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Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing ...

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim ...

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two suspects in the Walmart murder arrested in Tennessee

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the Covington Walmart murder yesterday in Manchester, Tn., after a citizen tipped off the local media.

November 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Everybody has a story

I've been asking children, "Does American history only happen to famous people?"

November 22, 2015 | Terri Kimble | LIVING

Leadership — a Study in Contrast

When terrible events happen, leaders address the safety concerns of their communities, and then reach out to various factions to ensure a solution is reached ...

November 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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Travis: Floyd Street’s charming trees

My husband and I made what I hope is the last effort to denude the yard of leaves right before Christmas. It was either the third or fourth sweep of the yard this year.

December 26, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Local named First Honor UGA graduate

Covington woman Kelly Ann King was recognized as a First Honor Graduate during commencement ceremonies at the University of Georgia earlier this month.

December 26, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Digital scavenger hunt a success

Schools are constantly looking for ways to use technology in and outside of the classroom to prepare children for the high-tech world that awaits them, but veteran fifth grade teacher Mary Horton was astounded by the effectiveness of technology on a recent field trip.

December 26, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Education

Ellis looking to move the county forward

Newton County's new Board of Commissioners Chairman is positive about the future of the county and looking forward to working with the board as a team player.

December 26, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Newton County Business Licenses - Dec. 26

Environmental Resources Inc., Adam Womack, 10135 Twin Oaks Drive, (770) 722-8759, Sept. 21, other services.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Gas prices fall below $3, drop 19 cents

Average retail gasoline prices in Covington have fallen 19 cents per gallon to $2.99 in the past week, averaging $3.18/gal last week.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

SunCrest collects 500 lbs of food for food pantry

The SunCrest Healthcare family, based out of Madison, Tenn., joined together to hold a Soup for Seniors soup drive this December. For the past month, more than 70 branch locations collected canned soups, along with other canned goods and boxed items that can be used to make soup, such as noodles, canned vegetables, beans and broth.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Local family could win $1K for making school payments

A Covington family could win $1,000 and $500 for their charity of choice just by making a school-related payment online by Dec. 31. Newton County Schools currently use the online system MyPaymentsPlus through the "Season of Giving" promotion.

December 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Last Place on Earth

This week has been a strange one. The undercurrent of tragedy following the Connecticut school shooting, combined with the condensed pressure of the holidays, has made it go by in a fog.

December 26, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Salem Road Overlay District vote deferred

An ordinance for Newton County's Salem Road Overlay District was deferred at the Newton County Board of Commissioners due to questions raised by the community at a recent public hearing.

December 24, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Gifts from the heart

When employees from the Lowe's in Conyers heard there were some Edwards Middle School students who were facing tough challenges or even going without this holiday season, they couldn't let that happen.

December 24, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Yes, Virginia

In a celebration of the innocence and wonder of Christmas, this reprinting of this classic editorial is our gift to the readers of Rockdale County. From our family to yours, have a safe, warm and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

December 24, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Track Santa's flight progress LIVE

December 24, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Extraordinary Citizens

Dear Editor: I thought that the Rockdale/Newton counties should know that we have two extraordinary people. They are a married couple who needs to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to their profession in our communities. They are John and Katy King.

December 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale County Jail Log, Dec. 23

  • Andrew A Wilson, 50, Conyers, Dec 17, Simple Battery – Family violence, Criminal Trespass
  • Kim Denise Shabazz, 51, Conyers, Dec 17, Failure to Maintain Lane, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI)
  • Triston Paul McDonald, 31, Conyers, Dec 17, Expired Tag or Revalidation Decal, Operating A Motor Vehicle While License Suspended
  • Amanda Eileen Been, 20, Conyers, Dec 17, Theft by Taking – Misdemeanor
  • Dorothea Love-McCallum, 48, Conyers, Dec 17, Theft by Taking – Misdemeanor
  • Tavares Denard Watley, 32, Fairburn, Dec 17, Theft by Taking – Misdemeanor
  • Moses Sauceda, 50, Covington, Dec 17, Failure to Appear, Bond Surrender
  • Jessica Renee Lomas, 29, Conyers, Dec 17 ...

December 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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