George Moreland Stamps tells military stories akin to battle scenes only seen in movies. The 88-year-old Covington resident is a World War II veteran who still recalls his dangerous adventures like they were yesterday.
With the forecast calling for thunderstorms tomorrow, many residents of Covington, Porterdale, Oxford, and Social Circle are left wondering whether or not the festivities for the Fourth of July will go on as planned.
Even a little rain could not stop the City of Covington from throwing a grand celebration Sunday for the Fourth of July. Citzens from Newton, Rockdale, and surrounding areas poored out to the Covington square to participate in what would turn out to be a night full of fun and excitment.
When you say Fourth of July, most people immediately think of fireworks, parades and grilling. Since anything I put on a grill ends up charred on the outside and still quivering and raw on the inside, I have always been a fan of the easier Independence Day fare. Below you will find child-friendly (and super tasty) recipes to help celebrate in style - even if you can't cook a burger on the grill.
If you are looking to get out of town this summer but don't want to feel the burn in your pocket, there are some places around Covington that offer a perfect day out with the family.
According to Caitlin Dewey of Kipling.com, Atlanta is number three on the list titled, "10 Cheapest Cities You'll Want to Visit" this summer. Dewey highlights the great culinary scene and amazing tourism spots. With the world's busiest airport Hartsfield-Jackson being located in Atlanta, the city has become a major draw for people looking for a cheap vacation, according to Dewey ...
The announcement of layoffs by General Mills will impact Newton County, though it is unclear how much.
According to General Mills' spokeswoman Bridget Christenson, who said the company does not go into details about the impact by location, "there are a handful of individuals who have been impacted" at the Covington facility.