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Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines.
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus invites college-bound students, community members and their families to help GPC celebrate its first-ever "Awesome Autumn" Open House from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 19. The campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, and the event is free.
What better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Rotary International Social Circle Fair, running this year from Oct. 22–26 behind Social Circle High School on Alcova Road?
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" recently during the unveiling of its signature health and wellness initiative Be ACTive: A GPTC Lifestyle on its Newton Campus in Covington. Be ACTive is a comprehensive, college-wide program that promotes taking personal responsibility for achieving better health. A symposium was led by Dr. Jabari Simama, president of GPTC, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mrs. ...
Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
For the second time this year, a jury convened on Tuesday to hear the murder case against Jamaall Marquez Pridgett, the 20-year-old who is charged with opening fire during a dice game in October 2008. The prosecution claims Pridgett opened fire in cold blood, while the defense says Pridgett shot only to defend himself. A mistrial was declared ...
Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School and Salem High School displayed their marching bands' halftime shows during a marching exhibition at Robert Reid Stadium Tuesday night. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
At 13, Micah Williams Jr. is a straight-A QUEST student at Veterans Memorial Middle School and a point guard on the basketball team. He lived several years in Italy where his father, who is in the military, was stationed. His family adores him and teachers praise his dedication and demeanor.
The housing market continues to send mixed signals, but overall sales numbers are up in Newton County.
Micah Williams, Jr., a thirteen-year-old Veterans Memorial Middle School student, will travel to Belgrade, Serbia from September 19 - 26 to represent the United States at the World Junior Championships in martial arts. To see the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of The Covington News. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Social Circle City Council members will get to meet some junior ambassadors in a called meeting at 6:30 tonight in the community room in city hall at 138 E. Hightower Road.
SAT scores for high school students in Newton County and in Georgia showed a slight decline in 2010, according to data released today.
A sidewalk chalk art competition was one of the features at the annual Literacy Festival on the square Saturday morning. To see more photos, click on the links below Related Content.
Paul Davis Emergency Services of Newton County is participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to raise awareness of the importance of being prepared for catastrophic events and natural disasters. Paul Davis offices respond to thousands of emergency calls throughout the U.S. - providing property owners and insurance professionals with specialized water and fire damage restoration solutions. Paul Davis ...
Bradd Shore loves Covington because of weekends like this one. Community weekends. Connected weekends. Truly public events like the Fuzz Run, the Literacy Festival and the Denny Dobbs Park grand opening are unique to towns, according to Shore. But that sense of community can be lost in an increasingly uburbanized world, where individual privacy and private enterprise are taking over, he said. Shore studies American life as the director of Emory ...
The county is set to crack down on the improper tethering of dogs, after the Board of Commissioners approved a more stringent animal control ordinance Tuesday night. The ordinance requires pet owners to provide shelter, food and water to pets left outside tethered and unattended. Owners must also ensure that the area is clean and that the tether has sufficient length and durability. Ordinance violators face a fine of $100 to $1,000 ...
Emory Street will be closed from Stalling Street to Usher Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, for a tree removal. The Georgia Department of Transportation is removing a large, dead oak tree, according to Covington Transportation Manager Bill Skinner. Drivers will still have access to City Hall and other businesses in that area. They will have to detour on Pace Street to continue traveling on Emory Street. In ...
Crosses dot the lawn in front of the Poterdale Fire Department in honor and remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
On Saturday September 25, from 10:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m. the Newton County Sheriff's Office will be hosting one of 2,700 national sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration's prescription drug "Take-Back" campaign. The NCSO will be holding the event inside the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Industrial Blvd. NCSO personnel will have a drop-off station set up and clearly marked for citizens to locate and discard unwanted prescription drugs. The "Take-Back" campaign seeks to prevent ...
Things only get tougher from here. That's the story for Alcovy High School football as the Tigers begin region play tonight at Starr's Mill in Fayetteville. Tonight's game is the first of four straight games on the road for Alcovy. "It's like I said before the season, these first four games are brutal," Alcovy Coach Kirk Hoffman said. "We don't have a breather on the schedule. Where can we rest? Our first four games are against playoff ...