COVINGTON - A woman was the victim of an armed robbery and attempted rape early Friday morning, but alert Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were able to capture the man they believe is responsible.
COVINGTON - The murder trial against Franklin Elliot Benson began Tuesday with state prosecutors arguing that he killed his girlfriend over a money dispute, then cut up her body and disposed of the remains in rural Newton County in 2007.
COVINGTON - Newton County is looking to save money on telecommunications services.
COVINGTON - The head of Dixie Jet Service Inc., fixed base operator at Covington Municipal Airport, is on the defensive now that city officials are considering early termination of his contract.
The fever of recession may have broken, but allowing nature to take its course is bad medicine for housing and the nation's economy. Even if the economy has begun to grow, the outlook for jobs is alarming, with unemployment approaching 10 percent. In the housing sector, which typically leads the way to recovery, foreclosures remain a threat to stabilization in housing prices, builders have been cut off from the credit they need to finish viable projects and begin new ones, and the housing finance system is in disarray.
COVINGTON - No. 1-ranked Eastside made it look easy in the first round of the Class AAA softball playoffs Tuesday night.
State softball playoffs: Lady Tigers stay alive with split Alcovy wins Game 2 after losing first in playoff series
COVINGTON - Sometimes in post-season play, you need a little luck. On Tuesday, Alcovy's softball team got just enough to live to play another day.
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I spent a lot of time at the relatively new World War II memorial. I wasn't paying as much attention to the monument itself, which is magnificent in its simplicity, but was more interested in watching the people who were visiting the edifice.
For those whose lives revolve primarily around real people in real time and real space, hurry, go hide.
Last season, Eastside finished the regular season in a three-way tie for first place in Region 8-AAA and won the league crown through the tiebreaker.
CONYERS - There's no doubt about it: The playoffs start this week for both Salem and Cedars Shoals.