Dozens of enthusiastic canoeists, kayakers and paddlers took to the Yellow River in Porterdale Saturday morning to help clean up the river, learn some of its history and enjoy a lazy day cruising down the river.
Most children would learn from a spanking, and Beth Rockmore is no different. She learned, but not the lesson her mother had hoped. She learned that no matter what happened, her art was worth fighting for.
Secretary Brian Kemp joined fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State in reminding citizens that September 2012 is National Voter Registration Month. Secretary Kemp is working with government and election officials across the state to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements for the Nov. 6 General Election, as well as promoting state resources to help with the registration process.
Covington police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to rob a customer at gunpoint at Don's Superette around 2 p.m.
The victim was pumping gas at the service station. When he got into his vehicle to leave, a slender black male in his 20s, wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a ball cap pulled low over his face, jumped into the passenger side of his vehicle and told the victim to drive, according to Capt. Ken Malcom.
The man who reportedly ingested drugs during a traffic stop, then attacked a Newton County Sheriff's Deputy, has died.
The cause of 43-year-old Terry Dean Gore's death is pending autopsy results by the state medical examiner; however, witnesses who saw Gore during the traffic stop Wednesday afternoon reportedly said Gore began acting odd just after swallowing what the deputy believed was drugs.
Tomatoes, okra and cucumbers, oh my! GPC Newton math professor Sallie Paschal was among faculty and students who worked the gardens on the Newton Campus this summer. In between teaching math courses online, the math professor "adopted" and worked three garden plots, which produced more than 150 pounds of vegetables and a few watermelons this summer.