Newborn, GA

17 arrested during second leg of DeKalb County's Operation Family 2022

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has been targeting those with outstanding warrants on domestic violence charges. It is part of the second leg of Operation Family 2022. Deputies said they made 17 arrested and cleared 25 warrants from the past few days. Their focus was mostly in Lithonia, Decatur, and Stone Mountain.
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The Daily South

Covington Is a Small Georgia Town Known for Its Big Spirit

If you're tempted to think that little Covington, Georgia, looks like something out of a movie scene, it's probably because it is. Sometimes called the Hollywood of the South, this small town 35 miles southeast of Atlanta has taken a star turn in more than 140 TV shows and films: It's played Serenity, South Carolina, in Netflix's Sweet Magnolias and Mystic Falls, Virginia, in The Vampire Diaries' eight-season run. Feel-good movie Remember the Titans was partially shot here, as was My Cousin Vinny. But 200-year-old Covington's true star power lies in its small-town spirit, which shines brightest on holidays, including the Fourth of July.

Eastside High School graduates Class of 2022

COVINGTON — Top honor graduates from Eastside High School’s Class of 2022 congratulated their classmates on thriving in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic during commencement remarks Wednesday. Valedictorian Elizabeth Johnson spoke of the struggles faced during the last two years and reminded classmates to show their gratitude to...

Greene Co. Chamber welcomes new businesses

GREENSBORO, Ga. – Monday, March 28, the Greene County Chamber of Commerce welcomed National Bin Cleaning, a locally-owned and operated trash bin and dumpster cleaning company in the Lake Oconee area, with a Ribbon Cutting in front of their new bin cleaning truck. Bill Faith and Jamie Martin started...

Oconee Co schedules forum for planned expansion of water plant

Oconee County schedules a public meeting to talk about plans to expand the Calls Creek water plant. It will be held on June 14. The Oconee County Water Resources Department will hold a public meeting on the proposed expansion of the Calls Creek Water Reclamation Facility on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the Community Room at Oconee Veterans Park located at 3500A Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, 30677, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Georgia child killer's execution temporarily on hold: "We can't come back from death"

Atlanta — A judge on Monday temporarily delayed the execution of a Georgia man who was scheduled to die Tuesday for killing an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago. Virgil Delano Presnell Jr., 68, killed the girl and raped her 10-year-old friend after abducting them as they walked home from school in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta, on May 4, 1976. He was scheduled to die by injection of the sedative pentobarbital at the state prison in Jackson at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Rockdale County Jail Blotter

The following charges and arrests were reported by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, and Georgia Pardon and Parole for the period of May 10 - May 16, 2022:. • Romisha Darling, 36, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; criminal trespass, battery. • Jermonte Antoine West, 35, Fox...

Ceremony to honor fallen soldiers May 30

The Locust Grove Woman’s Club will host a ceremony honoring fallen soldiers on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. at Locust Grove City Hall. Gather around the flag pole, and visit “The Fallen Soldiers Table”. Taps will be played by Chad Shurbutt of Boy Scout Troop 64. Reverend...
Henry County Daily Herald

Public Safety Job Fair set for Saturday in Watkinsville

WATKINSVILLE — A Public Safety Job Fair will be held Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Oconee Civic Center, 2661 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville. National EMS will be one of more than 20 public safety agencies represented at the job fair, which is sponsored by the Oconee County Fire Department. Below is a list of those scheduled to attend this annual Job Fair.