Spark from power lines suspected as cause of brush fire
A brush fire burned several acres Friday afternoon and caused the evacuation of horses at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Suspicious container found to be empty
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to a house in south Rockdale County Friday after law enforcement discovered what appeared to be a munitions container.
Georgia is not among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education's grant competition for early learning programs, federal officials announced Friday.
A Penn State assistant football coach testified Friday that he believes he saw former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molesting a boy on campus and that he fully conveyed what he had seen to two Penn State administrators.
Honey Creek Baptist offers 'Old-fashioned Christmas'
East Newton Baptist holds annual Live Nativity
Bethlehem Baptist presents Christmas Concert
Grace Covenant Presbyterian hosts Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Calvary Baptist hosts Candlelight Service
Trinity Baptist holds Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Mayor wants review of probe of Ga. girl's death. CANTON -- The mayor of Canton is calling for a review of how police responded during the search for a missing 7-year-old girl who was later found dead.. Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood said he wanted an independent investigation into
With the arrival of the new year, a key section of Georgia's new law targeting illegal immigration will begin to take effect.
Newton Phone Poll
Ryan connects with White, Jones in win over Jags
Matt Ryan throws three touchdown passes and the Falcons rip Jacksonville, 41-14 to improve to 9-5 and strengthen their hold on the wild card spot.
A 49-page report released Thursday absolved all officials of any blame in the Oct. 16 fatal car crash that took the life of popular Indy car driver Dan Wheldon.
If Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague can play this year the way he did in the playoffs, he could be a key to Atlanta’s season.
After days of confusion and frustration, Chris Paul, who was traded first to the Lakers, then then to the Clippers, arrives in Los Angeles Thursday to begin his new career with the L.A. Clippers.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was in federal custody Thursday, charged with trying to set up a drug-dealing network after authorities arrested him with a kilogram of cocaine during a sting.
CONYERS The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to a house in south Rockdale County Friday after law enforcement discovered what appeared to be a munitions container.
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
On the Beat is an occasional reporting of various crimes and complaints confronted by law enforcement personnel in Newton County in the course of their duties. It is compiled by News Editor Barbara Knowles, who can be reached at email@example.com.
The worlds busiest airport recently announced it has experienced another increase in passenger traffic.
So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.
One of my daughters and her family has adorned the outside of their house and front yard with a varied assortment of brightly lit Christmas decorations. It's not one of these homes that exhibits so many lights that it almost forces you to wear sunglasses as you drive by.But they do have enough of an array of holiday illumination to garner the attention of passersby, hopefully bringing joy and excitement to some children's hearts as they point and say, "Ooh, look at those Christmas lights!"
CONYERS -- The suspect sought in the Thanksgiving Day shooting of a Conyers man is in custody and charged with aggravated assault.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Homemade gifts will be loved, appreciated long after electronic gadget becomes useless
Q: My husband and I have a tradition of getting each other something really nice each Christmas, like jewelry or electronics. However, money is tight this year. How can I give my husband something special without breaking the bank?
Andrea Boyd has found a way to pursue both of her career interests -- working with children and practicing law -- through her recently opened childcare center, Hampton Academy. The Henry County resident, along with her business partner, Conyers resident Kathy Bell, operate the center, located in the heart of Olde Town Conyers at 939 Bank St. in a renovated home.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
CONYERS -- A 2-year-old girl was bitten in the face by a Rottweiler-mix Monday at house on Meadow Brook Lane.
The Christmas Season deserves a focus on some plants that actually bloom during this time of year. Thus, we are going to depart from the straight and narrow to examine the Christmas cactus. My mother had one for at least 30 years. As a child, I saw them in neighbors' homes during Christmas in Nebraska. As a teenager dating, I saw them in my girlfriends' homes around Christmas. As a pastor, I saw them in parishioners' homes.
Newton County Homebuilders Association members Mike Smith, Scott Neely, Bob Goucher, Kim McNary and Steve DuBois display some of the gifts provided for the Builders Giving Tree, supported by Association members and sponsor by Pinnacle Bank.
Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol
ATLANTA The Hawks are counting on Jeff Teague to prove he can play in the 2011-12 season like he did in last seasons playoffs.
CONYERS A brush fire burned several acres Friday afternoon and caused the evacuation of horses at the Georgia International Horse Park.
Well, hopefully by the time you read this column, my husband and I will have found out if we are having a little boy or a little girl.
Many of us have difficulty when it comes to expressing what we feel. We seem to do fine when it comes to talking about everyday things like the weather, or sports -- the kind of discourse that is just enough to get us through a day or under an umbrella.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray (PG-13)
Explore the meaning of Christmas a little deeper this year by attending one of the outdoor Nativity events taking place in Newton County. Covington First United Methodist Church and East Newton Baptist Church will both offer free outdoor nativities this season.
If this year is anything like previous years, there will be a plethora of PBS specials and investigative news reports all discussing one thing: the Virgin Birth of Jesus.
CONYERS -- A heavy duty truck flipped on its side and spilled its load of gravel Thursday on Klondike Road and was the first of three accidents occurring along a short stretch of road north of Interstate 20.
When the time came for Merriam-Webster to pick its top word of 2011, its editors decided they needed to be pragmatic.
"And they shall name him Emmanuel" (Matt. 1:23).
CONYERS -- As Sheri Rogers continues her own battle against cancer, she has stepped forward to become the lead advocate for others and to have a cancer specialist center built in Rockdale County.
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INDIANAPOLIS IndyCar executive Brian Barnhart wonders every day whether he could have done something to save Dan Wheldons life.
Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2900 Salem Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve candlelight service, 770-786-0111. Info: www.gracecovenantpresbyterian.atlpcusa.org.
Old-fashioned Christmas Dec. 18 at 6 p.m., Honey Creek Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Honey Creek Road and Ebenezer Road, Conyers, the church hosts an Old-fashioned Christmas celebration featuring professional harpist, Kristi Pass. Info: 770-760-7088.
Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., Trinity Baptist Church, 301 Honey Creek Road, Conyers, the church hosts a Christmas Eve candlelight service, 770-922-8944. Info: www.trinityconyers.com.
CANTON -- The mayor of Canton is calling for a review of how police responded during the search for a missing 7-year-old girl who was later found dead.
Otto Lamar Norton of Covington, GA died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Sacred Journey Hospice. He was born on May 14, 1938 in Griffin, GA to William Thomas and Irene ...
Sammy Charles Kimble of Oxford, GA died Monday December 12, 2011. He was born on October 13, 1952 in Covington, GA to James Oran and Nell Pearle Brand Kimble. He ...