The Town House Cafe Story
Newton Fund kicked off Jersey Day at the board room in Covington's historic courthouse on Friday. The Jersey Day initiative will focus on developing philanthropic opportunities with local businesses by donating a few dollars to wear their favorite jerseys to work each Friday. Proceeds will be awarded to Newton County nonprofits in early 2015.
The small rain showers that covered Covington Thursday afternoon didn't stop friends Hannah Bohanan, Morgan Conner and Lindsay Coker from getting out and enjoying an afternoon walk on the Square. When the rain came in they took the opportunity to take an ice cream break at Scoops on the Square.
Bear Hollow Zoo in Athens, Georgia has something for everyone. A short drive from Newton and Rockdale counties, this zoo offers a wide variety of wild animals. Here you can find a owls, bears, an American bald eagle and a reptile house with a variety of snakes and alligators. Volunteers educated on each of the animals are on hand to answer questions and offer a hands-on visit with some of the wildlife. The Bear Hollow Zoo is free for all visitors. Zoo hours are 9 to 5 seven days a week. For more info, call 706-613-3616.
Here is a recording of the entirety of the second public hearing on the 2050 Plan Baseline Ordinances and TDRs (in the related content section). The meeting starts at about the 14 minute mark of the video.
A big piece of local history is on the move.
Here is the video from Monday's public hearing on the 2050 Plan Baseline Ordinance. The meeting begins at 8 minutes into the video. There will be a total of five public hearings, with the next one scheduled for Thursday at Mansfield Elementary.
A conversation with a few of this year's attendees.
With hips swinging and feet tapping, residents grooved to Friday's rousing concert on the Square.
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 ...
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.
Thousands show up for "The Great Bull Run" at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
The Converse College Symphony Orchestra performed at the First United Methodist Church of Covington Saturday.
This week I visit Mansfield Georgia for the 3rd annual Lamar Hays Antique Tractor Show.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
This week I find puppies on parade in the fight against breast cancer
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.
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.
This week I visit two of the best beer breweries in Atlanta "Red Hare & "Monday Night"
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.
Local residents enjoyed the sounds of Lou Van Dora's '70s and '80s soft rock, courtesy of the Arts Association in Newton County's September Noon Concerts on the Square series.
This week we visit with an amazing artist. A local teen who spends his time drawing and finding ways to be creative with aluminum foil.
This week I travel to the local Airport for a rare look inside a DC-3
Ride along with Newton County Sheriff's Office