Hamilton Field near San Francisco on Dec. 6, 1941, at 0900: Thirteen B-17s take off at 15-minute intervals for a 15-hour flight to Pearl Harbor. The crossing was long and boring.
A beaming Nell Caudle, of Covington, picked up her $1,000 prize as the grand prize winner in a holiday drawing sponsored by Food Depot.
County Commissioner John Douglas wants the county to buy a larger fire truck that can hold more water to help battle fires in areas without public water and fire hydrants, like the fire that destroyed Covington Police Officer Chris Smith's home off Mt. Mariah Road in eastern Newton County last week.
County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien wants to revamp the county's volunteer firefighter system to increase training and add more professional firefighters and fully-staffed fire stations as part of a multi-year strategic plan.
If you're looking for some family entertainment dressed in holiday style this weekend, you can find it in your own back yard.
A funeral will be held Saturday for a Covington woman who died in an apparent murder-suicide.
Each year we wait for the joy of the holiday season and the arrival of Santa Claus.
A Covington woman and a Conyers man got special early visits from Santa this week.
A Covington man, an employee at Pratt Industries, died Wednesday evening after getting caught in a conveyer belt at the company's bio-energy plant.
A Christian comedian whom friends said had a passion for life died after being struck by a car along Interstate 285 Tuesday.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
A memorial service for Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan, who passed away yesterday will be announced at a later time, according to his family. Sheridan's family appreciates all that friends and family of the late mayor have done, as well as the outpouring of prayers and sympathy from the public.
A Christian comedian whose friends praised his passion for life died Tuesday after he was struck by a car along Interstate 285.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 1032 Dixie Road and Ga. Highway 142.
The Breastfeeding Coalition of Covington met recently to discuss ways the community might better support breastfeeding mothers at Covington and Newton County businesses.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) is proud to announce that Charles "Chuck" Courtois was recently honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue for outstanding customer service efforts. Chuck received a Team Georgia Customer Service Award presented by the Governor's Office of Customer Service (OCS). OCS honors State employees who demonstrate exemplary customer service and who also exhibit strong leadership and serve as a role model to others.
Many people would feel lucky to have a few people who were supportive in their life, but for Oxford resident Ryan Cartledge, he has several families worth, and all those people will stand by his side today, as they walk to raise awareness and funds for autism.
The execution date for convicted murdered Melbert Ray Ford has been rescheduled for June 9 at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna. The vote will end the county's 15-year relationship with Blue Cross and will move the county from a self insurance pool to a fully insured plan with Cigna. The Cigna plan will cost $6.54 million and the exact savings is $297,388.36. A fully insured plan from Blue Cross would have cost nearly $7.12 million.
In order to save nearly $300,000, the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to switch the county's health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Cigna.
The Covington-based National Guard troops will be officially welcomed home June 6, beginning with a parade around the square at 1:15 p.m. Most of the 131 members of Bravo Company will march from the Covington Armory to the square, followed by an event in front of the Historic Courthouse, said Josephine Kelly, director of Main Street Covington. Kelly said she and the National Guard are still working on the event details, but all elected officials and some ...
A man was accidentally shot in the calf by his neighbor Tuesday morning then sent authorities on a chase for the wrong man. According to Lt. Paul Dailey with the Covington Police Department, officers and detectives responded to the home on Tara Drive around 11 a.m. where they found the 32-year-old victim shot in the calf. The victim allegedly told authorities that a young black male with dreadlocked hair had approached him while he was outside of ...
The Newborn Neighborhood Watch Program will erect six more signs within Newborn's city limits. These signs are visual indicators that our community is very interested and involved in providing a safe and secure environment to live and raise our families.
Two men were arrested early Monday morning after one pulled his vehicle out in front of a Covington Police patrol car, causing the officer to brake quickly to keep from hitting their vehicle with his car.
The Mall at Stonecrest and 95.5 The BEAT will celebrate the beginning of summer season with the fourth annual "Meet the BEAT," a live concert event featuring international superstar Jay Sean ("Down," "Do You Remember") and Atlanta's hometown favorites B.o.B ("Nothin' on You," "Haterz Everywhere") and Travis Porter ("Go Shorty Go," "All Da Way Turnt Up,") the very popular D&D Custom Car Show and a fun kid's activity area on Saturday from ...
This is final story in a six-part series examining the history and economic effects of industry in Newton County. This final part discusses the county's continuing efforts to attract new business.
If the county does not raise the millage rate, it may have to cut nearly 100 employees - a sixth of its workforce - based on early projections. Even if the commissioners do raise the millage rate to the rollback rate, from 9.73 mills to 10.9 mills, they will still likely have to cut more than 70 employees. These preliminary budgets have not been voted on and won't be official until late June. However, that's the ...
More than 30 parents and teachers addressed the Newton County Board of Education while dozens more held signs protesting the board's May 11th decision to dissolve Clements Theme School.
The Newton County Library System has been ranked the top system in the state by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, based on statistics submitted for the Fiscal Year 2009. The ranking is performed by HAPLR, system that ranks libraries on how well they are using financial resources based on the number of people who use the system and the size of the community the library is located in. According to Greg Heid, Director for the Newton County ...
Together again: The first ever graduating class of Newton County High School, after the school system consolidation, celebrated its 60th anniversary Monday afternoon at the Oaks Golf Course. The 1950 graduating class originally consisted of 103 members. Around 40 classmates attended Monday's event to catch up and reminisce, and to honor their 33 deceased classmates. Betty Jaynes was named the class mascot because of her integral role in founding the Women's Basketball ...