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.
Mr. Matthew "Matt" F. Boss, 53, a lifelong resident of Covington, died Dec. 27. The son of the late George F. Boss Jr. and the late Jacqueline Milford Boss Parham, he was born in Fulton County in 1954. Boss was a member of Landmark Baptist Church and had worked for several years for the Newton County Fire Department and more recently at Newton Federal Savings and Loan. His parents and his daughter, Christy Boss, and stepfather, Fonda Parham preceded him in death.
In Tim Burton's awesomely creepy masterpiece "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" Johnny Depp gives his best performance since we were first introduced to Captain Jack Sparrow.
At an early December manufacturer's roundtable brought together by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle in Atlanta, the high cost of health care, energy taxes and green energy possibilities all weighed heavy on the minds of Georgia manufactures.
On December 18, the Federal Communications Commission voted by a 3-2 vote to loosen regulations to allow more media consolidation.
Originally from Illinois, Cindy Hultine has lived all over the country working for General Mills.
Robert (Bob) Allen Corley Sr., 70, died Dec. 25 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Herbert (Ruth Allen) Corley, he was born in Newton County. He graduated from Newton County High School, Young Harris College and Georgia Southern College. He was an avid duplicate bridge player and was the owner of Alken Moving and Storage in Savannah for 30 years before he retired.
Mrs. Kathleen C. Gregg, 83, of Covington, died Dec. 28 at Riverside Healthcare Center. The daughter of the late Estil and Hattie Mae Lowe Crist, she was born in West Virginia. Mrs. Gregg was a member of Grace Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking and traveling to West Virginia. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Mrs. Gregg is preceded in death by husband Clark Gregg; daughter-in-law Sandra Gregg and brothers James Crist and Jack Crist.
With the drought foremost on the minds of many government officials and planning experts across the state some individuals, including residents in Newton County, are advocating the adoption of a water conservation plan to guide the area both in times of rain and in times of drought.
First-time customers at The Squeeze Inn can't help but widen their eyes the first time they see the restaurant's famous Squeeze With Cheese.
How was your Christmas? Or, perhaps I should ask, how is your Christmas, still? The Christmas marketing season began way back before Thanksgiving this year, and the post-holiday sales and returns are furiously underway even now. By my poor reckoning, that makes fully a quarter of the calendar year - or the fiscal year depending on your point of view - designated in the United States as "the Christmas season."
Sex without condom use is unsafe at any age, but many seniors haven't gotten the message.
From nine homicides to three life sentences to one drug task force disbanded, 2007 was a record year for law enforcement in Newton County. As the county continued to grow, the Newton County Sheriff's Office, Covington Police Department and the Newton County District Attorney's Office were forced to handle an increased number of major cases while coping with budgetary concerns.
Steadily growing by more than a 1,000 students a year for several years, new enrollment in Newton County Schools in 2007 was actually lower than the previous year.
If you don't want to drive all the way into Atlanta for the annual Peach Drop or other New Year's parties, there are plenty of local low-key, rockin' or religious celebrations for anyone and everyone.