COVINGTON - Officials at the Newton County School System met with more than 500 staff members Friday to inform them that some positions in their departments would be reduced or eliminated next school year.
CONYERS - Cyclists in Conyers are picking up the pace to make the area a biker's destination.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged a 49-year-old Covington man with aggravated child molestation, according to NCSO spokesman Lt. Mark Mitchell.
CONYERS - Parents of students at Conyers Middle School are advised to keep a close watch on their children this week after one student was diagnosed with mumps.
COVINGTON - County commissioners are expected to decide how to handle the more than $5 million budget shortfall projected for this fiscal year at their regular 7 p.m. meeting today at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
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.
WINDER - They came, they saw, they conquered.
Twenty-one local wrestlers qualified for the traditional wrestling state tournament over the weekend during the sectionals tournament.
COVINGTON - The time has come when it's win or go home.
ATLANTA - The Heritage boys swim team certainly proved its worth Saturday at Westminster in the state swimming meet.
STOCKBRIDGE - A huge fourth quarter by the Alcovy defense and the Butts brothers, Julian and Jordan, allowed the Tigers overcome a 10-point fourth quarter deficit in their 57-54 overtime win over North Clayton in the opening round of the Region 4-AAAA boys tournament Monday.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth sampled the champagne in Victory Lane, posed for a few photos, then got on a plane and went home.
CONYERS - Georgia State University head football coach and interim athletics director Bill Curry will be the featured speaker for the Rockdale County Rotary Club on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at 7:30 a.m. at the East Tower of Rockdale Medical Center, 1412 Milstead Ave.