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 a softball field and eventually a gymnasium.
Juniors and seniors at Alcovy High School received a dose of "reality" Thursday as a mock accident depicted what could happen when motorists choose to combine texting and driving.
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed it is investigating former mayoral candidate Olivia Holmes Ware, whose case was under review by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see if criminal charges should be brought.
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.
Connie Waller thought she was doing everything right. She ate a diet loaded with organic vegetables, exercised regularly and was productive at work. Turns out she was a little too productive.
Covington area singer-songwriter Hannah Thomas has a new CD out, "Acoustic Sessions." She'll celebrate its release with a party at 8 tonight at Johnny's New York Style Pizza, 10176 Carlin Drive. Thomas will play songs from the CD and will be available to talk with fans. The CD is an intimate affair that features Thomas' vocals and guitar playing. Her original tunes include a sing-along of "Watch out ...
The Covington Planning Commission recommended approval of a request by the Industrial Development Authority to annex 160 acres of county residentially-zoned land along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road and rezone it to city heavy industrial.
The county and its five municipalities have been trimming millions from their SPLOST lists, but more than $100 million in county requests and $21.5 million from the municipalities remain.
The Newton County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to table the naming of the new elementary school until December, after several Oxford residents ask they leave the name Palmer-Stone Elementary at the Oxford school, which is scheduled to be phased-out.
Honoring those who serve: Dozens of veterans and Newton County residents crowded the square Thursday morning to pay tribute to veterans past and present at the annual Veterans Day memorial. Members of the Newton High School ROTC presented the colors and the Eastside High School Band played a variety of patriotic music during the presentation. See more photos and a list of World War II veterans on Page 8A.
A woman involved in a crash that claimed a man's life earlier this year was arrested Monday on multiple charges stemming from the wreck.
Whistle for a while: Newton County resident Andy Offutt Irwin has just released a new all music CD, "Lip Service," featuring whistling and mouth-music on every track. "Lip Service" debuted at the National Storytelling Festival in October in Jonesborough, Tenn., where Irwint appeared as a Featured Teller.
Newton County's five municipalities will have a chance to present the county government with their SPLOST requests in a meeting at 6 tonight at the Historic Courthouse downtown.
Newton County Recreation Commission employees are no longer packed into the Turner Lake Complex after some officials moved their offices into the two-story home near the complex's entrance that was purchased in late 2009. The 2,900-square-foot house was converted into six offices, a receptionist's desk and a boardroom. It also has an attached garage and two detached storage buildings for rental furniture, equipment and vehicles. The recreation commission purchased the house and 3 acres from ...
Venon Ison fought his way across the Pacific in World War II, all the way to Iwo Jima.
For some World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight, a nation-wide network with local hub programs, takes World War II veterans on an all-expenses paid trip to see the World War II monument in Washington D.C. During the trip, the veterans are honored like the heroes they are and given VIP treatment. "They really did a fine job, said Navy veteran Grier Sims of Covington. "We ...
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day.
The battleship U.S.S. Iowa was good to Grier Sims. The ship was his home during World War II, taking him safely across both the Atlantic and Pacific and into Japan at war's end. It was big, 57,000 tons loaded, and cushy compared with the amenities offered on a destroyer. "Good duty on a battleship," he said. "We mostly were just bombarding." Late in the war, Japanese kamikaze pilots tended to target the carriers and the ...
Porterdale native Clarence Capell got to ride across Europe during World War II. He was a mechanic, gunner and assistant squad leader for a recovery unit that took damaged or destroyed tanks and other vehicles away from the front to be smelted down and transformed into more fighting gear. That duty took Capell, 89, from the beaches of Normandy and into Austria at war's end. It also earned him a Silver Star. Along the way ...