OXFORD - The next couple of weeks will be filled with beautification projects in Oxford.
Christy Ann Lassiter, a member of the Satsuki Garden Club, puts in the final rose of her group's display of "The Year of Pleasures," a book by Elizabeth Berg. Several groups in the club worked up displays in the Garden Room at the Newton County Library in honor of National Library Week, April 13-19.
COVINGTON - A 22-year-old Covington man died Sunday following what Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown termed a "minor crash" after a short car chase. The man allegedly fled from a deputy attempting to make a traffic stop because the car did not have an appropriate tag.
COVINGTON - Officials with the city of Covington and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority are working on an agreement to provide sewer to property north of Covington Municipal Airport that is being targeted by the Newton County School System for a new school.
NEWBORN - Beginning next year, members of the Newborn Town Council will get compensated for their service.
CONYERS - Timely hitting by Heritage helped put the Patriots atop Region 8-AAAA with their 5-3 win over Apalachee on Tuesday.
ATHENS - Suzanne Yoculan is one of the most successful gymnastics coaches in the country, leading Georgia to nine NCAA titles. She is also one of the most controversial figures on the Bulldogs' campus.
CONYERS - It didn't matter where Salem played Tuesday night, Brandon Crumbley was bringing the heat with him.
The last time I visited a doctor, about a month ago, I fell off the scale in his office and broke a rib. It was 9 o'clock in the morning, and I had consumed only one cup of coffee.
COVINGTON - Newton's baseball team is in a position to make it to the Class AAAAA baseball playoffs this spring. After the first half of the region schedule, the Rams are in position to host a first-round series after in the state playoffs.
WASHINGTON - About that bow.
Maybe it is because spring is in the air. Maybe it is because we all have cabin fever from being cooped up all winter. Whatever the cause, the effect is that history seems to happen in April - at least American history does. That's not to discount other months, of course. Pearl Harbor was attacked three weeks before Christmas and D-Day occurred on June 6 - and the Muslim terrorists - or whatever the politically correct term-of-the-day is for the human garbage that flew airplanes into the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and the Pennsylvania countryside in 2001 - chose September to carry out their dastardly deeds.
ATLANTA - Flip Murray scored 17 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks reserves past the Miami Heat scrubs 81-79 Tuesday night in a playoff preview that was more like a preseason game.