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.
ATLANTA (AP) - A recent shooting at McNair Discovery Learning Academy has state and local officials discussing whether to hire armed officers to patrol elementary schools.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A Cobb County couple has been arrested after authorities found two children living in a filthy home filled with roaches, trash and animal droppings.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.48 at BP, located at 2106 Pace Street and Williams Street NE.
Chimney Park behind the Newton County Library on Floyd Street has a thick canopy of shade trees, fanciful ruins of a once grand home, places to explore, places to be still and listen to nature, or places to read and picnic, but something is missing.
Dead spots in your lawn? Insects eating your roses? Discoloration on fiztures from your well water? Sometimes 4-H'ers seem surprised to see the steady stream of dirt, water, insects and other interesting items come through our office, but they forget that 4-H is just one part of a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office. We also serve as an educational outreach program of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family ...
To all but the most ardent of history buffs, the date Aug. 25 probably does not ring any bells. It's just another late-summer scorcher, or perhaps a reminder that Christmas is only four months away.
Visitors Bureau is busier than ever these days, and it may be because it's added a new city to its promotion list: Mystic Falls, Va. The center is considering adding Sparta, Miss., and Hazzard County as clients in the future.
Bonnie LeRoy has been described as the light of her family's life, but on July 26 that light went out when the 92-year-old died at Abbey Hospice, 21 days after suffering injuries while she was a resident of Merryvale Assisted Living.
T. Pat Cavanaugh, general manager of The Covington News and publisher of The News serving Rockdale County, has been named publisher of The Covington News.
Lance Flynn considered mentoring for a year before committing. Even then, he wasn't sure he would be a good mentor for one child. So, he ended up mentoring two.
Though it's been a slow election season to date, some local city council candidates are beginning to announce their runs for office, and The News is asking more, tougher questions than ever before.
Randall Franks, known best for his fiddling and for his role as Officer Randy Goode on the locally filmed television series "In the Heat of the Night," has teamed up with former "Heat" co-star Alan Autry to produce "Mississippi Moon: Country Traditions" released July 9 on Crimson Records.
The March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, was a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement, which reshaped the social landscape of America.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.41 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Newton County's unemployment rate ticked up in July to 10.5 percent, the Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday. June's unemployment rate in the county was 10.3 percent. In July 2012, Newton County's unemployment rate was 10.8.