COVINGTON - An employee at the Shell Food Mart on Salem Road was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department was wrapped in crime scene tape Tuesday afternoon after a mighty oak was apparently tired of standing upright.
COVINGTON - A squabble between City Council members over the cost to remodel the elected officials' office at City Hall means the council will go back to the drawing board on the project.
CONYERS - Just hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Rockdale County Jail, a woman drove her vehicle through the front of the new building.
COVINGTON - For the 10th straight year, the Newton County Sheriff's Office and the Dixie Star Riders Club will start their engines for a good cause Saturday morning as they help fill Santa's sleigh for needy children in Newton County.
A sign proclaiming the roadway leading off Alcovy Road into the Newton County Law Enforcement Center has been erected. The honor was announced to Sheriff Joe Nichols during his recent retirement party. Nichols' third term will end Dec. 31 after nearly 38 years in law enforcement.
COVINGTON - Eastside's cross country team made everyone in Region 8-AAA take notice even though the boys squad came up short in its quest a state berth.
COVINGTON - Newton's Quenton Pooler and Demetrius McCray impressed several coaches during the season, leading to their first-team selections on the All-Region 2-AAAAA Football Team.
CONYERS - The Heritage wrestling squad is off to a quick start.
Not many folks in these parts remember or even care much anymore, but 10 years ago education reform was a top priority on the national and state agendas.
To the editor:
ATHENS - Albert Jackson scored the game-winning basket with 28.3 seconds remaining and grabbed a critical rebound with 0.5 left to help Georgia beat Virginia Tech 67-66 on Tuesday night.
AUSTIN, Texas - There was a time Colt McCoy's voice cracked in the Texas huddle. Today, he commands it with a hard look or a stern word if needed.
My mama used to tell me that my eyes were bigger than my stomach. I would get this admonition, of course, when I filled my plate up with more food than I could eat. That doesn't happen very often anymore. It's not that I don't put a lot of food on my plate. It's just hard to exceed my appetite these days.