Born in the old Porterdale Hospital, Doug Garner and his family moved to Conyers before settling into Covington. He attended Newton County High School before working at the Bibb Plant in Porterdale, but instead of waiting for the inevitable draft notice, Garner chose to enlist in the U.S. Army. The year was 1966. Garner was 18.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Brian Bohannon has formally taken over as Kennesaw State's first football coach.
The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.43 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.
The Covington City Council voted to have its annual retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa in Young Harris on March 18-20.
Watching on the big screen: Newton County Farm Bureau agent Belinda Rutherford presented George Allen with a 32-inch flat panel television. Allen won the TV as a result of a recent promotion of the new Farm Bureau member benefit, The Farm Bureau Bank.
A 46-year-old Conyers man was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine after Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit noticed the man's vehicle in an area where residents have been complaining of drug sales.
A new Social Security office will be built in Covington in 2010 to help the Social Security Administration reduce the number of residents who are waiting to receive disability insurance and other SS benefits.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to ...
With all the hype surrounding H1N1 this year, many people are forgetting that the seasonal flu shot is available as well, and protects against three different strains of influenza.
City of Covington utility customers can now pay their utility bills online. As part of the city's effort to introduce technology into daily operations, a bill pay Web site went live Friday.
Traffic safety is the priority for holiday patrols over the next two weeks by Georgia State Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance and Capitol Police Divisions of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Both the Christmas and New Year's holiday periods are 78 hours long this year. Last year, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 46 people in Georgia during the two holiday periods.
Two drivers reported their vehicles being shot at with a pellet gun while driving through Mansfield on Ga. Highway 11 Saturday afternoon.
Sabrina Ortiz has neither a job nor a home. Sadly, these days, that doesn't make her at all unusual.
Newton County Farm Bureau members recently collected staple groceries and monitary donations for Georgia food banks during the statewide Harvest for All campaign coordinated by Georgia Farm Bureau.
From severe drought to severe flooding - what a difference a year can make.
Prevent Child Abuse Newton is in the business of helping others, but recently another local company turned the tables on them and provided the non-profit organization with a full office makeover.
Southern Heartland Gallery on the Square has extended the Silent Auction on its Art Guitar until Dec. 22. The guitar previews three other guitars to be auctioned at the Art Guild Fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts, on Feb. 6. The guitar was painted by SHA Gallery Artist Linda Pflug.
The parents of recently injured Deputy Wesley Atha have organized a fundraising campaign to purchase these vests for every county deputy. Their fundraising goal is $113,000. Each vest costs between $500-$700, depending on the size. Each Friday The Covington News will publish a list of individuals, businesses and civic groups who have donated to the cause that week as well as the total amount raised. Donations are tax ...