Memorial Day is a special day, a day to reminisce, a time to mourn, and an occasion to praise the men and women that fought and died for our hard-earned freedoms. Originally dubbed Decoration Day to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War, the term 'Memorial Day' as we now know it was first used in 1882. Even more common after WWII, the expression became official by Federal law in 1967.
Newton County native Cpl. Bryce Burton might be an accidental photographer.
Making it through college debt-free is a common goal for students and parents, and four area high school graduates are on their way to keeping a comfortable wallet for the next four years.
Flying discs in the forest may soon be coming to Porterdale, an effort the mayor and council members hope will indirectly bring revenue and modernization to the small downtown while retaining and highlighting the history.
Newton County's growing population is leading to more fire and medical emergency calls, and Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien wants to more effectively use the county's multiple remaining volunteer fire stations in the public safety fight.
In 1972 the Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed with a goal of improving water quality across the nation. To achieve this goal the CWA established a system of cooperative federalism that preserves primary state authority over land and water uses, but prohibits certain "discharges" into "navigable waters" from a "point source" unless authorized by federal permit. The law states that "navigable waters" are "waters of the U.S." Two sections of the law have particular impacts on agriculture. Section 404 allows the Corps to issue permits for discharges of "dredge and fill" material into navigable waters. This section deals ...
The city of Covington's compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station is now open to the public, and the city is planning to have an open house and grand opening April 4 at 2 p.m. at the station, which is located off City Pond Road, near the Alcovy Road intersection.
The Covington Fire Department recently earned international reaccreditation for the second time, a rigorous process that forces the department to analyze its operations and ensure its using best practices.
Three of the six All-Around Student Scholarships awarded by Snapping Shoals EMC, and 11 of the 100 applicants overall were awarded to Covington students recently.
A proposed deal to pay a man to place Budweiser advertising on his vehicle, turned out to a cruel trick.
Alcovy High School, 14567 Highway 36, Covington, Feb. 4, 100, A
Springfield Baptist Church, with the help of Goodwill of North Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host its second annual career expo March 27.
Students at the Montessori School of Covington prepared and served their annual lunch to thank community leaders Monday.
A man who robbed the Fred's Super Dollar Store at 6179 Highway 278 led Covington Police on a chase to DeKalb County and The Mall at Stonecrest Sunday afternoon.
An educator and teen life coach has planned a girl's conference for young ladies in the Newton County community, which will be hosted by the grassroots organizations "Blossom Life" and "Executive in Stilettos."
Covington's charm lies in its historic homes, iconic clock tower and Southern hospitality.
Newton County resident George Siders is involved in a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. military, related to post-traumatic stress disorder, but the Vietnam veteran is equally troubled by the horrors he saw in the war and the way the military treated him afterward.
Seven Newton County women are making a splash in the rap/hip hop scene, and they don't plan to stop on their way to the top.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will issue a proclamation declaring March 29, 2014 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Georgia at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25 in the North Wing of the State Capitol.
The Georgia Senate honored the late Dick Pettys, a former Associated Press reporter who covered state government for decades, with a portrait painted by Dick Yarbrough, a syndicated columnist whose columns appear weekly in The Covington News. Yarbrough was a close friend and colleague of Pettys. With Yarbrough (left) are Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, state Sen. Steve Thompson (D-Marietta), state Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) and Stephanie Pettys, wife of Dick Pettys. The portrait will hang in the Capitol press offices. The Senate press gallery is also to be named after Pettys.
Nineteen young people, ranging from second to the 12th grade won over $5,000 in cash prizes, buckles and trophies at the Newton County Livestock Show this month.