PORTERDALE - The City Council voted to move ahead with an impact fee study and simultaneous update of the comprehensive land-use plan at Monday's regular meeting, but the decision did not come without some discord.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Social Circle has received a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the site of an old mill on Cannon Road.
PORTERDALE - After agreeing to pay half of the costs for right of way acquisitions at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road, Porterdale has yet to sign an intergovernmental agreement with Newton County.
The smell of hickory smoke and barbecued chicken filled the air Wednesday as the Covington Lions Club prepared lunch and supper for hundreds of customers at their 36th Annual Chicken BBQ at Academy Springs Park. Two-year-old Reagan Mask gets her first jolt of tangy barbecue sauce as she helps her grandfather, Curtis Lynch, eat his lunch. The Lynch family has made the annual feast a family tradition.
COVINGTON - A woman who left her child at New Journey Learning Center at the Heritage Park apartment complex has made allegations of child cruelty, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
University of Georgia football fans have a chance to see a Bulldog legend this weekend.
COVINGTON - A 22-year-old Rockdale County man allegedly led law enforcement officers from three agencies on a chase before he crashed into the median wall on Interstate 20 recently.
COVINGTON - The latest petty crime wave to hit the area is the theft of catalytic converters, something that is accessible from underneath any parked vehicle. Both the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Covington Police Department are reporting multiple thefts of the devices.
CONYERS - Junior pitcher Anthony Bazzani tossed a two-hitter to lead Heritage (16-2 overall, 16-0 Region 8-AAAA) to a 1-0 victory over visiting Madison County on Wednesday at Danny Blue Field.
AUGUSTA - Trip Kuehne will always be remembered as the other guy, the one who played a pivotal supporting role on that summer day when Tiger Woods revealed to everyone just how special he was going to be.
CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team got off to a fast start against Cedar Shoals on Wednesday at Reid Memorial Stadium.
NEW YORK - David Stern has all kinds of data showing NBA attendance is up, TV ratings are up and merchandise sales are up.