CONYERS – Working at the registration desk in the Breast Imaging Center at Piedmont Rockdale Hospital, Sabrina Holmes gets to wear a lot of pink scrub tops. As a two-time breast cancer survivor herself, Holmes wears those pink scrub tops to celebrate life and inspire hope.
Georgia-based, multi-discipline consulting firm Croy Engineering, in partnership with Covington Municipal Airport, was awarded the 2020 General Aviation Project of the Year Award by the Georgia Airports Association during its annual 2020 Conference and Expo in Savannah. The award recognizes…
ATHENS — A unique study conducted by University of Georgia entomologists led to the discovery of a distinctive supergene in fire ant colonies that determines whether young queen ants will leave their birth colony to start their own new colony or if they will join one with multiple queens. Researchers also found that ants were more aggressive toward queens who don’t possess the supergene, causing colony workers to kill them. This critical finding opens the door to new pest control methods that may be more efficient in eradicating problematic fire ant colonies.
OMAHA, Ga. – Any day spent fishing is a good day. A day you catch a new state record is a great day! Tim Trone of Havana, Fla., is the new state record holder for the blue catfish. His catch, weighed 110 pounds, 6 ounces, beating the previous record by more than 17 pounds, according to the G…
DAWSON — A USA Today analysis shows that of the 10 counties in the nation with the highest death rates from COVID-19, five are in Georgia.
Antibiotic resistance – one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization – occurs when germs learn how to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. The problem of resistance threatens the efficacy of antibiotics, making simple infections untreatable.
Golden State Foods, in partnership with WorkSource Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host a virtual hiring event on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
A plasma therapy manufactured at Takeda in Stanton Springs for treatment of adults at high risk for complications from COVID-19 is now in Phase 3 clinical trials.
ATLANTA -- Rural Georgians from business owners to teachers to elected officials know one of the region’s biggest challenges is inadequate internet connectivity, particularly amid a pandemic that is forcing people to stay home.
Gordon State President Kirk A. Nooks met virtually Friday with area K-12 school superintendents in an effort to equip and educate them during the college's Superintendents’ Roundtable.
CONYERS – To better serve the Conyers community, the American Red Cross has announced the grand opening today of a new blood donation center. Blood and platelets will be collected at the new Red Cross Conyers Blood Donation Center, located at 2455 Salem Road, Suite 206F/207G in Conyers, star…
I am still smiling; I can’t help myself. I was overwhelmed and filled with joy to see so many people come out for our first outdoor service two weeks ago.
The Psalmist expressed praise of the Almighty God by noting His great strength when he said, “Thou art the God who works wonders; thou hast made known Thy strength among the peoples.” (Ps. 77:14)
Become an employee with full paid benefits, or remain a mostly independent gig worker? That debate’s raging in California as November’s general election approaches, and its outcome is likely to affect the entire country.
My 2-year-old grandson was peering out the window in his brother’s room when he suddenly began to excitedly call out to his mom. He beckoned for her to come see what he was looking at. When she asked him what it was, he replied, “Kangaroos!”
Animosity is defined as “a strong feeling of dislike or hatred: ill-will or resentment tending toward active hostility: an antagonistic attitude.” That pretty well sums up the general state of our American populace today on all levels.
This week’s column involved a bit of food history research. During my youth, salmon patties (more formally called salmon croquettes) were a staple on my mama’s menu plans. While other parts of the country enjoy salted codfish cakes, I had never thought about how salmon became so popular in the South. Hence, the research.
Claims that Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown violated state campaign laws are under investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Conyers’ Chief Operating Officer David Spann has announced his retirement from the city effective Friday, Oct. 23. Spann leaves a legacy of 32 years of service to the city serving in a number of roles integral to the community’s growth and progress.
The Newton County Board of Commissioners has asked that a judge decide who is right in a dispute over how certain county officials’ pay is calculated.
While some alarmists are warning we could all die from climate change in the next however many years (their predictions differ and have been consistently wrong), the national debt is a clear and present threat to the stability, even existence, of the country.
The following charges and arrests were reported by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Covington Police Department, Oxford Police Department, Porterdale Police Department, the Georgia State Patrol and Georgia Pardons and Parole.
Cheveda McCamy, a prosecutor in Henry County, has been appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the Alcovy Judicial Circuit vacancy created by the death of Judge Horace Johnson Jr.
We are including more information in our Restaurant Inspection Reports. All information comes from the Gwinnett Rockdale Newton Health Department.
Halloween, like so much else, will be different this year from previous years, but it also offers an analogy that can be applied to the current presidential campaign.
COVINGTON — Lt. Paul Gunter, of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, retired on Sept. 30. With 40 years of law enforcement experience, Gunter spent the last 30 years serving the Newton County community, beginning his service at the Covington Police Department before becoming employed with the…
Snapping Shoals EMC held a drive-through annual meeting Tuesday morning at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. About 1,500 of the iconic yellow buckets were given out as members drove through the park.
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Police K9 Foundation, which has vested 88 Georgia Law Enforcement K9s, has announced that K9 Cuff, K9 Titan, K9 Taz, K9 Bo and K9 Judge, all with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources throughout the state of Georgia, are the latest five K9s to receive a LOF Streetfighter Vest.
SOCIAL CIRCLE — Venison burgers, venison chili, venison jerky … Foodies who have been looking for a way to “beef” up that freezer stockpile, will soon have an opportunity to go for the venison instead. The Georgia deer firearms season opens Oct. 17 and continues through Jan. 10 statewide.
GRIFFIN — You may have relied on advice from a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer in the past. Now they want your input to make plans for the future.
Voters who ventured out Monday for the first day of early voting in the Nov. 3 General Election were greeted with long lines and prolonged wait times.
Mayor Vince Evans is pleased with the way the new City Hall is turning out, particularly since the new facility is coming in on time and on budget.
In my attempt at a humor column loosely related to the first presidential debate, I learned a lesson. I angered two groups of people: those who thought I should have blamed Trump, and those who thought I should have blamed Biden.
I grew up in a family that didn’t talk much about money. I know that my parents gave regularly to the church, but I cannot tell you if they gave $1 or $1,000 each week. We never talked about it.
Each fall, I set aside a weekend afternoon to cook this dish. The red wine in it helps to tenderize the beef to a soft, almost melting texture. It also provides an incredibly fragrant, rich flavor. The savory root vegetables and earthy mushrooms are perfect complements. This dish is best if made a day ahead of time and the mushrooms added during the gentle reheating time.
Late last month, North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un issued an apology. In a letter, Kim expressed sincere regret for "disappointing" South Korea President Moon Jae-in.
The redevelopment of the former Salem Gate shopping center property is moving forward, although — thanks to the pandemic — it will take shape differently from what was originally planned.