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.
On Sunday: Rain and snow in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. Windy, with a snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs are expected to be around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. North winds from 20 to 30 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
The Covington plant of General Mills donated more than $240,000 to 17 non-profit organizations in Newton and Rockdale counties at a reception Friday. Grants were awarded to organizations that encourage good nutrition and exercise, especially for children.
This past week the crew of H2 has been filming in and around Covington. Dozens turned out on the Covington square Thursday to see Director Rob Zombie and cast shoot scenes of the scary movie remake. Send your photos of the filming to email@example.com, and we'll post them on CovNews.com. Click here to post your photos to our community site.
If you're not on Facebook, you're part of an ever shrinking crowd these days.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown currently holds one of the most powerful positions in the county, but before he decided to dedicate his life to serving and protecting others, he was just a little boy in Blakely with a predilection for uniforms.
Former Covington Kiwanis president and active community member Richard Rawlins quietly passed away Saturday morning while preparing to teach a Sunday school lesson the next day. He died holding his Bible, but lived following the principles within it.
The Auxiliary Board of Newton Medical Center held a general luncheon meeting Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Covington.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.
Newton County employees are safe from firings, furloughs and pay cuts until at least June 30. Five county departments made last-minute, non-personnel cuts totaling more than $1.1 million, to erase fully the previous $5 million budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2009.
Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown has formally announced his command staff which will help the citizens identify those people at the NCSO whom they can go to should they need assistance in any specific area. It will also allow the new sheriff to have a group of people he can rely on to carry things through.
A sixth grade student killed in a car crash last weekend was identified by Georgia State Patrol as 13-year-old Caschona Nequail Robinson, a student at Veterans Memorial Middle School. Known as "Sweetie Pie" by those close to her, she was killed in a single car accident just before noon Saturday. According to GSP Sgt. John Cronin, Caschona was in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet Malibu driven by her 18-year-old brother.
When longtime Newton County resident Kathy Butler Allen Brown stopped working last year, she and her husband tightened their budget to make ends meet. "We went from two salaries to one salary in January '08 and adjusted, adjusted, adjusted our lifestyle," Brown said. "We adjusted our spending, we adjusted our wanting with the loss of one income, and we felt real good about that."
A friend of the trees: Satsuki Garden Club Treasurer Virginia Ann Hoffman, left, presents a $100 check to Loy Summers, chairman of the Covington Tree Board, in celebration of Arbor Day.
A 13-year-old Newton County girl was killed Saturday when she was ejected from a vehicle she was riding in.
Although Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson was reared in Newton County at a time when the image of a black Superior Court Judge was non-existent, his memories of his childhood home are marked more by the people in his community than a resistance to the change brought on by the civil rights movement.