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.
The final steps: High School Senior Nic Walter is trying to educate local residents about the value of the Dried Indian Creek wetlands and pier as part of his Eagle Scout project. He is planning to place signs by the wetlands explaining how the plants filter stormwater runoff and protect the area's other plant and animal life. In addition, he is planning to place signs on the pier describing and naming the ...
Under the wire: A little after 3 p.m., a dump truck caught and tore down several spans of an AT&T telephone cable on Washington St. In addition to causing traffic jams while the damaged lines were repaired, it also caused lights to flicker throughout town as the wires collided and touched in the air. Businesses and homes along Washington Street and in downtown Covington experienced brief power loss.
The inaugural 2010 Miss Covington and Little Miss Covington Pageant was held Saturday morning at Eastside High School. Participants were judged on a 1 -10 scale, with 10 being the highest. Judges will make their decisions based on overall appearance, first impression, beauty, poise and personality. The winner (Queen/King) in each division received a rhinestone tiara/crown, monogrammed sash, flowers and a large trophy. The winners were: Baby Miss Covington ...
A DeKalb County fireman was arrested Friday afternoon, after he was caught allegedly masturbating in his car on Interstate 20.
The Georgia Department of Labor's Covington Career Center and Woodridge Productions of Culver City, Calif., hope to recruit about 100 extras for the upcoming movie "Footloose" Thursday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeKalb Technical College, 16200 Alcovy-Jersey Road.
Many Covington residents who pass by City Hall are left confused by what they see. "Why is there a pier leading to and abruptly ending right in the middle of a swamp?" they've been known to ask. "Is there a purpose for the pier? Is this really the best use of our tax money?"
In front of a crowd of hundreds of friends and colleagues, Layla Zon was sworn in Friday afternoon, as the first female District Attorney for the Alcovy Circuit. Zon's predecessor, Newton County Superior Court Judge Ken Wynne, welcomed everyone, and the Rev. Jason Dees with First Baptist Church of Covington gave the invocation.
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) has named GBI Director Vernon Keenan as this year's recipient of the Special Service Award in recognition of his proactive contributions to his agency, to the GACP and to the state's law enforcement community. Covington Chief of Police and GACP President Stacey Cotton made the presentation at the organization's recent annual banquet in Savannah.
Pizza providers: The Covington location of Little Caesar's Pizza at 3602 Salem Road donates pizza to The Garden of Gethsemane homeless shelter at least three times each week. Little Caesar's owner Lyle Little hands boxes over to Clara Lett, Executive Director of The Garden of Gethsemane as Michael Moore (second to left) and Jeffrey Shubert (right) look on. The Garden of Gethsemane, located at 7133 Turner Lake Rd. ...
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) will be hosting a silent auction and wine tasting fundraiser at St. Augustine Catholic Church Oct. 8. Over 60 businesses like Home Depot, Badcock Furniture, Fletcher's Jewelry and several local restaurants have donated a wealth of merchandise to aid St. Vincent toward their cause.
A call to the Covington Police Department about people yelling in the street ended with an arrest for marijuana possession early Sunday morning.
Officers from the Covington Police Department responded to a noise complain Monday afternoon and arrested a 34-year-old woman for disorderly conduct.
In Newton County the trend of doing more with less has not limited itself to city hall and the detention center. The county fire department is also operating with less, but cutting the department's budget doesn't mean the amount of calls they answer have gone down with it. According to Chief Mike Satterfield, the NCFD answers between 4,500 and 5,000 calls for service a year. Each call is placed in one of ...
The Community Food Pantry in Covington is running low as summer presses on.
The Covington News recently caught up with all the candidates in the state runoff elections and spoke with them about their campaigns, the results of the vote and what comes next for these candidates.