Rockdale's girls soccer had no shot at making the state playoffs Wednesday but that didn't stop them from closing out the season with a 1-0 (3-1) win in penalty kicks over rival Newton.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team's rematch against Stephens County Tuesday night had everything a baseball fan could ask for - high drama, dazzling defense, squeeze plays, long balls, strategizing coaches, proud parents and jubilant players.
Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating missing Newton County Robert "Bobby" Weaver, a white man who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on his forearms.
Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.
The Eastside Eagles varsity baseball team (12-11, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA) hosted region leader Stephens County (16-4, 9-2 Region 8-AAAAA) Monday night, ending a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Indians.
The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.
Jerry Odean McLeroy passed away April 20, 2014, at his home in Covington. He was 84 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. McLeroy loved spending time with his great-grandchildren, and especially enjoyed vacationing with them. He had 35 years of service with Lithonia Lighting. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaRue McLeroy; granddaughter, Tava Martin; and parents, Dick and Eva McLeroy.
The Georgia Cattlemen's Association inducted Sam B. Hay, Jr. into the GCA Hall of Fame at the Cattlemen's Ball on Friday, April 4 during its 53rd annual convention & trade show and 17th annual Georgia Beef Expo in Perry.
Today we celebrate Easter; so, sure it is a day that there will be plenty of chocolate candy in the house and decorated eggs in the yard.
Christopher Dylan Williams, age 18, of Jackson, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on July 19, 1995 in Dalton, Ga. to David L. Williams and Rebecca Lynn (Becky) Pierce Floyd. Dylan was a member of Jackson High School Class of 2013. He was employed with ACS Heating and Air in Covington.
An elderly resident got more than just steaks when some suspicious meat sellers came to her door in Newton County's third possible case of home invasion within a week.
Worries the recent drought has wreaked havoc on the health of the county's trees cast a slight pall on Newton County's otherwise cheerful Arbor Day celebration.
After less than two hours of deliberation on Friday, the jury declared two of the three defendants charged with the shooting death of Rufus Tony Richardson guilty of murder, wrapping up the bizarre, week-long trial.
State Rep. Doug Holt (R-Covington) has joined with six other representatives to co-sponsor legislation to modify the Georgia Constitution with an amendment which would specify the uses budget surpluses can be put to.
Promising to work to preserve Newton County's rural character and to work to secure a stable water supply for the future, Mort Ewing announced he will seek a third term as District 1 commissioner.
George Moreland Stamps has worked toward the betterment of Newton County through various civic organizations and government committees since 1986.
COVINGTON - After a 10-hour drive from Illinois covering over 600 miles, the Lakers of Lake Land College were anything but prepared to play baseball Thursday afternoon against Georgia Perimeter College.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - If sentiment could fuel a race car, Dale Earnhardt Jr. would win the 50th running of The Great American Race by a heartbeat.
OXFORD - For seven sophomores, it would be their final game wearing an Oxford College uniform on Friday evening.
The Newton County School System was notified on Feb. 4 that the U. S. Department of Agriculture has placed an administrative hold on certain cases of ground beef crumbles the district recently received. Upon notification, the school system immediately identified cases of beef from the list of "On Hold" lot numbers and isolated them from the rest of the food inventory.
Newton County Superior Court Judge Horace Johnson was recently elected vice president of the 2008 Board of Trustees of Leadership Georgia.
By Tim Dahlberg
STONE MOUNTAIN - Every team experiences its fair share of ups and downs.
I have a great affinity for the south. I spent much of my early years in rural and small-town Tennessee and hardly a day goes by without the sights and sounds of those days floating up to the surface of memory: watching the old men whittle on the court square, floating on Kentucky Lake under a July sun and listening to the cicadas swarm in their regular cycles of death and rebirth.
I watched a good portion of last week's Grammy awards on television. I'm still trying to figure out why.