FLOWERY BRANCH -- Tony Gonzalez's phone blew up as soon as the NFL schedule came out. There it was, for everyone to see -- the very first game of what he expects will be his final season. Gonzo is going home to Kansas City.
CONYERS -- No Kierra Camp, no Heidi Shepherd, no problem for the Heritage softball team. Kamryn Toney tossed three innings of one-hit ball and Taylor Moser led a barrage at the plate as the Patriots stayed hot with a 15-0 win over Cedar Shoals on Tuesday.
It looks like ACC coaches will be tinkering all season with strategies on how to best tackle the new kickoff rule.
ATLANTA -- The schedule left Georgia Tech only five days to move past its season-opening loss to Virginia Tech. Paul Johnson said Wednesday more time may be needed to get past the Yellow Jackets' 20-17 overtime loss at No. 15 Virginia Tech on Monday night. He called the loss "gut-wrenching."
American Idol runner up Bo Bice will sing the National Anthem at this Saturday's Fuzz Run.
A man was severely beaten and robbed on Bohannon Street; a woman allegedly reported a false kidnapping in order to get a ride home from DeKalb County.
Southern Heartland's annual art exhibit, Artful Harvest, is on display at the Newton County Library.
Stan Edwards, Republican appointee to the Board of Elections, has resigned and William Perugino will fill his unexpired term.
West Newton Elementary School recently was awarded a $2,000 ING Unsung Heroes Grant to create the new B.L.A.S.T. Lab: "Bringing Life and Sciences Together."
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy is under investigation by the GBI.