The Covington News captured five first-place awards and won second place in general excellence, an overall quality award, in its division in the 2012 Georgia Press Association awards contest. The newspaper won a total of 13 awards.
Atlanta-based Kerley Family Homes wanted to buy 32 vacant lots in the Covington Place subdivision near Ashton Hills Golf Club and build out the remainder of the subdivision, but the homes they wanted to sell for $225,000 only appraised for $205,000 pre-construction. The company has pulled its plans for now, but owner Joe Kerley said he'll keep an eye on the area and check back in six months.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) has announced that he is partnering with local city governments to provide better constituent services to Fourth District residents.
Cloudy skies and rain didn't stop the third annual Washington Street Community Center's "Home Grown Jazz by the River Benefit Show" in Porterdale on Friday evening.
Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis expects to spend next week scouring the budget, looking for areas to cut and trying to get his five commissioners to come to a consensus. He said he welcomes any input from the public.
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Abbott, a global health care company, recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved launching a new treatment for cataract patients in the United States, and a local optical facility has already conducted the procedure.
A private practice focused on the care of women and bringing healthy babies into the world, Covington Women's Health Specialists now has a specific area in its facility devoted to midwifery care and has added two new midwives to care for its patients.
Two Covington students graduated with honors recently from Columbus State University. They are Candice Lawrence, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in English language/creative writing; and Jessica Stanton, cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in theater education.
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) and members of his staff visited the Mitcham Cattle Co. and Mitcham Strawberry Farm in Covington on May 29 as part of a meet and greet workplace exchange.
Sometimes people mistakenly think we get the summer off.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at Shell, located at 10724 ByPass Road and Monticello Street.
After a nearly 20-year career as tattoo artists, husband and wife Chad and Annie Jones decided to let the ink dry for now and pursue their dream of opening an alternative-type clothing store on Covington's historic square.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston and Main Street Covington board chair Serra Phillips visited merchants on the square Wednesday morning to explain, and at times sell, the mayor's plan for the new direction of the Main Street program and the county's small business scene.
Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan is 92 years old, and he said he has unfinished business in his efforts to improve the town he's called home for 41 years.
Summer break means something different for 60 Newton County high school students enrolled in Newton Medical Center's Junior Volunteer Program. The Junior Volunteer program at Newton Medical Center provides a variety of experiences for students ages 14 - 18 and several graduating seniors during the summer. Most students participate in the Scrubs program designed to provide certification in CPR and First Aid.
Soon some real characters will be showing up on the local scene and around Georgia. Tommy Krenshaw, or "Flat Tommy", as Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) affectionately calls him, will reach star status as he and his reasons for not recycling take center stage in a new statewide education campaign. Those who know Tommy will not be surprised that he is receiving so much attention. During his act, Tommy proclaims to all that he will find ...
The BP gas station at Salem and Kirkland roads was once again hit in a robbery late Saturday evening and investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office are looking for the men responsible.
Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) declared last Thursday's local Republican Party meeting a victory party, in the wake of the Board of Commissioners decision to not raise the millage rate.
Because of the current economic crisis, more and more homeowners instead of contracting out work around their home are trying to perform some of the jobs themselves. Local Electrical Contractor Terry Ozburn sends along the following suggestions for new do-it-yourselfers.
Courtney Courtmentez Thornton sat silently, his head down, as Judge Eugene Benton read the charges against him. After nearly five hours of deliberation that stretched into two days, the jury reached a verdict of guilty on each charge. Thornton shook his head slightly after each utterance of the word "guilty." Thornton, who turns 27 today, was sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years.
Newton County residents will be able to wash their cars and water their lawns Wednesday as the state lowered Newton County's watering restrictions to Level IV c.
Porterdale received answers to all of its 911 Center questions, but it still wasn't satisfied with the amount of money it had to pay for emergency dispatch services. However, Porterdale, Covington and Newton County accomplished more in Tuesday's 45-minute joint work session than they did in the previous few months of back and forth discussion. The only issue remaining between Porterdale and Covington and Newton County is how Porterdale's share of 911 dispatch ...
Honored: Betty Bellairs, center, recently received the Community Service Award presented by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. The award and pin were presented by the Sergeant Newton Chapter DAR, which sponsored her for her tireless work on behalf of the local animal shelter and the Newton County Humane Society. She also was presented a check for the Humane Society. (Above) Sergeant Newton DAR Regent Patricia Haymore, left, presents Bellairs with her ...
Newton County residents will be able to wash their cars and water their lawns Wednesday, because the state lowered Newton County's watering restrictions to Level IV c. At Tuesday's Board of Commissioner's meeting, Administrative Officer John Middleton announced that residents will be able to water lawns and wash vehicles three days a week on the same odd-even address schedule currently used. Under that schedule watering is allowed between midnight and 10:00 am: odd addresses water ...
Saturday morning, Presley Raegen Neely came into the world two months early. Her crib hadn't even been delivered to her parents' home yet, nor had her scheduled baby showers occurred.
Private events on the square will now have access to the city's power supply for a $30 fee, after the city council voted to amend the Downtown Covington Permit.
The citizens and business owners and Social Circle approved a new design direction for their downtown yesterday at the second public downtown revitalization meeting.
The Madison chapter #355, Order of the Eastern Star has moved to Golden Fleece Lodge #6 on the Covington square. The chapter's new meeting nights are the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments or a meal will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. before the meetings.
Once again the Porterdale City Council did not approve a resolution that would have encouraged the Newton County Commission to purchase the rights of way of the Norfolk Southern rail lines that traverse the county.