COVINGTON - Residents who turn on the tap to find discolored water flowing out shouldn't be alarmed: It's likely due to testing of fire hydrants being conducted by Newton County Fire Services.
COVINGTON - The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday to reinstate the death penalty for Brian Keith Terrell who was convicted in 1992 for the Newton County murder of 70-year-old John Watson.
COVINGTON - The I-20 westbound ramp at exit 92, Alcovy Road will be closed for three weeks beginning Friday for ongoing construction, the Georgia Department of Transportation has announced.
COVINGTON - Covington/Newton County Special Investigations Unit raided a marijuana grow house in the city of Covington on May 20, and confiscated more than 20 pounds of freshly grown marijuana, Commander Lt. Philip Bradford said.
COVINGTON - Two gunmen robbed the attendant at the BP station at 3501 Salem Road Thursday night, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
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 - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, among others, showed their skills to more than 80 future football professional hopefuls in Derrick Moore's Putting It Together Training Camp Combine.
CONYERS - Family members of a missing Conyers man are asking for the public's help in locating him.
LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant is staring down the prospect of sharing the court with Superman again. Only this time, it's Dwight Howard and not Shaquille O'Neal who's wearing the cape that Bryant wants to tug on.
CONYERS - If there's one thing a baseball team can never have enough of, it's pitching. And as Rockdale Post 77's American Legion team opens its summer season at 7 p.m. tonight against Canton at Henson-Carr Field, the team boasts a deep pitching staff that should keep the team competitive well into the summer.
PARIS - Roger Federer knows full well, of course, that Rafael Nadal is no longer around this year to befuddle him, to beat him, to stand between him and a French Open title.
Staff Photo: Manny Fils