COVINGTON - Goody's in Newton Plaza is closing, leaving Covington shoppers with no department stores and scant choices for retail clothing.
COVINGTON - The annual community Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Newton High School's Porter Hall.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - A young teenager was assaulted and shots were fired into a vehicle at a party on Bridges Way late Saturday, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - The city of Covington has suspended its contract with check guarantor CheckCare out of Warner Robins, citing a potential breach of contract.
ATLANTA - State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) was reappointed Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee Chairman for the 2009-10 sessions of the Georgia General Assembly by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. The committee exists to maintain Senate oversight for veterans' services, National Guard activities and homeland security efforts in Georgia.
CONYERS - Entering the second week of subregion play, the Rockdale boys and Salem girls are first among the standings.
NEW YORK - Rickey Henderson sped his way into the Hall of Fame on the first ballot Monday, and Jim Rice made it in on his 15th and final try.
On the road Saturday, the Heritage girls blasted Monticello to the tune of 53-23.
I remember when Chuck Morgan sat in his shabby fourth-floor office in an aging building on Forsyth Street. Known among reporters as the Bomb-Throwers' Building, the low-rent edifice housed most of the civil rights organizations in Atlanta.
Are y'all ready for change? It's a comin'! In fact, it has already arrived in some quarters - and high time, I'd say. After all, the electorate of our fine community deserves the representation commensurate with the choices it made on Election Day.
COVINGTON - Alcovy's wrestling team made school history with its second place finish in the Area 4-AAAA team dual championship Saturday at Ola.
COVINGTON - The Newton wrestling team is headed to Macon to compete in the Class AAAAA team dual championship after finishing second in the Area 2-AAAAA duals Saturday at Redan High School.
ATLANTA - Japanese all-star pitcher Kenshin Kawakami was in Atlanta on Monday for a physical needed to finalize an agreement with the Braves, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.