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Stolen truck chase ends in crash at used car lot

A stolen truck chase that started in DeKalb County ended with a crash in Rockdale at a used car lot Sunday morning.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


***SPECIAL WEATHER ADVISORY-NEWTON COUNTY***

***SPECIAL WEATHER ADVISORY-NEWTON COUNTY***

November 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Covington


Redskins on warpath for State Title

The Social Circle High School Varsity Wrestling team coached by Randy Prater is on the warpath for a state title this year. The Redskins have five returning state placers on the team from last year's lineup. Senior Aaron Forrester (3X state placer) finishing third last year at 152, Junior Reid Harris (2X state placer) finished second at 120, Junior David Engstrom placed third at 145, Sophomore Stevie Howard third at 113, and Sophomore Cade Lackey returning State Champion at 132. You would think that Social Circle would be down this year after graduating 10 seniors last year (which included ...

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Cooking with Melanie: Sweet Potato cobbler

"My Daddy loved his Grandmother's sweet potato cobbler. He mentioned many times how he would love to have one like she made. So my sister Emily and I set out to make it for him! After researching recipes, calculating ingredients, and many trials we finally came up with a recipe for Sweet Potato Cobbler. My Daddy was so excited and he loves our cobbler. Even though I never met my Great- Grandmother Smith, it is really cool to bring back and share her memories with my Daddy.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Cooking with Melanie


Light up the holidays

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Santa comes to The News

Santa's elves are busy stocking his sleigh for his global flight, but Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself will take some time at The Covington News before Christmas Eve.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


The real cost of Thanksgiving

MACON, Ga. – The national average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 increased less than 1 percent this year from last, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's (AFBF) 29th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. The informal survey, conducted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 by 179 volunteer shoppers from 35 states, shows the national retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year's average of $49.04. That makes the cost per person $4.94, less than the cost of most fast-food meals.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our thoughts: Congratulations Rams

We are taking the advice of Newton football announcer Bill Dolan when he says "Ram fans get on your feet," and we urge the rest of Newton County to do the same.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Ferguson verdict

Dear editor,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Obama's immigration case

Dear Newton citizens,

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Citizens comments

Those who follow and attend BOC meetings deplore the vote of Nov. 18th to move citizen comments to the end of each meeting. That means the commissioners won't hear from the public until after votes are taken on agenda items. This clearly says the majority of the BOC doesn't care what citizens have to say or think. But wait until the next election. Listen now or listen then.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Satsuki Garden Club

The members of the Satsuki Garden Club were busy during their November meeting at the Newton County Library. Alisha Reynolds from A Bouquet by Betty gave the program on Autumn Arrangements, and pine gardens. After the program, member design flower arrangements for The Benton house that we do every November.

November 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LIVING


Herbert Emil Hess

Herbert Emil Hess, 75, of Jersey, formerly of Kedulen, Germany, passed away November 17, 2014. Mr. Hess was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Lina (Haase) Hess, and brother, Walter A. Hess.

November 20, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


County approves Old Atlanta Hwy cell tower

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a new, 150-foot cell tower at 10816 Old Atlanta Highway Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Dahlia Jo Minton

Little Miss Dahlia Jo Minton, age 5, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Riverdale. Dahlia attended Rock Springs Church and Jackson Presbyterian Church. A sweet, joyful child, she loved to make friends, sing, dance, and laugh.

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Billy Garrett

Mr. Billy Garrett, 70, of McDonough, died March 19. He was born in Rockdale County in 1937. He was a member of Snapping Shoals United Methodist Church and served on the Ola City Council. The Ola City Council met with him every afternoon behind his home under the book oak tree where they sat and enjoyed each other's company. He is preceded in death by his parents.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Angela Budd Slaughter

Angela Budd Slaughter, 41, of Danville, Va., died March 18 at her residence. Born in 1966 in Danville, she was the daughter of Robert Budd Jr. and Sheron Wann Lipford. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and attended Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church. She was a member of the athletic booster club at Tunstall High School and attended Danville Community College. She was a sales representative with McCain Printing and was married to Tony Edward Slaughter.

March 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Elaine Kay

Elaine Kay, 49, of Oxford, died March 16. Mrs. Kay attended Oxford Baptist Church and was employed by Shurett Dental Group as an insurance administrator and enjoyed camping, flower gardening and spending time with her friends and family.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Finding a balance

Felicia Bailey, third grade teacher at West Newton Elementary School, has enjoyed working with children since she first worked in the nursery at her home church.

March 19, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Annie Mae Batchelor Kennedy

Annie Mae Batchelor Kennedy, 77, of Covington, formerly of Shady Dale, died March 14 at Abbey Hospice, Social Circle. She was a lifelong resident of Jasper County and moved to Covington two years ago for health reasons. She was the daughter of the late Cordy James Batchelor and Annie Pearl Callaway Batchelor and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband Marvin Moye Kennedy.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Oklahoma!

A trip to the pioneering days of the old west, a love story and tons of music all rolled into a couple of hours at the theater - that's Oklahoma!

March 19, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


James (Jimmy) Jones Sr.

James (Jimmy) L. Jones Sr., of Oxford, died March 16. Son of the late James Thomas and Nina Mae Moate Jones, he was a self-employed commercial and residential electrician and was a licensed minister and ordained deacon at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, where he enjoyed cooking for the annual barbecue and preparing the church communion any time it was needed. Mr. Jones was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by many.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emory "Spunk" Simmons

Mr. Emory "Spunk" Simmons died March 9. The son of Mrs. Geneva Nell (Jessie) Sims and the late Mr. Emory "Wee" Simmons, he was born in 1951. He served in the United States military. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley Ann Wilson

Shirley Ann Wilson, 56, of Jesup, died March 17 at her residence. The Fulton County native had lived in Wayne County for the past four years.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Enjoy a girly spa experience

Are you at a loss for what to do with your daughter who alternately fancies herself a princess, rock star, actress and fashion designer? Then look no further than Spa Destiny which exists to cater to your little girl's every feminine whim.

March 19, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Georgia Wrath wins third straight baseball tourney

CONYERS - The Georgia Wrath won the King of the Diamond tournament last weekend in Rockdale County, giving the local travel baseball team from Social Circle yet another victory.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Eastside's Smith signs with Bears to play soccer

If Braden Smith isn't the definition of a team player, it would be hard pressed to find one who is.

March 19, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Black Watch youth wrestling fares well at state

FAYETTEVILLE - Black Watch Wrestling, a first-year youth wrestling team from Covington, competed at the Big Kids State Tournament (12 and under, 14 and under) Saturday at Whitewater High School.

March 19, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Georgia hoops proves to be good, bad and ugly

For the most part, this season of college basketball in the state of Georgia could easily be categorized as the good, the bad and the ugly.

March 19, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Connecticut, Tennessee lead NCAA women's tournament

By Doug Feinberg

March 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


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