COVINGTON - In 2007, firefighters with Newton County Fire Service ran about 200 more calls than they did in 2006, according to Chief Mike Satterfield.
COVINGTON - Construction on Hightower Trail Bridge over Gum Creek is about to get under way.
COVINGTON - Parents and guardians who want their 4-year-olds to attend a Newton County School System prekindergarten class can register their child in the NCSS Pre-K lottery beginning March 24.
COVINGTON - Two houses under construction in Newton County were stripped of more than $9,000 worth of appliances and copper by thieves earlier this week.
PORTERDALE - Officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation and their engineering consulting firm met with members of the Porterdale City Council and residents at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the intersection improvement project at Ga. Highway 81 and Crowell Road.
Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - The Newton girls soccer team started slow, but it quickly built momentum, beating Stephenson 4-0 Wednesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
CONYERS - Both Heritage tennis teams picked up their second subregion wins Wednesday, sweeping Eastside by identical 5-0 scores.
COVINGTON - Even though Newton's golf teams are young, both the boys and girls teams have valuable experience.
Let me get this clear in my mind: Georgia trails everyone except Bangladesh in SAT scores, class size is still a problem, No Child Left Behind is a tangle of bureaucratic subterfuge, Gov. Sonny Perdue killed the foreign language program for elementary schools and we have one school system - Clayton County - so poorly managed it's about to lose its accreditation and students have petitioned the school board to resign.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Carl Edwards used two straight wins to take the Sprint Cup points lead for the first time in his career.
One-hit wonder for Braves
CONYERS - Both the Rockdale girls and the Alcovy boys soccer teams picked up big wins Wednesday night at Reid Memorial Stadium.
My friend and I were having a conversation the other morning about the month of March. Yes, after 10 years as a columnist, I still have a friend left; but just the one. It was his contention that March might just be the very best month of the year. He had a Top Ten list of reasons to back up his claim. Honesty compels me to admit that many of his reasons centered on the sports world, but that's OK. I like sports, too, and I must say, he made a compelling argument.