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'Newton County's Trails saved my life'  Covington News

Randy Norman will tell you that the Eastside Trail in Covington saved his life. Norman, originally from Conyers and a 2000 graduate of Heritage High School, ...



Rockdale Schools to hold open houses for speciality programs  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Rockdale County Public Schools will hold important Open House nights during October and November 2018 for the 2019-20 School Specialty and Choice ...



Student arrested for allegedly pointing gun at another student's throat at school  WXIA-TV

CONYERS, Ga. - A mother's tip to police led them to arrest a student who allegedly pointed a gun at another student's neck while on school property.



Parole planned for Heritage High School gunman  11alive.com

CONYERS, GA-- The state parole board is planning for the release of a gunman who shot six students at a Rockdale County high school 17 years ago.



ATLANTA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTER: TJ Solomon released from prison nearly 20 years after shooting at Heritage High Schooll | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - The man who opened fire inside a local high school in 1999 and injured six people has been released from prison, three years ...



Hall of famer, former Heritage, Georgia Perimeter coach Danny Blue takes Social Circle baseball job  Covington News

Social Circle has some new blood coming in to lead the baseball program next season after one of the most historic runs in school history.



Heritage theater celebrates 40th year | School  Rockdale Newton Citizen

Heritage High School is celebrating the 40th birthday of its theater program with the performance of “Phantom of the Opera” and several alumni events. Heritage ...



Father of Heritage HS victim calls shooter's release 'a huge mistake' | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

TJ Solomon was 15 years old when he opened fire into a crowd of more than a hundred students at Heritage High School on May 20, 1999, a month after the ...



Rockdale deputies thwart gang fight at Heritage High, two arrested  On Common Ground News

After receiving a tip, Rockdale County Sheriff's deputies intercepted a fight gang members had planned to take place at Heritage High School's parking lot.



Heritage High School shooter gets early parole  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A man convicted of shooting up a Rockdale County high school at age 15 is expected to get out of prison July 26, officials said Thursday. T.J. Solomon spent ...



General Ray Davis teacher to host Rockdale's first Youth Orchestra Concert  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The first ever Rockdale County Youth Orchestra Concert will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Rockdale auditorium. Angela Bobbitt, General Ray Davis Middle School ...



Willette, Kidd amongst swimmers to punch tickets to state meet from Heritage and Rockdale County  Rockdale Newton Citizen

(left to right): Joanna Bowers, Delaney Willette, Canti Baehre and Emma Dyer qualified for the state meet in the 200-yard freestyle relay Saturday at Johnson ...



Heritage swim teams dominate Troup County Invitational  Rockdale Newton Citizen

The Heritage High School swim team picked right back where it had left off over the break in the Troup County Invitational, taking home first place in both the ...



Kurott Garland signs with Tennessee  247Sports

Kurott Garland is officially a Tennessee Volunteer. The 6-foot-3, 250-pound strong-side defensive end out of Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga., signed with ...



#Team11 Game of the Week: Rockdale Co. vs. Heritage  11alive.com

UPDATE: Heritage beats Rockdale Co. 39-28. It is the first time the Patriots have beaten the Bulldogs since 2012. Highlights and reaction tonight on 11Alive ...



Sunday Conversation with Smith Meach  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Smith Meach is heading to the University of Alabama in August but there are no freshman jitters here...



Grown-Ass Man #11: Surviving a school shooting  The Tennessean

At 7 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 1999, I walked into Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia, to turn in a photography assignment early. It was the last day of ...



Georgia DE gets offer from Vols  247Sports

Tennessee extended an offer Sunday to an under-the-radar defensive lineman from Georgia who took an official visit to Knoxville this weekend.



Four-star WR Young 'fell in love' with Tennessee, picks Vols  Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee gave Jordan Young his first major-conference scholarship offer Sunday near the end of his official visit with the Vols, and several other major ...



Dozens of Rockdale student athletes accept college scholarships on National Signing Day  On Common Ground News

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) marked National Signing Day on Feb. 1 with dozens of accomplished student-athletes from Salem High School, ...



Woman spots her own car, calls 911  FOX 5 Atlanta

A Newton County woman inadvertently helped police nab a pair of thieves believed connected to numerous car thefts from the side of Interstate 20.



Some businesses to remain open during filming  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. - Lights. Camera. Action in Downtown Covington! Warner Brothers Pictures, in association with S&K Pictures, will be filming a major motion ...



Vols commits visiting Florida State  247Sports

Two of Tennessee's current commitments are spending the final weekend before National Signing Day visiting Florida State. Four-star Vols wide receiver ...



