COVINGTON - Filming of the new television series "The Vampire Diaries" got under way Thursday on the Square in downtown Covington.
COVINGTON - Teachers and other staff in the Newton County School System should expect a cut in pay this year due to state-enacted furloughs.
COVINGTON - The city of Covington is ready to place liens on properties whose owners are delinquent in paying stormwater bills.
COVINGTON - The victim of an attempted drowning was rescued from the Yellow River Thursday afternoon after he was tossed from the Ga. Highway 81 bridge, surfacing at the waterfalls.
COVINGTON - The proprietor of L&B Recycling in Porterdale recently reported to a Covington Police officer that he had video surveillance tape showing a suspect stealing radiators from his business, according to a Covington Police Department incident report.
COVINGTON - The new homeless shelter that recently opened at 7153 Turner Lake Circle will celebrate its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday.
HOOVER, Ala. - Florida is an overwhelming favorite to repeat as Southeastern Conference and national champions with quarterback Tim Tebow back under center.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department and Porterdale Police Department:
All Democrats with an IQ above room temperature understand the gigantic stakes involved in the success - or failure - of President Barack Obama's commitment to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. Those stakes include nothing less than the political fate, fortune and future of this still-new Democratic administration and, quite possibly, the continued survival of Democratic majorities in the Congress.
Water ruling defies logic, common sense
ATLANTA - Barry Zito earned the win in the box score and the save from his manager.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Conyers Police Department and Georgia State Patrol between July 14 and Monday:
I was ecstatic when I got the e-mail last spring from Samantha Fuhrey, inviting me to speak to the teachers who would be new to the Newton County School System this year. I first met Samantha when I spoke to the faculty of Indian Creek Middle School, of which she was principal - and a legend among delivery men everywhere.
Turn on your television news or pick up your local newspaper. It seems like every day there are more and more reports of increased criminal activity. If you don't want to become a statistic, remain alert. They are out to get you - thieves, I mean!
DOUGLASVILLE - Both Post 77 teams are still in contention in the American Legion State Baseball Tournaments with wins on Thursday at Hunter Park.
ANNECY, France - Alberto Contador all but assured his second Tour de France victory Thursday, winning the race's final time trial while Lance Armstrong struggled with fatigue but moved up one spot to third place.