News for Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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RCSO on the lookout for copper thief

CONYERS -- The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in identifying a person of interest in the thefts of copper wiring from businesses and homes in the Salem Road area.

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A VETERAN'S STORY: Lifetime of service drives Conyers guardsman

CONYERS -- In his third tour of duty in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot, 1982 Heritage High School graduate Thomas "Tommy" Golden said the heat is one of the toughest things to get used to.

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New tax digest numbers change rollback rate

COVINGTON -- County officials have reduced the projected rollback millage rate based on new information regarding the tax digest.

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Plane crashes at airport; pilot escapes with minor injuries

COVINGTON -- A pilot who was finishing up his hours to get his flying license crashed his plane Tuesday afternoon while doing "touch and goes" at the Covington Municipal Airport in Oxford. "Touch and goes" are quick take-offs and landings often used to compress training by getting more practice in a shorter period of time.

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Whatley seeks fourth term on council

Mike Whatley announced Tuesday he is seeking a fourth term as the representative for Post 2, East Ward on the Covington City Council.

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Remains identified as missing man out of Loganville

COVINGTON -- The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.

A VETERAN'S STORY: Lifetime of service drives Conyers guardsman

CONYERS — In his third tour of duty in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot, 1982 Heritage High School graduate Thomas "Tommy" Golden said the heat is one of the toughest things to get used to.

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