Friends of Newton Parks and local sponsors have rescheduled the Twilights lighting festival at Chimney Park for 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
A Conyers woman is dead after a hair-weave purchase turned into an armed robbery Wednesday night.
Stacy W. Lynch of Covington, 53, passed away Dec. 10, 2013. Mr. Lynch had a larger than life personality and was always the life of the party. He was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, and enjoyed deer hunting, listening to music, playing his guitar, cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He cherished his family dearly, especially his grandchildren, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded ...
Interstate 20 eastbound from Salem Road (exit 84) to Almon Road (exit 88) is down to one lane at the moment because of both a Georgia State Patrol investigation of a previous fatality on the interstate and some maintenance by the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Citgo, located at 14625 Ga. Highway 36 and Willow Springs Drive.
According to data released by the Georgia Department of Education Wednesday, Newton County School System's 2013 four-year cohort graduation rate is 71 percent, which matches Georgia's pass rate. The school district's 2012 five-year cohort graduation rate is 77 percent--five points higher than the state's graduation rate.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Alcovy High School, 14567 Ga. Highway 36, Covington, Sept. 18. 100, A.
There is nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas parade to boost holiday spirits.
Last week, The Covington News and the Main Street Program, for the second year, honored winners of the Thanksgiving essay contest.
Davante Sanchez Bailey, 19, 50 Wynfield Keep, Covington, Nov. 26. Probation violation criminal trespass, theft by taking.
Frank Julian Davis, 80, of Oxford, passed away Oct. 6. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Covington and the Oxford Lions Club, was presently serving as a city councilman in Oxford and was treasurer of the Oxford Historical Society for many years. He was active in community service projects and was involved in building the first bridge on Oxford Trail. Mr. Davis enjoyed fishing and traveling, but more than anything he cherished ...
Dustin Lee Kendall, 17, 1019 McDonald Road, Covington, Sept. 17. Drugs to be kept in original container, possession, manufacture, distribution of controlled substance (Alprozolam), hold for Newton Juvenile Court.
Fourteen acts competed in Friday night's third annual Eastside's Got Talent show at Eastside High School. Winners were: vocal solo category, Jasmine Green, winner, and Jessica Ugan, first runner-up; vocal group category, Micah Newton, Elise Barksdale and Monica Privette, winners, and Shawna Walker and Danysha Lameidu, first runners-up; instrumental category, Sam Potts, winner, and Solange Lord, first runner-up; and People's Choice, Jessica Ugan.
As a rule, Americans are giving and caring people. That's why we have safety nets such as unemployment benefits, food stamps and food banks, and social welfare programs and disability programs. It's also why it is always discouraging when we read about or hear about people who receive benefits unfairly, simply because they know how to game the system. Last Sunday night on ...
Porterdale is a small community, but it has a big heart. It wasn't that long ago that Porterdale, because of the antics of some of its elected officials, was the laughingstock of the county. The good people of Porterdale finally became tired of such foolishness, however, and elected a progressive City Council that, of late, has represented them with pride and dignity. And if you drive through Porterdale today, you can't help but notice a ...
Mrs. Marie O'Connor Adams, age 88, of the Covington-Social Circle area since 1980 and formerly of Sandy Springs, passed away October 8, 2013. She was born January 15, 1925 to the late Col. Charles and Marie Ballentyne O'Connor in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Mrs. Adams received her B.A. from Stanford University. She was a wonderful seamstress, and owned "Sunday Best", a smocking shop in Social Circle for a number of years. Mrs. Adams was a longtime ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
A serious wreck on I-20 resulted in Preston Carl Williams, 69, from Covington being airlifted to Atlanta, but the other driver, a pregnant woman, was treated locally and is fine.
Oxford Councilman Frank Davis, a longtime city resident and active volunteer, passed away Sunday
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.14 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
Throughout October, signs in NCSS cafeterias will highlight locally grown fruits and vegetables that are offered to students at various times during the school year.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Children, parents, and business and community leaders will join together to celebrate after-school programing at an upcoming rally.
"Then we'll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first, get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!'''