Fall and winter are when most people begin to stockpile wood for their fireplaces. Of course, some keep a large supply of wood year-round.
I took a road trip with one of my daughters last week. The purpose of the trip was not pleasure, but somehow the trip itself (not the business part of the trip) was fun.
A hazardous winter weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service for Newton County and other counties in the Northern and Central portions of Georgia.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.12 at Marathon, located at 1814 Ga. Highway 11 S near Ga. Highway 142.
This week I hit the streets with my camera and ask a simple question. "What are you thankful for this year?"
The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center has been named Newton County's Conservationist of the Year by the Upper Ocmulgee River Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented after a small farmer workshop at the district's annual program.
Two Newborn men were arrested early Friday morning after a deputy found drugs in a vehicle.
Lake Varner is one of the county's most scenic gems, and the county is continuing to invest in making the reservoir and fishing lake a recreational destination.
The Georgia State Patrol, along with many other organizations throughout the state, will act as Santa's helpers this holiday season, collecting toys for needy children.
Newton County is doing more road paving than last year, but is spending less money thanks to a restructured and streamlined transportation operation.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.07 at Marathon, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Covington Bypass Road.
The case against Julian Antun Holloway and Cecil Freeman Allen has been slowly making its way through the Newton County judicial system. But after more than two years, attorneys for both the defense and the prosecution have announced they are ready for trial.
A former Covington woman was charged with murder Tuesday in the 2007 death of her 5-week-old baby.
Rotary honors: (Left) Nine members of the Covington Rotary were recently honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award. They were (from left) Nathan Pulliam- past president, Carolyn Leonard, Patrick Crawford, Lanier Simms, Jody Smith, Wayne Pugh, Dick Bellairs - Past President, Mike Lassiter - Past President, Christy Lassiter and District Governor Gene Windham.
Henry B. Adams Jr., a resident of Newton County, has been recognized by the Cambridge Who's Who Registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs for 2010-2011 and by the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers for 2009- 2010.
A couple of local businesses have left Covington recently as the effects of the recession continue to linger amidst the hope of an economic turnaround.
So I decided to take a break from gory violence and mindless comedies this weekend and made the choice to watch a romantic comedy instead. Boy, what a choice I made. "The Switch," directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck ("Blades of Glory"), seemed middlebrow initially, but the more I thought about it, the more I became disgusted with it.
Officers were called to Wal-Mart Friday afternoon when a woman with five children passed a note to the service desk clerk, begging her to call the police because she was being held hostage.
People enjoying the trails at Turner Lake complex Thursday evening saw more than they bargained for after they reportedly found a man standing on the trails with no clothes on.
The Newton County School System would love to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers, but it remains to be seen whether a grouping of local farmers would be able to provide enough food for 16,000-plus students at a reasonable cost.
Several women from the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter were treated to makeovers thanks to the Golden Razor Academy and the sisters of the Chi Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Officers went to a home on Hidden Branches Way to serve an outstanding arrest warrant, but the wanted man was less than cooperative, according to reports.
The Covington Redevelopment Authority and residents in Walker's Bend want to see only high-quality structures built in the subdivision to aid in its revitalization and protect the city's significant investment in the area.
Approving the contractors for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program public park in Fairview Estates was decidedly simpler than previous conversations about whether to have a park at all.
In these hard economic times, many families are in need of food. On Monday, Aug. 30, several area Newton and Rockdale County churches will be distributing free boxes of food to all those in need.
U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon) visited Fibervisions Wednesday morning to learn about its business model, tour its facilities and ask if he could help.