It might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but more and more local law enforcement agencies, including the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, are turning to predictive crime software to help officers be in the location of a possible crime before it happens and either prevent crime or catch criminals quickly.
As I reviewed Covington native Jimmy Cronan's personal Vietnam War journal, I realized the best way to articulate his story was to let Jimmy tell his story of war and survival, as it happened, in his own words. The following is an edited, abbreviated narrative of his combat diary.
ATLANTA – Austin Aldridge of Covington will receive the YMCA of Metro Atlanta's 2013 Volunteer of the Year award for his service at the Covington Family YMCA.
During a recent Moms Event at the Montessori School of Covington, students joined their moms to make items to be placed in "comfort bags" that were to be donated to foster children through the Division of Family and Children's Services.
Arielle Coambes, a 2010 graduate of Alcovy High School, was a presenter at the recent 92nd annual Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association National College Media Convention.
Community members put on their best attire and played casino-themed games for a cause at the Washington Street Community Center's eighth annual Casino Night.
When I went to the garden shop of a local big-box store several weeks ago to purchase some flats of pansies and a small bag of dirt to complete the filling of my pots, I happened to talk to a very nice lady who was picking out some bags of dirt for herself.
The fictional town of Mystic Falls, Va., hosts as many festivals and events as the real city of Covington, which has played the part of Mystic Falls for five years for the popular TV show "The Vampire Diaries."
A Covington woman is recovering after being stabbed in the leg during an argument, according to reports.
Paper poppies are returning to Covington Nov. 9, and local residents will have a chance to get a poppy to remember fallen veterans and donate to help area veterans and youths.
Troy University will hold a nationwide open house this weekend, and the Covington campus will be participating.
Set painter Kristina White said there's no great secret to recreating a 100-plus-year-old house for "The Vampire Diaries."
Imagine this: Your local leaders gathered recently in a secluded lodge in Newborn, Ga., engaged in team-building activities, relay races, classroom learning, enjoying good food and fellowship, and developing a plan to give back to the community. This happened at the retreat kickoff for the Leadership Newton County Class of 2013-2014!
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
On the hunt: Excited Palmer-Stone Elementary kindergarten students crossed the street to the Quad at Oxford College Thursday morning to gather Easter eggs. At the sound of a whistle, the smiling students raced to gather candy- and sometimes money-filled eggs hidden in the grass, trees and plants. Afterwards, the kindergarten classes enjoyed lunch and the beautiful weather before returning to school. Here comes Peter Cottontail: The Easter Bunny himself helped drop thousands of colorful Easter ...
When one of the community's largest non-profit organizations partners with one of the county's largest industries, you know it's a big deal. And 2010's 9th annual Cheerios Challenge figures to be the biggest yet, maybe even topping 1,000 runners and volunteers.
The City of Covington is one step closer to getting its first Walgreens, after the former Shell station on the corner of Elm St. and U.S. Highway 278 had all of its gasoline storage tanks removed this week.
Officers from the Covington Police Department were called to America's Best Value Inn around 1:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, where the manager reportedly told them the two men who rented room 209 had multiple people inside, violating their verbal contract with him.
Construction numbers throughout 2009 showed that growth in Newton County was falling off a cliff; the Atlanta Regional Commission's 2009 population estimates illustrate just how steep that cliff is.
Terry Godfrey took a fantastic photo of the full moon high in the sky Tuesday night. Submitted by Terry Godfrey The forth and fifth grade classes from Piedmont Academy visited Rock Eagle 4-H Center for an environmental Education Day. The students participated in a Native American class and Herpetology class. The fabulous Environmental Education instructors taught the students about the Native American games, and Wyatt Galloway demonstrated hunting by throwing a spear using an atlatl. ...
A fight between a woman's husband and her brother ended with both men arrested and the female with a busted lip.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriffs Department were called to a home on Russel Braden Road in reference to a family fight but, when they arrived, found a man staring into the trees.
The trial for accused murderer Jamaal Marquez Pridgett is set to begin the week of April 19 in the courtroom of Newton County Superior Court Judge Eugene M. Benton.
Several local National Guardsmen will be returning home to their families this weekend, just in time for Easter.
Duncan Road, about a half mile from Macedonia Road, will be closed during daylight hours only on April 5. Dixie Road at Big Woods Road also will be closed for repairs during daylight hours only on April 7.
Looking for a company to trust your home to? Then look no further than Trust Security. Locally owned and operated for more than 70 years, the staff offers all the perks of a large national company with small-town prices and one-on-one attention.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today reminded high school principals, parents and eligible students that April is High School Voter Registration Month in Georgia. High schools are encouraged to hold voter registration drives and make registration materials available to eligible students.
Officers from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home on Clover Valley Drive after a teenager reportedly saw her juvenile neighbors drop a puppy out of a window.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services has created a new internet option for the state mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens that are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.