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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.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve a $46.3 million budget, which will use the 10.9 rollback millage rate, and cut about 50 employees. The board won't officially adopt the 10.9 rollback rate until the July 6 BOC meeting because the budget now has to be re-advertised in The News for a minimum of 14 days. Commissioners Mort Ewing and Tim Fleming voted against the budget, and both expressed preference for the ...
Around 7:30 a.m. this morning the Covington Fire Department responded to a car fire. On arrival, they found the engine compartment fully engulfed in flames. The fire was extinguished with no issues. The owner stated that she had a leak in a power steering hose which made the car smoke on occasion. She was in the process of saving to fix the problem. The owner stated that she walked in her office and then returned to find the car on fire.
A man arrested Saturday afternoon vehemently denied being the person authorities were looking for, even though he had a tattoo of his name in plain view on his calf.
It has been just over a year since Conyers landscaper Timothy Clements, 53, was found murdered and dumped in a creek. One person has pleaded guilty, but three others are still accused of the crime and are currently making their way though the Newton County judicial system.
Dr. Juanita Bynum II will perform live music from her newly released EP, Soul Cry, at the Mall at Stonecrest on Saturday, June 26, at 3 p.m. Following Bynum's live performance, guests are invited to access the VIP meet and greet with purchase and receipt of her new book, No More Sheets II: Starting Over from Borders Stonecrest.
There has been a lot of discussion about the rollback millage rate and whether the county should approve it. Although it's called the rollback rate, the 10.9 rate would obviously be higher than the current 9.73 rate. However, the 10.9 rate is the rate necessary to bring the county the same amount of property tax revenue as it collected the year before. Property tax revenue in this past fiscal year was ...
A woman who attempted to rob the United Bank located in Newton Plaza on June 10 was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted robbery.
A trailer carried by a pickup truck caught fire near exit 96 eastbound on Interstate 20.
Sheriff Ezell Brown is inviting local law enforcement agencies to participate in Dynamic Cell Extraction training at the Newton County Sheriff's Office on July 27. The training will be conducted by United States Corrections-Special Operations Group. Presently, 12 agencies will be participating in the eight-hour instructional course.
Sheriff Ezell Brown and the Newton County Sheriff's Office are offering a Citizens Firearm Safety Course for 2010. These classes will consist of information on laws governing the use of deadly force, firearm safety at and away from the range, nomenclature of the basic revolver and semiautomatic pistols. Additionally, participants will have a chance to complete a course of fire at the Newton County Sheriff Firing Range.  Participants ...
Many rising first through sixth-graders from all over Newton County packed up their musical, dramatic and artistic talents and traveled to Oxford College this week for the 12th annual Creative Kids Camp, held by the Arts Association in Newton County.
Flag Day was originally conceived by schoolteacher BJ Cigrand to honor the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. According to usflag.org, He first referred to the observance as "Flag birthday." Some years later, George Balch, another teacher, would influence the State Board of Education of New York to officially observe Flag Day. After years of local and state celebrations, President Woodrow Wilson established Flag Day through an official proclamation in 1916. President ...
Anybody driving down Floyd Street in the last two decades may have seen the giant cactus-like plant outside the home of Ann May. The plant, commonly known as a century plant, is now beginning to bloom after all these years of wowing passersby. May, a longtime resident of Covington, could not be more proud of her plant, which she named Mother.
Tuesday was the deadline for Gov. Perdue to sign or veto the remaining bills from the 2010 Georgia legislative session and many bills could affect local residents and governments. Below is a description of some of the recently signed bills. To read any bill, visit www.legis.state.ga.us/ and type in the appropriate bill number in the upper right hand corner. <span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: ...
Warning: The following article contains some details that may be disturbing to more sensitive readers. In order to protect their identity, the juvenile victims have not been named.