Time to wrap things up! I hope I've entertained you, and given you a raised eyebrow or two. Now let's journey up to really high altitude, and look at the biggest "big picture" question of our trip: Why do we have a legislature?
Just off Brown Bridge road and the massive Walmart and Publix centers, there's a place where you don't need a cell phone or a watch, hardwood floors or a private apartment.
Jennifer McCann was destined to be in Hollywood. So when she was offered a job as an assistant in Los Angeles, she knew her moment had come.
A total of seven people showed up for Wednesday's Newton County budget hearing and nobody said a word, even though property taxes are set to rise by 5 percent and might go even higher.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College students won big during the 50th Annual SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri. The school had a phenomenal showing with students winning gold, silver and bronze medals.
Erick Erickson, conservative talk radio host and owner of RedState.com, made an appearance in Covington Wednesday to show his support for Georgia State House 112 candidate Aaron Brooks. Pictured are state district 102 representative Buzz Brockway, Erickson, Brooks, Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston and state district 147 representative elect Heath Clark.
Training to fight a house fire isn't easy. For one, you have to have a burning house.
The Newton County Board of Education adopted a tentative 2014-2015 budget based on a total millage rate of 20.45 mills.
A Buford woman who was arrested in Covington last year for leaving her 5-year-old son in her vehicle received judge-ordered full custody of him after apparently proving she overcame her drug addiction, leaving the child's father unhappy and ready to appeal.
Time to bring our aircraft on this journey up another 10,000 feet! We're going to get a higher altitude perspective. This week, I'm busting past my pay grade to join the chorus about federal spending habits. Here's the thought: I think we are insane to couple open-ended entitlement programs to the general government!
Join Shane Millwood and CARE, Sunday August 16th at 8:00 p.m. for a night of music and dancing at the newly renovated Porterdale Gym. All proceeds are for CARE's newest assistance project - providing scholarship money to one or more of Porterdale's high school students attending the Newton County Career Academy (NCCA).
After a holiday weekend respite, Georgia Department of Transportation crews and contractors return to the roadways this weekend for improvements including sections of I-20 in Rockdale and Newton and I-285 on the northwest side.
A man identified as a suspect in Thursday's murder of a Newton County man was arrested in Orlando Thursday.
Extras are needed for a new production set to begin Sunday in Covington and throughout Newton County and Conyers.
The Newton County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation after it was discovered an individual was being held at the Newton County Detention Center following an erroneous arrest in another jurisdiction.
The part of Wheat Street between Industrial Boulevard and Hazelbrand Road will be closed to through-traffic for construction starting July 1.
Covington's homeless shelter has been staying open by scraping together enough funds to pay its monthly $6,000-plus utility bills, but now that three of its air conditioning units have failed, the shelter needs an even bigger cash infusion.
A group of area eighth graders took a school project and turned it into multiple presentations on the preservation of the City of Social Circle.
Investigators are looking for the person who pranked called the Newton County Sheriff's Office Tuesday night and said five hostages were being held in the Summerset Apartment complex off Salem Road.
Summer officially hits this Sunday, but temperatures are already buzzing into the mid to high 90s all week. Send us your sweltering summer photos to be featured in this Sunday's edition.
The city council saw Madeline Burgess receive honors.
Jason Stribling is not one to seek the spotlight. But he couldn't avoid it Tuesday evening.
The city of Covington is joining a group of landowners seeking payment for the property it owns along the abandoned Norfolk Southern.
A week after the Newton County Board of Commissioners seemed to be on the verge of reaching a budget consensus, concerns about public safety, particularly high turnover rates in both the sheriff's office and fire department, prompted the board to take another look at beefing up funding.
I'm leaving The Covington News, and I want to say thank you. (People accuse me of writing long; how's that for a short intro?)
With the goals of reducing taxes and government spending, the Newton County Liberty Alliance (NCLA) will meet Thursday to discuss the Newton County fiscal year 2015 budget by asking for input from citizens.
A state trooper came to the Covington Police Department and turned over a Springfield 45 cal. ACP Saturday.
Roger Harrison has been appointed as board secretary of the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation's Board of Trustees recently.
Conservative web writer and radio host Erick Erickson endorsed Newton County resident Aaron Brooks for the Georgia House District 112 seat.
A group of women got a chance to avoid the "Booby Trap" in an afternoon of learning about Breast Cancer awareness and prevention provided by Newton Medical Center and Breast Patient Navigator Wendy Hankins, RN, CBPN-IC.