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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

Five things we learned from Alcovy's scrimmage at Miller Grove

We're a little over 24 hours away from the kick off of the 2017 football season, and we're going to start off with ...

August 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Alcovy

BOE receives 5-year technology proposal

COVINGTON, Ga. - According to Adam Phyall, Newton County School System's (NCSS's) director of technology and media services, 60 percent of NCSS's 15 ...

August 16, 2017 | Duane M. Ford | Education

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Rocky Plains students bitten by fox

A fox bit two students at Rocky Plains Elementary School on Wednesday, and according to Newton County Animal Control Director Teri Key-Hoosen, the animal hasn't been caught.

May 22, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Local

Mrs. Sara Deason

Mrs. Sara Deason, age 79, a lifelong resident of Covington, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Abbey Hospice. She was born August 6, 1933 to the late Ermine and Josephine Cartledge Johnson. Mrs. Deason was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle and served the Lord her entire life. She taught Sunday school for many years and was a past president of the WMU. Mrs. Deason was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and was preceded in death by her husband Rufus Deason.

May 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

'Shop the Rock' celebrates 1 year anniversary

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce celebrated the one-year anniversary of the "Shop the Rock" buy local campaign at the Rockdale Rotary Club at Rockdale Medical Center Wednesday morning.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

BOC approves new gun law and road projects. Watch it now, May 21, 2013


May 22, 2013 | Staff Report | BOC

Ga. Rep. Brooks to be arraigned on fraud charges

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks is set to appear in court for arraignment on federal fraud charges.

May 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks rise on Fed stimulus hopes, home sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving higher Wednesday morning after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it was too soon for the central bank to pull back on its massive economic stimulus programs.

May 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

IRS official Lerner: 'I did nothing wrong'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers' questions.

May 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A man being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case was shot to death at his home by an FBI agent Wednesday after turning violent, officials said.

May 22, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton Sheriff's Office opens Salem Road precinct

A vision that started more than two years ago came to fruition with the official grand opening Tuesday of the Newton County Sheriff's Office's western precinct.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Drunk boating law changes in effect for holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and TEAM Georgia, a safe and sober driving and boating coalition, are reminding people to refrain from or limit drinking alcohol while operating boats.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

City to hold information meeting on mixed development zoning district

The city of Conyers will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, May 28 to address concerns and answer questions from the public about the city's Mixed-use Development (MxD) zoning district.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - May 22

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.39 at BP, located at 3740 Ga. Highway 20 NE and W. Hightower Trail.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - May 22

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Marathon, located at Ga. Highway 142 and Dixie Road.

May 22, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Rubber Ducky race returns June 20

Rockdale County Senior Services and the Rockdale Senior Site Council is hosting their 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Race on Thursday, June 20 beginning at 9:30 am at Elks Aidmore Children's Center at 2394 Morrison Rd. SW, Conyers, 30094.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Veteran's Story: Iraq veteran transitions home

A Grady baby and lifelong member of Saint John the Wonderworker Orthodox Church, Joe Roden moved with his family from Atlanta to Conyers when he was 14 years old. By age 17, Roden already aspired to join the Army.

May 22, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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