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Newton County School Integration

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Newton County Moments In Time Newton County Schools Integrated- September 3, 1970 All the kids in Newton County have been back in school for about a month now.  But one of the most momentous things to happen with the Newton County School System began in 1954 when the integration of our "separate but equal" system started with the United States Supreme Court case Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Court was unanimous in their decision that racial segregation in public schools was a … [Read more...]

Covington Real Estate in May

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Interesting Month in the May Market   A few interesting developments in the real estate world in Covington, Georgia took place in May…   1. Interest rates have begun to creep upward.  The 30-year fixed is now at its  highest level in a year.  The rate rose in May by almost ½ point, now averaging 3.81%.  Now’s the time to buy.  Now’s the time to sell.  The rate will go higher!   2. One of the nation’s largest homebuilders, the Pulte Group, announced this week that it is moving its … [Read more...]

Chero Cola Bottling Works Opens in Covington

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Newton County Moments In Time    March 19, 1914: Chero-Cola Bottling Works Opens In Covington  The laboratory genius of John Pemberton in formulating the world’s favorite soft drink, Coca-Cola,  has been widely recognized.  But Doc Pemberton’s success as an inventor was not matched as a salesman.  He died a pauper and it remained for others to make a commercial success of his creation. But the inventor of Georgia’s other cola, Claude Adkins Hatcher, had the business sense to succeed where Pemberton failed.  … [Read more...]

Quality, Value & Move-In Ready

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Home For Sale in Covington, Georgia - Buckingham Home  for Sale in Covington, Georgia - Buckingham:  (GAMLS# 7137980)  $155,000 For more information, call my mobile phone (770) 337-5262, or email me at Blair@BlairOnTheSquare.com Home for Sale in Covington, Georgia - Buckingham Subdivision - 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Ranch This lovely ranch-style Home For Sale in Covington, Georgia's Buckingham Subdivision offers your family quality, comfort and convenience in a lovely setting.  Nestled on a wooded 1.18-acre … [Read more...]

First Presbyterian Church of Covington Organized

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Moments In Time January 21, 1827 - First Presbyterian Church Organized in Covington   Today, the First Presbyterian Church of Covington occupies the entire block at 1169 Clark Street, just off the Square, here in Covington.  It has been an important part of the Covington community for over 130 years, providing not only spiritual guidance to County residents, but also supporting the Community Food Pantry, Faithworks, Habitat For Humanity, Newton County Literacy, girl scouts and boy scouts, senior citizen … [Read more...]

The Founding of Newton County

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Not only did Santa Claus come on Christmas Eve in 1821, but the Georgia General Assembly gave the settlers living in the area a huge present that year also... their very own County! In 1821, the Georgia State Constitution provided that, when the population of a county reached a certain level – or for reason of law enforcement or educational needs – the General Assembly was to alter the county’s boundaries and lay out a new county. And so it was that the General Assembly laid out a new county from portions of … [Read more...]

Covington Real Estate Top 5 – October, 2012

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Top 5 Trends In Real Estate For October, 2012   Here are the Top 5 Topics and Trends shaping the Covington Real Estate market during October. Mortgage Rates Lower Than Ever:  Mortgage rates have dipped lower than they've ever been.  Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages averaged 3.40 percent with an average 0.6 points at the end of last week.  15-year rates, popular for refinancing, averaged 2.73 with 0.6 average points. Demand For Loans Is Up:  Demand for mortgage loans is up 5% over a year ago due to … [Read more...]

September, 1962 – A Special Moment In Time

A Special Moment In Time September, 1962 In September, 1962 I was a senior at Newton County High School.  My girlfriend, Jean (now my wife, Honey), was a sophomore.  We loved the crisp autumn nights, especially Friday nights, because we always headed to Sharp Field - or wherever the Rams were playing - for our team's gridiron glories.  Those were very special moments in time for us.  But here's what makes those memories and the Friday nights of 2012 even more special.  These are our special Moments In Time... … [Read more...]

Covington – Newton County Chamber of Commerce Chartered

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August 28, 1962: Chamber of Commerce Chartered   If you have been around Covington and Newton County for a number of years, you’ll probably recognize the names of four influential business men of our community in the mid-1900s:  John Jernigan,  P.M. McNiven,  Aubrey Sherwood and Herbert Katz.  In 1953, these men founded the Covington Businessman’s Association to promote local business and bring new industry to Covington. Almost 10 years later, that modest start gave birth to the Covington – Newton County … [Read more...]

Moments In Time: August 28, 1962 – Chamber of Commerce Chartered

Newton County Moments In Time August 28, 1962: Chamber of Commerce Chartered   If you have been around Covington and Newton County for a number of years, you’ll probably recognize the names of four influential business men of our community in the mid-1900s:  John Jernigan, P.M. McNiven, Aubrey Sherwood and Herbert Katz.  In 1953, these men founded the Covington Businessman’s Association to promote local business and bring new industry to Covington. Almost 10 years later, that modest start gave birth to the … [Read more...]