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Welcome Inn being demolished

The Welcome Inn will soon be a memory. The building frequently seen on television in the late 80's on the NBC television hit series "in the heat of the night." Tadio Robinson with Enviro Masters told me he and his crew were there to remove hazardous materials including asbestos before the wrecking ball could do the rest. The complete destruction of the building should occur within the next week.

April 07, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Social Circle


Live Stream of the State School Superintendent Seat Forum at Peachtree Academy

The Covington News and Newton Conservative Liberty Alliance, a local conservative group, are hosting the final of their three primary forums, this one for the crowded state school superintendent seat, at 7 p.m., tonight at Peachtree Academy's Covington campus, 14101 U.S. Highway 278.

April 04, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Election


Vampires take a bite out of The News

"The Vampire Diaries" filmed an episode for its fifth season, including a scene of two cast members walking through a farmer's market - real life Ramsey's Produce. Fans from all over watched the filming around the Covington square Wednesday through early Friday morning.

March 29, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Candidates vie for District 10 seat

Seven Republicans vying to replace Paul Broun as the representative for Georgia's 10 district took the stage Friday in Newton County to give their takes on some of the most pressing issues facing Congress.

March 22, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration in Newborn Ga.

February 23, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


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Veterans Day (video)

Remember Veteran's DAY Honoring All Who Served Thank You!

November 10, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Miniature Trains (video)

This week on Through the Camera I visit with The North Georgia Live Steamers at the International Horse Park. The North Georgia Live Steamers (NGLS) is an incorporated non-profit miniature outdoor railroad club.

November 03, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Trash becomes treasure in Porterdale

Trash, in the hands of artists, really can become treasure. The evidence is an impressive welded art piece, made entirely of discarded items, that now stands sentinel at Oconee Metal Recovery, serving as a kind of gateway to Porterdale. The finished piece was unveiled Oct. 31. From left to right in the middle, Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman, artists Don Trout and Carol Veliotis, and a representative from Oconee Metal Recovery.

November 02, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Vampires, EyeCon come to Twelve Oaks

Twelve Oaks hosted fans of "The Vampire Diaries" Thursday as part of the EyeCon convention held in Atlanta this weekend. Fans got to trick-or-treat on the square before coming back to Twelve Oaks to relax on the bed and breakfast lawn for a screening of the hit drama. Fans were joined by Trent Ford, who used to play Trevor on the show.

November 02, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


The historic Cox Capitol Theatre

Recently, I headed south to Macon and the Cox Capitol Theatre, located in downtown Macon, at 368 Second St. The Cox Capitol Theatre was built in 1897, but closed shortly in 1900. The Strong Shoe Company purchased the building and remained there for more than 15 years. Today, the building serves as a movie theater as well as a live entertainment venue. It was Saturday night, and I was ready to rock when Jack Russell's Great White took the stage. Great White originated as an '80s rock band that gained popularity during that decade and the early '90s with ...

November 02, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Senior services expo

At a Senior Expo held Friday at the Senior Services Center in the Turner Lake complex in Covington, senior citizens had access to information about a variety of services and programs for seniors. The day featured demonstrations, giveaways and access to health services such as flu shots and blood pressure checks.

October 26, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


The Great Bull Run (video)

Thousands show up for "The Great Bull Run" at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

October 21, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Symphony plays in Covington

The Converse College Symphony Orchestra performed at the First United Methodist Church of Covington Saturday.

October 15, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Tractor Fun

This week I visit Mansfield Georgia for the 3rd annual Lamar Hays Antique Tractor Show.

October 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Local Hero (video)

A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.

October 11, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Puppies in pink

This week I find puppies on parade in the fight against breast cancer

October 07, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


A golden gathering for R.L. Cousins

Alumni from R.L. Cousins school gathered at the Georgia Wildlife Federation for a picnic of friendship and rememberance in honor of the school's 50th reunion.

September 28, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Campfire Fun! (video)

This week I visit the 6,400-acre Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center which is managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. They offer a variety of activities and programs.

September 22, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


Through the Camera (VIDEO)

This week I visit two of the best beer breweries in Atlanta "Red Hare & "Monday Night"

September 14, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


BOE approves use of Porterdale fields

Cheers and referees' whistles will be heard on the playing fields of Porterdale Elementary School in the coming weeks.The Newton County Board of Education has agreed to allow a USA Football-certified league to use the school's facilities.

September 12, 2013 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL


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