Rockdale County native and local soccer coach Steve Horne is asking the public for donations of soccer equipment for orphans and poor children in Kenya. He is traveling to the African country in June to run a soccer camp for the children. He is looking for soccer balls, pumps, nets, training vests and new jerseys.
* Joshua Samuel Arevalo, 27, 774 Northern Ave., Apt. B4, Clarkston, interfering with a 911 call, battery (Family Violence Act), cruelty to children 3rd degree, terroristic threats and acts.* Preston Leonard Baccus, 28, 10146 Straphinge Trail, criminal trespass, probation violation.* Derrick Nashaun Belcher, 32, 212 East Richardson St., Oxford, probation violation.* Jerricas Quinnauntae Benton, 20, 7119 Pine View Drive, armed robbery; intimidation; taking control of substance, hijacking an motor vehicle, aggravated assault, theft by receiving stolen property, arson in the second degree, possession of firearm or knife while trying to commit crimes, cruelty to children third degree.
Thursday was Field Day for fourth- and fifth-grade students at Palmer Stone Elementary School and the athletes were able to use facilities at Oxford College for the day's activities.
COVINGTON -- The Oxford man who was shot and killed by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Wednesday afternoon when he threatened the officer by claiming to have a gun was no stranger to local law enforcement.
COVINGTON -- The Newton County School System's central office administration will be reorganized later this year to save $143,000 annually.
COVINGTON -- Mayor Kim Carter cast the tie-breaking vote Monday to authorize the Covington Redevelopment Authority to purchase 12 more lots in Walker's Bend subdivision.
COVINGTON -- The City Council agreed Monday night to postpone a water rate increase until Oct. 1.
CONYERS -- Eddie Shirey, president of the Covington-Conyers Cycling Club and past chairman of Pave the Path in Rockdale County, was busy Wednesday afternoon helping to mark the course of Pave the Path's Metric Century bike ride scheduled this Saturday.
Norfolk Southern's asking price for the portion of its rail line within Covington city limits is $1.2 million, more than some council members are willing to pay.
COVINGTON — Mayor Kim Carter cast the tie-breaking vote Monday to authorize the Covington Redevelopment Authority to purchase 12 more lots in Walker's Bend subdivision.
As summer approaches, the Department of Driver Services reminds students needing to test for an instructional permit or driver's license over the long vacation to obtain a DDS Certificate of Attendance Form from their school administration before the end of the school year.
MABLETON -- Earlier this month, the corporate team from Atlanta Gas Light won the first annual Top Cookie Chef Competition to benefit the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Special Olympics and the Miracle League of Newton County recently named its art contest winners.
Parents trying to find some fun, active and safe camps for the kids this summer can look to Oxford College of Emory University's Athletic Department.