Runners and walkers will have the opportunity to travel through 187 years of history as Salem camp meeting hosts the Salem Sweet Spirit 5K Race Saturday, July 11, at Salem Campground.
The 187th Salem camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.
Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.
Francis Malone Pratt celebrated her 100th birthday June 28.
For the 18th time, the Satsuki Garden Club will present its Christmas Tour of Homes this December.
Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" McIntosh Hooten, age 86, a lifelong resident of Covington passed away July 2, 2015. She was born February 15, 1929 in Jersey, Georgia to William and Mary Higginbotham McIntosh. Mrs. Hooten was a member of the North Covington United Methodist Church, joining in 1954. She worked for Bibb Manufacturing for 45 years and enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers around her home. She was the youngest of 9 children and was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings. Mrs. Hooten is survived by her husband of 65 years, Mr. Ed Hooten, along ...
Baxalta Incorporated launched Wednesday as a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to delivering transformative therapies to patients with orphan diseases and underserved conditions.
Kenneth McDaniel, of Covington, passed away July 1, 2015 at the age of 80. He enjoyed gardening, collecting antique cars and trucks, playing poker, and making wine. Ken also loved to play golf, and will be remembered for his practical jokes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis "Pa Mac" and Bertha "Ma Mac" McDaniel; 4 sisters and 5 brothers.
Rod Clark Coleman, 22, Covington, June 26, burglary – 1st degree, criminal trespass
COVINGTON- The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.
July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.
COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.
The July Fourth weekend is not only a chance for many people to celebrate, it is also the busiest travel period of the year. The holiday weekend is recognized as beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, July 5 at midnight, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
COVINGTON - Anticipation is brewing for hundreds of local cyclists.
MACON - On Saturday, all three Newton County Minor League All-Star teams (Southern, American and National) traveled to North Macon Park to compete in the Dixie Youth District All-Star Tournament.
Brandon Moss is still seeing red.
Summer vacations are winding down and school is right around the corner.
The Covington City Council is currently awaiting approval for a television program that could potentially bring life to three already existing cable channels.
Miles "Milo" Floyd Hamrick Jr., 80, died July 8 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The son of the late Miles Floyd Hamrick Sr. and Ethel Kendrick Hamrick, he was born in 1927 in Cramerton, N.C., Mr. Hamrick was a member of Union Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and a member of the Men of the Church. He was a member of Holland Memorial Masonic Lodge, No. 668, and American Legion Post 233. Mr. Hamrick was a World War II veteran of the United States Army and was the owner of Milo Concrete Company Inc. and Milo Construction ...
When Newton County resident Denise Daniels awoke to the sound of a wall-shaking boom in the early morning hours of May 25 at her mother's Salem Road home, her first thought was that burglars were attacking the house. Heart racing, she jumped up and called 911.
In Democratic county chairman candidate Hubert White's campaign efforts to woo voters, a number of irregularities have emerged, including his continued financial support of the Republican Party and a large number of citations for housing projects his company has built.
In what has been one of the more acrimonious primary races for Newton County voters, state senate Republican candidates John Douglas and Mike Crotts wound down the last few days before general voting begins with a flurry of last minute endorsements, rallies and accusations.
On July 6, an armed robbery at Magnolia Heights got physical, as a local resident was struck in the back of the head with a pistol and robbed of $300.
In business since 1976, Little Phillies has been a Covington cultural staple for many years now and has gained a reputation among customers for their hand-battered chicken wings and old-fashioned hoagies.
Volunteers and sponsors are still needed for the upcoming 20th annual Covington Century Bike Ride.
The Newton High Marine Corps Junior ROTC program is currently conducting its annual drill camp beginning Monday through July 18 at the school.