In brief: The Covington-Newton County Welcome Center had 2,431 visitors pass through its doors in September, a 28 percent increase from last year, according to Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce. Visitors came from 29 states and Australia, Canada, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands and Tasmania.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
Several events taking place in Covington this weekend will affect traffic, including the square being closed to cars Saturday evening and other roads having temporary interruptions and congestion.
Bill Meecham has always liked to build things, whether it's adding to the model railroad setup in his basement, rebuilding a broken-down radio, or building bigger, more effective electricity and gas supply systems for the city of Covington.
Marcus Jackson, a 2011 graduate of Eastside High, has long been fascinated by space. That's why when seeking a summer internship, he set his sights on one of the world's most popular museums and landed a job in Washington, D.C., interning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Now a biology major at Xavier University of Louisiana, Jackson had to procure faculty recommendations and submit a transcript and an essay to apply for the ...
Lawrence Dardie Preston, 55, Atlanta, July 19. Violation of RICO act. Crisoforo Puga Jr., 22, 6348 Turner Lake Road, Covington, July 23. Probation violation. Fredrick Darnell Slaton, 40, 45 Brighton Drive, Covington, July 21. Simple battery, cruelty to children, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce. Chrisopher DeShawn Smith, 18, 275 Bell St., Covington, July 17. Probation violation, juvenile probation violation. Rodney Darrell Smith, 41, 3138 Hendrix Circle, Covington, July 19. Probation violation. Kayla Lynn ...
Two juveniles were charged with affray late Monday night, after one reportedly stabbed the other during a fight.
Traffic is flowing again after a single vehicle crash on I-20 westbound near the Highway 138 exit in Rockdale blocked all lanes around 2:45pm while authortities worked to transport the five victims to the hospital.
A 4-year-old child was killed Wednesday afternoon, when he was accidentally backed over by his father.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
An Alcovy High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with sexually molesting three boys.
Loganville Christian Academy will hold a back-to-school social at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 2575 Highway 81, Loganville 30052. For more details, call 770-554-9888, or visit www.lcalions.com.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
Lawrence Dardie Preston, 55, Atlanta, July 19. Violation of RICO Act. Crisoforo Puga Jr., 22, 6348 Turner Lake Road, Covington, July 23. Probation violation. Fredrick Darnell Slaton, 40, 45 Brighton Drive, Covington, July 21. Simple battery, cruelty to children, possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce. Chrisopher DeShawn Smith, 18, 275 Bell St., Covington, July 17. Probation violation, juvenile probation violation. Rodney Darrell Smith, 41, 3138 Hendrix Circle, Covington, July 19. Probation violation. ...
Besting more than 2000 Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game players, Patrick Hoban, right, of Covington was crowned Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG North American Champion at the recent North American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) in Chicago. Additionally, Ben Leverett, left, claimed the title of North American Dragon Duel Champion. Hoban and Leverett received an invitation to and travel and accommodations for the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship and Dragon Duel World Championship, respectively, in Las Vegas; a trophy; a complete set ...
Covington native Shameeka Ayers, known for her blog The Broke Socialite and her much-lauded dessert festivals called Sugar Coma Events, will be a featured speaker at The Southern Coterie Summit on Aug. 1 in Athens. Well-known as a motivational speaker, she will coach her audience on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur and creating a brand.
A Covington woman was arrested early Sunday morning after an officer noticed her acting oddly, first at Waffle House, then at Kroger.