COVINGTON - The 48th annual Little Mr. and Miss Newton County Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Alcovy High School Auditorium.
COVINGTON - A quick-thinking employee and vigilant police officers thwarted an attempted armed robbery at the Ingles grocery store on Turner Lake Road on Wednesday night, according to the Covington Police Department.
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COVINGTON - Friends of the Emmett and Rhonda Jean Denby family, whose home is being condemned by Newton County to build Bear Creek Reservoir, are holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in protest. The vigil will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in front of the Newton County Historic Courthouse, the same night the Board of Commissioners meets.
CONYERS - Both the Rockdale and Heritage boys basketball squads tip off tonight in the most crucial day of the season during the first round of the 8-AAAA tournament at Winder-Barrow High School.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - In any other year, Carl Edwards probably would have been a NASCAR champion.
ATLANTA - Heritage swimmer Nathanael Eisenman qualified for the Class A-AAAA state finals in three events Friday at Westminster.
Jewel May, a 6-1 sophomore at University of South Carolina, tallied 10 points for the Gamecocks during their rally against Ole Miss last Sunday. May hit four baskets, two free-throws and blocked a shot attempt. The former Heritage standout sparked eight rebounds, four offensive and four defensive. May leads the Gamecocks on the backboards averaging 5.8 per game. Despite a late rally from USC, the Gamecocks fell 65-66 against the Rebels.
WINDER - Friday the 13th proved to be quite unlucky for both the Salem and Heritage girls basketball teams.
Pat and Cleo Porter relax in the den of their Lake Capri home, which offers a picturesque view of the sun sparkling on the water. Mr. Porter is considering the question of what first attracted him to Cleo, his wife of 70 years.
COVINGTON - Eastside's soccer teams took the first step in winning the county championship with a sweep of the Alcovy Tigers on Friday.