Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
A woman having a party called the Covington Police Department after hearing gun shots outside her house Sunday.
Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.
Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.
Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear on Saturday, October 25 at noon at the Mall at Stonecrest. Fans of The Avengers are invited to meet Spider-Man and Captain America up close and personal during this exclusive Atlanta appearance.
Tell me something: What do you think would happen if the United States concludes that Iran has been cheating and delaying and is about to pop a fully functional nuclear weapons program? Would President Obama respond by joining Israel to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities to smithereens - or would he stall and equivocate? My bet is the latter and so, just to double down, is what I bet the Iranians are betting. They have taken the measure of Obama. He lacks menace.
As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.
Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.
Decades had come and gone, and for Russ McElveen it seemed that there were important people in his family he would never see again. Then came the miracles of the past year or so that brought a son and two sisters back into his life. After 60 years he made contact with two of his sisters and after 45 years he was reconnect with a son. Have you ever thought that someone was gone from your life forever.
I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.
At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading competition and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets - with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer's hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.
Fun for a good cause is coming to Social Circle Oct. 21-25.
Dear Editor: Reporter, or should I say editorialist, Rachel Oswald has clearly imbibed heavily from Al Gore's Koolaid cup by perpetuating the global warming hoax on the well-meaning public. I dare say there is no conclusive proof, nor is there a vast scientific consensus that global warming, if it is happening at all, is man-made or the cause of the perceived increases in weather related natural disasters.
The Newton County Board of Education met Tuesday for their monthly work session to discuss several topics and review several handbooks for the 2008-2009.
A thief broke into a truck at Frito Lay Inc. and made off with off with approximately $300 worth of cookies, crackers, peanuts and chips, according to a Covington Police Department report.
Tucked away out of sight on hundreds of acres off Ga. Highway 81, the Covington campus of SKC Inc. is quietly blazing a path in the development of alternative energy technology and bio-degradable packaging.
On quiet afternoons, Dr. David Simons, a renowned scientific pioneer in the field of myofascial trigger points, enjoys sitting on his sun porch and gazing out onto the magnolia trees growing in the backyard of his Floyd Street home.
At the end of fiscal year 2007, Newton County collected $6.26 million in impact fees, with accrued interest from developers.
Middle Ridge Elementary students may have a whole new look next year, at least as far as their clothes go.
COVINGTON - Demarco Parham, an M.L. King High freshman, is something special, particularly on the mound.
The idea first struck Oxford chemistry instructor Brenda Harmon as she was waiting to pick up her children from school. She noticed a funny smell coming from the car in front of her. Almost like French fries, she said, but French fries gone a little bad. The bumper sticker on the car read, "Ask me about biodiesel."
COVINGTON - As the end of the season nears, the bats finally came alive for the Alcovy High baseball team Monday as it won 10-1 over region opponent Clarke Central at Tiger Field.
COVINGTON - On Monday, the Eastside High golf teams retained the Newton Cup by outplaying crosstown rivals Alcovy and Newton at Indian Creek Golf Club.
We are 113 days away from the opening ceremonies of the games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China.
While there are a number of steps private citizens can take to reduce their carbon footprint, no matter how much we reduce, reuse and recycle it will not be enough to mitigate the effects of global warming. To seriously address climate change it will take a massive intervention by the federal government, which until now has shown a reckless disregard for the consequences of non-action.
The first time I ever saw him was in a picture.
Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Friday's edition of the News will feature part three of the series featuring solutions to the problem.