COVINGTON - A 24-year-old mother has been charged with child cruelty in the first degree after her toddler was found in the middle of a street, 2/10 of a mile from home, according to an incident report completed by Covington Police Officer Doug Allen.
COVINGTON - Former county commissioner Susette Monk has qualified to run for Board of Commissioners Chair.
COVINGTON - Rodney Young, the New Jersey man charged with the killing of Newton County resident Gary Lamar Jones on March 30, is now incarcerated in the Newton County Detention Center, Sheriff Joe Nichols said.
CONYERS - According to the Transit Planning Board, there will be a day when it will be possible to ride a rapid transit bus from Conyers to downtown Atlanta, or light rail from Douglasville to Lawrenceville.
COVINGTON - Longtime Covington resident Don Gresham has decided that he wants more of a voice with the Newton County School System.
COVINGTON - More than 20 candidates have qualified to get on the local ballot for the July 15 general primary so far.
CONYERS - The Salem girls soccer team is going back to the Class AAAA quarterfinals.
CONYERS - A big inning by Salem helped turn a close game into a blowout as the Seminoles (22-4 overall, 20-4 in 8-AAAA) scored seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Eastside 10-2 in the final game of the regular season Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The Atlanta Braves simply cannot win a one-run game.
CONYERS - County rivals clashed on the baseball diamond Wednesday at Rockdale, but it was Heritage that topped Rockdale 9-0 in the regular season finale for both teams.
WASHINGTON - Bobby Cox prefers having John Smoltz in Atlanta's rotation.