The Newton County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved accepting a $21 million, low-interest state loan for the construction of the long-proposed Bear Creek Reservoir and spending $2 million to have an engineering firm to design the reservoir's dam.
Snapping Shoals EMC recently donated $5,000 to the Project ReNeWal domestic violence shelter for women and families. The donated funds come from SSEMC's unclaimed capital recovery credits. The shelter building was gutted earlier this year after a sprinkler malfunction dumped 18,000 gallons of water and ruined all the shelter's donated supplies for families. Pictured, from left: Project ReNeWal executive director Vickie Stephenson receives a check from Snapping Shoals EMC's manager of member services Danny Stone.
Anyone who knows Andy Copeland's story would know how thankful he is for his daughter's health, but Wednesday morning, Copeland came to Conyers to share a Thanksgiving message of hope that would touch any heart.
My heart is heavy during this time of Thanksgiving and I haven't been able to stop thinking about the tragic loss of two fathers of two different families involved in a recent hit-and-run accident in Henry County.
The Newton County Recreation Commission presented the Newton County Board of Commissioners with a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the use of tobacco products at county parks and recreation facilities.
County attorney Tommy Craig attempted to sell the Newton County Board of Commissioners on the financial sense in accepting a $21 million state loan and starting on the process of constructing the long-proposed Bear Creek Reservoir.
Hunter Hall, president of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, gave the Covington City Council a startling scenario at its Monday meeting when he stressed the importance of having the filming industry locally.
What is it about Halloween? It seems you wait all year for it, and then once it's over, it becomes a race downhill to Christmas. I try to make sure I slow it down this time of year. I like to make cookies and decorate things and make lovely gifts for my son's teachers, like vanilla and sugar scrubs. I typically don't subject myself to the Black Friday insanity, but I have been known to go before, and if you don't prepare yourself, you're in for a rude awakening.
The kitchen is the center of every home during the holidays, especially at Thanksgiving. Safety in the kitchen is of the utmost importance on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people at the home. According to NFPA, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment. The Covington Fire Department would like to give a few tips to keep you and your family safe on Thanksgiving.