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.
Community & Southern Bank (CSB) of Atlanta announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Essex Bank's Georgia branches in Loganville, Snellville, Grayson and Covington. Under terms of the agreement, CSB will acquire approximately $192 million in deposits and no loans.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to the Oak Hill/Smith Store Road area Monday afternoon by several witnesses who called 911 to report a man was standing on the side of the road exposing himself. When deputies made contact with the man, later identified as 23-year-old Dexter Gabrial Mathis, he reportedly told them he was running, and adamantly denied exposing himself at all. One witness had allegedly stayed on the scene ...
Get outside and let the fun fly with "Fur, Feathers and Friends" at the seventh annual Big Haynes Creek Wildlife Festival on August 24–25, at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Three people were arrested at a Hull Road residence Aug. 14 for cruelty to children after officials say three children were allegedly kept inside the home by their adoptive father for multiple months.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Kroger, located at 3700 Salem Road near Kirkland Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.48 at Chevron, located at 10176 Alcovy Road and City Pond Road.
Ken Panse along with his son Zack travel to various cities throughout Georgia to promote awareness and educational information about the reptile world. "I have handled exotic animals for over 20 years I've also been an avid naturalist and woodsman observing and studying wildlife." Panse told me before his show.
Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, associate professor in the College of Education at Troy University's Covington campus, has been awarded the Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award.
The Wildwood subdivision may get a second entrance and more homes after all. After a meeting with city officials Friday morning, representatives with Atlanta-based developer The Ardent Companies plan to pursue building a second entrance to the Covington subdivision and will go before the Covington City Council and ask to withdraw without prejudice Ardent's request to amend the property's zoning conditions, according to Covington Fire Marshal Tony Smith. The developer had hoped to restart home ...
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was cleared of the 25 felony charges against him Thursday, and Newton County District Attorney Layla Zon, who was the special prosecutor in the case, said she respects the jury's verdict.
Dave McMichael's construction firm has laid foundations for some of Six Flags' most popular roller coasters, cleared land on mountaintops for cell-phone towers and built assisted-living facilities, big-box stores and churches.
Newton County needs more money for road projects and bridge repairs and a bigger judicial center, which means it needs to find new ways to make money. But county commissioners agreed at their mini-retreat Friday that they first need a better understanding of the county's finances and how to create an effective strategic plan.
Newton County has officially joined the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new prescription card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to save on the cost of medications. Distributed free of charge, the card can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Newton County. It has more than 60,000 drugs in its formulary. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted in June to enter into a ...
Covington Police department officers were on their way to Walmart at 10300 Industrial Blvd. about 10 p.m., Aug. 10, where store security employees were detaining a shoplifting suspect, when they learned that the suspect was making a run for it.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.28 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 south near Brown Bridge Road.