Taylor Marie steps out of her makeshift performance space in the corner of The Village Grille's main dining room, where she has just finished her second set, alongside lead guitarist Ryan Shafer.
Update, 9:44 p.m.: Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien said he has not heard of any significant damage in Newton County but did hear about a small fire resulting from lightning striking a shed off Benton Road.
The Troop 151 Boy Scouts, which meets at and is chartered by Salem United Methodist Church in Covington, lowered the tattered American Flag on May 11 at the Kroger's grocery on Brown Bridge Road and Ga. Highway 212.
The Chi Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., which serves Newton and Rockdale counties, held a tea party and celebration recently for its Emerging Young Leaders program graduates.
The following programs are scheduled at Hard Labor Creek State Park:
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Shell, located at 10700 Covington Road and Flat Shoals Road.
Residents without health insurance or those whose insurance doesn't cover certain prescriptions will now have access to a free discount prescription card that can be used at several area pharmacies.
Chairman Keith Ellis asked for public feedback as officials seek ways to balance next year's budget, and residents responded, calling and stopping by his office Monday asking questions and offering their perspectives.
School is out for summer in Newton County, and a number of families are loading up their vehicles with packed bags and children to head off on family vacations and road adventures.
Chick-fil-A's Covington location is adding a second drive-thru ordering speaker in an effort to help customer traffic flow more smoothly and is adding an outdoor patio.
Students expressed their creativity on canvas, crafting robots with watercolors and other knick-knacks Monday at Arty Art Camp, hosted by the Southern Heartland Art Gallery.
Children experienced chocolate, candy and cheer at SCOOPS Tuesday as they attended "Chocolate Camp," creating chocolate-covered sweets and goodies at the ice cream parlor.
If necessary, a flight surgeon was authorized to give the pilots pep pills to keep them flying. More than 1,000 fighter aircraft would create a wall of protection from treetop level to 30,000 feet. The men on the beaches were to be protected at all costs. The date was June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of Europe.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy was arrested and charged with DUI Thursday evening.
Update: The "Vampire Diaries" crew will be filming on the square from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. There will be cameras, equipment and vehicles on the sidewalks, curbside and streets around the square, and the crew will be holding traffic intermittently for filming. There will also be temporary road closures on both days of filming. If you have questions or concerns about settings for shoots, ...
Officers in the area of South Emory Street were alerted to a vehicle after the driver reportedly saw them and attempted to back his vehicle up in the middle of the roadway.
The dedication ceremony for the Lamar B. Hays Memorial Parkway took place Thursday, July 16 at 4:40 p.m. in the Mansfield Community Center. This great honor was passed through the Georgia Senate and House by Sen. John Douglas (R.-Social Circle) and House Representative Doug Holt after Hays untimely death in March of this year.
Restaurant Owners Alliance members are still not satisfied with the restaurant inspection process, but other Newton County restaurant owners and East Metro Health District officials continue to place the blame on a lack of effort and education among some restaurant owners, not a flawed inspection system.
Isaiah Spence has spent the past several weeks working with Sandy Fowler, Porterdale's downtown manager, to organize events like the city's Fourth of July Celebration; and the 18-year-old student enjoyed the experience so much he's thinking about going into event planning instead of studying business administration when he attends DeKalb Technical College this fall.
A juvenile who has been charged in the murder of landscaper Timothy Clements will be tried as an adult, according to District Attorney Ken Wynne.
Top Elk: Covington's own Larry Capes was recently elected and installed as State President of the Georgia Elks Association. Capes, who is a longtime member of local Elks Lodge No. 1806, was elected at the recent state convention held at Jekyll Island on June 4-7. Capes was the second Covington Elk to be chosen to lead the Georgia Elks Association. Capes is shown above with his wife, Adrian, after his installation as President.
Officers of the American Legion: American Legion Post 32 and Auxiliary Unit 32 held their installation of new officers on July 9 at the Legion Hall in Covington.
Covington's newest TV show, "Vampire Diaries" is having an open casting call for paid, non-speaking extras on Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 9159 Access Road.
Former CNN News Producer Bob Furnad is returning to the world of broadcast news once again, joining the University of Georgia's faculty for a second stint.
The 48th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 7-11 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton. The workshop has graduated approximately 11,519 participants over the years and this year hosted 109 Georgia high school students including 10 students from the U.S. Virgin Islands along with two chaperones.
The Mall at Stonecrest and 95.5 The BEAT will celebrate the return to back to school with their third annual "Meet the BEAT," a live concert event featuring the New Bad Boy of R&B, Pleasure P ("Boyfriend #2," "Under") J. Holiday ("It's Yours"), Atlanta hometown favorite F.L.Y.("Swag Surfin"), Dear Jayne ("Fall Back," "Rain") and a fun kid's activity area on Saturday, July 25, from noon to 3 p.m. on the Plaza. ...
Two men have been arrested and charged with the June shooting death of 34-year-old Calvin Kentrell Banks.
The unemployment rate for the state of Georgia has reached 10.1 percent, the highest the rate has been since the Great Depression.
Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect who they believed may be responsible for at least three recent armed robberies in Newton and Rockdale counties. According to Covington Police Detective Daniel Seals, just after 6 a.m. on July 4 the Holiday Inn Express was robbed by a black male with a blued pump shotgun with a short or pistol grip wood stock. The man came into the business ...