As I reviewed Covington native Jimmy Cronan's personal Vietnam War journal, I realized the best way to articulate his story was to let Jimmy tell his story of war and survival, as it happened, in his own words. The following is an edited, abbreviated narrative of his combat diary.
ATLANTA – Austin Aldridge of Covington will receive the YMCA of Metro Atlanta's 2013 Volunteer of the Year award for his service at the Covington Family YMCA.
During a recent Moms Event at the Montessori School of Covington, students joined their moms to make items to be placed in "comfort bags" that were to be donated to foster children through the Division of Family and Children's Services.
Arielle Coambes, a 2010 graduate of Alcovy High School, was a presenter at the recent 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention.
Community members put on their best attire and played casino-themed games for a cause at the Washington Street Community Center's eighth annual Casino Night.
When I went to the garden shop of a local big-box store several weeks ago to purchase some flats of pansies and a small bag of dirt to complete the filling of my pots, I happened to talk to a very nice lady who was picking out some bags of dirt for herself.
The fictional town of Mystic Falls, Va., hosts as many festivals and events as the real city of Covington, which has played the part of Mystic Falls for five years for the popular TV show "The Vampire Diaries."
A Covington woman is recovering after being stabbed in the leg during an argument, according to reports.
Paper poppies are returning to Covington Nov. 9, and local residents will have a chance to get a poppy to remember fallen veterans and donate to help area veterans and youths.
Troy University will hold a nationwide open house this weekend, and the Covington campus will be participating.
Set painter Kristina White said there's no great secret to recreating a 100-plus-year-old house for "The Vampire Diaries."
Imagine this: Your local leaders gathered recently in a secluded lodge in Newborn, Ga., engaged in team-building activities, relay races, classroom learning, enjoying good food and fellowship, and developing a plan to give back to the community. This happened at the retreat kickoff for the Leadership Newton County Class of 2013-2014!
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Valero, located at 11260 Brown Bridge Road and Crowell Road.
In memory of furry friends: Ric Burnette, the family service advisor with the Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel and the Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory, presents a check for $100 to Betty Bellairs, chair of the Newton County Humane Society. The Wheeler-Harwell Funeral Home PETuary recently began offering a donation for each animal cremated at the PETuary and notifying families about the option of donating ...
A vehicle being driven on the wrong side of the road attracted the attention of a concerned citizen late Saturday evening and led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man for DUI. Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Access Road after a driver contacted 911 and told dispatchers she had observed a truck weaving and travelling on the wrong side of the road, causing other traffic to run off the ...
The woman who was responsible for the car accident that killed 7-year-old Bobby Joe Couch in November has been formally charged with his death, as well as a myriad of other infractions, including DUI.
The completion of the first phase of District 2's Denny Dobbs Park overcame another hurdle Tuesday, but only after commissioners and residents discussed the park's future for an hour.
Many Newton County children are feeling the effects of the economic pinch since The Learning Center had to cut their popular Dolly Parton Imagination Library program due to a lack of funds.
A Newton County 911 employee has resigned after reportedly sending out an e-mail to friends and family members about a supposed gang initiation at Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard Wednesday evening. The e-mail created a panic throughout the community.
An 18-year-old Covington man is in jail after deputies alleged he was part of a group that robbed a man and threatened to kill him early Tuesday morning. According to reports, a man was returning home for the evening at roughly 12:15 a.m. when he was approached from behind by a young black male who reportedly took a swing at him. When he turned around to confront the youth he allegedly found that he was ...
A pile of men's clothing set on fire in front of a gas pump was the cause of a blaze early Monday morning at a Chevron off of Ga. Highway 81. Newton County Fire officials are hoping that someone noticed the person responsible. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to one gas pump where the fire melted the plastic surrounding the pump and a garbage can before being extinguished.
Golden girl: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a beautiful blonde cocker, 2-years-old. Also available for adoption are two Manchester mix puppies, 7-weeks-old, various colors; a 3-month-old heeler mix, black and white; a 9-week-old Lab, black; two poodle/shihtzu, 2-years-old, one gray, one white (Gray has been neutered); five 2-month-old Lab mix puppies, black or black and brown; four pointer mix puppies, 7-weeks-old; ...
Arson is suspected in the fire that burnt down a vacant house at 6144 E. Baxter St. Monday afternoon. Tony Smith, the Assistant Fire Marshall with the Covington Fire Department, said fire and police officials are investigating leads on suspects and eye-witness accounts. If anyone has information about the people who set this fire they can call the arson hot line at 1-800-282-5804. Cash rewards may be given "for information leading to the arrest and ...
Porterdale City Council Post 5 Candidate Lowell Chambers won the Post 5 city council seat in a landslide. There were 51 votes for Lowell, 8 for Andy L. Grimes, and 8 write-in votes for Wayne Maddox. Lowell gained the seat that former councilmember Kay Piper resigned in early November 2008 due to health reasons. Social Circle liquor by the drink referendum Social Circle voters passed the amendment to allow the sales of liquor ...
Porterdale special election The city of Porterdale will hold a special election Tuesday, March 17, to fill the vacant city council post 5 seat. Lowell Chambers and Andy L. Grimes are the two candidates on the ballot. (For profiles of the candidates, go to www.covnews.com) Those registered to vote in Porterdale may vote from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the ...
The Yellow River District of the Boy Scouts held their fourth annual Pinewood Derby and first ever Chili/Dutch Oven Cook-Off Saturday at Prospect United Methodist Church.
Storefront: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is located at the intersection of Salem Road and Ga. Highway 11.
Newton County will receive nearly $1 million in federal money for 2009 for three pedestrian trail projects.