Recognizing Influential Black Musicians from Newton County

June is African American Music Appreciation Month, formerly called National Black Music Month. It’s a time to celebrate the contributions and influences of black musicians. With the south being historically rooted in rich African American traditions, their music has inspired generations. Some of the music genres include Sacred music, folk music, the Blues, jazz, R&B, […]

How Dad Would Love to Spend Time in Covington

  Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. It’s a day to honor Dad and spend some quality time with him, doing the things he loves doing. Whether he loves adventure, leisure recreation, art or film, we’ve got some awesome ideas for how Dad would love to spend quality time with you in Covington.     […]

Travel Bloggers Share Their Experiences in Covington

We love the attention we’ve gotten from travel bloggers! This is especially the case for TV and film tourism. We appreciate the eye for detail that travel bloggers have and their tourist perspective on our local destinations. While some of them focus on Covington as the Hollywood of the South with its abundance of productions, […]

History Tourism: Wild West Heyday of Covington Ga

When you think of the wild west, what images come to mind? Maybe it’s the exchange with Indians as settlers move into unknown territory, log cabins in the woods, the men hanging out at the town’s saloon, the stagecoach bringing news and supplies to an area sparsely developed, or the sheriff that is stopping lawlessness. […]

Newton County Historical Society: Preserving Our County History

Newton County welcomes visitors interested in genealogy tourism and history tourism. Thanks to the efforts of the Newton County Historical Society, our county has a rich history that is preserved. Since 1971, our local historical society has been dedicated to historic preservation and maintains archives that date back to the mid-1860s. Historic Preservation of The Brick […]

Covington Garden Club Going 90 Years Strong

Thanks to the members of the Covington Garden Club, which formed in November 1929, our community has received their help with beautification for decades. Members of the Covington Garden Club celebrated 90 years in December 2019. As a club in the Redbud District of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., they are involved with beautification of parks […]

Take a Road Trip Through Newton County

Are you ready to experience the fun of road trips? National Road Trip Day is the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May 22, 2020, and serves as the official kickoff of the summer road trip season. If you are thinking of planning a road trip, you are not alone. With concerns about COVID-19 and […]

Art Tourism in Covington and Newton County

Georgia’s shelter-in-place has been lifted for most people and you might be anxious to get out and about. If you’ve spent any time engaged online in art tourism or cultural tourism while safe at home, you might want to see artwork up close and personal. Maybe your love of art has you excited about visiting […]

Here for Good Georgia Helps Lift Our Community

As the pandemic impacts businesses across the globe, a new movement has started. That movement is called Here for Good and has grown across 34 states, including Georgia. Our local campaign, Here for Good Georgia, is helping to lift our community in Newton County. It’s a movement to keep small mom and pop businesses Here […]

Book Your Destination Wedding in Newton County

Where do you want to be when your wedding day comes? If your thoughts drift to a beautiful and romantic destination wedding that has a unique appeal fitting your personality, Newton County has the perfect venue for you! As a wedding tourism and marriage tourism destination, we have many amazing venues to celebrate your special […]