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.
ATLANTA - Starting this month, all 180 State House members and 56 State Senators will take one day of furlough a month for the remaining five months of 2009 in order to cut costs amid the economic recession. With the state budget so tight, other state employees being furloughed and the legislature finding ways to make even further cuts, elected leaders in the state government joined in the effort as well. State Senator John Douglas ...
The life of a law enforcement officer is filled with danger and a myriad of obstacles, but for two Newton County teens, the possibility of a tough road ahead hasn't hindered their desire to be the best of the best. To that end, they both showed what they were made of when both were recently elected officers of the Law Enforcement Explorers Association of Georgia.
Newton County residents have heard a lot of discussion about trails recently, but sometimes lost in that discussion is the fact that two non-railroad related trails are continuing to move forward.
A man was arrested Thursday after getting into a fight with his wife in front of their children, and allegedly grabbing her around the throat.
Construction is finally set to begin on Denny Dobbs Park after Wednesday's groundbreaking at the site of the future park. Former State Rep. Denny Dobbs, the park's namesake, was "very appreciative and proud of the project," as he said a few words at the ceremony.The park is being named in Dobbs' honor because of his years of service to Newton County as a legislator and member of the Recreation Commission. ...
A 110-foot, century-old pine tree dominates the horizon on a patch of Fred Greer's Mansfield farm. This tree should have been cut down and sold as timber long ago, but Greer smiles and points up to a fox squirrel nest and says simply, "It's not hurting me to leave that one tree."
A woman and her daughter woke Sunday morning to the sounds of their home being burglarized, according to reports from the Covington Police Department. At roughly 9:50 p.m., one of the women was in her bedroom when she heard a chime sounding downstairs but ignored it, assuming it was her brother coming home. Shortly thereafter, movements were heard in the basement of the home followed by a bang. It was then that the women realized they were being burglarized, according to reports.
In order to balance the county budget, Newton County offices, including the Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on the holidays listed below. To help maintain cleanliness and to avoid penalties, residents should not leave trash at Landfill or Recycling Center gates. People who leave trash at gates will be fined. This policy is strictly enforced.
An 18-year-old Newton County teen died Saturday afternoon after jumping into the waters at Factory Shoals Park.
UnBEARably cute: The 89th annual American Legion state meeting was held June 26-28 in Duluth. The business meeting and Past President Parley Luncheon was held at the Gwinnett Convention Center. The Past President Parley Luncheon was held on Friday, where Teddy Bears were decorated. President Lula V. Smith-Rachel's theme was "Top Flight" and her bear was decorated accordingly. The American Legion raised $5,000 for nursing scholarships, which will be distributed in five ...
In late 2008, the safety manager Carla Hanibal, together with the Continuous Safety Involvement team at the Valspar's production facility in Covington, set their target on achieving national recognition for its safety program through the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Its Voluntary Protection Program, known as VPP, requires companies to develop a comprehensive management safety system with active employee involvement. Acceptance into the VPP program is OSHA's official ...
Three girls caught stealing from Wal-Mart A call from Wal-Mart security officers landed three teens in jail Thursday. According to reports, officers from the Covington Police Department were called to the popular store and met with a loss protection officer. He reportedly told the officers that he had watched two young women conceal merchandise in an empty silver purse, then exit out the front doors of the store. Once apprehended, the security guard allegedly found ...
After 10 years of waiting, District 2 residents will finally see the groundbreaking of Denny Dobbs Park at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Each Wednesday from Aug. 12 through Sept. 2, the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library System will be holding free computer classes for adults. Each week, different aspects of computer use will be covered.
Some Covington City Council members were surprised to discover that the city has allowed city residents to shoot squirrels on their property for years, if a resident obtained a squirrel permit from the Covington Police Department.