Trash, in the hands of artists, really can become treasure. The evidence is an impressive welded art piece, made entirely of discarded items, that now stands sentinel at Oconee Metal Recovery, serving as a kind of gateway to Porterdale. The finished piece was unveiled Oct. 31. From left to right in the middle, Porterdale Mayor Arline Chapman, artists Don Trout and Carol Veliotis, and a representative from Oconee Metal Recovery.
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Twelve Oaks hosted fans of "The Vampire Diaries" Thursday as part of the EyeCon convention held in Atlanta this weekend. Fans got to trick-or-treat on the square before coming back to Twelve Oaks to relax on the bed and breakfast lawn for a screening of the hit drama. Fans were joined by Trent Ford, who used to play Trevor on the show.
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 ...
The music bug bit Leon "Scrub'' Walton early.
A woman told authorities that a group of juveniles damaged her vehicle as she rode past them on Halloween night.
Some Mansfield residents are calling for the resignation of Mayor Estona Middlebrooks, and at least two Mansfield city council members say they've lost trust in her after finding questionable financial transactions. The mayor admits that she's made "rookie mistakes," saying she has paid back money and that she's willing to further rectify the situation if needed.
Tracey Lynn Hall, 45, Monticello, Oct. 17. Disorderly conduct, theft by shoplifting, public drunk.
Students are encouraged to get pens, paper and thoughts ready to write an essay for the Main Street Covington and Covington News 2013 Thanksgiving Essay Competition.
Election Day is Tuesday in Covington and Mansfield, as each city has one city council race and each has interesting subplots.
The Newton County Health Careers Expo for middle school students has been canceled.
Ghouls, goblins, princesses and the occasional Avenger filled the Covington Square Thursday night for Scare on the Square, presented by Covington/Newton County's Public Safety team and Main Street Covington.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Valspar's Covington plant is getting a 30,000-square-foot expansion and expects to add 28-plus employees in the coming months as production grows.
This November's city elections figure to be a quiet one, as there will be only two contested city council races – one apiece in Covington and Mansfield – in the entire county.
Angel Food Ministries founder Wesley Joseph (Joe) Wingo; his son, Andrew (Andy) Wingo; and his wife and AFM Co-Founder Linda Wingo were sentenced today in federal court for illegal financial activities involving AFM.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.49 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Mount Tabor Road bridge over the Yellow River is open again. Originally damaged in a 2009 flood, the bridge had been closed since Feb. 13 so it could be rebuilt from the riverbed up. It reopened to public traffic Thursday. Repairs were completed by Atlanta-based McCarthy Improvement Co.; the cost was $594,780, according to Ed McWhorter, project manager for McCarthy. Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis said repairs were funded using 2011 SPLOST money. Mount ...
Patients planning to have surgery might want to pick up the September issue of Consumer Reports magazine before choosing a hospital.
Bright lights, cheering fans and the sonic roar of bands will hit Homer Sharp Stadium tonight as the first game of the season kicks off football Fridays in Newton County.
Newton County is receiving its annual road-paving funding boost from the state, and residents will see work on seven roads this fall.
Registration is now open to anyone willing to help keep Newton's rivers clean. Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful, the city of Covington, the Georgia Wildlife Federation, and the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority will host the annual RIVERS ALIVE! cleanup event Saturday, Oct. 5, and is looking for volunteers for the event. Individuals, families, businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations are invited to pre-register for the event. Volunteers will clean assigned areas of the Alcovy, South ...
Conservatives who want to become more involved in the national political arena can attend an activist training event being hosted by the Heritage Action for America group, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation.
The Newton County Miracle League field has been a true community-based effort. Supporters worked to get the project on the county's 2011 SPLOST list, and it's received plenty of additional help and donations during construction. It's also provided a financial boost to 23 local businesses that have earned a combined $420,328 for work on the project. Project Consultant Tamara Richardson gave a project update to the Newton County Board of Commissioners last week, in advance ...
Antonio Delano Goldwire, 18, Lithonia, Aug. 11. Furnishing to minor, purchase or possession of alcohol by minor.
A Covington woman was arrested early Monday morning after police found her reportedly driving intoxicated, on her way home, she said, from dropping off a friend who was cheating on her husband.
Three-hundred backpacks full of school supplies were donated to the Newton County School System. Golden State Foods Foundation and United Stationers dropped off the backpacks at the Newton County Board of Education building on Thursday night. Kim Donahue, human resources manager for Golden State Foods; Kim Parris, Golden State Foods human resources generalist and foundation chair; and Wayne Morgan, corporate vice president, made the presentation to the school system.
ROCKDALE COUNTY – Within hours of its formation Thursday, a special robbery task force apprehended a suspect in three recent commercial armed robberies in Rockdale County.
IN BRIEF: All lanes on Interstate 20 eastbound, east of the Sigman Road exit in Rockdale County, are blocked with a single vehicle car fire. The incident is expected to be cleared around 5 p.m., according to Ga. DOT Traffic Navigator. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.