On a night when the news calls for storms and meteorologists issue area-wide tornado watches, I found David Clemens and the rest of the DC3 sitting on the upstairs patio at Jimbo's in Porterdale. The band was having a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon - the standard beer of choice in the music industry from what I've been told. Clemens hovered over a basket of fresh onion rings and he was quick to introduce the ...
Every business and organization in a commercial area in Covington will now be able to have one - and only one - temporary sign on its property at all times.
The annual Gala benefiting Newton Medical Center will be held on April 27 at Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast on Monticello Street in Covington.
The city of Covington is going to remove some parallel parking spots downtown and replace them with the diagonal parking spaces found elsewhere.
In the sun for work and fun. I caught up with people working and playing in the sun.
A two vehicle accident slowed traffic late Thursday afternoon on U.S. Highway 278.
An Alcovy High School student has been arrested and charged with child molestation after reportedly touching and exposing himself to a 15-year-old girl at the school.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.29 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.
A $1 million go kart track and rental facility could locate in Newton County if the Board of Commissioners decides to allow such companies.
The principal position for Alcovy High School has been reposted as the superintendent was not satisfied with the applicants for the position.
UPDATE: The right lane of traffic on I-20 westbound at Ga. Highway 142, exit 93 (near Home Depot), in Newton County is open but traffic is still backed up. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes. All lanes were blocked earlier with a crash that resulted in three injuries, no fatalities.
An unexpected jump in projected revenue has the Newton County School System in a more positive place fiscally for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. However, the projected increase will still give the NCSS only three more days of operating expenses.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newton County's head industrial recruiter Roger Harrison received the 2013 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award from Georgia College.
Georgia Power is negotiating to buy a 6.5-acre tract of land in Stanton Springs industrial park to build an electrical substation to provide power to Baxter and future tenants of the park.
The lowest gas price in Covington today is $3.67 for regular at the Marathon Station at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
The B-17 is one of the most iconic airplanes in U.S. military history, flying throughout every theater in World War II and continuing service until Vietnam, using the roar of its four engines, 13 .50-caliber machine guns, chin, top, ball and tail turrets and impressive bomb load to deliver 640,036 tons of explosives on European targets during the second world war.
Newton County School System announced Wednesday that all three public high schools-Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton, have been named AP Honor Schools by Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John D. Barge. Honor Schools are named in five categories, based on the results of the 2012 AP classes and exams. Those five categories are:
The lowest gas price in Covington today $3.63 for regular at the Marathon Station at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
Two high school friends were arrested on Valentine's Day, charged with pimping and prostitution.
Oxford College sophomore Falak Mawani is a hardworking student who is very involved on campus and highly respected among students, faculty and staff. One has to wonder what made her who she is today.
The Covington City Council welcomed its new city manager Monday, approved new speed limits for two neighborhoods, donated a vehicle to the Newton County College and Career Academy and took another step toward having a compressed natural gas fueling facility.
One of the county's contractors, Durden's Lawn Maintenance, finally renewed its business license Monday after the issue came up at a recent Board of Commissioners meeting, but records show that the company has routinely failed to renew its business license on time over the years and appeared to even operate without a business license.
State Rep. Andy Welch, R-McDonough, has introduced H.B. 138, which would limit where some Electronic Benefit Transfer cards can be used and what they can be used to purchased.
The Eastside High School FFA chapter is hosting a Boston Butt sale from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the high school, but tickets must be purchased ahead of time.
Newton County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jerry Carter recently attended the 2013 annual winter training conference sponsored by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Elks Club member T. A. Haney holds his Covington Elks Lodge's Elk of the Year Award as Exalted Ruler Larry Capes reminds Valentine's Dance attendees that this is Haney's second year receiving this distinct recognition, while Elk Lecturing Knight John Gower holds his certificate of appreciation.
State Rep. Pam Dickerson, D-Conyers, was excited by the passage a house bill she introduced, H.B. 101, which exempts some temporary food service establishments from certain regulations.
The NewRock Legal Society, a volunteer bar association that serves Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties, installed its 2013 officers last week.
There is an accident on Interstate 20 at the eastbound exit 92 off-ramp. The lane is blocked.