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Optimism has been essential in the breast cancer journey of survivor Lelia Raines.
The downtown square will celebrate autumn with pumpkins, tractors and family fun as Main Street Covington presents the 2013 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Covington homeless shelter will keep its doors open for at least a couple more months after 21 residents/couples, churches and organizations answered the call for money and donated $14,276 beginning
A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy was awarded a medal of valor for his actions in pulling an elderly woman out of a burning group home in Loganville Thursday.
Georgia Perimeter College's Newton Campus invites college-bound students, community members and their families to help GPC celebrate its first-ever "Awesome Autumn" Open House from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 19. The campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington, and the event is free.
What better way to celebrate fall than by attending the Rotary International Social Circle Fair, running this year from Oct. 22–26 behind Social Circle High School on Alcova Road?
A fair is coming to town, and a portion of its proceeds will benefit Newton County Relay for Life.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) held a screening of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation" recently during the unveiling of its signature health and wellness initiative Be ACTive: A GPTC Lifestyle on its Newton Campus in Covington. Be ACTive is a comprehensive, college-wide program that promotes taking personal responsibility for achieving better health. A symposium was led by Dr. Jabari Simama, president of GPTC, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Mrs. ...
Newton County deputies were called to a home on Roseberry Road Oct. 10 to investigate a theft and possible narcotics activity.
The Covington Fire Department is teaching the community about fire safety with educational programs and events for Fire Safety Awareness Month.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
WASHINGTON - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
Black Easter will be commemorated at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Covington square, as city and county leaders remember the 5,000 black men and women who marched in protest of racial segregation in Newton County in 1970.
Three Newton County residents - Jack Hays Morgan, Davis Morgan and Lamar B. Hays - were honored during the recently completed 2009 Georgia legislative session by having two roads named in their honor.
Puppy eyes: The Newton County Animal Shelter's pet of the week is a 10-12-month-old Chihuahua, beige. Also available for adoption are two terrier mix puppies, 7-weeks-old, black and white; a great Pyraneese, adult, white; a friendly collie mix, 3-4-months-old, red; a brown and black shepherd mix, 4-months-old, with John Deere Collar; a black and white Lab mix; a 9-month-old blue tick hound, gray merle with brown; ...
The man who deputies say shot a local man in both legs on March 29 has been arrested and charged with a myriad of things, including armed robbery.
Calling home: Sgt. Campbell (left) and Cpl. Wilks (right), at the Covington National Guard Armory, display some of the 238 phone cards presented by Benny Stephenson (center) thanks to the efforts of the American Legion Post 77's Honor Guard. The cards will be used by the unit when serving in Afghanistan.
Charles Hill Morris Jr., the publisher of 144-year-old Covington News, recently announced the creation of a new publication for Conyers and Rockdale County. The new weekly newspaper will be called The Rockdale News and will feature local news and sports coverage of Rockdale County. The first edition was published Saturday, April 4.
James Almand Private First Class James Dylan Almand, 22, of Covington, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on March 27. PFC Almand successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of 72 recruits in Training Platoon 1016. While in basic training PFC Almand was meritoriously promoted. Following ten days home leave he will report to Camp Lejeune for one month ...
Newton Medical Center will hold it's Annual Spring Gala on April 25. Hosted by Linda and Reginald McFarland of Social Circle, the event promises to be an elegant and entertaining night to remember. The Gala is the Hospital Auxiliary's signature fund-raising event of the year, raising thousands of dollars over the years for the purchase of medical equipment. This year, the Auxiliary will raise money for the new neonatal intensive care unit. Tickets are $90 per person.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners got their first look at the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010, and the sight wasn't pretty. The county is projecting an $8.6 million deficit.
Roughly 50 people participated in the ride from the old Wal-Mart to The Church at Covington Saturday morning to raise awareness and funds for preventing child abuse. Attendees also enjoyed live music, free popcorn and cotton candy and the beautiful spring weather.
A Newton County grand jury indicted Don Gresham for lying about his past as a convicted sex offender in an unsuccessful bid for the District 2 seat on the Newton County Board of Education.
A Newton County man who lied about his past as a convicted sex offender in a bid for a seat on the Board of Elections was indicted by a grand jury Friday in connection with that attempt.
Man in the moon: Oxford astronomy professor Jim Honeycutt visited the AP physics class at Newton High School Tuesday with microscopic samples of lunar rock and soil. He gave a short presentation about lunar features as well as basic information about meteors, asteroids and comets. The International Astronomical Union has declared 2009 the International Year of Astronomy.
The prolonged economic recession is hitting Covington hard and many families can't afford to feed themselves on a daily basis. That's why Tom Rea and other members of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal began the "Sack Lunch Saturday" program in February.
A bar-hopping woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly striking a parked vehicle as she left one bar and headed to another.