Tyler Austin's cancer scare has motivated him to save others  New York Post

As a guy who probably would be in Scranton right now if not for Greg Bird's latest injury, Tyler Austin has plenty on his plate. He has showcased himself...



A downtown art walk is coming to Covington  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. - Summer isn't quite over yet and Main Street Covington has the perfect outing planned for you and your family. On Saturday, July 21, Main ...



CPD, NHCC host 'Kids and Cops Day'  Covington News

Area children got a chance to meet Covington police officers, human and K9, play in bounce houses and lunch on hot dogs and chips Tuesday as Covington ...



Four-star Georgia WR flips from Tennessee to Florida State  247Sports

Four-star wide receiver Jordan Young of Conyers, Ga., signed with Florida State on Wednesday, backing out on his commitment to Tennessee.



No star to 4-star: Jordan Young commitment could be ‘one that turns UT’s program around’  Saturday Down South

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee picked up another commitment for the 2018 class last week. Jordan Young, a previously unheralded wide receiver, chose the Vols ...



More mass shooting survivors, inspired by Parkland, are joining the fight for gun reform  Washington Post

They include survivors of the earliest school shootings. Now parents, they are fearful for their own children.



Running mad, Running glad: Alcovy's Maurice Johnson finds healing on the track  Covington News

If you see Maurice Johnson running with a frown on his face, don't get the wrong impression that he's a mean, unapproachable guy.



From Rockdale Rhinos to the big leagues: Trio of Georgians chase their dreams  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Buck Farmer wouldn't even attempt to calculate the odds of what happened at Target Field on Sunday afternoon. “It's actually really incredible,” the Detroit Tigers ...



Vampire fans flock to Covington for finale special of 'The Originals'  Covington News

An estimated 1500 people weathered the storm Wednesday in Covington to experience the finale of “The Originals,” a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries,” in the ...



Main Street Covington releases new mobile app  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. - Have you ever heard the phrase, “There's an app for that!” Now, there's an app for Downtown Covington. Main Street Covington has created ...



Beck Facility Services partners with Arts Association  Covington News

Beck Facility Services partners with the Arts Association in Newton County, an organization whose mission of impacting lives and unifying the community is in ...



Rockdale Public Schools Community Calendar  On Common Ground News

Kindergarten Registration Now Open. 2017-18 Rockdale County Public Schools Kindergarten registration now open for children who will be 5 years old by Sept.



Sparta Revisted group to celebrate Heat's 30th anniversary  Covington News

"In the Heat of the Night" is turning 30 years old and a group of fans is organizing an anniverary celebration to support a local nonprofit.



Jared Jones, 15: Disease didn’t dim talented boy’s joy, on or off stage  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Michael Jared Rollins-Jones was a fighter at birth, surviving his umbilical cord's accidental severing in the birth canal.



Parkland to Columbine School Shootings List  Westword

Reporters and anchors covering yesterday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, frequently mentioned the disturbing ...



Historic walking tour planned in Covington  Covington News

Main Street Covington and the Newton County Visitors Bureau have partnered to show downtown Covington's history through a glimpse into the past with the ...



Union Grove taps Chad Frazier as head football coach  Henry Herald

Frazier spent the last four seasons as head football coach and athletic director at Villa Rica High School. He spent 2007 to 2012 as the head coach at Heritage ...



Boys & Girls Clubs to host $10k Duck Derby fundraiser  Covington News

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Imagine cheering for your lucky rubber ducky as it makes it away around the bend of Porterdale's Yellow River and low and behold your ...



Vols find, add 'really good football player' in DL Garland  247Sports

New Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt and his staff discuss how the Vols found three-star defensive lineman Kurott Garland and ultimately signed him last week.



Newton County hosts Family Fun Day  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. – An estimated 4000 Newton Countians, young and old, flocked to Legion Field Saturday to enjoy a beautiful spring day and the first ever ...



More mass shooting survivors, inspired by Parkland, join the fight for gun reform  The Mercury News

By Michael Alison Chandler | Washington Post. In the days that followed the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Salli ...



Tyler Austin homers in his Twins debut, hopes his impact spreads off the field  St. Paul Pioneer Press

DETROIT — Twins manager Paul Molitor made an interesting observation about Tyler Austin before watching him homer in his Twins debut at Comerica Park.



Pruitt, Vols visit with four-star Tennessee commitment  247Sports

One of Tennessee's newest commitments in the 2018 class says he received an in-home visit Thursday night from Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt.



