Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
Three people were bitten by rabid wild animals in separate Rockdale incidents in the past couple of weeks, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, which is warning residents to stay alert for a possible rabies outbreak.
As everyone gears up for Independence Day and summer vacations, an undernoted story is often pets who are left behind.
Things got strange Sunday morning on Crowell Road.
The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. They will re-open Saturday, July 5th.
A 21-year-old man fled Walmart, leaving 136 stolen packs of gaming cards in a shopping cart behind him. Walmart officials alerted the Covington Police Department.
While hosting the ongoing little league district tournament for the first time, Newton teams continue to prosper by winning games, as they all look to win the district championship.
A local private Christian school was looking for help, and they found some.
The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.
A 1959 movie 'Pork Chop Hill' starring Gregory Peck depicted the costly 1953 battle for a rocky hill during the last year of the Korean War. Pork Chop Hill had, in fact, snuffed out numerous lives before 1953. This is the story of one survivor, born and raised in Rockdale County.
In observance of the upcoming Independence Day, our offices will be closed. For any questions, please contact editor Bryan Fazio via email: bfazio@covnews. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) will stage a town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Courthouse in Covington.
ATLANTA - Authorities say they've arrested two men and a 16-year-old who face charges in connection with attacks on passengers aboard a commuter train headed for Atlanta's airport.
MARTA police said Monday that 19-year-old Jarquez Scott and 20-year-old Zantavious Sanchez Scott are being held in the Fulton County Jail.
A routine traffic stop for a faulty tail light resulted in a Covington man on the wrong end of a stun gun and his arrest on multiple drug-related charges.
ROSWELL - A marble statue of Jesus vandalized outside a Catholic church in Roswell before Easter Services has been restored, lifting the spirits of congregation members.
Worshippers discovered the vandalism when they arrived for Easter Sunday mass at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church to find the 9-foot statue defaced with bright pink paint.
RIVERDALE, Ga. - Authorities say a taxi driver was robbed at an ATM in Riverdale and police later found the suspect shot.
LILBURN, Ga.- Police say no one was seriously injured when one Gwinnett County school bus rear-ended another.
Ah, the horneyhead chub. You know, those minnow-like fish with the little horns on their heads. Well, maybe you don't.
Investigation of Porterdale Fire Department complete
Expect higher water rates and landfill tipping fees in fiscal year 2012 as Newton County seeks to balance its water and solid waste funds.
There was plenty to do at the Easter egg drop on Saturday at Legion Field. Check out our photo gallery.
Annual performance: The Newton County Community Band will stage its 18th annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Eastside High School. The band is directed by Timothy K. Adams and the concert is free.
For 10 years, Conyers Locally Grown has been a source of joy for locals seeking exceptionally fresh products straight from a farmer's hands to their kitchen tables.
Easter events range from egg hunts to special services this week in Newton County. Here's a sampling:
One of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, Ga. unexpectedly shut down Wednesday, but officials said the reactor should be up and running Saturday.
Newton County offices are closed today for Good Friday, including the landfill and recycling centers. Good Friday is one of the county's unpaid furlough days.