COVINGTON - Seven area children will be a part of Zoo Atlanta history in a few days.
COVINGTON - Retail experts predicted Black Friday sales would be down this year due to the tough economy, but local store managers said they've seen no sign of it.
COVINGTON - Even though many have been hit hard by the economic downturn, stores still are seeing high-priced items on their top sales lists this holiday season.
"I wanted to say thank you to Downtown Covington for a great evening on the Square Thursday night. My family had a blast. The only safety concern I see that needs to be addressed immediately is detouring the traffic off the Square. The Square should be closed off during those few hours for only one night a week for three weeks. We now have a three-story parking deck that can be utilized for these type of events. Let's use it, our tax dollars have paid for it. Let's keep our kids safe!"
COVINGTON - The Newton County School System and Board of Education will present its list of legislative priorities to state legislators in December.
COVINGTON - Though restaurants have been required to meet more stringent requirements on health inspections for almost a year, some are still struggling to get their scores back up to par.
CONYERS - Heritage rumbled its way to first place Friday morning at home during the Patriot Rumble Duals.
CAIRO - Down 13-6 in the third quarter, Eastside let a golden opportunity slip through its fingers.
CAIRO - In the postseason, the difference between winning and losing can be a couple of plays here and there.
"I hope you have a lonely Thanksgiving," Ken no-last-name e-mailed me last week. He said he was a supporter of Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He was really mad at me for suggesting that old Sax might not be another Daniel Webster or Sam Nunn. I suppose Ken didn't read that I am betting a wad ($50) on his guy Saxby to win the special election against Democratic iron man "Boss Jim" Martin.
ATLANTA - The Alcovy boys basketball squad kicked off its season Wednesday in style by ousting North Springs 67-37 at Philips Arena.