Warchant.com - Florida State's 2018 Recruiting Class  Rivals.com

... | WR | 6-0 | 170 | Ormond Beach, Fla. | Mainland High School Big-play receiver rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals … U.S. Army All-American … made 26 ...



Henry County soccer stars to play in All-Star Game  Henry Herald

MCDONOUGH — The rosters for the 2016 Southeast Metro All-Star Soccer Game were announced Monday night. The All-Star Game will match up seniors from ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Jamal Walton Leads The Pack With Top All-Time 400m Mark  MileSplit

Last spring at the Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships, Jamal Walton ran one of the top marks ever by a high school athlete. Walton threw down a ...



She dominated college hitters. Now she’s trying to earn a spot on the Grizzlies.  Belleville News-Democrat

Former University of Georgia women's NCAA college softball player is training with the independent minor league baseball Gateway Grizzlies in Sauget, IL in ...



There's no business like show business | Coastal Columns  Coastal Illustrated

People make their way to the Golden Isles by a variety of methods, but a common one seems to be a lifelong connection with the area. That's the case with.



Georgia Teen Twins Accused of Killing Mother  ABC News

Friends described Jarmecca "Nikki" Whitehead as a "loving and open" mother whose rebellious teens increasingly challenged her on issues of dating, cell ...



Photo Flash: 2017 Shuler Hensley Award Winners Announced; Parker Jennings & Ramone Nelson Heading to Nationals!  Broadway World

The 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - were held in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on ...



Tian Justman, 33: Designer’s talent, tenacity touched many  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tian Robin Justman, a fashion designer and stylist who was a key influence at the Goat Farm Arts Center, died Sunday at Emory University Hospital. She was 33 ...



Georgia United Credit Union Awards Archer High School senior Caroline Mangum 2015 Scholarship  CUinsight.com

DULUTH, GA (April 29, 2015) — Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the winners of their 2015 scholarship programs. A total of $12,500 was ...



Georgia United Credit Union Awards Ola High School Senior Jasmine Johnson 2015 Scholarship  CUinsight.com

HENRY COUNTY, GA (May 19, 2015) — Georgia United Credit Union is excited to announce the winners of their 2015 scholarship programs. A total of $12,500 ...



Catoosa and Walker obituaries for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016  Northwest Georgia News

Katherine Elizabeth Carter, 18, Ringgold. Katherine Elizabeth (Katie Beth) Carter, of Ringgold, Ga., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in an Atlanta, Ga., ...



'American Reunion' begins filming in Conyers, GA  On Location Vacations

The fourth installment of the American Pie movies, American Reunion, began filming this week in Conyers, GA. The movie is currently based in Rockdale County ...



Tyler Austin Stats, Fantasy & News  MLB.com

August 10, 2018, Minnesota Twins recalled 1B Tyler Austin from Rochester Red Wings. July 31, 2018, 1B Tyler Austin assigned to Rochester Red Wings. July 30 ...



Lee County beats Coffee 31-20 to reach postseason | Sports  The Albany Herald

Lee County's defense forced five turnovers, including two crucial interceptions at the goal line to thwart potential Coffee scores, while the offense played perhaps ...



Intense chemical blaze 'very difficult fire to fight' - May 25, 2004  CNN

A fire at a chemical warehouse forces the evacuation of nearby residents in Conyers, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb. premium *content* PLAY VIDEO ...



Atlanta Groups Work To Bridge Tech Industry's Diversity Gap  WABE 90.1 FM

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem: only one percent of technical employees at large tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google are African...



The following have graduated from basic military training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.:  Lowell Sun

Army Pvt. Christopher Gamelin, son of Tricia Moloney of Washington, Vt., and Christopher Gamelin of Burlington, Va.



Columbine's Legacy: More Than 50 School Attacks, Plots  ABC News

A months-long investigation by ABC News has identified at least 17 attacks and another 36 alleged plots or serious threats against schools since the assault on ...



Wes Herrmann  Bismarck Tribune

WATFORD CITY — William Wesley “Wes” Herrmann, 37, Watford City, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn., due to injuries sustained in an accident in ...



Southampton High School Student Will Not Return To School After Shotgun Arrest, District Says - Southampton Village & Surrounding Areas  27east.com

A 17-year-old Southampton High School senior who was arrested by Southampton Village Police for bringing a shotgun onto school grounds last Wednesday ...



Are meds to blame for Cho's rampage?  WorldNetDaily

Cho Seung-Hui's murderous rampage – during which he killed 32 students and faculty members at Virginia Tech – is prompting research into gun laws, resident ...



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