeting this afternoon to discuss recent happenings in the downtown district, primarily involving the Main Street program, the resignation of its director and the involvement of the Chamber of Commerce.