A woman having a party called the Covington Police Department after hearing gun shots outside her house Sunday.
Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.
Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.
Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear on Saturday, October 25 at noon at the Mall at Stonecrest. Fans of The Avengers are invited to meet Spider-Man and Captain America up close and personal during this exclusive Atlanta appearance.
Tell me something: What do you think would happen if the United States concludes that Iran has been cheating and delaying and is about to pop a fully functional nuclear weapons program? Would President Obama respond by joining Israel to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities to smithereens - or would he stall and equivocate? My bet is the latter and so, just to double down, is what I bet the Iranians are betting. They have taken the measure of Obama. He lacks menace.
As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.
Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.
Decades had come and gone, and for Russ McElveen it seemed that there were important people in his family he would never see again. Then came the miracles of the past year or so that brought a son and two sisters back into his life. After 60 years he made contact with two of his sisters and after 45 years he was reconnect with a son. Have you ever thought that someone was gone from your life forever.
I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.
Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.
At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading competition and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets - with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer's hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.
Fun for a good cause is coming to Social Circle Oct. 21-25.
Dressing up and engaging in role play is an important component of childhood learning and having fun. Although costumes are regularly used in day care centers, schools and at home, they become the center of attention when Halloween arrives.
Mr. Harris Loyd, 66, of Jasper, died Feb. 25 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.
Dr. Terrell Benson Tanner of Ellijay died March 3 at home after suffering a heart attack. He was born 1932 in Clermont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Homer Tanner and Alice Haynes Tanner, and his first wife Jane Davidson Tanner. Dr. Tanner grew up in Commerce and graduated from Oxford College, Emory University and Emory University School of Medicine in 1959.
Kathleen Tarver "Kitty" Varn, 77, died March 2. The daughter of Catharine Mangham Tarver and Charles Edward Tarver of Cordele, she was born in 1930 and lived most of her life in Cordele and Albany. She taught high school English and was a school counselor for the Dougherty County School System.
Serving traditional country cooking, Buckeyes Restaurant, open since November, has already made a name for itself as the destination in Jersey.
As the 2008 baseball season gets underway, the Alcovy Tigers look to wipe the slate clean after a poor first season. With a year of experience under their belts and a new form of maturity set in, the Tigers set their scopes for a great season.
MONROE - The Georgia Wrath, a travel baseball team hailing from Social Circle, was crowned the first place champion of the Spring Bash Tournament over the weekend at Criswell Park.
Politicians and parents often battle over who should be responsible for the physical health of children, and a new bill working its way through the Georgia General Assembly will no doubt add more fodder to the fire.
Strict penalties for not complying with state watering regulations and fire department policy on allowing sirens and lights to be used on personal vehicles were some of the topics of discussion at Monday night's Oxford City Council meeting
By Chris Jenkins
Since the end of 2007, Porterdale City Council meetings have lasted until after midnight.
The Black Watch wrestling squad, a Team Georgia USA Youth Wrestling Club out of Covington, sent 21 youth wrestlers last weekend to qualify for the state wrestling tournament, which will be held March 14 at Whitewater in Fayette.
An Oxford man charged with placing a package he thought was a bomb in Newton Plaza was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court on Tuesday.
On Monday the Eastside High varsity boys golf team won its second match of the year against Rockdale County, 163-206, at Cherokee Run Golf Club.
The Covington City Council approved a recommendation by the city's Airport Committee to wait on an upgrade to the Covington Municipal Airport's runway approach at their Monday night meeting.