COVINGTON - Local businessman Jimmy Clark Jr. will run as a Democrat in the race for the District 3 Board of Commissioners seat, he announced this week.
CONYERS - The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted Thursday to open an investigation regarding Salem High School Band Director Shawn Geiger and Assistant Band Director John Claybrook.
COVINGTON - Arbor Day, traditionally a time to encourage tree planting and care, was celebrated across the state Friday.
Rockdale inmate charged in alleged relationships Man accused of bypassing phone system along with deputy, public defender
CONYERS - A man accused of bypassing the telephone system in the jail and having an improper relationship with a jail deputy and a public defender has been charged in connection with the allegations.
COVINGTON - Two men accused in the shooting death of Rufus Tony Richardson were found guilty of the crime Friday afternoon in Newton County Superior Court.
"It is funny how the church is 'private property', because when the movie theater was there, they did not think twice about allowing locals to use the parking lot. But, then again, the difference is that business actually cared about the community, while the business there now hides behind a 'church' to avoid paying taxes."
WINDER - Eastside wrestling coach Brandon Blakeman has a good chance of getting what he wants for his birthday today as his team is in position to win the Area 8-AAAA championship.
During the last gubernatorial campaign two years ago, Democrat Mark Taylor repeatedly hammered Gov. Sonny Perdue's "austerity" cuts to education.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - For the 49th straight time, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is attending spring training.
Art Linkletter used to have a television program, back in the previous millennium, called "House Party". One of the favorite features of his show was a bit called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." Some of you may remember it. It was a simple premise, really, in which Linkletter exploited the innocence of children by setting up his camera in day care centers, kindergarten classes and primary schools - or maybe he actually brought the kids into his studio - and asking them questions about mostly adult situations.
Here's a little election year bonus - consumer friendly legislation that doesn't cost the government anything. In fact, it makes money.
DACULA - A promising season came to an abrupt end Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA basketball tournament as the No. 1-seeded Heritage boys were upset by Clarke Central 56-53.
COVINGTON - The Newton wrestling team heads into the Area 2-AAAAA Tournament with high expectations.
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DACULA - The Salem girls basketball team will be on the road for the first round of the state tournament after falling to Madison County on Friday in the semifinal round of the Region 8-AAAA tournament.