The courthouses of Georgia's 159 counties hold the keys to the history of individual families and entire communities alike. From their primary role as the temples of justice for our court system to their better known function as the official repository of public records for significant life events, these buildings anchor many of Georgia's town squares.
If you haven't noticed, Georgia has become a hotbed for the film industry in recent years.
Just days before 21-year-old Mary Elizabeth Hopkins passed away, her father, Mike, stood in the driveway of their Covington home at dawn and listened to her singing in her bedroom. Mary Elizabeth was known for her love of music, and would often sing to herself and her family.
The Newton County Sheriff's Department responded to the third shooting in less than two weeks Thursday, after gunshots were fired in the parking lot of the Kroger on Salem Road.
Two Eastside High School students will be representing the Eagles live on national television this Thanksgiving.
In an effort to gain good faith with its staff, the Newton County Board of Education approved to give teachers a one-time check in addition to their regular pay, add to their 403(b) retirement plan and increase the work hours for their elementary school paraprofessionals.
A 38 two-man team competition of snipers/spotters from around the world traveled to Fort Benning last week to compete in the 14th annual International Sniper Competition. Teams from Germany, the Army, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security were all their to compete and amongst those household names were Matt Cooper and Gene Nuqui of the Covington Police Department.
A Rutledge man, who was pulled over for not having his lights on, was arrested with cocaine and marijuana in Social Circle Tuesday.
Covington celebrated Veteran's Day with its annual celebration on the Square hosted by the American Legion.
Micah Jujan Burch, of Keyton Drive in Covington, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting at Greenway Drive and Timberlake Terrace Friday.
Georgia Perimeter College's fall 2014 student enrollment showed a 1.2 percent increase over fall 2013, with 21,371 students signing up for classes. The increase reverses a two-year trend that also has been experienced by other institutions of higher education.
Georgia Perimeter College was named among a "Best for Vets College" by Military Times. GPC was among 140 colleges nationwide achieving this distinction.
Eastminster Upper School in Conyers held its Stone Soup performances Tuesday.
Honoring the town's historic roots, citizens of Newborn gathered at the town's old school house for their first inaugural community fall festival.
September, 1970: I was finally home after 2½ years in Southeast Asia fighting a war our government had written off before I ever arrived in Vietnam. My skin still reeked of Southeast Asia, a musky scent no soap could lather off, but with enough time finally wore off. My mom and dad and a few relatives welcomed me home at Memphis International Airport and offered hugs and kisses and a few touchy-feely slights of hand to see if all my appendages were still intact. No Purple Hearts; didn't want any.
Fundraising: Motorcyclists from across the area gathered recently for a fundraiser in support of Sue Gray, a two-time breast cancer survivor. The ride was held on March 26, and took participants from Covington to Monroe and back. The fundraising efforts included a singles auction, with participants putting themselves up for auction for dates.
Indulge your whimsical side at the third annual Fairy House Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Chimney Park behind the Newton County Library, 7116 Floyd St.
Newton County commissioners confirmed their desire to strictly regulate adult entertainment by unanimously passing an updated ordinance Tuesday.
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) will stage a town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Courthouse.
A man who was stabbed in the back by his wife ended up arrested and charged with battery, after witnesses said the woman was just trying to defend herself against him.
A woman was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing Monday after workers called Covington Police and reported that she was begging for money.
MARIETTA, Ga. - Cobb County police are defending their decision to charge a 16-year-old boy with second-degree vehicular homicide after a crash in which his mother, who was riding in the car, was killed.
WSB-TV reported that 45-year-old Kimberly Nichols was killed April 13 as her son drove the family's Volkswagen convertible to an orthodontist appointment.
A 14-year-old boy teen has been arrested and charged with attempting to rob a man early Sunday morning.
The chamber wants to bring jobs to Newton County. That's the goal of economic development, which is simply a fancy phrase for adding new jobs, sustainable, high-quality ones.
Watch out for a detour on your drive home this afternoon at Monticello and Church streets. Work crews are searching for a gas leak there, forcing a slight detour.
Covington resident Heather Godemann and her son Avery pick strawberries at Mitcham Farm in Oxford on Wednesday.
The spring weather roller coaster continues today, with the National Weather Service calling for a 70 percent chance of strong to severe storms this afternoon in Newton County.
Newton County residents have two options in May to learn about gun safety, one with Covington Police and the other with the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Covington's next fire chief will be John J. McNeil, who spent 28 years with the Atlanta Fire-Rescue Department.
You can test out your vocabulary for a good cause on Saturday at the annual Scrabble-Fest fundraiser for Newton County READS.