Veterans from around the state made their voices heard loud and clear during the protest at the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial in Rockdale, held Sunday in conjuction with the national protest in Washington D.C.
How do you do research without the Internet?
Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines.
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus invites college-bound students, community members and their families to help GPC celebrate its first-ever "Awesome Autumn" Open House from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 19. The campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, and the event is free.
What better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Rotary International Social Circle Fair, running this year from Oct. 22–26 behind Social Circle High School on Alcova Road?
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" recently during the unveiling of its signature health and wellness initiative Be ACTive: A GPTC Lifestyle on its Newton Campus in Covington. Be ACTive is a comprehensive, college-wide program that promotes taking personal responsibility for achieving better health. A symposium was led by Dr. Jabari Simama, president of GPTC, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mrs. ...
Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
Billy Skinner has been Covington's go-to man for a long time. During his 40 years with the City of Covington as an engineer and transportation director, Skinner was called upon to complete a lot of projects and answer a lot of questions posed by city officials and residents alike. "He always had time for everybody, no matter who you were," Skinner's wife of 48 years, Shirley, said. "No matter what you wanted to be done, ...
The eligibility of Conyers mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware is being questioned after it was discovered that Ware is not a registered voter in the city of Conyers, has provided various addresses to local courts and state agencies within the past year, and voted in Newton County last year.
The Covington City Council vowed to clean up the entrances to the city to make them more attractive for visitors and residents alike, and it took the first step last week.
Cars and bikes will be on display and plates of barbecue will be served at Prospect Church next weekend.
LONDON (AP) - A U.S. hydrogen bomb nearly detonated on the nation's east coast, with a single switch averting a blast which would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that flattened Hiroshima, a newly published book says.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested Thursday on drug trafficking charges in Atlanta by the FBI and has been terminated, Sheriff Ezell Brown said late Friday.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office has ruled the death of a Conyers man who fell to his death at Turner Field a suicide. The office reportedly made the ruling last week after meeting with the family of Ronald Homer to discuss the findings.
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say two adults and three children were able to escape from their burning home in Loganville when they smelled smoke.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.24 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Newborn History book available The Happy History Committee of Newborn announces that the book "Newborn, Ga. – Characters, Places, Tales'' is now available for purchase. The 530-page book contains about 560 photos. A limited number of full-color books are available for $60; black-and-white books are $25. To order, visit www.newbornga.com. Social Circle Water stains The City of Social Circle will be flushing/flowing fire hydrants through Oct. 15. When the hydrants are flushed, residents may experience ...
The Board of Education has unanimously approved hiring Insight Education Group to provide a combination of in-person and online coaching for 10 Newton County School System Algebra I teachers.
A rash of car break-ins this week has authorities warning residents to be vigilant when it comes to keeping items inside their vehicles.
A coyote reportedly prowled its way behind Liberty Middle School earlier this week. Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for Newton County Schools, said in an email that what was first thought to be a fox was later confirmed to be a coyote behind the middle school, which is adjacent to South Salem Elementary School. Davis-Viniard said that as a precaution, South Salem Elementary students have not gone out on the playground for the past ...
The rich, historic architecture of Madison, Ga., will be showcased during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Fall Ramble Oct. 4-6. "Madison Unseen!" will include more than 40 historic private homes and sites rarely seen by the public.
There is a room attached to Wild Bill's Crown Lounge where white couches line the walls and red felt pool tables await the sharks of that sport. This is where I caught up with Ashley Walden after her hour-long set on the lounge's stage for the club's Georgia Country Night. After playing her set as the opener for another Covington native, Ty Chesley, she sat next to me, beaming. She was definitely pleased with her set.