COVINGTON - Teachers and other employees in the Newton County School System may not have to shell out as much extra money for state health benefits as some thought last week.
COVINGTON - Reconsideration of a Board of Zoning Appeals decision caused confusion amongst commissioners Tuesday night, as well as a brief confrontation between Chairman Aaron Varner and District 2 Commissioner Earnest Simmons.
COVINGTON - Initial projections on hotel/motel tax revenues earmarked to pay off $23 million in bonds for the civic and conference center project were "overly optimistic," according to officials, and more conservative figures are now in circulation.
COVINGTON - Four Newton County deputies learned some valuable lessons during their recent trip to hurricane-ravaged Louisiana: Humidity there is terrible, but Cajun food fresh from the bayou is wonderful, and the hospitality is grand.
CONYERS - Rockdale County resident Russell Paschal said he and his wife, Sandy, decided to buy a pair of scooters this summer after gasoline prices hit $4 per gallon. According to local dealers, the Paschals are part of a growing trend of folks switching from four wheels to two wheels as a way to cut back on gas expenses.
ATHENS - Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford understands how to win games in oppressive heat.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says he won't be satisfied with Georgia Tech's defense until the unit records a shutout.
ATLANTA - Ryan Howard drove in the first run in Philadelphia's four-run first inning, and rookie J.A. Happ pitched six scoreless innings to help the Phillies earn their season-high sixth straight win, 6-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
COVINGTON - The Alcovy football team is going to have to do something that has given it trouble in the past three games if it hopes to turn things around in Region 4-AAAA on Friday night at Stockbridge.
Henderson strikes out 16 for Eastside
CONYERS - Left at the altar by Signature Hospital Corporation three months ago, Rockdale Medical Center officials said they have found a new suitor after reaching an agreement to sell the publicly-owned hospital to LifePoint Hospitals Inc.
CONYERS - There are two numbers that stand out when looking at Friday night's matchup between Salem and Monroe Area.