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.
Local restaurant owners are inviting businesses and individuals from across the county to join them in collecting the remaining $35,000 to reach the $113,000 goal of the InVEST in the NCSO campaign.
Masterpieces: Southern Heartland Arts Inc. held the annual fundraiser for visual art classes and camps at the event facility at Porterdale Mill Lofts Feb. 6. The event was sponsored by United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialist Inc., with entertainment provided by table sponsors made up of local businesses and individuals. After a social hour and prime rib dinner provided by Stalvey's Catering, guests enjoyed a lively auction for vacation getaways, including a four-night stay in ...
Most residents were able to enjoy the blanket of white that covered Newton County Friday, because although the flakes were large, the effects were thankfully mild.
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For many people, Valentine's Day is a day for love. It's usually a day to just be with those you love and shower them with gifts. However, this Valentine's Day for Minister Margie Miller and New Hope Baptist Church will be an opportunity to raise awareness and provide a fighting chance for life.
The national weather service in Peachtree City has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow, which is in effect until 4 a.m. Saturday. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect. The storm system responsible for the winter weather is tracking across the northern Gulf of Mexico and continues to increase in intensity. Snowfall will continue across much of north and central Georgia through the afternoon and into the evening. Roadways across the ...
Through the eyes of the community: A colorful sunrise fills the sky over Brown Bridge Road. Colorful trees accent the lake on Drypond Road. Photographer Heather Barrett find and photographs beautiful nature scenes. A neighbor's cat hides behind a bush before being shooed away.
The National Weather service is predicting an 100 percent chance of snow Friday with temperatures in the upper 20s. Light snow is expected at daybreak, followed by heavier snow later in the day. A new snow accumulation of one to two inches is possible.
When the water conservation practices of recent years met the deluge of rainfall in the last few months, the water treatment process was caught in the middle.
The Arts Association in Newton County welcomes all local artists/musicians to share information about your specific artistic genre or area of interest in the performing or fine arts. As the umbrella organization of the arts, AANC attempt to assist local artists in promoting their art form, serving as a gateway for aspiring or established artists to share their talents with the community. By helping organizations and individuals looking for artists, the Arts Association ...
A rare kind of hero: Newton County Firefighter Paul Douglas received an award for valor from Liberty Mutual Thursday afternoon for his valiant effort to save the life of a Newton County man. Douglas went into a burning home by himself the night of Sept. 8 and was able to rescue a man from the flames, although that man later died, Douglas' fast thinking and bravery allowed him to "live another day," according ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...
Solar power is coming to Covington, as property owners in Clark's Grove were awarded a $250,000 grant this week to install solar panels on their commercial buildings.
The search for Brandon Hambrick is over. The 18-year-old who was wanted in connection of the murder of 44-year-old Alvin Hall, whose charred remains were found in a burning car on McGiboney Lane New Year's Eve, was located and charged with murder. Hall was last seen alive earlier that evening in the area of Empire Park in Atlanta. He was a employee of the city of Atlanta and had a family. He had not yet been reported missing.
Bond was denied for 45-year-old Sam Dumas Dawkins, one of four men being charged in the murder of 38-year-old Robert Andrew "Drew" Nichols, whose body was found by a deer hunter in Social Circle on Dec. 6. Dawkins is charged with felony murder, kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, concealing the death of another, theft by receiving stolen ...