Rockdale authorities looking for man considered ‘armed and dangerous’
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Authorities in Rockdale County said they’re looking for an “armed and dangerous” man Tuesday. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said deputies are looking for Daniel Crenshaw as a person of interest in a series of offenses ranging from property crime to aggravated assault.
Heisman Trophy finalists brace for historic handoff
Jayden Daniels played three seasons at Arizona State and nobody anywhere was viewing him as a potential Heisman Trophy finalist. But he transferred to LSU following the 2021 season and a sudden transformation took place. The highly athletic Daniels became a dual-threat force. The exclamation point was Daniels' huge 2023 performance, which pushed him into the favorite's role to win the Heisman.
Roundup of this week’s job postings
If you missed one of our job postings this week, here is a roundup. Click or tap on the relevant links for more information or to apply. Editor’s Note: These job postings were found on the web between Dec. 2 – 5, 2023. Please note a job posting could be removed at any time due to the position being filled.
Commissioners Oppose Mixed-Use Development in East Newton
COVINGTON — Newton County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a request for a Future Land Use Map change that would have been the first step for a high-density development in the eastern portion of the county. Randy Vinson, representing Sockwell Corners LLC, presented the request to the Board of Commissioners,...
Discover the Magic of Crystals & Copper at the International Conference
Step into a world of shimmering gems and gleaming copper at the International Crystals & Copper Conference! This dazzling event, dedicated to the enchanting world of crystals and copper, is set to light up the Sat, Dec 09 · 6pm - 10pm evening like a crystal catching the sun's rays.
Lights at Legion Kicks off Saturday
The city of Covington invites area residents to take a stroll through its Lights at Legion display of more than 100 Christmas trees decorated for the season. The trees, sponsored by area businesses, organizations, churches, schools and families, light up the walking trail at Legion Field, located on Mill Street in Covington. Covington will kick off its Lights at Legion celebration tonight beginning with movies — “The Grinch” at 6 p.m. and then “elf” immediately following at Legion Field. Santa will be on hand from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner and snacks can be purchased onsite from Issa Funnel, Bradley’s Bar-B-Que — Covington, Chick-fil-A Covington, Los Monchies Mexican Cuisine, Lily & Sparrow Mercantile and The Chocolate Box Covington. Facepainting Fairies will also be there painting faces for a fee and Ice Days Ice Skating Rinks will be open.
Rockdale County Adoptable Pets - Week of December 7
Several animals in Rockdale County are looking for their 'fur-ever' home. The animals in this gallery are house at the Rockdale County Animal Services shelter. Animals are listed by their intake number. Pet adoption fees are $60 for dogs/puppies and kittens/cats. The adoption fee includes spay/neuter, rabies voucher, vaccines and...
Georgia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Walton County Today - December 8
If you're looking for how to watch high school basketball in Walton County, Georgia today, we've got you covered here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Walton County, Georgia High School Boys Basketball Games Today.
FAA investigating after small plane crash, 2 people on board
WALTON COUNTY, Ga. — A small plane crashed with two passengers on board in Walton County Tuesday afternoon, according to officials with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said it will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, along with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). No other details...
'A special day': Covington mother of 2 celebrates last dose of chemotherapy
COVINGTON, Ga. - 30-year-old Devin Brodie brought her wife Terumi Anderson-Brodie and their two young daughters to her final infusion at Piedmont Newton Hospital in Covington, Georgia. It was Brodie's twentieth dose of chemotherapy, spread out over five months. "It is a special day because I am officially done with...
Former Newton Rams Star Nyland Green Enters Transfer Portal
Former Newton Rams star Nyland Green plans to transfer from the University of Georgia football program, announcing on social media that he has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. Green spent three seasons with the Bulldogs, including a redshirt season, so he will have two years of eligibility remaining at his...
Conyers says 'no' to group homes in Olde Town District
CONYERS — The Conyers City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to deny a request that would have allowed a group home for young men without families in the historic Olde Town District. Pastor Corey Hambrick, who had requested a text amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance to allow a group...
Jackson EMC members get refund checks
More than $15 million will be distributed.
Rockdale County Introduces New Leadership for Code Enforcement Divisions
CONYERS — There are currently six county quadrants that staff members with Rockdale County Code Enforcement oversee on a regular basis. Within these quadrants staff of the newly revamped Code Enforcement and Community Improvement divisions have conducted more than 1,400 inspections to date, in addition to collecting more than 124 tons of trash and debris throughout Rockdale County.
City of Oxford, Ga. is hiring
The neighboring city of Oxford, Ga. has current open job postings. Click or tap on the relevant link for more information or to apply. Editor’s Note: These job postings were found on the Oxford, Ga. website. Please note a job posting could be removed at any time due to the position being filled.
Family remembers 70-year-old cyclist killed in Thanksgiving hit-and-run
Loved ones gathered for Barry Collier’s funeral on Tuesday in Conyers at Gregory B. Levett and Sons.
Athens man sees flash in sky about time of loud explosion in Walton County
An Athens man may have seen a strange aerial phenomenon that caused a mysterious explosion that was heard across southern Walton County a week ago. The explosion or enormous boom sound was heard across the county from Walnut Grove to Good Hope on the late afternoon of Nov. 26, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
A Christmas kindness remembered
Editor’s note: The following is a Christmas memory submitted by former Jackson resident Linda Young Hester, the daughter of Red and Mertice Young. Hester grew up in Jackson and was graduated from Jackson High School in 1967. Hester’s mother, who is 92, still lives in Jackson. Hester said she has many fond memories of growing up in a small Georgia town. She now lives in St. Simon’s Island with her husband, Jerry, but said she still considers Jackson her home.
Butts County Adoptable Dogs - Week of December 7
These dogs in Butts County are searching for their 'fur-ever' homes. Additionally, many of them are seeking foster homes. Dogs in this gallery are not housed in a facility, rather Butts Mutts relies on fosters and volunteers to help get their dogs ready for adoption. For more information on any...
Officer saves person’s life while out on a date
An officer from Cincinnati helped save a person’s life while he was out on a date in October.