James Stanley Moore Sr. was heading to work at SRG Global Wednesday morning, just like the quality control engineer had for almost 40 years, when another vehicle crossed into his lane, ending the 59-year-old's life.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, - before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County - according to the labor department.
The woman who is accused of striking and killing 12-year-old Lynneah Browning with her car in late 2012 has been charged with homicide by vehicle and improper lane usage.
Newborn's annual Horneyhead Festival takes place Saturday, and the unique event is a fitting choice for a place that labels itself "A Town with Characters."
The square will once again be filled with the sound of music during the month of May as the Newton County Arts Association hosts its Luncheon Concerts series on square park, starting Thursday.
Nell Nixon celebrated her 101 birthday with friends April 22 at her home in Covington. Attending were Lula V. Smith, Kathy Brown, Pamela Vaughn and caregiver Julie. Smith and Nixon have been friends for more than 50 years, sharing many memories of traveling and spending quality time together.
The Georgia Federated Woman's Club Georgia Service Guild of Covington has won the GFWC Silver Cup, the organization's highest honor, for the second year in a row.
It is always fun to attend a play or a concert at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and the award-winning, direct-from-Broadway "Sister Act" is no exception to that stance.
A woman whose vehicle had been vandalized on previous occasions finally became fed up enough to contact police Wednesday afternoon.
Phase one of Newton County's push to turn into a filming mecca has been completed with the creation and recent unveiling of gocovington.com, the county's new tourism website.
Newton County's unemployment rate of 9.4 percent in March is the lowest since November 2008, according to the labor department, before the housing market crash fully hit Newton County.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.24 at Chevron, located at 11230 Ga. Highway 36 and Ga. Highway 213.
The man killed in an early morning head-on collision has been identified as 59-year-old James Stanley Moore, Sr.
UPDATE: According to Georgia State Patrol the head-on collision occurred around 4:20 a.m., one person was killed and one was injured and flown to Atlanta Medical Center. Alcohol and drugs were not a factor. GSP is still working the scene.
The Newton County Fair is back at the American Legion Fairgrounds this week, and will run through Saturday.
The Covington and Porterdale city councils have both approved ordinances banning the use of tobacco products in city parks and recreation facilities as a part of the tobacco ban ordinance recently approved by the Newton County Board of Commissioners.
The Covington News is still on its health kick for the new year and is inviting the public to come out to the second annual Health and Fitness Expo to get some free health screenings and tips for how to stay healthy in 2013.
On Jan. 16, members of the Snapping Shoals EMC Trust Board presented $5,000 from Operation Round Up funds to Honor Flight Conyers president Dave Smith. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program for Snapping Shoals EMC members in which they allow their monthly power bills to be rounded up to the next dollar. The funds are used to help qualifying charitable/community organizations with specific needs that they have or to directly help people in need ...
If you didn't attend this year's Monte Carlo for the Arts, the annual fundraiser held by Southern Heartland Arts Inc., you missed a good time. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
A man was arrested early Saturday morning after reportedly parking his vehicle on the train tracks on Turner Street.
Raised in the traditions and customs of the Tsalagi Native American Indians (more familiar as the Cherokees of North Carolina), Peter Elizabeth Wolfe was destined to shatter stereotypes and bring down the walls of the most exclusive Boys' Club in America - the United States military.
IN BRIEF: A single-vehicle crash reportedly killed one person and sent another to the hospital on Saturday early morning. The crash reportedly occured on Costley Mill Road near Ga. Highway 138 in Rockdale County around 4:30 a.m. The passenger of the vehicle was killed and the driver was reportedly taken to an Atlanta area hospital. Check back for more information later.
Covington Councilwoman Janet Goodman was among nearly 800 city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta recently.
Following last year's tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers across the country began preparing legislation that would allow school employees and administrators to be armed. Although the debate continues to rage on, Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown said he is opposed to the idea.
It seems simple enough. A criminal is convicted and given a life or death sentence. There is justice for the victim's family and the county gets rid of an inmate that was costing taxpayers by sending that person to prison. But inmates that have been tried and convicted in Newton County, and sent to neighboring prisons to serve out their time are still costing taxpayers thousands, thanks to appeals.
The Covington Police Department has kicked off a new program that will allow some of the department's vehicles to get a rest and create more of a visible police presence in the city.
A solid education may be taken for granted by some of today's youth, but black residents who have seen the past with their own eyes cherish today's opportunities, because they remember the decades-long journey to get here.
On May 7, 1944, 2nd Lt. William Parkinson was reported missing in action after his B-24 Liberator heavy bomber disappeared over the jungles near Lea, New Guinea. On Jan. 18, two U.S. Army officers presented the urn containing Parkinson's remains to his descendants in Conyers. After 69 years, 2nd Lt. Parkinson was finally home.
A woman had her purse snatched out of her shopping cart Saturday night at the Kroger on U.S. Highway 278.
A Roswell arborist with a knack for using a specialized knife to care for trees will headline Oxford's Arbor Day celebration on Feb. 16 at the Oxford City Hall and adjacent park.