PORTERDALE - City Council members agreed last week that Porterdale's unique history should have a more prominent display for visitors to the mill village.
COVINGTON - At least 430 students in the Newton County School System have transferred from their assigned schools to another Newton County school of their choice as a result of the federal No Child Left Behind Public School Choice program.
COVINGTON - Registration is under way for the Miss Sweetheart Relay 2009 Pageant, a beauty contest that donates proceeds to the Newton County Relay For Life.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - A residency challenge has been filed against District 5 Board of Commissioners Republican candidate Tim Fleming.
CONYERS - Coming into the season, Heritage cross country coach Brian Smith knew his boys squad had a chance to do well this season.
The following food service establishment inspection reports were provided by the Environmental Health Division of the Rockdale County Health Department and the Newton County Health Department. Restaurants that score from 90 to 100 get a letter grade A; those that rate 80-89 get a B; a tally of 70-79 is a C; and below 70 is a U, or unacceptable. A restaurant scoring 70 or above is allowed to operate if there are no critical violations. If a facility is rated U on consecutive inspections, it must close and the owner must prove that it can be operated safely before reopening is allowed.
CONYERS - So much for an upset.
LOUDON, N.H. - The winner of the Chase for the championship will need fast cars, flawless pit stops and solid strategy. He'll also need a strong dose of mental toughness.
COVINGTON - Not only did the Alcovy Tigers have to battle a tough North Clayton team, they also had to battle themselves in their 21-14 Region 4-AAAA loss Saturday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
BETHLEHEM - The Rockdale volleyball squad recorded a pair of matches Thursday against Morgan County (25-16, 25-17) and Apalachee (25-14, 25-14).
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan didn't need much time in the film room to assess his first NFL loss.