Former Covington mayoral candidate Bobby Sigman took a plea deal Thursday, receiving seven years probation and $2,000 in fines and surcharges as a result of felony charges stemming from his October 2011 arrest for allegedly paying a person to steal the campaign signs of his opponent.
Jamel Lockhart, a student at Georgia Perimeter College and an assistant manager at McDonald's, was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. His best hope for a cure is a marrow transplant. But first, he must find a genetically matched donor. Jamel is African American and he will most likely match someone of his own racial background. Unfortunately, of the more than 10 million members of the Be The Match Registry®, only 8 percent are African American.
ATLANTA (AP) - The state ethics commission is set to meet Friday and is expected to discuss complaints involving Gov. Nathan Deal that are now at the center of a pair of lawsuits by two former commission employees.
June 14, 2012|
ERRIN HAINES, Associated Press
Anthony Flanagan, a Democratic for the District 3 board of commissioners seat, is allowed to run for office, having had that right restored after being convicted of a felony in early 1992, according to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Middle Ridge Elementary may have the highest free and reduced lunch rate in the county and 20 percent of its students may be classified as Students with Disabilities, but none of this keeps MRES from working hard to be the best they can be at everything they do.
"The combination of the highest Free and Reduced lunch rate in the county at approximately 88 percent, combined with a Student with Disabilities population that equals 20 percent of the school population for the last three years offers unique challenges," said Principal Alan Satterfield. "Those challenges have been met and student achievement ...
After a court in Gwinnett County recently ruled that the county double taxed residents for services like fire, many Newton County residents are questioning whether they are also being double taxed for services.
Covington residents pay a 8.20 millage rate on top of the 10.91 county-wide millage rate, confirmed Covington City Manager Steve Horton and Newton County Manager John Middleton.