CONYERS - Former Air Force Col. Lee Ellis, who spent time with Republican presidential candidate John McCain as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, will be the guest speaker at the Rockdale County Republican Party meeting Saturday.
OXFORD - Families and friends of Oxford College will enjoy a celebration this weekend.
COVINGTON - If you know somebody who deserves a bit of recognition, now's your chance to put that person in the spotlight.
COVINGTON - An 18-year-old Conyers man has been arrested and charged with statutory rape after a Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy found him and a 13-year-old girl together in a parked car near the area of Alcovy Trestle and Hazelbrand Road, according to Lt. Mark Mitchell.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - Summer may be officially over, but the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce is offering one last opportunity to go to a beach party.
We have all seen them. Far too often we have seen them - white wooden crosses on the side of the road, adorned with flowers and Teddy bears and goodbye letters from devastated friends. These impromptu memorials generally mark the spot where a life was tragically lost in an automobile accident.
ATLANTA - This week's coaching change at Clemson showed Paul Johnson that university presidents and athletic directors have short memories when it comes to games won by an embattled coach.
COVINGTON - Of all the local teams that lost last week, none is more eager to get back on track than Newton.
ATLANTA - Antti Miettinen scored two third-period goals to help the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
COVINGTON - Newton catcher Chaconna Marks played a big role in helping get the Lady Rams into the Class AAAAA South Sectionals.
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CONYERS - Heritage football coach Chad Frazier has a specific goal in mind for the final four weeks of the 2008 season.
Nov. 4 could be a game-changing day in the life and career of Karen Handel, and she is not even standing for re-election.