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.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) held a meet and greet for senior citizens May 31, at the Newton County Senior Center on Turner Lake Road.
As budgets get tighter while 911 calls grow, firefighters are increasingly being put on the front lines as emergency medical first responders.
A lookout has been issued for a Conyers woman who has been missing since Tuesday.
Vince Lowe might look like a picture of strapping health, but this biker has been waiting and searching for a kidney since 2009.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.
Jordan Marie Aaron, the 13-year-old Covington girl who has been missing for over a month, was found safe Wednesday.
A Georgia Lottery winning ticket worth $3 million was sold in Covington. F S Food Mart, located at 10946 Highway 278 E. in Covington, sold the winning top prize ticket from the instant game 100X The Money.
The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.37 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.
1. Cook Rd; between Mt Tabor & Bald Rock Rd – (OPEN)
A "one stop shop" disaster recovery center operated by the Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) will open in Rockdale County at 1400 Parker Road starting today, Sept. 29.
The crowd at Saturday's health care town hall meeting at Alcovy High School had a lot of issues with the current healthcare system, but the majority of those who spoke, and U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon), said the current proposals would not fix the problems.
A false report had officers rushing to a local restaurant, but the accused ended up arrested anyway, charged with disorderly conduct.
The federal government recently became the biggest donor to the community's project to raise $113,000 for upgraded Level III bulletproof vests for the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
Big day: Members of the Covington Kiwanis Club raised $6,000 at the Richard Rawlins Golf Classic and donated $3,000 to two local nonprofit organizations Thursday. Kiwanis Past-president Bill Loeble presents a check to Kathie Smith, chair of the Newton County Foundation for Educational Excellence's board of trustees. Miracle Field board member and chair of Friends of Newton Parks Terry Smith and Newton County Recreation Commission Director Tommy Hailey accept a check from ...
According to the office of Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, flood losses have been estimated at $250 million, most of which is uninsured.
When Cecil Yarbrough walked outside his home at the Riverside Estates Mobile Home Park Saturday morning and noticed water from the Yellow River was standing at around five inches, he decided to move, thinking that the river couldn't possibly get any higher. Now displaced and living with friends, he realizes just how wrong he was.
Aug. 2, 1887: The Covington Star reported that 16 inches of rain fell in a continuous downpour that began on July 27. Before the rain stopped another 2 inches fell, bringing the total to 18 inches. In the city of Covington, foot bridges were destroyed, streets and sidewalks were washed out, houses leaked and cellars flooded. The Star published an article stating: "the streams are higher than they have ever been known before, ...
Take Aim! Two shooting ranges (50 - & 100-yard) offer recreational shooters a chance to take aim. No license or fee is required for using the range complex. Visitors are asked to sign in at the range and abide by the posted rules. A DNR range safety officer can help you with any questions. You must bring your own eye and ear protection, targets and target stands. The target should be ...
According to Newton County Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Smith, as waters continue to recede, the threat of impending rain is a concern - albeit a slight one.
Throughout the day Monday, Barbara Green monitored the weather as well as the Yellow River, which was slowly climbing out of its bed and inching its way toward her back door.
The National Weather Service Doppler radar estimates that between 1.0 and 1.5 inches of rain may fall in Newton County this evening. Because the ground is completely saturated from recent heavy rains the additional rains could result in runoff into area creeks, streams and rivers. Flooding in low-lying and flood prone areas is predicted to be likely as is flooding of some roads - especially poor drainage areas.
Catoosa, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties were added to the list of counties declared federal disaster areas late Friday, making residents eligible for recovery assistance.