CONYERS - Four local band students are preparing this week for what will be an exciting Fourth of July holiday outside of the United States.
COVINGTON - The Porterdale Police Department is gearing up for its first Porterdale Police Benefit Ride on Saturday.
COVINGTON - A gunman robbed the new Walgreens drug store at the intersection of Brown Bridge and Salem roads Monday afternoon, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
COVINGTON - County commissioners recently agreed to renew a contract for health care services at the Newton County Detention Center with NaphCare Inc., at an annual cost of more than $1.4 million.
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COVINGTON - Officials with Newton County and the city of Covington have passed resolutions supporting the nomination of Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Ozburn to the Georgia Supreme Court.
WIMBLEDON, England - It seemed fitting, somehow, that two-time major champion Marat Safin's always-turbulent relationship with Wimbledon would end this way.
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa - For Spain, it always was a given that the team would reach the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. For the United States, it turned out to be an unexpected gift.
WASHINGTON - There's a "new" old name suddenly in circulation that is both filled with ancient history and ripe with a revolutionary spirit for today's game-changing events.
Although time has passed since the events on May 11 and 14, I would like to publicly say that anyone who missed the opportunity to attend the choral masterworks presented by the advanced choirs of Eastside, Heritage, Rockdale County and Salem high schools truly missed a program well performed.
ATLANTA - Rookie Tommy Hanson won his third straight start, Brian McCann had two RBIs including a solo homer and the Atlanta Braves threw consecutive shutouts for the first time in four years with a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Have you thought about trying a staycation this summer? That was not a typo. I wasn't talking about a "va-cation" - where you pack suitcases and make hotel reservations and vacate your premises for a week or so to head off to some exotic destination like the French Riviera or Panama City. I am talking about a "stay-cation" - where you stay at home, sleep in your own bed, and visit the places that tourists visit when they come to our part of the world; places that you may or may not have visited recently, or at all.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Lucas Glover finally found dry ground where he could pose with his U.S. Open trophy, taking it to the top of the Empire State Building on Tuesday.
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.
CONYERS - Salem wrapped up its summer season with a 3-1 win over Social Circle. The Seminoles continued their summer trend, getting solid pitching performances from Jimmy Gerard (3 IP, 1 H) and Gazzara Mitchell (2 IP, 1 H) in the victory.