COVINGTON - Franklin Benson took the witness stand during his murder trial Friday and provided new details surrounding the slaying of his girlfriend in 2007 while maintaining he had nothing to do with her death.
NEWBORN - Roger Sheridan wants to be mayor of Newborn so the residents can have more of a voice.
COVINGTON - The Newton County Sheriff's Office has made two arrests after receiving complaints of what officialstermed as "multiple burglaries" at the Newton County Water Authority.
COVINGTON - Newton County high schoolers are filling up on free pizza this semester.
It was non-stop giggles for the youngsters from Kids R Great Day Care who visited the BB Fuzz concert hall in Porterdale on Thursday. The youngsters were enjoying a field trip and were very enthusiastic about the performance of BB Fuzz owner Jeff Johnson, who owns the establishment with his wife, Angie. The concert hall is connected to the I Spy Museum, which features hands-on displays and interactive puzzles geared to stimulate young minds in 2,500 square feet of learning and fun. Music lessons, birthday parties and other custom events are also held there. For more information or to schedule a trip, call 678-342-9316 or go to bbfuzz.com. Left, 8-year-old Connor Olson looks like a rock star in the making as he performs a duet with Johnson.
PORTERDALE - Voters in the Nov. 3 municipal election here can cast ballots at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays until Oct. 30 according to City Manager Tom Fox.
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Community donations to a fund for the purchase of Level III bulletproof vests for Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies continue to come in. The fund stands at more than $33,000, not including funds recently received from the U.S. Department of Justice.
CONYERS - All season, Heritage has tasted its fair share of fourth-quarter frustration.
Eastside coach Jason Stokes tries to keep his players from reading their own headlines. It's got to be one of the toughest things the longtime coach has to deal with.
COVINGTON - Newton's DJ Hill helped turn a cold night into a hot win Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium shutting out Greenbrier 39-0.
COVINGTON - Eastside is looking forward to its rematch with Woodland-Henry in the first round of the Class AAA state volleyball playoffs at 11 a.m. today in Stockbridge.
CONYERS - It's safe to say Rockdale's rushing attack is primed for a late-season playoff push. The Bulldogs rushed for 386 yards, 201 from Kyle Tippins, in a 40-14 rout of Winder-Barrow on Friday at Reid Stadium.
ATHENS - Cedar Shoals spent homecoming watching its playoff hopes shatter as Salem (4-3) used 282 rushing yards and a plethora of turnovers to defeat the Jaguars 42-7.