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Bethell, Robbins among Henry County’s Most Wanted fugitives
McDONOUGH — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two of its Most Wanted fugitives. Trevor C. Bethell, 46, is wanted on a charge of felony terroristic threats and acts related to a Jan. 13 incident in Stockbridge. Bethell is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 245 pounds, with b
Could state be poised to take over Hartsfield-Jackson Airport?
A bill that could allow a state takeover of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport cleared a state Senate committee on Tuesday overcoming opposition by the city of Atlanta and Delta Air Lines.
Pine Needle Garden Club members attend Azalea District meeting Feb. 19
Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton members, Brenda Holder and Peggy Glover, attended the Azalea District Governing Board Meeting in Social Circle, Georgia at the Magnolia House Event Center on Tuesday, February 19, along with thirty five other lovely azaleas.
Fresh Air Bar-B-Que burglary suspect apprehended
A 24-year-old Newnan man who allegedly burglarized Fresh Air Bar-B-Que early Saturday was nabbed later in Jackson, Butts County authorities said. Investigators with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office said the restaurant was broken into between 1 a.m. and 1:15 a.m. Saturday. After breaking in, the sus
Commission reviews jail financials as referendum on new facility looms
With the referendum on a $15.5 million bond issue for the construction of a new jail just three weeks out, the Lamar County commission reviewed financials on operational and maintenance costs at the current facility last week.
How to Watch: No. 7 Tennessee at Ole Miss
After blistering starts to their seasons, both Tennessee and Ole Miss have come back down to Earth lately. Now, both teams will face-off on Wednesday night in Oxford. No. 7 Tennessee (24-3, 12-2 SEC) stays on the road to take on Ole Miss (19-8, 9-5 SEC) for a pivotal conference match-up on Wednesday
Baseball: Red Devils vs. Mary Persons
The Jackson High Red Devils fell to non-region rival Mary Persons High on Monday, 8-4, in eight innings. Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.
High School Roundup: Oconee County tops Jackson in extras
OCONEE COUNTY 10, JACKSON COUNTY 5 (nine innings): At Jefferson, the Warriors scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning to win their third consecutive game and improve to 4-2.
Intersection work to begin soon in Newton County
MADISON — Several key intersections in Newton County will soon see enhancements under a $1.56 million contract for traffic signal upgrades with pedestrian accommodations. The projects are designed to bring the intersections up to ADA requirements and replace signal parts.
Newton County students place in annual Literacy Days competition
COVINGTON — Newton County School System was well represented at the recent Griffin RESA 2019 Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing and Drama competition as 15 students brought home awards.
Rick Barnes “Admires” Ole Miss Players that Knelt for Anthem
Eight Ole Miss basketball players knelt during the national anthem prior to the Rebels’ 72-71 win over Georgia on Saturday. The protest from the players was in response to a march that was held in Oxford concurrently with the basketball game. Protestors marched from The Square to The Circle on Ole M
Mahonia is a beauty in some gardeners’ eyes
Q: I think mahonia is a beautiful, colorful, and interesting plant! Sharon Galbreath, Henry County. A: The unique foliage and bright yellow flowers in early spring certainly make this a distinctive plant. Spikes of blue berries follow the flowers. Some gardeners don’t like mahonia because of its pro
Eastside student to compete in International Science Fair
COVINGTON — Eastside High School junior Sarah Schlueter, will compete against 1,800 other high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona on May 12-17 as the recipient of the Intel ISEF Award.
Newton commissioners agree to allow alcohol service at Gaither’s
COVIINGTON — An amendment to Newton County’s alcohol ordinance that makes it possible for alcohol to be served at Gaither’s at Myrtle Creek Farm has been approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Major signalized intersection upgrades commence
COVINGTON, Ga. - Several key intersections in Morgan and Newton County will soon see enhancements under a $1.56 million project pushing complete signal upgrades with pedestrian accommodations. This is bringing these intersections up to ADA requirements and replacing signal parts.
Spike Lee’s Oscar journey started at Morehouse and Clark Atlanta
When Oscar presenter Samuel L. Jackson peeked inside the envelope then screamed, “Da ‘House,” Herbert L. Eichelberger knew. The moment was finally here: Atlanta-born Spike Lee, a 1979 graduate of Morehouse College and former student at Clark Atlanta University, had won his first Academy Award.
DUI suspect wrecks truck inside Watson Mill Covered Bridge
The historic covered bridge at Watson Mill Bridge State Park was damaged Saturday by what authorities said was wreck caused by a drunk driver. The century-old bridge that spans the South Fork River between Madison and Oglethorpe counties near Carlton has been closed to traffic as a result, Georgia S
SPLOST Committee to meet Thursday
McDONOUGH — The Henry County SPLOST committee will meet on Thursday to discuss possible projects for Henry County’s District 4. The meeting is one of the last three meetings scheduled for the SPLOST committee and is the next-to-last district-based meeting for the committee.
New dog park coming to Jones County late spring
MACON, Ga. — A new dog park is coming to Jones County. Sabrina Burse spoke to the county government to see how the project would help pet owners their pups. Meagan Jenkins visits the Macon dog park in the College Hill neighborhood almost every day. She remembers what life was like before she discove
Handful of local businesses busted selling alcohol to minors
NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Several businesses throughout Newton County were recently busted for selling alcohol to underage customers during an undercover operation. According to the Covington Police Department, citations were issued at eight businesses where alcohol was sold to underage customers.