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Who Dat: Sheldon Rankins drafted by Saints

Sheldon Rankins made history Thursday night as he became the first player from Eastside High School to ever be drafted in the first round of ...

April 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1 ...

April 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker's new single "Slow Down Small Town", it's good to be back with ...

April 28, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

April 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy girls, Eastside boys headed to state playoffs

Two local soccer squads will continue their seasons in the State Playoffs beginning this week.

April 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Alcovy

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

National Action Network reaches out to the community

Children and their parents took time out of their weekend to attend the National Action Networks (NAN) forum on Crime Prevention and the Cost of ...

April 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

The newly appointed Newton County Solid Waste Authority's board of directors named its chair and set its meetings calendar during its first meeting Monday.

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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NFL: Beyonce not the cause of Super Bowl blackout

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't blame Beyonce for blowing the lights out at the Super Bowl.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks fall after Dow's rally to 14,000

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, the first trading day after the Dow hit its highest level since the financial crisis.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Work Based Learning students of the year announced for Rockdale

The Rockdale County Public Schools Work Based Learning program announced its 2013 Students of the Year in surprise presentations at the student's WBL site. The presentation was made by Superintendent Rich Autry, Cindy Ball, and Roger Ivey. The student's parents were also invited to join in.

February 04, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Senate tries again to move anti-violence bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate took up the Violence Against Women Act Monday, seeking to remedy Congress' failure last year to extend and expand a law protecting women from domestic abuse while broadening its coverage to include Native Americans, gays and lesbians.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks fall after Dow's rally to 14,000

U.S. stocks backed off their breathless rally Monday, falling sharply in the first trading session after major indexes soared to post-financial crisis highs.

February 04, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Accident on I-20 west near Salem Road

IN BRIEF: An accident on Interstate 20 westbound near the Salem Road exit is reportedly backing up traffic. Traffic is slowly flowing but drivers are advised to find an alternate route. Check back later for more information.

February 04, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fighting family violence with faith

The East Gate Breakfast, held Jan. 26, featured guest speaker Rockdale County State Court Judge Nancy Bills, who presented important information on domestic violence with faith based community leaders from all over the county.

February 03, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our Thoughts: Fortunate

As we have stated many times in this space, we are fortunate to have the Rockdale Medical Center in our community.

February 03, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Evan's to be Beasley's Pharmacy again

History will soon repeat itself when the pharmacy now known as Evans Pharmacy is acquired by the granddaughter of the original proprietor in coming months.

February 03, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Mrs. Margaret Stowe

Mrs. Margaret Stowe, age 85, of Oxford passed away February 2, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. She was born in Hogansville, Georgia to the late Warner and Ophelia Godfrey Rowe on November 6, 1927. Mrs. Stowe was an avid reader; she enjoyed cooking and was a former member of the Newton General Hospital Auxiliary. She retired from Belk's Department Store and also worked for a number of years at Harper's in Covington as well. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend Mrs. Stowe is survived by her son and daughter-in-law John and Tracy Stowe of Covington, her ...

February 03, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

In defense of the recent water rate study

Dear Editor: In regards to the editorial published on Jan. 19, Rockdale Water Resources and Rockdale County Water & Sewerage Authority take great pride in their financial performance over the past four years. Because RWR is a part of county government, its budget is published annually along with the county's General Fund. As you likely know, this is required for all public agencies. A copy of the 2011 Annual Report is available at for your review.

February 03, 2013 | Elaine Nash | Rockdale Archives

Hands Across Rockdale seeks community projects

Hands Across Rockdale is looking for a few good projects to tackle for its second annual day of service on April 13, 8 a.m. - noon.

February 02, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

John Douglas to seek U.S. rep seat

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas is planning a run at Georgia's 10th congressional seat in 2014, hoping to replace U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, whose wife announced days ago that Broun would be seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

February 02, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Salem sparked by Turner, Garror

Heading into Friday night's inter-county matchup Salem is hosting Heritage trying to move up in Region 8-AAAAA two games before the region tournament begins.

Before the Patriots-Salem Seminoles meeting, Salem was 8-5 in league play, tied with Loganville and one game behind Clarke Central at 9-5. Salem find itself in its current position thanks in part to a big win over the top-placed Clarke Central Gladiators.

February 02, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Details emerge in Crowe fatality wreck

Accused of causing the deadly accident that killed Allison Bell in 2012, 18-year-old McKenzie Farrow Crowe was in court Friday for her status hearing, where several witnesses took the stand and answered questions about the night that Bell died.

February 02, 2013 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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