At its annual Poetry Forum, the East Metro Atlanta Christian Writers group recently presented its People's Choice Award to poet Carol Whitmire of Covington.
The bell tower chimes 10 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning in Oxford, as hundreds of black-robed graduates march across the courtyard following a bagpiper.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is urging farmers and ranchers not to miss an opportunity to be counted and help determine the future of farming in America.
The fourth annual Fire House 5K will kick off Saturday, and there's still time to register, as Covington fire officials hope the turnout will continue to grow to more than 400 runners this year.
Firehouse Subs is coming to Covington, adding another national, fast casual chain to the city's growing restaurant mix.
The city of Covington has saved around $60,000 per year since it began creating its own fiber optic cable network to connect its buildings across the city, and officials hope to be able to offer those kinds of savings to other local government entities and possibly create another revenue stream in the future.
Newton County's two drinking-water reservoirs, Lake Varner and City Pond, are getting a helping hand from the sun in the battle to keep them as healthy and clean as possible.
An infant and a Covington teenager were killed Thursday night in a wreck on I-20 that police believe was caused by an illegal car race going awry.
Kari Apted may have a lot on her plate, but the mother of three, soon to be four, has learned how to balance it all. With three boys, Eli, Zach and Jonah, Apted admits that things can get hectic. But she also says a houseful of boys is always endearing.
A Covington man who was a sergeant with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office was arrested following an early morning crash on McCalla Road in Rockdale County.
Two people were killed, including a teenager and infant, and three others injured in a wreck on I-20 in Rockdale County that police believe was caused by illegal street racing.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.49 at BP, located at 6229 Turner Lake Road and Brown Bridge Road.
If you're looking for a way to delight your mom for Mother's Day, the Phoenix Pass nonprofit for homeless women and children is offering a unique opportunity designed to make her feel like a queen.
Luther Hays Presbyterian Church had its history stolen recently, and the church's members are pleading for its safe return.
Creating the real Mystic Grill restaurant - named after the popular restaurant from the TV series "The Vampire Diaries" - won't be cheap at a cost of $2.27 million, but the owners are hoping to get a low-interest loan from the state to cover at least a fraction of the cost.
Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff's Office were called to a home on Hull Street in reference to a burglary in progress and reportedly found the intruder near the home, suffering the after effects of pepper spray.
The City of Covington could soon be running the municipal airport itself after the city council voted to conditionally terminate its contract with Atlanta East Aviation, the airport's current fixed-base operator.
Members of the Newton County United Way will hold a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Turner Lake Complex to kick off their fundraising season.
The death of Lanny Perry Barnes officially closed his legal case, but the protest of his funeral in July brought back up a wave of emotions and once again left two grieving families in its wake.
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue requested that President Barack Obama declare a state of emergency in the state after he issued an executive order doing the same for 17 counties affected by the heavy rains, including Newton County. <p style="margin: ...
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U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga. 8th District) will hold a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Alcovy High School.
A very good cause: Shane Millwood and Joe Pittman were the winning team in the 2009 B.C. Crowell Scholarship Golf Tournament held Friday at the Oaks Golf Course. Tommy Hailey and Dick Schulz came in second place.
Flooding has been confirmed around Lake Capri, Lake Sorrento and Bond Lakes in Rockdale County. Several houses and roads near Lakes Capri and Sorrento are flooded, including several streets surrounding Lake Capri and Lake Sorrento. Residents are being evacuated.
The Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has been successful in its first full year of serving the Covington/Conyers area of Georgia. The chapter was chartered in March 2008, and began its first full year in Sept. 2008. The sorority was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood.
A teenage girl was home alone when two men reportedly kicked in the door and entered her home.
Several artists received prizes Friday evening for the work they submitted to the Southern Heartland Art Gallery's Artful Harvest show.
The Newton Fund, a local fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is now accepting nominations for the Pat Patrick Big Heart Award. In just its second year, this award is given to a special individual who has made a measurable difference in Newton County through his or her volunteerism.
Newton County's western end is scheduled to get its first library in January 2011 as the Newton County Library Board of Trustees prepares to select a general contractor on Sept. 30.
After not receiving any stimulus transportation money earlier this year, Newton County and Covington have had around $26 million of promised money pour in over the past few months.