Heritage track and field athlete Ben Kennedy II signed a scholarship with Troy University.. Seated: B.J. Kennedy, Ben Kennedy II., Anselynn Kennedy. Standing: Ladele West, Brian Kicklighter, Jeremy Easley, Josh James, Chuck Landy
NBA player Jason Collins, who became the first gay man to come out while playing in one of America's major professional leagues, said he has been startled by the positive reaction.. "Its incredible, you just try to live an honest genuine life and the next thing you know, you've got
CONYERS -- Ten local track and field athletes from the Rockdale Striders are headed to the parks and recreation state meet after standout performances at the district level.. The Striders, based out of Rockdale County, placed in the top 3 in a number of events at the Georgia Recreation and
The Omaha Beef indoor football team has a job for Tim Tebow, if the recently unemployed quarterback is interested.. The Nebraska team called the office of Tebow's agent Jimmy Sexton to offer a standard player contract, which includes a salary of $75 a day. Beef assistant GM Andrew Mather told
COVINGTON -- It came down to penalty kicks on Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium before Douglas County was to get the 2-1 (3-2) win and head to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.. Douglas County (10-5-1) led for most of the game until Morgan Edelman definitely gave Alcovy
Heartfelt thanks for prayers and support. The outpouring of love and support following the death of my wife, Barbara N. McCarthy, has been overwhelming.. We, to include her children and siblings, cannot adequately express our heartfelt gratitude for every person who has assisted and ministered to us. We have been
May 1 was a day we all looked forward to when I was a little linthead growing up in Porterdale.
Can public school leaders hatch innovations for students within minimum competency guidelines set by the state?
Georgia Piedmont College's Law Enforcement Academy Director Harry McCann graduates from FBI Academy.
Derby Day to raise money for Shepherd Center, takes place Saturday at Georgia International Horse Park.
Three men have entered guilty pleas and another is awaiting trial in connection with the 2011 murder of a Covington man.
The 30th Annual Rutledge Country Fair takes place Saturday, May 4.
There are a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption this week at the Newton, Rockdale animal shelters.
Just talking about her latest undertaking, "Driving Miss Daisy," causes director Cathe Hall-Payne to choke up.
The song always pops up when you least expect it.
What: "Driving Miss Daisy". When: April 25-27 and May 2-4 at 8 p.m.; and April 28 and May 5 at 3 p.m.. Where: Center Street Arts, 910 Center St. in Olde Town Conyers.
Thunder is on its way, but it's the kind of thunder one wants to hear. The world-renowned Ugandan Thunder choir from Africa is coming to town next month, and everyone is invited to the free concert sponsored by Salem United Methodist Church.
Spring renews our hope. Every spring brings with it the promise of new beginnings.
Tiny, strange flowers adorn the littleleaf buttercup. According to the Weather Channel, 27 degrees Fahrenheit is the record low for April 19. I remember a strange spring in 2007 when an Easter freeze created a new agenda for planting our gardens.
Bible is proof enough for Creation account.
Don't let external beauty distract you from God.
Pets provide comfort, encouragement not unlike a pastor.
The Georgia College and State University Alumni Association recently awarded Roger Harrison, a 2009 graduate, the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award.
Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., recently announced that the Conyers facility, located at 1525 Old Covington Road, is the winner of its 2012 Chairman's Challenge award.
Newton County resident Bobby Waldrop, third from left, shown here with family members, recently retired from Dart Container Corporation, formerly Solo Cup, in Conyers after nearly 46 years with the company. Waldrop began his tenure with the business when the Conyers facility opened in November 1967. Waldrop’s future plans include spending time with his family and his church, through which he’ll attend a mission trip to the Philippines.
The Rockdale Medical Center information technology and radiology departments recently implemented PowerScribe 360, a voice recognition software that has replaced the standard dictation of patient imaging results by a physician and report typing by a medical transcriptionist.
The Georgia Office of the Attorney General, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and the Georgia Food Bank Association have joined forces to create the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
Visit to my childhood home brings back fond memories. A few years ago, I returned to the house where I had spent much of my youth.
Providence Hospice, located at 100 Corporate Center Drive in Stockbridge, is having a yard sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Breast Cancer Association.
Everyone's life deserves some recognition when it's ended. What seems like a boring list to us was very meaningful to the ancients. Even the lists of ancestral names in the New Testament -- like those found in the gospels recording Jesus' ancestry -- carried great meaning.
The historic Monastery of the Holy Spirit will host the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the group's first-ever concert at the monastery in Conyers on May 5.
Ditching. the Lord's way leads to chaos. I've been enjoying watching Little League baseball games again this spring, as two of my grandsons participate in that pastime.
Always-changing honeysuckle follows the cycles of nature. Psalm 43:5 reads "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
The effects of sin, forgiven or not, are far-reaching. There is a misconception that many in the church seem to hold today; a misconception regarding sin and its consequences.
When singer/songwriter Chris Massey takes the stage Friday, May 3 at the Whistle Post Tavern in Olde Town Conyers, he'll do so with considerable momentum.
'My Parent Has Cancer' a volume of support for teens, young adults. Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise.
It seems too many loved ones recently have said good-bye to this vale of grief and sorrow and said hello to sweet eternity. Heaven is blessed, but I am distressed.
Shape-note singing key to culture. of the South. One day over lunch, my new-to-the-South-but-thoroughly-loving-it husband commented on the choir singing at our church which is led by my brother-in-law, Rodney.
For tickets to Mother's Day Tea, call 770-760-1020.