COVINGTON - A new economic development strategy for Newton County was recently revealed by officials with the Leadership Collaborative.
COVINGTON - The city of Oxford and Newton County will be partnering to get water to Airport Road residents, but only if they want it and are willing to pay tap fees.
COVINGTON - Porterdale Police Chief Wayne Digby said anybody who sells drugs in Porterdale should pay attention - they're going to be arrested.
COVINGTON - Next school year, all high schools in Newton County will operate on block scheduling.
PORTERDALE - City Council members were told at a recent work session that a proposed annexation of seven properties that would close a gap between the city limits of Porterdale and Covington on Ga. Highway 81 will not take place.
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.
TORONTO - United States third baseman Chipper Jones left Sunday night's game against Venezuela after five innings with a mild oblique strain and will be evaluated again Monday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If Mark Martin didn't have bad luck, he probably wouldn't have any luck at all.
Among Rockdale County senior Luis Ponce's top goals for the 2008-09 wrestling season were to win the South Metro championship and to finish his four-year career with a Class AAAA state crown.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored 30 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat New Orleans 89-79 on Monday night, ending the Hornets' season-best seven-game winning streak.
COVINGTON - Newton's boys tennis team came back to tie the match at two games each against Eastside before Micah East prevailed at No. 3 singles to give the Eastside boys a 3-2 win in Monday's match at Eastside.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Tyler Hansbrough's impressive list of accolades continued to grow Monday when the North Carolina star became the first player in league history to be unanimously selected four times to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.