Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
Three people were bitten by rabid wild animals in separate Rockdale incidents in the past couple of weeks, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, which is warning residents to stay alert for a possible rabies outbreak.
As everyone gears up for Independence Day and summer vacations, an undernoted story is often pets who are left behind.
Things got strange Sunday morning on Crowell Road.
The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. They will re-open Saturday, July 5th.
A 21-year-old man fled Walmart, leaving 136 stolen packs of gaming cards in a shopping cart behind him. Walmart officials alerted the Covington Police Department.
While hosting the ongoing little league district tournament for the first time, Newton teams continue to prosper by winning games, as they all look to win the district championship.
A local private Christian school was looking for help, and they found some.
The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.
A 1959 movie 'Pork Chop Hill' starring Gregory Peck depicted the costly 1953 battle for a rocky hill during the last year of the Korean War. Pork Chop Hill had, in fact, snuffed out numerous lives before 1953. This is the story of one survivor, born and raised in Rockdale County.
In observance of the upcoming Independence Day, our offices will be closed. For any questions, please contact editor Bryan Fazio via email: bfazio@covnews. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
County officials are going to consider re-allowing in-home day cares and allowing caterers to serve alcohol in the county at special events, after two residents brought up the issues at the May 6 meeting.
From the heartbreak and frustration recently surrounding the closing of Starbound Dance Studio in Porterdale and its owner's sudden cancellation of a dance recital and failure to refund fees finally came a bright note.
Even though summer just began, the people working behind the school scenes are ready for next year to begin with a full wallet, doling out more than last year to teachers and other public school employees.
While some parents just want to move on and begin to heal from the sudden closing of Starbound Dance Studio, another group of parents feel they cannot do so until the receive retribution for money the studio's owner, Valerie Odom, as of yet, has failed to refund.
Covington Police Department's fallen K-9 Ringo will be escorted from the Porterdale Police Department to Covington Police Department today between 1:30-2 p.m.
The right lane of I-20 eastbound between mile marker 92-95 will be closed for bridge deck demolition and setting precast panels Sunday.
Severe storms are blowing through the area tonight until 9:15 p.m. with winds and wind gusts of 40 mph.
UPDATE: The ruptured gas line has been shut off and residents and employees can now return to their homes and businesses, according to Conyers Police.
The Covington City Council didn't have its regularly scheduled Monday meeting because it didn't have a quorum - the number of members needed to have a majority vote.
Even though summer just began, the people working behind the scenes are ready for next year to begin with a full wallet.
Former Newborn mayor Sheridan Davis was a lifelong resident of Newborn, where he was born and raised. He made more than a few contributions to his small town.
The Georgia International Horse Park turned into a course of mud, barbed wire and ropes for the Metro BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race last weekend.
Oxford is ready to roll into next fiscal year as its wallet is set and spending in order.
The county would have to spend at least $283,559 to prevent people from legally carrying a gun into the Newton County Administration Building or the Historic Courthouse.