News for Wednesday, March 21, 2012


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Newton boys fall to East Coweta

COVINGTON -- Newton's boys soccer team got a moral victory in its 9-0 loss to Class AAAAA No. 9 ranked East Coweta on Tuesday.

Rockdale tennis bounces back

On Monday, the Rockdale tennis teams struggled in 3-2 losses to Union Grove. But back home at the Rockdale Tennis Center on Tuesday, things went a bit better for the Bulldogs.

Patriots run unbeaten streak to seven

The final minute of the first half and the opening minute of the second turned out to be the most important stretch for the Heritage boys soccer team Tuesday.. Gustavo Martinez's goal with 52 seconds left in the opening half broke a scoreless tie and Chris Raines' goal at the

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Fresh start? Braves eager to turn the page on last September

ATLANTA -- Fredi Gonzalez is sitting in the Braves dugout at spring training, musing with a small group of reporters about the upcoming season, when the subject turns to something he'd rather forget.. So, how is the team coping with what happened six months ago?. "It leaves a bad taste

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THOMAS: For government: No limits

Are there no limits on government's power, no place where it cannot go?

Woman thwarts kidnap attempt in Hobby Lobby parking lot

An Atlanta man attempted to abduct a Covington woman and her grandchild in broad daylight Wednesday.

Solo acquired by Dart Container - update

Dart Container Corporation announced Wednesday the acquisition of Solo Cup.

Arrests made at Newton schools

COVINGTON -- School resource officers have made several arrests so far this week at Newton County high schools.. A 14-year-old Alcovy High School student was arrested Monday, March 19, and charged with making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Courtney

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Man of the Law: Don Ballard has been practicing law for 60 years

Don Ballard continues to practice law at age 85.

Conyers man found guilty in 2009 Covington murder

A Newton County jury found a Conyers man guilty of a 2009 felony murder in Covington.