COVINGTON -- Every time the Newton boys basketball team jumped out to a lead, East Coweta closed the gap. But in the end the Rams were able to hold off the Indians to get a 73-61 Senior Night win on Tuesday.
It had been at least four years since the Salem boys basketball team had beaten rival Rockdale. On Tuesday, Marques McKoy seemed tired of that dry spell. McKoy narrowly missed a triple-double, collecting 27 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocked shots as the visiting Seminoles defeated Rockdale 75-60.
COVINGTON — Winning has its advantages. A few players on Alcovy’s basketball teams got a chance to feel that as the all-region was recently named.
ATLANTA -- Former Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can still remember taking a hit during an elementary school football game. The sky turned yellow and he saw green dots. At 10 or 11, he didn't recognize the incident as a possible concussion.
Newt Gingrich kept a stiff upper lip Wednesday after his poor showing in GOP presidential caucuses the night before, but issued dire warnings about Iran's potential nuclear capabilities.
Challenge Charter Academy held a special Black History program on Wednesday morning.
It looks a little more unlikely that the Newton County School System will be able to hold its high school graduation ceremonies at the foreclosed Church in the Now property.
The Newton County Board of Education has set its meeting schedule for the rest of the year.
Newton County Board of Education member Almond Turner attended a special conference in Washington, D.C., this week and delivered a letter to Georgia representatives.
Rockdale County Board of Commissioners named Tammy Myers of the State Court as the 2011 Rockdale County Employee of the Year.
Authorities have identified the man and woman shot to death Tuesday in Newton County.
The Friends of the Nancy Guinn Library held their annual general meeting in January at the library and elected new officers for 2012.
Rockdale County Sheriff Jeff Wigington made it official by announcing Wednesday he will run for reelection to a fifth term this year.
Local legislation scheduled to be introduced at the Georgia General Assembly in the coming days will address membership appointments to the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration.
Lightning is a deadly "by-product" of thunderstorms which are very common in Georgia.
Two people were arrested over the weekend in connection with unrelated marijuana grow operations.
City officials received a complaint against former Municipal Judge David Strickland days before they opted not to reappoint him.
Live Oak Elementary School. Honor Roll. All A Honor Roll. Fourth grade: Mikiah Barnes, Ikiyah Holida, Eric Ross, Kemora Seide, Jayden Wheeler, Melachi Williams, Durline Dorisca, Chelsea Frances, Elijah Gray, Serena Ha and Stevenson Paul Hunter.. Fifth grade: Lennox Bowie, Jainaba Drammeh, Kiara Hayes, Skylar Nix, Laferah Delphin, Xavier Ayres
Hightower Trail Elementary School. Second Quarter Honor Roll. Principal's List. Fourth grade: Aliyah Jones, Chris Bodiford, Timothy Mitchell, Grant Tomlinson, Serenity Primus, Sierra Cafrelli, Dejah Galloway, Kayleigh Stanton, Natalia Montes, Noelle McPherson, Charles Garrett, Torie Johnson, Aniya Drammeh, Austin Lyons, Lillian Bumgardner, Trent Mitchell, Alexander Lewis, Baylee Smith, De'Ontay Walker
Susan Morgan, left, the director at Olivia Haydel Senior Center, was recently presented a certificate of appreciation by James Hurt, an instructor with the AARP Driver Safety Program, for the center's longtime support and dedication to the program
Reagan Claire Jewell celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 4. She is the daughter of Brian and Laurie Jewell of Social Circle. She is the granddaughter of Otha and Ann Knight of Social Circle and Steve and Phyllis Brooks of Elberton. Her big sisters are Presley and Avery Jewell
"I'm into spirituality, I'm not into religion.". That is a statement I hear more and more it seems every day. This "spirituality" is an interesting thing -- it seems to be an eclectic mix of various parts of various religious views, taking what one likes from each and leaving
In the Bible, the word family is much broader than father, mother and children. The biblical usage is what we refer to as the extended family. The family may include several hundred people from great-grandparents to the children and grandchildren of all younger brothers, nieces, nephews, and cousins.. The
A crowd favorite at the National Quartet Convention held each year in Louisville, Ky., the Providence Quartet will appear in concert in Covington Feb. 19, offering those in attendance a taste of true Southern gospel music. The quartet, which has been nominated for the Horizon award for several years, will
One of the great truths of Scriptures comes from Proverbs 14:4 which says, "Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.". In other words, if you want to have a nice neat manger that isn't full of messy
The day of love, better known as Valentine's Day, is Tuesday.. But wait, shouldn't every day be a day of love? I think so. Especially if you a Christian.. The word tells us to love, as He first loved us. No where does it say we should love some days
It seems that we're constantly receiving warnings about foods and other items that could pose a threat to our health.. One of the more recent scares has to do with orange juice. We're being told that some of that product being brought in from other countries contains a degree of
Some preachers put the "bully" in bully pulpit. All of us can tell at least one story of a preacher who said something that went over the line simply because he thought he could say almost anything from the pulpit.. In fact, the pulpit plays such a central role in
Miles after miles of highways zig-zag, crisscross, twist and overlap all across our country. I suppose that someone has figured out a rough estimate of how many miles they all add up to.. Along all those miles are billboards that advertise everything from restaurants to funeral homes. The letters
Q: Valentine's Day was a lot of fun when I was a kid. But that was a more innocent time. I'd like my child to have the same experience, but I don't want to reinforce our culture's misguided ideas about romance. What can I do?. Jim: In December I encouraged
Georgia Cancer Specialists, a private cancer treatment center, collected 4,400 bags during the tenth annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive for foster children. The GCS Rockdale office collected 238 bags during the daylong event.. Twenty-five GCS offices across Georgia, including 17 in metro Atlanta, participated in the drive during
Rocky road, peanut butter chip, key lime pie, Boston cream, chocolate turtle, Neopolitan -- no, they're not ice cream flavors, they're just a few of the cupcakes available at Holly's Cupcake Shop in Conyers.. Established in 2009, Holly's Cupcake Shop only sells one thing -- cupcakes, but that doesn't mean
The Newton County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people found murdered in a Tempie Lane residence Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A 20-year-old Atlanta man who police say was beaten by a group of men in an attack caught on video says he feared for his life and hopes the attackers are arrested soon.. Federal authorities say they are investigating the attack, which happened earlier this
ATLANTA (AP) -- House lawmakers are debating a constitutional amendment that would allow Georgia officials to create charter schools in the aftermath of a state Supreme Court decision.. The House Rules Committee voted Wednesday to approve the amendment from Republican Rep. Jan Jones, sending it forward for a floor vote
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Fulton County grand jury has indicted a 22-year-old Stone Mountain woman with vehicular homicide and other charges in the crash that claimed the life of an Atlanta police officer.. The grand jury indicted Chasity Nicole Jones on 13 counts, including driving under the influence
HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Tenneco, an automotive industry supply company, will expand its production lines and add 350 employees at its northeast Georgia facility.. Authorities say the expansion will take place at the Lake Forest, Ill.-based firm's Hartwell manufacturing facility. Automotive shock
A unit of the Covington Housing Authority was damaged by fire Wednesday morning.
According to complaints, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been caught watching children in a nearby schoolyard from the back porch of his home as he awaits trial -- on house arrest -- for child sexual abuse charges, stemming from his time with the Nittany Lions.
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Mr. Raymond Earl Hiatt, age 89 of Conyers, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Maxine Bonner Hiatt. He is survived by his ...
Anita Oldham Huff, 72, died February 5, 2012. A native of Atlanta, GA, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Parr Oldham, and was the widow of ...