ATLANTA - With an unexpected prize already in hand, the Atlanta Falcons have even more within grasp when they meet the St. Louis Rams today.
The Newton boys basketball team opened up the Powerade Festival with a 70-41 victory over Alpharetta at North Gwinnett High School on Saturday.
COVINGTON - Some students in the Newton County School System will have more options for public school programs next school year.
The future of local volleyball is in good hands.
In his terrific and readable new biography of President Andrew Jackson, "American Lion," Jon Meacham reports on the absence of communications between President-elect Jackson and the man whom he defeated, President John Quincy Adams.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Derek Nicholson and Dakota Wilson returned fumbles for touchdowns, Christian Ponder threw two TD passes and Florida State routed Wisconsin 42-13 Saturday in the Champs Sports Bowl.
"Fast away the old year passes." Boy, I'll say. Weren't we just here, saying goodbye to 2007 and looking forward to '08? Sure seems that way to me.
CONYERS - Erik Bigelow's red convertible, a 1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet, is as unassuming as any car that is on the road today until he turns the ignition and nothing happens.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored a season-high 41 points, Josh Smith also set a season high with 24, and the Atlanta Hawks withstood Ben Gordon's 3-point barrage to beat the Chicago Bulls 129-117 on Saturday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - During four record-breaking seasons at West Virginia, Pat White made comeback victories and bowl wins routine.
On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONYERS - Rockdale County will add four more courts to the new tennis center based on the fundraising efforts of local tennis enthusiasts.
COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff-Elect Ezell Brown said lasting bonds and friendships were formed during the monthlong intensive training sessions for 45 new Georgia sheriffs and he is eager to begin putting into practice what he learned.