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.
Ken Panse along with his son Zack travel to various cities throughout Georgia to promote awareness and educational information about the reptile world. "I have handled exotic animals for over 20 years I've also been an avid naturalist and woodsman observing and studying wildlife." Panse told me before his show.
Water in roadway at McGiboney Road and Brown Bridge Road in Newton County on Saturday around 8:30 p.m., after the intense storm.
This week tag a long as I ride to the top! The top of SkyView that is Atlanta's giant Farris Wheel. Then we visit with some awesome street musicians.
Albert Floyd with his horse "Tiger" amaze people where ever they go. Watch Tiger as he counts money and tells us what time it is.
Witness some of the fastest insects in the world this week on Through the Camera. Join me as I follow park ranger Phil Delestrez on the hunt for Dragonflies and Damselflies be amazed at these tiny creatures, and explore streams, lake and pond at Hard Labor Creek State Park.
75th annual Snapping Shoals EMC shareholder's meeting slideshow
This week I visit Edwin Cloud of Oconee Metal Recovery and Artist Carol Veliotis and Don Troutman along with Art teacher Melissa Parker all creating art in very different ways.
Protesters Speak-out before The Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday.
Come along as I visit Alligator Alley also known as The Okefenokee Swamp. This shallow 438,000 acre peat-filled wetland is our destination this week on Through the Camera.
Independence Day Celebration photos from around the community.
This week I travel to Newborn, Clevenland and Helen Georgia for some cheese, a cabbage patch and Anna Ruby Falls.
This week on Through the Camera we visit Chocolate camp, look at some really nice vinatge cars then head to the beach.
This week tag along as I visit people, places and things.
This week "Through the Camera" Peaches, Airplanes & Automobiles.
Jazz saxophonist Chand Antonio Bennett and his band NEO4 played a free concert on the square Friday, as part of the Arts Association in Newton County's 2nd Friday concert series.