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.
The Mount Tabor Road bridge over the Yellow River is open again. The bridge, which was damaged in the 2009 flood, had been closed since February for an approximately $594,780 repair that replaced the bridge's piers and the main span. The bridge was opened to traffic just after noon today. The bridge repair was completed by McCarthy Improvement Company and Bellamy Brothers, based out of Atlanta. Even before being closed in February, the bridge had been ...
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Newton County is receiving its annual road-paving funding boost from the state, and residents will see work on seven roads this fall.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
About 40 miles from Covington, hundreds of commercial aircraft, painted in standard issue with overwhelming thrust capacity and computer-assisted flight controls, shuttle in and out of the world's busiest airport. It's a formula for ho-hum air travel, interrupted only by the ever-present Transportation Security Administration employees.
A Walton County high school student died after being hit by three cars in front of his school Tuesday morning, according to the Associated Press. Georgia State Patrol officials said the teen fell off a skateboard and was hit when he went to retrieve it, the AP reported.
Go-kart tracks will now be allowed in Newton County, and an interested businessman continues to explore purchasing land to open a local facility.
Southern Heartland Art Guild is holding its annual fall show, sponsored by United Bank, at Southern Heartland Art Gallery Sept. 5–29. Artists from throughout Georgia are invited to participate.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office encountered something you don't see every day - a woman painted purple running into traffic on Interstate 20, and throwing things onto the interstate.
Replacing the county's "dinosaur" of a financial software system was hailed as one of the most important votes of the year by Chairman Keith Ellis and Commissioner Levie Maddox last week, because, they said, it will make the county more efficient and make information more accessible.
Waylon Lee Addison, 29, McDonough, Aug. 9. Two counts probation violation, possession of marijuana less than one ounce.
Police were called to the Covington High Rise Monday afternoon after an argument between two of its senior residents threatened to turn physical.
A single W56 nuclear warhead with a yield of 1.2 megatons strikes The Covington News on Usher Street in Covington. The historic town and its inhabitants evaporate from the face of the earth. The old mill town of Porterdale vanishes.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have set a December trial date for the founder of the DragonCon science-fiction convention, who faces multiple charges of child molestation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Valero, located at 11260 Brown Bridge Road and Crowell Road.