Eastside striker Tyrik Francis scored a hat trick and goalies Andres Sarmiento and Brain Worton held the Henry County Warhawks to one goal, as the Eagles varsity boys soccer team overpowered the Warhawks 8-1 in a non-region match on Senior Night Tuesday at Sharp Stadium in Covington.
Eastside seniors Alex Morvik and Becka McKelvey scored a goal apiece, and senior goalie Alexis Langford posted a clean sheet, as the Eastside girls varsity soccer team won its final home game of the season 4-0 over the visiting Henry County Lady Warhawks on a cold, blustery Senior Night Tuesday at Homer Sharp Stadium.
An important primary election is coming up on May 20.
Update, 10 a.m.: The Georgia Department of Transporation's traffic website says no lanes are blocked as of 9:54 a.m., but the website still shows the area in red, meaning speeds are less than 30 m.p.h.
Spring is known as a time for cleaning and renewal.
Covington's Chimney Park will once again host the Fairy House Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 2-5 p.m.
A Newton County family-owned business has now expanded its reach to include Gwinnett County after merging with another family-owned business.
Deborah Corley Taylor, of Covington, passed away April 14, 2014, at the age of 56. She enjoyed attending her sons' sporting events and reading, but most of all she loved spending time with her adored grandchildren. She was a devoted employee of Gene Hyde Trucking for many years.
died Jan. 19. Te daughter of the late Mr. John Carey Moses and Mrs. Minnie Ola Boswell Jackson, she was born in 1926 in Rockdale County. Mrs. Robinson joined Pleasant Hill Baptist church, Conyers, at an early age. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and entertaining family and friends. She was married to Mr. Claude Lackey.
Mr. Benny Lee Wren died Jan. 23 after a long bout with cancer. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin (Hester Pickett) Wren, he was born in 1956 in Augusta. Mr. Wren was one of nine children and was loved for his humor and larger than life presence. He will be missed. Mr. Wren was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wren, brother Mr. Albert Wren and sister Ms. Vickie Williams.
Oxford councilman Frank Davis retired in 1993, and since that time the property taxes he owes every year have doubled.
A man armed with a pen and paper robbed the Best Bank last week in the first bank robbery of the year in Newton County.
Superior Court Judge Eugene Benton sent a strong message that the violation of court orders will not be tolerated when he ordered the incarceration of Jay's Recycling Owner James Sharpshair Monday morning for 20 days for contempt of court.
Two women were arrested Thursday at the Rainbow Community Center in Porterdale after they allegedly attacked a resident of the homeless shelter.
Porterdale voters will weigh more than presidential primaries on Super Tuesday as they vote on an alcohol referendum on the sale of distilled spirits by the drink for on-premises consumption.
Whether she realizes it or not, Rochone Dilligard is making a profound impact at the high school coaching level.
In their inaugural tournament last weekend, the Newton Knights competed in the first Wooden Bat Classic at Criswell Park in Monroe.
By Ronald Blum
Katherine Briscoe, 62, Fulton County native and 27-year resident of Covington, died Jan. 25. The daughter of the late Forrest William and Edna Grace Tanner Roden, she was employed by A & G Sports Lettering in Clayton County for 15 years and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in McDonough. Mrs. Briscoe was a Civil War buff and was actively involved in Civil War reenactments. She was a loving wife, mother and Maw Maw.
Mr. Stanley Henderson, 65, of Mansfield, died Jan. 24. The son of the late Troy L. and Ludie Thomason Henderson, he was born in Jasper County in 1942. He was a lifelong resident of the Mansfield area, a member of the Newborn United Methodist Church, a member of the Tree Board in Newborn and served in the National Guard during the Vietnam War. Mr. Henderson also served as County Commissioner in Jasper County and worked as a loader operator for many years. He built most of the lakes and ponds that are located on what is now the Charlie Elliot ...
William Pancratins Ray II, 71, died on Jan. 25 after a battle with cancer. He was born in New Haven, Ky. and moved to Conyers in 1944, when his father, James Leslie Ray, came here to supervise the construction of The Monastery of the Holy Ghost. Mr. Ray attended Conyers High School and graduated in 1954.
While Porterdale's elections superintendent has confirmed city council candidate Wayne Maddox's eligibility to run for office, questions remain on whether Maddox would be able to take the city's Oath of Office if elected.
A couple of weeks ago, Alcovy High School senior Jeffrey Hexom went to his mailbox and found a letter from the United States Military Academy at West Point inside.