CONYERS -- Police investigated a reported armed robbery Thursday involving three Hispanic men being held up at their home by a group of black men.
COVINGTON -- Newton County School System's After School Academic Program already is growing, after kicking off this school year once the program was piloted last year.
CONYERS -- Students across Georgia focused on safe driving this past week as a part of National Teen Driving Safety Week.
It's a simple procedure that, if done correctly, is the most effective way to control the spread of cold and flu germs -- hand-washing.
COVINGTON - Newton County could soon implement a new program that will allow for more scrutiny of applicants for a public defender's services.
Teri Harris Joiner, Jimmy Harris and Jackie Harris Hardy of Jimmy Harris Trucking Inc. have found a unique way to help in the fight against breast cancer. Their company has painted five open top Dumpsters pink, complete with a pink ribbon and the words "Breast Cancer Awareness." Ten percent of proceeds from rental fees are donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, which funds breast cancer research, education and treatment. The Harris family wanted to bring awareness of the cause during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the Dumpsters can be rented yearround. They are typically used for construction sites, clean-ups at businesses and residences, and garage and estate sales. For more information, call 770-786-3585.
COVINGTON - Ulys Randall Riner pleaded guilty to more than $2 million in securities fraud in Newton County Superior Court on Friday, bringing closure to his victims and former friends in Newton and Rockdale counties after more than seven years of waiting.
Three-year-old Lawson Sullivan walks back to the First Baptist Church of Covington with his Halloween pumpkin in hand. The children from First Baptist walked over to Covington First Methodist Church for a visit to a pumpkin patch. Lawson is shown with Abbey Porch and little Jesse Porch, who went along for the ride in his stroller.
PORTERDALE - City Council members reached an agreement Thursday night to pursue comprehensive rehabilitation of Ivy Street, using funds from the 2005 special purpose local option sales tax collections.
COVINGTON - The county will pay approximately $73,500 to obtain cost estimates on repairs to roads and bridges damaged by flooding.
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MOUNT AIRY - Rockdale took another step forward in its quest for a Region 8-AAAA playoff spot Friday night at Raider Stadium.
COVINGTON - Turnovers and mishaps on Alcovy's special teams unit gave Mount Zion too many chances as the Bulldogs won 22-10 over the Tigers on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
ATLANTA - Redemption has never felt so sweet on a warm, rainy night for Newton as it snapped a five-game losing streak to Douglass, 24-7 at Lakewood Stadium on Friday.
The Heritage volleyball team should feel good about what it has accomplished to this point. The Lady Patriots have won 40 games, nine coming on a current winning streak, and advanced to the Class AAAA elite eight for the first time since 2005. But to advance to the final four, Heritage, the No.7 seed, will have to get past defending state champion Sandy Creek, the No. 2 seed, in today's noon match at Marist. So much for being rewarded for a job well done.
WATKINSVILLE - Oconee County felt right at home last week at Warrior Field, defeating Stephens County for its first win of the season. But that momentum ended quickly Friday night in a 44-0 Warriors' loss to Eastside.
Before Friday's game, Salem running back Julian McLean was crowned the Homecoming King for the Class of 2010.
WINDER - Even more than making the playoffs a fourth consecutive time, the Apalachee football team's goal this season was to win its first region championship.
COLUMBUS - The Lady Eagles played on the edge in the second day of the Class AAA state softball tournament before falling out of contention.