At a Senior Expo held Friday at the Senior Services Center in the Turner Lake complex in Covington, senior citizens had access to information about a variety of services and programs for seniors. The day featured demonstrations, giveaways and access to health services such as flu shots and blood pressure checks.
For those residents who've always wanted to be local celebrities, host their own TV talk show or air episodes of the sitcom they wrote and filmed with friends, the city of Covington recently simplified its pricing structure for airing content on its public access channels.
Debbie Jones Johnson, 56, 11 Bay St., Porterdale, Oct. 15. Possession of Schedule I & II drug (methamphetamine), drug-related objects.
The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture will host hundreds of nursery operators, ornamental plant breeders, landscape designers and plant scientists Nov. 2–6 at the annual meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society – Southern Region of North America.
Fine artists working in paint, clay, glass, metal, fiber and other media will converge on Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton Nov. 23-24 for the fifth annual Art at the Rock. The juried art show and crafts market attract more than 75 artists each year.
High school sophomores and juniors may apply for the 2014 Newton Youth Leadership Institute through Nov. 5.
I've been fascinated by cemeteries my whole life. The headstones found in cemeteries tell us a lot about the people who have passed this way before us, what these folks thought was important and where they wanted to be in the next life.
Jim Dial never saw himself as different from his large circle of family and friends: He liked to have fun, tell a good story and talk to a pretty girl. But the love he inspired in those who knew him and the path he blazed for special-needs children in Newton County tell a unique story.
Filming will go beyond the square this fall.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Covington has begun the long-term process of building a fleet of compressed natural gas-powered vehicles.
Newton County has a lot of tourism assets, but not the kind of organization and connectivity that turns all those assets into full experiences that keep tourists in town over multiple days.
After deliberating for just over an hour Wednesday, a jury found 49-year-old Hannibal Wayne McMullen guilty of the 2012 murder of 26-year-old Ketitra Jones.
The fair is back in town this week, and this time part of the proceeds will support cancer research through Relay for Life.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
It's been less than a year since Newton County Sheriff's Deputies James Trent and Wesley Atha were shot and injured in the line of duty, but thanks to the generosity of the community, the InVest fund has raised roughly $90,000 to purchase new state-of-the-art bulletproof vests for all 156 mandated officers.
It began on August 3, 2009 when deputies James Trent and Wesley Atha were shot and injured during a standoff. That same month, the NCSO and Atha's parents organized a fundraising campaign to purchase improved vests for the deputies to wear on the job. In March of 2010, their goal was finally met.
The four men charged with the murder of 38-year-old Andrew "Drew" Nichols in late-2009 pleaded not guilty in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.
Cindy Murphy is "Artist of the Month" at Southern Heartland Art Gallery on the square, where a reception in her honor will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The reception is open to the public and Cindy's art work will be on display.
Poets and artists: Newton County River of Words Poetry and Art Contest winners were recognized at the Board of Commissioners Meeting on March 16. All entries were required to feature water. Winners received savings bonds, with prize costs lessened through a donation from the Service Guild of Covington. First place winners received $100 bonds, second place winners received $75 bonds, and third place winners and Honorable Mentions received $50 bonds. Service Guild ...
On a day traditionally associated with pranks - April Fool's Day - Atlanta's most popular hypnotist, Sean Wheeler, will be performing an honest-to-goodness, comedy hypnosis show to help raise funds for the Newton High School Marching Band.
On March 19 Piedmont Academy high school students spent the night in boxes on the school's football field for "One Homeless Night." The purpose of the event was to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless and to collect items for needy families in Jasper, Newton and Butts counties.
New attitude: The Newton County Sheriff's Office warrant's division has a new look. Three new black and white 2010 Dodge Chargers were purchased as replacement vehicles for the warrant division two weeks ago. The cars have been painted in the classic black and white style of original patrol vehicles.
The National Funeral Directors Association has awarded the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant designation to Brenda Fuller Johnson, Preplanning Counselor at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home. The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order for Johnson to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant, she had to meet specific program requirements and pass an examination based on a standards manual. ...
Officers from the Covington Police Department are still trying to locate a woman who reportedly assaulted another female in the parking lot of Wendy's Thursday afternoon.
In honor of Exceptional Children and the 40th Birthday of Special Olympics, The Miracle League of Newton County is having an art contest to raise awareness of our exceptional children and their recreational needs. The Miracle League of Newton County is an organization striving to raise money to build an all-accessible baseball complex at City Pond for children with special needs.
Clarification: The April 7th work session is intended to be an educational session for the council. The public is invited to learn more about the railroad but there will be no time set aside for public input, comments, or questions. The meeting will be informational only; it will not be a public forum to debate the pros and cons of the railroad purchase.
n Eagle Scout Court of Honor was called at Mt. Pleasant UMC Saturday afternoon to celebrate 18-year-old Travis James Mumford earning his Eagle Scout badge.
At 5:30 p.m. March 25, 2010 at The Center for Community Preservation & Planning there will be a public meeting to discuss the development of a Farmer's Market for Newton County. This initiative is an outcome of the program of work being undertaken by the Green Enterprise Group, a working committee formed under the auspices of the Newton County Leadership Collaborative. The mission of the group is to promote the creation of ...
What started out as a traffic stop on a Friday afternoon turned into a drug bust after deputies located more than two pounds of marijuana inside a white Mitsubishi Galant.