The Berry Family Farm (Berry's Christmas Tree Farm) was recently awarded the Centennial Family Farm Award by the Georgia DNR-Historic Preservation Division during a ceremony at The Georgia National Fair.
Below are recent births from Newton Medical Center:
Oct. 24, 1921: In the city hall of Chalons-en-Champagne, France, U.S. Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger, a highly decorated veteran of The Great War (World War I), is assigned to select only one of four caskets recently exhumed from four dissimilar American cemeteries in France. Each casket contains the unidentified remains of an American soldier. After thoughtful consideration, Sgt. Younger places a spray of white roses on one of the caskets.
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3:40 p.m. : Defendant Hannibal Wayne McMullen has been found guilty of all counts. McMullen has been charged of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.17 at the Pure station, located at 6125 U.S. Highway 278 and West Street.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.21 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Thousands show up for "The Great Bull Run" at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.
Update Sunday, Oct. 20 10 a.m. : Troopers have cancelled the lookout for the vehicle involved in the collision with a pedestrian Saturday morning on Brown Bridge Road. The investigating trooper received information Saturday afternoon and identified the suspected driver. The vehicle believed to have been involved has also been located. Troopers will conduct interviews next week and charges in the case are pending the completion of the investigation.
Georgia Perimeter College held its "Awesome Autumn" Open House at the Newton campus Saturday.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has begun setting its strategic goals, and topping the list is reducing the millage rate, a promise commissioners made to the public when the board raised the rate earlier this year.
The Covington square was filled with families, friends and fun Saturday as Main Street Covington held the 2013 Harvest Festival.
Nonprofit Newton Trails is still in discussions with Norfolk Southern to see if it can find a way to keep a 14.9-mile rail corridor intact for use as a trail.
If you've ever been to the Rock Eagle 4-H Center auditorium, you know the stage is fairly tall. Maybe that's why Dr. Bo Ryles always seemed 10 feet tall to me as he served as state 4-H leader through my middle- and high-school years.
The ringleader of a wigged bank robbing crew that struck Atlanta area banks, including in Conyers and Covington, during a two-year spree recently entered a guilty plea in federal court.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Covington Police were called to Domino's Pizza just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning when an employee reported that a woman covered in blood had entered the business. Once on the scene, police spoke to the woman, whom police said was "extremely upset" and had blood coming from her nose; dried blood on her neck, chest, arms and legs; and whose eyes appeared to be bruised and swollen.
According to the Geneva Convention, knowingly firing on an accurately identified unarmed combat medic is a war crime.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.51 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
This week I travel to the local Airport for a rare look inside a DC-3
The Newton County Library System got some mixed news this week. It won't have to spend $26,500 for the architecture firm it hired to do a flow test of the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), but that's because the HVAC system is in such bad condition that testing is rendered pointless, said library Director Lace Keaton. "(The architects said) it would just be a waste of money and time to test a system that ...
With tax bills being sent out recently, about half of property owners saw changes in the value of their properties, according to Chief Tax Appraiser Tommy Knight.
Four years after the death of 67-year-old Larry John Marchesseau, the woman charged in his death has been found guilty on charges of first- and second-degree homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
This November's city election figures to be a quiet one, as there will be only two contested city council races - one apiece in Covington and Mansfield - in the entire county.
The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, in partnership with Georgia Public Library Services, is bringing the traveling exhibit "Witness to the Holocaust: WWII Veteran William Alexander Scott III at Buchenwald" to Porter Memorial Library from Oct. 7 to Nov. 15.
Newton County has a new purchasing policy to guide future decisions, to prevent a recurrence of past issues with business licenses and when to bid out certain contracts, and to support the "buy local" mindset.
Thanks to a tip from a confidential source, a 49-year-old Covington woman was arrested late Thursday night after reportedly being caught with several drugs.
The Newton County Recreation Commission remains without a permanent director four months after the retirement of Tommy Hailey, who held the post for nearly a quarter century.
The Jekyll Island 4-H Center is home to so many of my 4-H memories. I came to camp here once, and attended Senior 4-H Conference each spring. The annual Master 4-H Club weekend at Jekyll reminds me of those Senior Conferences. It seems like as soon as we show up, it's time to head home! This year, though, we're taking extra photos and reminiscing about favorite memories, unsure of what the future holds. Master 4-H ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
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