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.
A Rockdale County sheriff's deputy Tim Kutsch is being hailed for his heroic actions.
By requesting a special voucher, customers at Great Clips in Covington can channel $5 per haircut until July 26 to a special fund for Morgan County Firefighter Kevin Stephenson, who was paralyzed in a car accident March 26.
The local Tea Party movement appears to be growing and local advocates will hold their second meeting this summer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the square.
Crystal Joyner and Kim Adams have found a way to incorporate their love of motorcycles with raising funds in the fight against breast cancer. They will be holding the first "Simply the Breast" motorcycle ride benefit on Saturday July 24, starting at GG's pizza at 9148 U.S. Highway 278.
Two Piedmont Academy parents who are registered nurses, and a pair pf cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructors, Lori Adamson and Julia Maloney, held a training class for those seeking certification on July 15. Given properly and immediately to sudden cardiac arrest victims, CPR can save lives. To register for a class nearby, visit the American Heart Association's at www.heart.org. Pictured: Coach Rhett Farmer, Coach Wes Tanner, Rebecca Bailey, Coach Danny Camp, Skye Camp, ...
Campers from near and far braved the summer heat and joined fellow worshipers in a weeklong celebration of God's glory for the 182nd Salem Camp Meeting at the Salem Camp Ground in Covington from July 9 - 16. The week's activities included music performances by local artists and choirs, classes for all ages, shirt tie-dying, swimming and slip and slide fun. Campers were awarded with ribbons for attendance and nick-nacks for memorizing scripture.
There are scholarships and tournaments in his honor, a road and park bear his name, but the true testament to the man Billy Carl "B.C." Crowell are how many people he touched in his 86-years. With the passing of Crowell on July 16, Newton County didn't just lose a resident, it lost a living legend. Crowell was born in Porterdale in 1923 at a home adjacent to the baseball field named in his honor, a ...
Local recreation legend Billy Carl "B.C." Crowell died this morning at 5:30 a.m. after a long bought with diabetes. His funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Crowell coached youth sports in Newton County for years and has dedicated hours to various organizations in the county.
Several people were arrested at a home in Nelson Heights Saturday afternoon after drugs were found in a home where a stolen vehicle that officers from the Covington Police Department were searching for was parked.
Polly Simpson considered Harry Faulkner to be her special uncle, the one who always had time to spend with her.
Traffic may be a little more congested at the already busy intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Ga. Highway 142, as reconstruction takes place to widen the intersection.
Linda E. Long, the 62-year-old driver of an SUV that was struck by a train over Fourth of July weekend, succumbed to her injuries Monday night.
A 22-year-old Covington man was killed over the weekend and according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Shane Allen, alcohol was a factor in the single car accident.
Former Covington resident Randy Durden has recently been awarded the Million Mile Award by U.S. Express. The award recognizes drivers who complete over one million miles of driving without having an accident on their records.
Oxford College could be getting a $20 million science center, Newborn now has a taxi service and cities are turning their attention to the 2011 SPLOST vote.