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.
During a 4-H meeting, one student shares a thought of the day. While I love to hear some of my favorite quotes, I'm never sure if the students really take it in. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind," a quote from Dr. Seuss, was read in a club meeting Friday. But then, the student asked fellow class members if they ...
Women diagnosed with breast cancer are in for a difficult battle, but a group of dedicated staff and volunteers at Newton Medical Center ensure that those women aren't alone.
Hope can come in many forms, but for breast cancer survivors it often comes in the hope of a return to normalcy, and that's where Newton Medical Center's Hope Boutique comes in.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, second only to lung cancer, and second most deadly cancer in women. One in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and a recent survey by the Society for Women's Health Research found that 22 percent of women named breast cancer as the disease they fear most.
Two people were arrested and face drug-related charges after 7 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in a home last week.
A Covington woman called the Newton County Sheriff's Office to file a complaint against her husband.
Newton County commissioners took a fresh look at their home Thursday, evaluating the county's strengths and weaknesses and looking at the opportunities and threats that could be coming in future years.
The two right lanes heading eastbound on I-20 are shut down due to an accident near the Rockdale/Newton county border at mile marker 85, according to Rockdale County 911.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.15 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
Eastside's Got Talent The Eastside High School Chorus hosts the 2013 Eastside's Got Talent Show tonight. The third annual talent show takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the EHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and educators with a school ID. New restaurants Moe's Southwest Grill opened its Covington location Wednesday to large crowds. The fast-casual Mexican restaurant retrofitted the old bank building, 3147 U.S. Highway 278, between Baskin-Robbins ...
Social Circle Better Hometown is gearing up to celebrate hometown heroes this weekend with a day filled with activities.
Conyers native Adam Potts is trying to bring big-city entertainment to east Atlanta, and he's hoping more than 2,000 people will come out to his Party on the Farm tailgate and country music concert Saturday.
The Newton County Recreation Commission has decided to stick with the three internal, county candidates for the recreation director position and will not seek outside candidates for the time being.
UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and traffic is flowing again on I-20 ----------------------- (Oct. 3, 12:14 p.m.) An incident has traffic backed up on Interstate 20 east about a half mile before the West Avenue exit (Exit 80). Ambulances and law enforcement are on the scene. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.