A father contacted local law enforcement Wednesday after his daughter received several harassing calls from an unknown man.
A trip to the doctor and a package of Tamiflu are probably not on anyone's Christmas list. Unfortunately, this year the flu has arrived just in time for the holidays and is taking its toll. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reported this week that "flu activity" has increased across the nation over the last two weeks. Flu levels in Georgia have been considered moderate, according to the CDC, compared to high ...
The Newton County Board of Education's Christmas tree looks a little brighter after students came over Thursday morning to decorate. Third, fourth and fifth-grade students from Ficquett Theme School helped put ornaments, made from local students, on the BOE's tree. (Above) Star Baker carefully places an ornament on the Christmas tree located in the BOE's waiting area. (Right) Aeneas McLean, Baker and Carllolin Meakins.
Santa Claus is making his way around Newton County this holiday season and is planning to attend several events in the area. Check out the list below to find a time and place that fits into your holiday schedule to see Ol' Saint Nick.
Oxford College students experienced a colorful ceremony Monday night as the Hindu Student Association celebrated Diwali (Festival of Lights) with the community. The free event taught attendees about Diwali through theater, song and dance and HSA served up Indian Food. The Hindu festival of lights is the most popular of all festival from South Asia and extends over five days. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ...
The streets of downtown Covington will soon resemble that of Hollywood Boulevard as the first pavers for the "Covington Walk of Stars" were premiered Thursday night on the square.
As most residents prepared their costumes for Halloween Wednesday, area volunteers gathered and prepared their disaster relief gear to travel hundreds of miles north to help Hurricane Sandy victims.
CultureFest 2012 was in downtown Covington on Saturday. Oxford College of Emory University and Downtown Covington hosted the fest, in Square Park, from 2 to 5 p.m. Attendance was free and open to all families. Participants played games, worked on crafts and heard music from around the world. Oxford students were out helping guests learn about different cultures from around the world. In addition, students performed a Latin dance, an Indian dance, and instrumental and ...
I had only three hours of sleep, a stuffy nose and itchy eyes Sunday morning and I wasn't so sure I was ready to get out of bed. But one thing I did know was that none of those things were going to keep me from the 2012 Mud Race & Obstacle Course presented by Subaru at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Residents gathered Saturday in hopes of changing the world and having a good time with family and friends.
Eight-year-old Jake Branan said it best about this year's pumpkin displays. "It's a pumpkin palooza!" he yelled at Salem's United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch (left). Salem UMC's pumpkin patch along with Covington First United Methodist Church's patch (right) have become a staple for Newton County residents once the fall season officially arrives. To see or purchase the pumpkins visit Salem UMC at 3962 Salem Road in Covington or Covington First UMC at 1113 Conyers Street ...
Most charity races don't include a massive mud pit, military-inspired obstacles, live music and appetizing food, but that's what runners and spectators can expect Sunday during the National Mud and Obstacles Series at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers this Sunday.
Dozens of puppies and dogs came out Saturday morning to strut their stuff for the Humane Society's annual Newton County Mutt Show fundraiser. The show, hosted on the Covington square, began at 10 a.m. and featured five different categories: Face Only a Mother Can Love, Most Beautiful, Most Handsome, Best Dressed, and Best Trick. First, second, and third place ribbons were awarded in each category.
A Covington man was arrested for cocaine and marijuana possession Wednesday after an officer pulled him over for failure to maintain lane, according to reports.
Rysen Richardson kicked Alcovy to a 24-21 victory over Luella in overtime at Sharp Stadium Friday night.