Towering high above even the Christmas tree atop the main entrance at Newton Medical Center, a construction crane on Monday morning delivered a very precious piece of cargo to the medical center, its brand-new Philips Ingenia 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. The $1 million MRI apparatus will offer a broader range of diagnostic imaging and will be faster and less constricting for patients, said Jim Weadick, administrator and CEO of Newton Medical Center. ...
Locals who want to learn more about the new Affordable Care Act can attend a town hall from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Newton College and Career Academy, 144 Ram Drive, Covington.
Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan died at Athens Regional Medical Center Tuesday, after suffering a heart attack Friday.
My birthday was last week. I remember my mother telling me at one time that she was in the hospital after birthing me when Pearl Harbor was bombed. That ought to tell you two things: 1) How old I am; and 2) Oh my goodness, that was a long time ago when a woman actually stayed in the hospital more than one day after having a child.
The annual festival of lights called "Twilights at Chimney Park" will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the popular park. Admission will be $5 per person, with children under 2 admitted free.
Adopted at age 5 by a couple who owned a nursing home in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Wilsonia "Soni" Browne enjoyed entertaining and singing for the residents. Before her 12th birthday, the family moved to Miami, Fla.
The Covington News is still searching for its missing turkey from The Great Turkey Hunt promotion that ran in the Sunday, Nov. 24 edition. If you have the missing bird figurine, bring it in for your $50 reward for guessing its hiding spot.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.08 at QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near I-20.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.09 at QuikTrip, located at 3214 U.S. Highway 278 NW and Emory Street.
Home building is slowly picking up in Newton County, but the pace could ratchet up quickly as development is restarting in multiple vacant subdivisions around the county.
An intelligent, tech-savvy 5-year-old who has been in and out of hospitals for much of his life will lend his enthusiasm and high spirits to Covington's upcoming Christmas parade - serving as a "police officer.''
The Newton County Sheriff's Office and Salvation Army are preparing to host their 15th Annual Toy Run Motorcycle Ride. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., Dec. 14 at the Covington Kmart. The cost to participate is $20, or one new, unwrapped toy per bike.
The Satsuki Garden Club of Covington will present its 17th homes tour, the "Candlelight Christmas Tour,'' from 1–7 p.m., Dec. 7. Proceeds will benefit club projects, including beautification of the historic square.
After being selected recently to participate in the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing (GICH), the city of Porterdale is one step closer to improving its housing situation.
On Monday, we're hosting Kenyan 4-H members for a brief visit while they are in Atlanta for National 4-H Congress.
Newton County's future political leaders espoused their ideas on the issues Tuesday night at a combined forum put on by The News and the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce.
After several complaints from residents in the Bohannon Street area and two months worth of undercover work, investigators from the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) shut down an alleged shot house on Friday.
Police reported that two unemployed Covington men were arrested on drug charges for allegedly growing marijuana with the intent to sell it to catch up on their bills.
Newton County Commissioners meet tonight at 7 in the Historic Courthouse on the Square. Here's the agenda: A. Call to Order: Chairman Morgan B. Invocation: Reverend Ronny Brannen, Prospect UMC C. Pledge of Allegiance D. Items for Consideration: General Administration ...
Investigators are still searching for leads in the death of 29-year-old Wendell Ronard Barber whose body was found last week in woods off Piper Road.
Mister Himtoo (Thiree Pinnock), Gretta Good (Kelsey Dabney), Grotto Good (Shack Shepherd) and Mister Otherguy (Cody Ellis) eagerly watch as Iris (Aubrie Fils) tastes the best drop of water in "Still Life with Iris," a play performed by Eastside High School's traveling One Act team. Be sure to mark your calendar for tonight at 7 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m. or Saturday at 2:30 p.m. to see the play before the students take it to ...
Every fifth-grader in Newton County is required to participate in 4-H as part of their school experience. Even in this beginning stage, there are many opportunities for the 4-Hers to show animals, compete in judging events, and participate in fun outings like Skate Night. However, the only thing that interested 10-year-old me was the project competition 4-H is famous for. I didn't really care to make a poster and give ...
The period of day after day of 90-degree high temps appears to be over and Joy Cason is one of thousands of utility residents breathing a sigh of relief.
Deputies from the Newton County's Sheriff's Office are searching for leads to find the killer of an Atlanta man who was found dumped in the woods off Piper Road Wednesday evening.
An authors event on Thursday at Burge Plantation in Mansfield will feature South Carolina authors Pat Conroy and his wife, Cassandra King.
East Coweta defeated Newton 20-14 Friday night, handing the Rams the first loss of the season. Newton was riding high after its overtime win last week and being named Fox 5 team of the week, but the team struggled to run and failed to stop the run.
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You've got to watch out while driving in Newton County this time of year, when Bambi turns into Romeo.
A large group needs to keep lines of communication open. So, members of Newton County's Leadership Collaborative, a group of officials from business, schools and various government entities, agreed Wednesday that they want to have more meetings as a group and to keep in closer touch through e-mail.
Newton County and its five municipalities turned in their SPLOST wish lists recently, and county commissioners are now tasked with cutting down $160 million in requests to an approximately $55 million final list. For a full list of project see the attached PDF. The special local option sales tax is an optional 1 percent sales tax that is collected specifically to pay for capital projects, normally infrastructure and buildings. Newton County has had four SPLOTS ...