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Five Things we learned from Drew at Newton

There is only one thing to say after the Newton Rams took on the Charles Drew Titans Thursday night at Sharp Stadium: Football is back!

August 18, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Newton

PREP FOOTBALL: Newton Rams stave off pesky Drew Titans for season opening win

COVINGTON, Ga. - It wasn't always pretty, but the Newton Rams came away from its season and home opener, satisfied with a 39-24 victory Thursday ...

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

UPDATE: Suspect identified in Spring Road incident

UPDATE (Aug. 17, 5 p.m.): The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) has identified one of the people involved in a Wednesday morning altercation ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Former deputy sentenced to serve 25 years

COVINGTON, Ga. – A former sheriff's deputy convicted of child molestation in Newton County Superior Court last week was sentenced to spend at least the ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Commissioners push for security enhancements under bridge

OXFORD, Ga. – Newton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marcello Banes, along with District 3 Commissioner Nancy Schulz and District 5 Commissioner Ronnie Cowan met with ...

August 17, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 16

Gerica Bernard Anderson, Jr., 22, Covington, Aug. 10, financial transaction card fraud, financial transaction card theft, identity theft fraud when using/possessing identifying information concerning ...

August 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

GAME DAY: Drew Titans at Newton Rams previews and predictions

For the first time in five years, Homer Sharp Stadium will see football action on consecutive nights - three straight, to be exact.

August 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

CPD offers international training in the Republic of Georgia

REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA, COVINGTON, Ga. - Members of the Covington Police Department (CPD) utilized their vacation days to travel abroad. The international trip was more than ...

August 17, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

Charlie Sweat

Mr. Charlie Sweat, age 76, of Covington passed away Aug. 15, 2017. He was born May 18, 1941 in Nashville, Georgia to O.T. and ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Charles Ramey

Charles Ramey, of Covington, passed away Aug. 15, 2017, at 72 years of age. Mr. Ramey moved to Covington in 1982. He was Equipment Maintenance ...

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Banes: This is not going to be Virginia

COVINGTON, Ga. – The controversy about what to do with Confederate monuments affecting the rest of the South came to Newton County Tuesday night during the ...

August 16, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Georgia Sports Writers preseason football poll released

The Georgia Sports Writers Association has released its Preseason 2017 High School football polls for each of the seven Georgia High School Association classifications.

August 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Lady Rams give new coach Erin Steele first softball win at Alcovy

COVINGTON, Ga. -- After a slow first inning, the visiting Newton Lady Rams softball team were warmed up enough to shut Alcovy out 9-0 in a ...

August 16, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports

Eastside softball opens up region play with Luella shutout

COVINGTON, Ga. - In a showing of pure domination, the Eastside Eagles softball team controlled every aspect of their region opener against Luella leading to an ...

August 16, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

New dog park unveiled at Chimney Park

COVINGTON, Ga. – Chimney Park now offers a place for four-legged friends to run and play with the addition of Sandy's Dog Park.

August 16, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Living

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Man charged with raping toddler is sex offender

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A man who has been charged with killing an elderly Alaska couple and raping their 2-year-old great-granddaughter is a registered sex offender convicted of breaking into a home and assaulting an 11-year-old girl four years ago.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Passengers returning to US after cruise ship fire

BALTIMORE (AP) - For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship's voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas and the ship's 2,200 passengers were expected back in Baltimore on Tuesday after being flown on charter flights from the Bahamas.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Much of Red Cross fund for Sandy aid still unspent

NEW YORK (AP) - Seven months after Superstorm Sandy, the Red Cross still hasn't spent more than a third of the $303 million it raised to assist victims of the storm, a strategy the organization says will help address needs that weren't immediately apparent in the disaster's wake.

May 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Lowest gas price - May 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Next Level Fuel, located at 3431 Ga. Highway 20 SE and Honey Creek Road SE.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - May 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.45 at Citgo, located at 15036 Brown Bridge Road and Ga. Highway 20.

May 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Rockdale Medical named to Accountability Honor Roll

Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. Rockdale Medical Center is one of 27 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Trustee category, one of the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation's Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data was collected from October 2011 to September 2012.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Community leaders recognized at CRH Foundation gala

Community pillars and leaders were honored at the first ever Conyers-Rockdale Heritage Foundation Gala fundraiser, held on May 18 at East Mountain Studios.

May 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Christian ministry head faces theft trial

The former head of a local day care goes to trial this week in Rockdale County Superior Court for misdemeanor theft and felony damage to property.

May 27, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Honoring military sacrifice and service on Memorial Day

Veterans, friends, family and patriots gathered at the Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial and the American Legion Post 77 for ceremonies thanking and honoring the military men and women who guard America's freedoms and who paid the ultimate price.

May 27, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Dropping values: Law including foreclosures in assessments means less public revenues

This year, local governments with the county, city and school system are grappling with some of the biggest budget deficits they've seen in years due to one thing - the larger than expected drop in assessed property value.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Tribute to local Tuskegee Airman

American Legion Post 77 paid tribute to local Tuskegee Airman Val R. Archer on May 18, Armed Forces Day.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Questions on resource strains aired on Four A development

Developers of a proposed 308-acre, mixed-use development invited the public to an information session Thursday in hopes of answering questions regarding the impact the project will have on traffic, schools and the county's aging water system.

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale County Jail Log, May 25

  • Mariolyn Juanita Roberts, 31, Covington, May 13, Simple Battery – Family violence
  • Irvin Thomas Weaver, 40, Covington, May 13, Driving Without a Valid License (Misdemeanor)
  • Victor James Majors, Jr., 21, Conyers, May 13, Theft By Taking – Felony, Giving False Name, Address, or Birthdate
  • Mitzi Gaynor Brown, 49, Conyers, May 13, Criminal Trespass
  • Mellannie Candacy Gibbs, 32, Conyers, May 13, Sell Goods with Forged, Counterfeit Trademark
  • Dondrey Malloy Williams, 28, Conyers, May 13, Simple Battery, Cruelty To Children – Allow Child To Witness, Loitering and Prowling, Violation of Probation
  • Damar Christopher Morris, 17, Covington, May 13, Battery, Disrupting a Public School
  • Kevin Lewis ...

May 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: Carpenter bees don't seek permits

Have you ever encountered incompetent handymen? Maybe you wanted a few damaged roof shingles repaired, and instead, your hired hands installed new toilet seats in your bathrooms because they were too afraid to scale the roof.

May 25, 2013 | David McCoy | Columnists

BOE approves Fuhrey's contract

The salary for Newton County Schools' next superintendent is about $10,000 less than outgoing Superintendent Gary Mathews was paid.

May 25, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local

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