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.
At a special called meeting Saturday, members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners concluded that, in light of an anticipated $5 to $5.5 million budget shortfall, payroll adjustments would have to be made in order to make up the deficit. "This is very painful," said District 5 Commissioner Tim Fleming, "but these are hard times we're in."
During his four decades in broadcast journalism, Bob Furnad worked behind the scenes to cover the world's biggest events. On Tuesday, Furnad's work was brought to the forefront with the Di Gamma Kappa broadcasting society's Distinguished Achievement Award in Broadcasting. Furnad had many successes in his professional career, working 18 years at ABC and more than 17 at CNN. He was senior producer for Good Morning America, CNN's first political director and the president of CNN Headline News. ...
Spicing it up: Newton County High School FFA Show Team member Jacquelyn Leissa, a junior, smiles with joy moments after the announcment that she and her heifer named Cinnamon were the winners of Cattle Showmanship category at the 2009 Newton County Classic Livestock Show Saturday on the campus of Newton High School. About 40 competitors from the Eastside High School, Alcovy High School and Newton High ...
Happy feet: South Salem Pre-K student Jonathan Morris, left, dances with Physical Education Teacher Scott Sloop during the Healthy Hearts Dance.  The two classes of Pre-K students studied a unit on good nutrition and learned how exercise helps to keep them healthy. The Healthy Hearts Dance was planned close to Valentine's Day and included 40 Pre-K students dancing for ...
Editor's note: This article was published in the March 5, 1970 edition of The Covington News. Negro students from R. L. Cousins High School Marched from their school into Covington, around the square several times and on to the office of the Board of Education Friday morning in protest of the "7-5 Integration Plan" adopted by the Board and the proposed changing of the name of their school. The students, some 500 strong, were ...
As a student leader of the Covington civil rights movement, who once spent 45 days in jail for protesting segregation, watching President Barack Obama take the oath of office at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. was a seminal experience for Forrest Sawyer Jr.
Street construction Hunter Avenue will be temporarily converted to a one-way southbound street between Stallings and Usher Streets on Monday, because of construction at the Newton County Judicial Center. The county is constructing a separate, fenced parking lot for judges' vehicles to prevent vandalism, County Engineer Kevin Walter said. The north side driveway of the center will be temporarily blocked, preventing access to ...
The Federal Bureau of Investigations served search warrants at Monroe-based Angel Food Ministries Wednesday morning. Agents served the search warrant around 9 a.m. regarding "an individual or individuals" and not the operation, according to Juda Engelmayer, senior vice president of communications. He said that Angel Food was cooperating with agents and had a "negotiated agreement" where the agents copied electronic data and records.
National weather service Peachtree City, Ga. issued a tornado watch for portions of northwest Georgia until 6 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of north Georgia until 10 p.m. There is a wind advisory for north Georgia and central Georgia through tonight.
Community leaders met Tuesday at the Newton County Recreation Center to discuss the ongoing process of bringing a Miracle League baseball field to the county. Doug Bolton, president of the Rotary Club of Covington pledged his support of the program and announced the Rotary Club will be the financial vehicle through which the funding and donations for the park will flow.
A woman was arrested Saturday after officers from the Covington Police Department reportedly clocked her driving approximately 95 miles per hour on Interstate 20.
A grandmother and her 3-year-old granddaughter were victims of a home invasion late Sunday night when the door to their residence was kicked in by several masked men.
In its 10th year of charitable grant giving, The Community Foundation for Newton County awarded $24,200 to 19 separate nonprofits serving Newton County.
Jimmy Dukes was sworn in as deputy coroner of Newton County Feb. 9 at the Newton County Judicial Center.
Mark your calendar: Sherwood's Flowers and Gifts Floral Designer Michelle Jesky prepares an arrangement of a dozen roses to fill one of the many orders placed at the local florist for Valentine's Day. Sherwood's will deliver hundreds of flower arrangement orders across the county Friday to celebrate the holiday Saturday. The local florist located on the Covington square, offers gifts for both men and women as ...