COVINGTON - Hands On Newton has been awarded a $10,000 Hands On Georgia State Challenge Grant, it was recently announced.
COVINGTON - The City Council approved an update to the airport layout plan for the Covington Municipal Airport at its Feb. 16 meeting.
COVINGTON - The Enforcement Division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation is warning residents who suffered damage in last week's tornado to make sure any contractors hired to repair damages have the appropriate permits, licenses and insurance coverage.
COVINGTON - The Newton County School System is making a move that likely will put every county high school on the same schedule.
COVINGTON - The Georgia State Patrol has released the name of the 13-year-old victim who was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon.
COVINGTON - With four days notice, Eastside freshman Sage Allen went from junior varsity to the No. 2 135-pound wrestler in Class AAA.
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.
COVINGTON - One swing of the bat by Alcovy pitcher Beau Thomas changed the tide of the game, giving the Tigers a 4-3 win over Salem Monday at Tiger Field.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - When Tommy Hanson arrived for his first big league camp, he was assigned to a corner of the Atlanta Braves' clubhouse with a bunch of other guys wearing football-like numbers.
CONYERS - The Rockdale baseball squad opened its season with a loud bang Monday evening at home with a 17-1 blistering of North Springs in four innings.
The Salem boys soccer squad continued its torrent start with a 1-0 shutout over Spalding during the night cap Friday evening.