COVINGTON - For the second straight year, Newton County 11th-grade students outpaced their statewide peers on the Georgia High School Graduation Writing Test.
COVINGTON - A 65-year-old Newton County man has been arrested and charged with having improper sexual contact with a 15-year-old relative.
COVINGTON - A Newton County man reported to the Sheriff's Office that someone broke into his home and stole more than $31,000 worth of property, including diamond rings, Rolex watches, electronics, revolvers, rifles, shotguns and pistols.
CONYERS - The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning get-together of teenagers on Saturday that led to a 15-year-old boy being sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest.
Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - Legacy Communities, the builder/developer of three Covington subdivisions, has been named 2009 National Builder of the Year by Professional Builder Magazine.
The Heritage and Salem girls basketball teams collected covincing victories Saturday during local high school basketball action.
CONYERS - Plenty of depth led to a second-place finish for the Rockdale swim team Saturday at Johnson Park against six other schools, including crosstown rivals Heritage and Salem.
The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department and the Newton County Health Department. Restaurants that score from 90 to 100 get a letter grade A; those that rate 80-89 get a B; a tally of 70-79 is a C; and below 70 is a U, or unacceptable. A restaurant scoring 70 or above is allowed to operate if there are no critical violations. If a facility is rated U on consecutive inspections, it must close and the owner must prove that it can be operated safely before reopening is allowed.
NORMAN, Okla. - Sam Bradford was the kind of kid everyone knew and nobody noticed.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Coach Mike Smith gave his Atlanta Falcons an important reminder about one of football's most basic principles: Playoff teams don't whiff on tackles.
COVINGTON - Rockdale's wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season by winning the Cross Bones Duals at East Paulding High School on Saturday.