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Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines.
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus invites college-bound students, community members and their families to help GPC celebrate its first-ever "Awesome Autumn" Open House from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 19. The campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, and the event is free.
What better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Rotary International Social Circle Fair, running this year from Oct. 22–26 behind Social Circle High School on Alcova Road?
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" recently during the unveiling of its signature health and wellness initiative Be ACTive: A GPTC Lifestyle on its Newton Campus in Covington. Be ACTive is a comprehensive, college-wide program that promotes taking personal responsibility for achieving better health. A symposium was led by Dr. Jabari Simama, president of GPTC, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mrs. ...
Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
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.
Newton County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to try to qualify for participation in a pilot program to protect the integrity of agricultural areas in the county. If selected, Newton County will receive help from the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission staff through its Local Agricultural Protection Guide Pilot Program.
Newton County governments might have to slash budgets by another 12 percent to 15 percent next year because of zero growth and a new state bill designed to have property tax assessment valuations reflect actual sales prices on homes. Newton County Chief Tax Assessor Tommy Knight said Tuesday that a natural decline in property values will account for about 5 percent of the drop. An additional 7 percent or 8 percent decline will be caused ...
State officials said Thursday that they view Covington as the model of a film-friendly community and will be promoting Newton County more aggressively than ever as the state seeks to increase its entertainment market share.
The star attractions are in and available at the fourth annual Great Pumpkin Patch at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers St.
By 1910, a Newton County innovation was catching on across the country.
A career fair featuring 17 employers will be staged from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 387 W. Hightower Trail in Social Circle.
Nearly a year after his first trial, convicted murderer Franklin Elliott Benson on Thursday went before Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. to request a new trial, citing ineffective assistance of council and inefficiency of evidence. Benson, 50, was convicted of the murder and dismemberment of 49-year-old Leslyan Williams, whose body parts were found off Georgia Highway 212 on Oct. 30, 2007. Williams' head and torso were never found.
Austin Scott, the Republican candidate for the Eighth Congressional District, is getting a boost from the national party in his campaign against Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall.
The sun highlights a tombstone in the confederate cemetery behind Oxford College. To see more photos, click on the links under Related Content.
Nearly every car owner who lives in Covington is violating the city's current parking ordinance, simply by parking a car outside their home, if that car weighs more than 2,000 pounds.
MaKenzy McCord has done it all in 4-H. The home-schooled sixth-grader in the last two years has been involved in 4-H20 ambassadors, livestock judging, poultry judging, cotton bowl and consumer jamboree, forestry judging, summer camp, craft fundraisers, pop tab and book collections, shooting sports, and project achievement. She has a hard time naming one favorite activity. Her Outstanding Cloverleaf 4-H'er trophy from awards night is "somewhere with ...
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 ...