County commissioners are elected to four-year terms and must reside in the district they represent. Commissioners set the county's annual budget and millage rate, which determines property tax assessed in the county. They vote on various issues affecting the county, including rezonings, and oversee certain functions of county government.
COVINGTON - Mark Patrick, Democratic candidate for the District 1 county commission seat, said he just wants a chance to make a difference in county government.
Vinson pursues residency challenge Candidate asks Sec. of State to get involved in complaint against Fleming
COVINGTON - Democrat Randy Vinson is requesting that the Secretary of State disqualify his opponent, Tim Fleming, in the race for the District 5 county commission seat.
COVINGTON - Republican T.M. "Mort" Ewing is seeking a third term in office as District 1 county commissioner.
COVINGTON - In three years, Alcovy has won its first game, region game and road game. Now, the Tigers will try to accomplish another first - back-to-back wins - when they meet the Jonesboro Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. today at Homer Sharp Stadium.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Lawyer Milloy has enough problems of his own without trying to antagonize Steve Smith.
COVINGTON - The Alcovy Lady Tigers softball team came from behind not only for the win over Ola, but they also worked themselves into a three-way tie for first place in Region 4-AAAA with the 3-1 victory.
CONYERS - When speaking of homecoming, three things are obvious: kings, queens and football.
CONYERS - It wasn't long before the Heritage softball squad chalked up another win, this time against rival Salem, Thursday evening at Seminole Field.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), Conyers Police Department (CPD) and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) between Sept. 15 and Monday:
ATLANTA - Four days after Anthony Kim humbled Sergio Garcia in the Ryder Cup, he beat 29 players just as badly Thursday at the Tour Championship.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department: