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?
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.
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 Covington entrepreneur recently earned a prestigious service designation and was placed among the top agencies within his field.
Newton Medical Center will host a blood drive in LifeSouth's Blood Mobile on Thursday, July 17 from noon until 6 p.m. Each donor will receive a LifeSouth T-shirt and snacks. All blood types are needed.
One of the most recognizable and well-known houses in Social Circle will soon have a new home.
The Covington City Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss how to implement fire codes for the city's older buildings. The reason is simple: Old buildings might not be compatible with new fire codes.
Following the Fourth of July fireworks and the festival held in the Covington Square, Shane Millwood was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public consumption of alcoholic beverages.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
Arlando Usher is a dreamer. He's pursuing a career in acting, and when he couldn't land a significant role with an established company, he decided to make his own movie. The plot: The struggles of a young man trying to turn his life around by becoming an actor and making his own movie. The title: "Dream Killerz."
Update, Tuesday, 8:55 p.m.: The Covington City Council reached an informal consensus Tuesday night not to double its funding to the Newton County Library System to $30,000 next year.
The city of Covington is considering its options to collect stormwater bills it claims is owed by the county government and school board. The county owes $88,000 and the school board owes $74,235.
Parking rules on and around the square are changing this week, and those not following the rules will receive warnings followed by fines.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown engaged in some patrol work Saturday night, helping Covington police arrest a man on multiple charges.
Bag 'em up: Covington Rotarians Wayne Pugh, President Bob Stafford, kneeling, and Terry Ozburn, along with volunteer members of the Eastside Football team gathered in the hot sun Tuesday and distributed 840 bags of Vidalia Onions to fellow Rotarians. The Rotarians have been selling onions in the community for over 50 years in order to raise funds to conduct their annual Christmas stocking delivery. This year the price is $18 for a 25 pound bag of fresh picked onions. Contact any Rotarian to order your onions.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state Board of Regents has approved a plan to let four two-year colleges in Georgia begin offering bachelor's degrees.
Two men were arrested Monday afternoon, after calling 911 for help during a fight.
ATLANTA - Authorities have released the name of the woman killed by falling debris when a construction crew demolished an abandoned home in Atlanta.
ATLANTA - The Skip Barber Racing School is leaving Connecticut and moving to Georgia.
MARIETTA - Police in Cobb County say a seven-hour standoff at an apartment has ended peacefully.
Officers say a man with a shotgun had barricaded himself inside a unit at an apartment complex on Akers Mill Road Monday evening, along with a woman and a 4-year-old boy.
A man who was reportedly viewing explicit images on his laptop computer Saturday at a Covington doughnut shop was arrested on a charge of distributing obscene material and had his computer confiscated by police.
ATLANTA - Georgia's Environmental Protection Division says the Air Quality Index for metropolitan Atlanta is 101.
ATLANTA - An Atlanta preacher whose church caught fire in January is awaiting a court appearance after being charged with shooting a 13-year-old who police say threw a rock that broke the rear window of the preacher's car while he was driving.
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says a woman found dead in an Atlanta house after it was demolished was killed by falling debris.