Newton County is no stranger to mortgage fraud - having seen several fraud rings busted in recent years, including one involving Eastside High head football coach Rick Hurst that came to light this week.
Even though gas prices have dropped dramatically in recent weeks to three-year lows, analysts say the prices may have bottomed out and predict the price will rise again in the future. Many drivers are likewise wary of reveling at the pumps, not believing the low prices will last.
Social Circle's city council completed another step towards formalizing the annexation of about 200 acres of land - the majority of which was formerly Newton County land - by officially receiving a petition from private land owners.
Dustin Vanderbunt knows his barbecue. As the co-owner and chef at Ed Boudreaux's Bayou Bar-B-Que restaurant in Ashville, N.C., which bills itself the home of the "Voodoo Reuben," Vanderbunt, along with his business partner Erik Feichter of Waynesville, N.C., has developed a line of 14 sauces.