A 13-year-old boy was found sleeping on a porch in a Covington neighborhood the evening of Oct. 9. He reportedly told the homeowner he was there because he was scared to go home where he was being abused.
Private school Covington Academy is planning to expand and is moving into the former Project Adventure Kids complex on Elks Club Road, where it hopes to grow to 350 students and build a baseball and softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Residents looking for more information about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are invited to a free forum on Monday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Drive, Conyers.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Shell, located at 14656 Brown Bridge Road and Magnet Road.
Norfolk Southern plans to tear up the rails and ties in the coming months on its no-longer-used rail line in Newton County, after the federal Surface Transportation Board approved Aug. 20 the company's right to officially abandon the line.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
The Nelson Heights Community Center is up and running again and serving an average of around 30 kids with daily after-school tutoring, after hiring a new part-time director.
Before his death Oct. 6, Oxford Councilman Frank Davis worked to make sure the city would be in the best shape possible, even after he was gone. So, he convinced his wife to take his place.
Georgia will become the only state to charge poor people $5 a month for federally subsidized phone service, a move some believe will deter fraud but others, including a local Covington phone provider, think will only penalize honest customers.
The Converse College Symphony Orchestra performed at the First United Methodist Church of Covington Saturday.
The city of Mansfield's dump truck was stolen a couple months ago, but neither the truck nor the thieves have been found.
"An Evening for the Arts,'' featuring a contemporary dance performance, will be presented in Williams Hall at Oxford College Saturday.
I believe I read somewhere that, with the exception of Christmas, Americans spend more money on Halloween than on any other holiday.
Courage and coordination are just two of many qualifying attributes for commanding a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress and B-25 Mitchell. To reach that level requires successful training in flimsy Piper Cubs, PT-17 Stearmans, and shake-your-teeth-out Vultee BT-13s.
The Covington plant of General Mills donated more than $240,000 to 17 non-profit organizations in Newton and Rockdale counties at a reception Friday. Grants were awarded to organizations that encourage good nutrition and exercise, especially for children.
This past week the crew of H2 has been filming in and around Covington. Dozens turned out on the Covington square Thursday to see Director Rob Zombie and cast shoot scenes of the scary movie remake. Send your photos of the filming to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll post them on CovNews.com. Click here to post your photos to our community site.
If you're not on Facebook, you're part of an ever shrinking crowd these days.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown currently holds one of the most powerful positions in the county, but before he decided to dedicate his life to serving and protecting others, he was just a little boy in Blakely with a predilection for uniforms.
Former Covington Kiwanis president and active community member Richard Rawlins quietly passed away Saturday morning while preparing to teach a Sunday school lesson the next day. He died holding his Bible, but lived following the principles within it.
The Auxiliary Board of Newton Medical Center held a general luncheon meeting Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Covington.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.
Newton County employees are safe from firings, furloughs and pay cuts until at least June 30. Five county departments made last-minute, non-personnel cuts totaling more than $1.1 million, to erase fully the previous $5 million budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2009.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has formally announced his command staff which will help the citizens identify those people at the NCSO whom they can go to should they need assistance in any specific area. It will also allow the new sheriff to have a group of people he can rely on to carry things through.
A sixth grade student killed in a car crash last weekend was identified by Georgia State Patrol as 13-year-old Caschona Nequail Robinson, a student at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Known as "Sweetie Pie" by those close to her, she was killed in a single car accident just before noon Saturday. According to GSP Sgt. John Cronin, Caschona was in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Malibu driven by her 18-year-old brother.
When longtime Newton County resident Kathy Butler Allen Brown stopped working last year, she and her husband tightened their budget to make ends meet. "We went from two salaries to one salary in January '08 and adjusted, adjusted, adjusted our lifestyle," Brown said. "We adjusted our spending, we adjusted our wanting with the loss of one income, and we felt real good about that."
A friend of the trees: Satsuki Garden Club Treasurer Virginia Ann Hoffman, left, presents a $100 check to Loy Summers, chairman of the Covington Tree Board, in celebration of Arbor Day.
A 13-year-old Newton County girl was killed Saturday when she was ejected from a vehicle she was riding in.
Although Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson was reared in Newton County at a time when the image of a black Superior Court Judge was non-existent, his memories of his childhood home are marked more by the people in his community than a resistance to the change brought on by the civil rights movement.
The house on High Point Falls Drive was Retha and Richard Garner's pride and joy. They built the home in February of 1979 and 30 years later, a tornado ripped through the neighborhood, shattering the sanctuary they had found in their home and sending a tree crashing into the second story.