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 fair is coming back to town this week, and this time part of the proceeds will go fund cancer research through Relay for Life.
A Southern gospel music concert is coming to Newton County to help raise money for a new school program that will teach the gospel.
The lowest gas price for regular fuel is $3.19 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 11 and Ga. Highway 142.
Covington and local Chamber of Commerce officials spent an hour and a half Monday discussing plans to attract tourists and talented professional residents, and one local group believes the Yellow River can play a major part in reaching both goals.
DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown will challenge fellow Democrat and incumbent Hank Johnson for Georgia's 4th congressional district seat. Brown will make an official announcement at 4 p.m. today on the Covington square. Brown was appointed DeKalb County sheriff in 2000, following the assassination of his predecessor. Johnson was first elected to Congress in November 2006.
What's Up Dowg Dawg Stand, 3611 Salem Road, Covington, Oct. 13, Audrey Clements.
David Thomas has seemingly always had two dreams.
Tom Fox, former City Manager for Porterdale, has taken the position of public safety director for the City of Social Circle.
Frank Penley spent all day trying to put his week's worth of experiences in Haiti down on paper. He wrote and rewrote. Finally he threw it all away.
Posters for peace: The Oxford Lions Club recently sponsored Peace Poster Contests at Cousins Middle School and Indian Creek Middle School. The contest is designed to encourage youth to express artistically their visions of peace, promote the arts and spread peace and international understanding. Each year's contest consists of an original theme incorporating peace. Twenty-four international finalists are selected each year, representing the work of more than 350,000 young participants worldwide. Grand ...
At the 25th annual Newton County Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday afternoon, two prestigious local awards were presented to community icons. Dr. Melvin O. Baker, DMD was honored with the I Have A Dream Award. The I Have a Dream Award was first presented in 1987 is given to individuals who "exemplify the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King," according to celebration committee secretary Josephine Brown.
Attorneys for the prosecution and defense announced Tuesday morning that they are ready to go to trial on the state's case against 19-year-old Jamal Marquez Pridgett, who is charged with shooting several men and killing one during a dice game on the evening of Oct. 7, 2008.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Department were involved with a vehicle chase and brief foot chase Monday afternoon when a man drove a carjacked vehicle into Newton County. According to 1st Lt. Mark Mitchell, deputies were dispatched with an armed robbery that had already occurred. A distraught woman, who was at Delaney Parkway off Crowell Road had called 911 and told dispatchers that she had been kidnapped from the front of her subdivision in ...
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has began the launch of an Explorer Program for students in the Newton County School system.
The church was newly built, and the group of American missionaries and Haitians were standing in it and thanking God through prayer. Suddenly, a deafening roar filled the church, as if Niagara Falls had been transplanted to the Haitian mountains.
The following is the second in a three-part series looking at domestic violence in Newton County. Names have been changed to protect the victims and their families.
District Attorney Ken Wynne will most likely not be sworn in as the fifth Superior Court Judge of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit until at least July 1. Alcovy Chief Justice John Ott recently received a call from the governor's office telling him to prepare to remain at the status quo - no permanent fifth judge.
When friends of Lee and Jerry Aldridge speak about the couple, listeners can hear the passion in their voices. And when long-time friend Nonie Needham introduced the couple as co-recipients of the 2010 R.O. Arnold Award to an assembled crowd of friends, the response was a standing ovation.
Even with the current economic downturn, Oak Hill community members proved that the Christmas Spirit still exists. In spite of high unemployment rates, furloughs and other financial strains, the Christmas Charity Drive at Oak Hill Animal Hospital has raised much-needed funds and supplies to benefit the Newton County chapter of the Humane Society. The drive, conducted during the entire month of December, collected food, paper towels, pet carriers, cat litter and other necessary pet items, ...
The Covington YMCA is getting ready for a new session of Boot Camp under the direction of Instructor Crystal Hounschell. This program is available to members and non-members of the YMCA. Boot Camp is a 12-week program which meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Boot Camp will begin its 12-week session on Friday, Jan. 25, and will conclude with participating as a group in the YMCA's Annual Cheerios Challenge on ...
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. ...