COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is hoping to save a little money at the end of this school year by merging two central office positions.
COVINGTON - County commissioners were recently notified that they are facing a nearly $8.6 million shortfall for the fiscal year 2010 budget.
CONYERS - Organizers seeking to build a $350 million, mixed-use residential complex to house veterans announced recently they will suspend their efforts as a result of the troubled economy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The last thing Juan Pablo Montoya wanted was a crew chief change. He didn't want the turmoil and feared another leadership change would unravel his race team.
COVINGTON - Sometimes you have to believe in yourself even when the odds are stacked against you.
AUGUSTA - Danny Lee figured he would see Tiger Woods at some point during the Masters, but it was no less surprising to look up from the putting green at golf's biggest star hitting a 3-wood off the 10th tee.
Staff photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
ATHENS - There could be some new competition in Georgia's competition to replace Knowshon Moreno at tailback.
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.
ATLANTA - Are you involved with a nonprofit organization that would be interested in "greening up" its building and work environment? Launched in April 2008, Grants to Green provides environmentally focused knowledge and funding to strengthen nonprofits in the 23-county metro Atlanta region.
COVINGTON - The man accused of killing his girlfriend and turning the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt in November of 2007 has been deemed competent to stand trial, according to the Newton County District Attorney's Office.