Crude oil almost $110 a barrel
Rising gas prices threaten the worldwide economic recovery, but that prices are expected to keep rising into spring and summer. Ongoing strains with Iran keep heightening fears of another war in the Middle East, driving oil prices to almost $110 a barrel, and increasing gas prices in the U.S.
COVINGTON -- Newton had no one to blame except itself in a 4-0 loss to Shiloh on Monday.
MARANA, Ariz. -- Hunter Mahan figured out the fuss over Rory McIlroy without any help. Mahan listened, but was not surprised, when fans called out McIlroy's name along the fairways of Dove Mountain. There is a certain appeal about Boy Wonder that makes it hard for people not to stare.
The hitters in the Ohio State lineup probably wouldn't object to never seeing Buck Farmer again. The former Rockdale standout struck out a career high 13 in six innings of four-hit ball in Georgia Tech's 12-4 victory over Ohio State on Friday at Russ Chandler Stadium. Georgia State's Jake Dyer, a Salem graduate, tossed seven innings of eight-hit ball, and allowed three earned runs in the Panthers' 8-5 victory over Austin Peay.
The Rockdale boys basketball team got two pieces of good news last Saturday. First, the No. 3 seed Bulldogs went on the road to Cartersville and knocked off No. 2 seed Woodland 77-73 in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. Then, shortly after the victory, Rockdale learned it would be back home for round two.
OXFORD -- Oxford College freshman guard Alex Ordu was named the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association's Player of the Year on Monday. Also, three Newton players were named to the Region 2-AAAAA team.
Is Jason Heyward the too-good-to-be-true phenom who hit a homer in his very first at-bat and Hank Aaron predicted could change the face of the game? Or is he the guy who looked so totally overmatched in his sophomore season that he had to share outfield time with a career backup and a career minor leaguer?
NEW YORK -- Oil prices took a breather on Monday, falling slightly as investors booked some profits after a seven-day surge. Retail gasoline prices continued to climb, adding five cents over the weekend for a national average of $3.70 per gallon.. Benchmark crude fell by $1.20 to $108.57 per
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Jurors in the webcam spying trial of a former Rutgers University student are hearing from another student initially charged in the case.. Molly Wei (way) is testifying for the state against Dharun Ravi (dah-ROON' RAH'-vee), who is charged with invasion of privacy, bias intimidation
The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners will take up revising the county's ethics ordinance this month with the goal of getting into compliance with the local law.
More than 72,000 people have cast early ballots in Georgia's presidential primary. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Monday that includes nearly 55,000 people who cast an early vote in person and around 17,500 who mailed in an absentee ballot.
Georgia's Democratic Party Chairman has acknowledged the party was recently down to about a month's worth of operating expenses but has made adjustments that will keep the party in business through the spring.
The city will apply for a grant on behalf of Miracle League.
Overall call volume has increased for the CPD but a majority of serious crimes have decreased.
A nice deck on the back of the home is often the setting for fun gatherings of family and friends. But that picturesque scene can begin to fade as sun, rain, mildew or even termites begin to take their toll on the wood.
A man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to steal an air conditioning unit.
President Barack Obama Monday urged the nation's governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforce is crucial for the U.S. to remain competitive with other countries.
An administrator from the Oklahoma higher education system has been named the chief academic officer for the University System of Georgia. Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Monday that Houston Davis will start the job May 1.
Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.
The Georgia Senate is honoring American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina.
he Past Exalted Rulers of the Covington Elks Lodge honored the first responders in Newton County at a recent breakfast.
A U.S. Marine from Georgia is among the dead after an aviation training accident that killed seven Marines, and he has ties to Covington.
Social Circle plans to make more services available online.
Ali Punjani, a junior at NHS, recently was honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President's Volunteer Service Award.
Officials say construction to repair three military buildings damaged by a tornado should be completed by April 15, one year after the storm struck at Fort Benning.
Georgia's top court has ruled in favor of an elderly woman who faced being ejected from her home of 47 years.
A convicted killer is getting a new trial after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled a verdict form given to jurors was improperly worded.
A group of south Georgia leaders is pushing to establish a third state-run ocean port on the St. Marys River that forms the border with Florida.
A proposal giving water polluters a chance to voluntarily clean up their act is getting a second chance in the Senate after it was pulled from the agenda last week for lack of support.
Police say they pulled a person from a fiery crash after they say the driver led officers on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 100 mph.
The AP's Marcela Isaza talks to Oscar nominees Demian Bichir and Berenice Bejo about their first time at the Oscars.
The black and white film 'The Artist' becomes the first silent movie to take Hollywood's top honors since the original Academy Awards ceremony 83 years ago - winning 5 Oscars including best picture.
The AP's Alicia Quarles chats with the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Clooney, Viola Davis and Rooney Mara, at the 84th annual Academy Awards.
Braves star reliever and reigning NL Rookie of the Year Craig Kimbrel is ready to get back to work after Atlanta's pitching staff, Kimbrel included, helped blow a huge lead in September and miss the playoffs.
Miami star big man Reggie Johnson is deemed to have possibly taken improper benefits by the NCAA and is forced to sit Sunday when the Hurricanes hosted No. 15 Floria State, but it didn't matter as UM shot the lights out for the in-state rivalry win.
The Oscars can be absurdly glamorous, abundantly self-aggrandizing and achingly stodgy. Thankfully, there's Twitter.
Hunter Mahan not only beat up on Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship finals Sunday, but he kept the kid from Northern Ireland from becoming the world's No. 1-ranked player.
The West took a 21-point lead into halftime over the East at Sunday's NBA All-Star game, but the East stormed back only to fall short, 152-149.
Notable quotes from the 84th annual Academy Awards presented Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Oscar telecast takes hours, but it's the moments we remember.Just a few of them, of course ones that are so emotional, funny, or bizarre that they'll stand out in our collective memories, candidates for future Oscar montages, of course, but also for office watercooler talk. Here's a running look
There were many new fashion faces on the red carpet at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, but they brought with them a lot of old Hollywood glamour.Rooney Mara in white Givenchy, Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli and Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen were among those making