Get your motor running this weekend as the inaugural Fall Covington Bike Fest comes to the downtown square. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Seniors aided by federally funded programs through Newton County Senior Services may soon see those programs halted if the government shutdown continues.
The riverside town of Porterdale may get a little wetter.
An orchestra concert originally planned to celebrate the renovation of Porterdale's historic gym has been relocated to Covington.
Newton County Senior Services will present a Grandparents Festival and Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 25, at the Senior Services center in the Turner Lake Complex, 6183 Turner Lake Road SW in Covington.
The Newton County Library System has purchased three Early Literacy Stations, comprehensive educational computers loaded with more than 60 educational software titles for kids ages 2-10.
The Covington Police Department hired four new police officers recently, and each has a unique story.
A traffic violation stop Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man against whom there was a failure-to-appear warrant and led to the confiscation of a weapon, a "large amount of U.S. currency'' and a "stash of checks,'' according to reports.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.13 at Citgo, located at 3251 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Spring Street.
Venon Ison fought his way across the Pacific in World War II, all the way to Iwo Jima.
For some World War II veterans, it's the trip of a lifetime. Honor Flight, a nation-wide network with local hub programs, takes World War II veterans on an all-expenses paid trip to see the World War II monument in Washington D.C. During the trip, the veterans are honored like the heroes they are and given VIP treatment. "They really did a fine job, said Navy veteran Grier Sims of Covington. "We ...
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day.
The battleship U.S.S. Iowa was good to Grier Sims. The ship was his home during World War II, taking him safely across both the Atlantic and Pacific and into Japan at war's end. It was big, 57,000 tons loaded, and cushy compared with the amenities offered on a destroyer. "Good duty on a battleship," he said. "We mostly were just bombarding." Late in the war, Japanese kamikaze pilots tended to target the carriers and the ...
Porterdale native Clarence Capell got to ride across Europe during World War II. He was a mechanic, gunner and assistant squad leader for a recovery unit that took damaged or destroyed tanks and other vehicles away from the front to be smelted down and transformed into more fighting gear. That duty took Capell, 89, from the beaches of Normandy and into Austria at war's end. It also earned him a Silver Star. Along the way ...
COVINGTON Grady Allen, U.S. Army Leon Eugene Anthony, Jr., U.S. Army Arthur Columbus Arnold, U.S. Navy Charlie Lee Bailey, U.S. Army Claude Winford Bailey, U.S. Army James 'Buddy' Fletcher Bailey, U.S. Coast Guard John Lewis Bailey, U.S. Navy Thomas Eugene Bailey, U.S. Navy Code Ditus Barnett, Jr., U.S. Army Joe D. Bates, U.S. Army Air Forces William Howard Bates, U.S. Army Charles H. Berry, Jr., U.S. Navy William L. Bowden, U.S. Marine Corps L. Render ...
Afros, dashikis and go-go boots will abound at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Alcovy Road campus of DeKalb Technical College, as Washington Street Community Center plays host to its sixth annual Casino Royale fundraiser.
A group of Oxford College of Emory University students are turning an old food pantry site into a community park.
The Covington Planning Commission voted Tuesday to recommend approval of the annexation and rezoning to heavy industrial of 160 acres owned by the Newton County Industrial Development Authority along Ga. Highway 142 and Airport Road.
The victim of Monday afternoon's fatality wreck has been identified as 39-year-old Terrance Michael Collins of Oxford. He was killed after being thrown from his motorcycle during the accident.
A fatality accident involving a motorcycle occurred near the recycling center on Stone Road around 4:30 p.m.
Ceremonies will be held in Covington and Social Circle on Thursday to mark Veterans Day. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Bill Love is the featured speaker for the Covington ceremony, to be held at 11 a.m. Thursday on the square. The Covington resident has been deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Terrell Moore, commander of American Legion Post 32. The Eastside High School band will play for the event and Newton High School's Junior ...
Two Snapping Shoals EMC employees are being honored for their bravery Monday by receiving Life Saving Awards from Georgia EMC. If not for Farron Head and Ken Ellington, two Newton County residents may have lost their lives this year.
A 9-month-old baby remains in critical condition and will have to receive rabies vaccinations after being attacked in her crib by two raccoons early Wednesday morning.
The Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District strives to protect soil and water resources in Newton and Jasper Counties. While Jasper County remains predominantly rural, Newton County has become more urban in nature. Considering the potential environmental impacts from land disturbing activities to Newton County's streams and stream buffers and possible Federal Clean Water Act violations, a thorough review of the erosion and sediment control plans is important. The Newton County ...