Grace Budd-Spradley picked up a yellowed packet of seeds labeled "Mayflower" and turned it over in her hand.
"My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy. I confess I had no idea of it myself. While we shall see multiple instances of Europeans going to live in America, I will venture to say no man now living will ever witness an instance of an American removing to settle in Europe and continuing there."
The Fourth of July brings a renewed sense of patriotism, a chance to stand by the grill all day and an annual pilgrimage of firework vendors.
Three people were bitten by rabid wild animals in separate Rockdale incidents in the past couple of weeks, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, which is warning residents to stay alert for a possible rabies outbreak.
As everyone gears up for Independence Day and summer vacations, an undernoted story is often pets who are left behind.
Things got strange Sunday morning on Crowell Road.
The Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on Friday, July 4th, 2014 in observance of Independence Day. They will re-open Saturday, July 5th.
A 21-year-old man fled Walmart, leaving 136 stolen packs of gaming cards in a shopping cart behind him. Walmart officials alerted the Covington Police Department.
While hosting the ongoing little league district tournament for the first time, Newton teams continue to prosper by winning games, as they all look to win the district championship.
A local private Christian school was looking for help, and they found some.
The Salvation Army has had a busy start to its summer in Newton County, kicking things off with an event at Camp Grandview in Jasper. The Salvation Army sponsored 18 children from Newton County to attend the camp for children, adults and seniors. Camp Grandview gives life-changing experience to its campers. They enjoy fresh mountain air, exercise and character-based programs, and make new friends that last a lifetime.
A 1959 movie 'Pork Chop Hill' starring Gregory Peck depicted the costly 1953 battle for a rocky hill during the last year of the Korean War. Pork Chop Hill had, in fact, snuffed out numerous lives before 1953. This is the story of one survivor, born and raised in Rockdale County.
In observance of the upcoming Independence Day, our offices will be closed. For any questions, please contact editor Bryan Fazio via email: bfazio@covnews. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
Splashing through a creek.
Covington Police officers arrested a car full of people and procured suspected marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and two handguns.
The Newton County School System food program has more dough than it knows what to do with. And not the kind that can turn into an excess of bread.
Newton County native and retired Lt. Col. William (Ike) Robertson was awarded the "cross of military service" by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC).
Hollywood is coming back to downtown Covington, this time in the form of feature drama "Selma" about Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama, which is regarded as the peak of the U.S. Civil Rights movement.
IN BRIEF: crash involving a dump truck and a box truck closed at least the right lane of I-20 eastbound in Rockdale County, just past the entrance/exit to Ga. Hwy 138. Minor injuries are reported in the crash, which occured before 6:50 a.m. and is expected to be cleared by 8 a.m. The truck and dump truck are in the ditch awaiting a tow service.
The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office arrested a man over the weekend that had recently escaped from prison, stole a truck and is suspected in two recent bank robberies.
Family and friends gathered around Dr. Bill Dobbs bedside at Newton Medical Center Sunday as he passed away after complications from a fall he suffered days earlier.
A sprinkler system will cost some money up front - about $2 per square foot, though some of the cost could be offset by lower insurance premium payments - but it could save a home, possessions and even a life.
The 2014 legislative session ended in March, but there may still be questions among residents about how these new laws passed by Governor Deal will directly affect local cities, governments and residents.
Yeah, what is this strange job you hired me to do for the last decade?
My husband said he ought to look up an old teacher from high school - a teacher, who for some reason, seemed to think he should learn certain math skills before graduating.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed an expansive gun bill into law two weeks ago, bringing it into the national spotlight and renewing a polarizing debate among proponents, critics and those trying to figure out how it affects them.
A Covington Police officer was patrolling an area near Washington Street when he stopped a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee for speeding around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The weather has been nice and hopefully April showers have made way for May flowers.
State transportation officials are warning residents avoid portions of Interstate 20 this weekend if possible, unless they want to face the possibility of very long delays.