It's time for a new school year, and for the second year in a row, churches throughout the community have come together to organize "Community on Our Knees," a prayer event planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 3 on the Covington square.
A group from Covington First United Methodist Church recently traveled to Eastern Kentucky coal country to assist Red Bird Mission, an organization in Beverly, Ky., that provides several ministries to the surrounding Appalachian region.
On July 1, approximately 116 new Georgia laws were put into effect ranging from new regulations on home beer-brewing, to relaxed sentencing for juveniles who commit nonviolent acts, to new limits on worker's compensation.
Registration is underway for the Covington Century Ride, which is expected to bring upwards of 1,000 participants to town on Aug. 3. The ride, sponsored by The Southern Bicycle League, will benefit both Newton Trails and Pound Puppies 'N Kittens and Hometown Rescue.
There will be no shortage of opportunities to participate in community fun this year on the Fourth of July. Events will take place all over Newton County, offering a wide variety of activities throughout the day, and plenty of fireworks will light up the sky.
As the Fourth of July approaches, so does one of Atlanta's most beloved events and traditions, the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Taking place on Independence Day every year since it began in 1970, the race has grown to be the largest 10K run in the world, now boasting a cap of 60,000 runners.