COVINGTON - The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed the death of a Newton County man in the early morning hours Friday in a Butts County traffic crash.
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COVINGTON - Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown is urging motorists to exercise patience and caution as they are compelled to make detours when traveling area roadways.
COVINGTON - Next week, high school juniors in Newton County will take the first section of a set of tests that decide if they will graduate next year.
COVINGTON - Efforts by the community to raise money to purchase Level III bullet-proof vests for deputies with the Newton County Sheriff's Office recently got a big boost.
CONYERS - Clowns and country music kick off nine days of attractions this weekend at the sixth annual Rockdale County Fair at the Georgia International Horse Park.
PORTERDALE - Changes to the city's charter were discussed at a City Council work session Thursday night, including whether the mayor should be granted the power to cast a tie-breaking vote.
COVINGTON - Giving service to the community is not charity; it's a patriotic act and obligation, said Brig. Gen. Les Carroll, who was the keynote speaker at the Covington-Newton County United Way fundraising campaign kickoff held Friday at Turner Lake Complex.
DANIELSVILLE - Madison County quarterback Jarrod Owens ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Red Raiders (4-1) won their fourth straight game, beating Salem 21-16 on Friday night at Red Raider Stadium.
COVINGTON - It's not like Newton linebackers DJ Hill and Antonio Williams need the added pressure, but stopping Stephenson's power running game is going to depend on them when the two teams clash at 7:30 tonight at Homer Sharp Stadium.
COVINGTON - It seems like Eastside's football team got any problems it had worked out to start Region 8-AAA play with a 25-7 win over Elbert County on Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
CONYERS - Heritage showed flashes of brilliance Friday night at Evans Memorial Stadium, but the Patriots couldn't beat Clarke Central or the lightning.
Earlier in the week, Rockdale coach Mike Etheridge spoke about how important it would be to contain the various weapons coming out of the Apalachee backfield. While most of the Wildcats' rushing attack was kept in check, one back slipped through the cracks.
One statistic that is often overlooked is blocked punts and Alcovy just may have the most of any Georgia team thus far in the 2009 season.