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Newton soccer splits in region finale

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.

April 23, 2014 | Josh Briggs | Newton


Eagles win slugfest at Stephens County

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.

April 23, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


Legals for 4/25/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/20/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Legals for 4/18/2014

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LEGALS


Search on for missing Newton man

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.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


NCSO deputies keep drunk drivers off road

Two Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were recognized Tuesday for work keeping impaired drivers off the road.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eagles keep playoff hopes alive

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.

April 22, 2014 | Miles Steele | Eastside


No gazebo for now

The city council this week put a stake through the grand idea of a Gazebo being built on the town square.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Jerry Odean McLeroy

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.

April 22, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Smart Growth Candidate Forum 2014

April 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Election


Sam B. Hay, Jr. into GCA Hall of Fame

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Happy Easter

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Mr. Christopher Dylan Williams

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.

April 19, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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Candidate's residency questioned

An official challenge has been raised to candidate Gigi Shinall's eligibility to run for Porterdale City Council Post 2 in November.

September 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Eagles top Red Devils

LOGANVILLE - For the second straight week, the Eastside varsity football team was not only victorious but also held its opponent scoreless, proving that defense wins football games.

September 09, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Falcons ready for season opener against Vikings

By Dave Campbell

September 09, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


Donaldson-Jacques

 Randall and Michelle Donaldson of Covington, announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Lynn Donaldson to Bobby Jacques, son of Bob and Diane Jacques of Covington.

September 09, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


When does perfection become unhealthy?

Although perfectionists tell themselves that their determination to be perfect will win success, acceptance, love and fulfillment, the opposite more often occurs.

September 09, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Bringing King's message to China

When Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "I Have a Dream" speech, it's doubtful he thought his words would be performed in Mandarin Chinese.

September 09, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Helping the troops with a late-summer twist

 Have you noticed that it's begun? Summer is finally loosening its death grip and it's a little easier to breathe again. After a particularly brutal August, the heat is beginning its slow retreat. Seasonal allergies be damned - my windows are open to the refreshing breeze that cleanses my house on these beautiful, cool mornings. How grateful I am that fall is waving hello, sending notes of its return even though it's still weeks away.

September 09, 2007 | Kari Apted | Archives


Newton vs. Alcovy

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, a roar could be heard from the home bleachers at Homer Sharp Stadium on Friday evening.

September 09, 2007 | Corey Dickstein | Archives


Cup O' Theater Presents

Coffee house regulars would affirm that poetry and theatre mix with java as well as espresso mixes with milk.

September 09, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


State judge encourages students

At a morning tea at Dekalb Tech Friday, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hugh Thompson told students of the school's paralegal program not to become discouraged if they don't receive as much glory or praise as lawyers or judges.

September 09, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Linder preaches FairTax gospel at local fundraiser

At a fundraiser Friday night at Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig's home, Congressman John Linder (R, 7th Congressional District) worked the gathered crowd, talking up his FairTax legislation and taking questions from campaign contributors.

September 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Cardwell makes Senate bid

With nearly 25 years experience as an investigative reporter, Dale Cardwell brings a unique background to the 2008 campaign race for Georgia senator.

September 07, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Jeanette W. Cowan

Jeanette W. Cowan, 92, of Conyers, died Sept. 3. The daughter of the late Franklin Milton and Ettie Smith Watson, she was born in 1914 in Newton County. Mrs. Cowan lived most of her life in Rockdale County and was employed as a seamstress for 25 years by Pacific Overall Company. She was a member of the protestant faith. Mrs. Cowan enjoyed cooking, especially canning fig preserves, sewing and flower gardening in her younger years. She is preceded in death by husband Jim Henry Cowan and son Henry Donald Cowan.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Mazie Mae Ellis Head

Mrs. Mazie Mae Ellis Head, 82, of Porterdale, died Sept. 2 at Abbey Hospice. The daughter of the late Sam Ellis and Maggie Stapp Ellis, she was born in 1924 in Rutledge. Mrs. Head was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church and worked at the Porterdale Mill for many years. She was preceded in death by daughter Barbara Penn Roberts, who died in 2005.

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Eloise Perry Humphries

Eloise Perry Humphries, 77, of Conyers, died Sept. 1. The daughter of the late Agnes Morton Perry and Henry Jackson Perry Sr., of Lorraine Community, Rockdale County, she was born in 1929. Mrs. Humphries was a life-long resident of Rockdale County. She was preceded in death by husband Homer Walker Humphries Jr., daughter DeLoyce Humphries Anderson Bullington and sister Juanita Perry of Sanders. Mrs. Humphries attended Union United Methodist Church and had many friends there. She was a Girl Scout leader and talented seamstress. Mrs. Humphries loved nature, growing flowers, crafts and cooking. She spent a number of years helping ...

September 07, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


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