COVINGTON - A room full of supporters had only positive things to say about an increase to the hotel/motel tax that would help pay for the proposed downtown civic center at a public hearing held Monday night at City Hall.
COVINGTON - A man was caught on video grabbing several packs of cigarettes from the Shell station on Salem Road about midnight Saturday after he had backed his vehicle into the front door several times in order to gain entry.
COVINGTON - Even in a tight budget year with staff cuts, officials at the Newton County School System anticipate needing some staff in areas that weren't cut due to attrition.
Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
COVINGTON - Planning is under way for the creation of a new mixed-use zoning district in the county.
My lovely wife, Lisa, took me out for my birthday last weekend. I picked the show, secured the tickets, picked the restaurant, made the reservations and paid the bill - but she took me out. At least that's what she told me on Tuesday, when my actual birthday arrived.
As Crossover Day approaches on March 12, the last day bills can pass between the House and Senate, both chambers have worked quickly to pass important pieces of legislation. Last week the Senate focused on fiscal responsibility, transforming transportation funding and protecting the safety of Georgians.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Derek Lowe is getting comfortable with his new team - on the field and off.
House Speaker Glenn Richardson has just unveiled a new vision for Georgia that would surpass previous endeavors and might even make a little money.
COVINGTON - Joel Stafford, Trevor Bailey and Jonathan Palmer made Eastside history becoming the first time three individual wrestlers won state championships in the same season.
CONYERS - Helping at least 100 needy families last year wasn't enough for two students at the Rockdale Career Academy. They want to help more this year.
It didn't take long for Trent Johnson's track record as a winning coach out West to translate to the Southeastern Conference.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No one has been able to keep up with Ty Lawson all year, not even in the race to be considered the Atlantic Coast Conference's top player.
DORAL, Fla. - For the first time in his career, Sergio Garcia has a mathematical chance to be No. 1 in the world.