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.
The Mall at Stonecrest is introducing a Parental Involvement Program (PIP) Friday, May 1. Under the program, youths under the age of 18 visiting the Mall at Stonecrest will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays. The existing Code of Conduct will continue to remain in effect. "The Mall at Stonecrest's PIP initiative is designed to enhance the shopping experience for all of our patrons," said Patricia ...
Members of the Leadership Newton County participated in Public Safety Day last week, which included time in the Newton County Fire Safety Education House.
At roughly 8:30 a.m. a water bottle with an unknown substance inside of it went off in the commons area of Alcovy High School. It was not an incendiary device and no students or school property was affected at all as far as investigators are aware at this time.
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Newton County and the City of Covington are considering purchasing railroad from Norfolk Southern for various future uses. The city and county held a joint public meeting Tuesday to better understand the process of purchasing a railroad and the possible benefits and costs.
Concerned residents in the Green Acres neighborhood contacted authorities in the early morning hours of April 20 after they witnessed a gun being shot out of a vehicle with three occupants.
Food Depot was the scene of two separate shoplifting attempts, both of which were thwarted by observant employees.
Volunteers turned up bright and early at the Kroger parking lot on Saturday morning to pitch in the Great American Cleanup, which involved schools, civic groups and individuals to pick up litter and trash in Newton County.
Princesses and princes of Newton: Milian Dilligard, Avery Freeman and Troy McCoy from Mrs. Aevalotis and Ms. Boyd's class dress up as fairy tale characters as part of a week-long theme focusing on fairy tales.
Hundreds of walkers and supporters gathered at the Church at Covington for the annual Newton County Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research. Many local groups and organizations participated, including Lendmark Financial Services, Porterdale Elementary, and First Baptist Covington.
Covington News writer Terri Kimble, who pens the weekly "4-H 4ever" column that runs on Fridays, was recently recognized by the Georgia Association of Extension and 4-H Agents in the categories of Personal Column and Promotional Piece.
On Monday Gov. Sonny Perdue released the final recommendations of an education working group that proposed significant, "comprehensive" changes to Georgia's education system at every level. The group's recommendations were based on the national education report "Tough Choices or Tough Times," which suggested radically altering the U.S.'s education system in order to reverse America's global economic and political decline. The Georgia working group's recommendations would affect every education level in the near and ...
About 725 runners and walkers were up bright and early Saturday morning for the eighth annual Cheerios Challenge, along with more than 500 onlookers and supporters and 102 volunteers who pitched in to make the event a success.
Newton Medical Center's Annual Spring Gala planned for April 25 will be a night to remember. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be elegant and entertaining.
Newton County is receiving help from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to plan for smart growth and future mixed-use developments along U.S. Highway 278, such as mixed retail-office and retail-residential buildings.