CONYERS - The Heritage volleyball team hosted the inaugural Play for a Cure Tournament on Saturday.
FORT OGLETHORPE - Eastside's softball team started the LFO Invitational with a loss but finished strong, winning its four final games - including three shutouts - Friday and Saturday.
COVINGTON - U.S. Congressman Jim Marshall, D- Georgia, will visit the future site of Chimney Park on Sept. 2 to tout the pending No Child Left Inside legislation that will provide more public funding for environmental education for students.
GRIFFIN - The Heritage boys cross country team opened the season with a bang Saturday.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - The district accreditation review of the Newton County School System started this week.
NEW YORK - Olympic champions Rafael Nadal and Elena Dementieva showed their mettle at the U.S. Open, overcoming early challenges to win Monday in the start of what's expected to be a wide-open tournament.
COVINGTON - A man who was helping a stranded motorist on Fairview Road on Saturday night was struck and killed when he inadvertently took a step back into the roadway, according to Lt. Bill Watterson of the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - A Covington man is being sought by federal, state and local authorities in connection with the slaying of a Covington woman whose body was found Saturday night, according to John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
COVINGTON - Not to say that one player can make or break a team, but Demtrius McCray is definitely going to be a big part of the Newton Rams football team this season.