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BOC rescinds bid proposal

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted Tuesday night to rescind a RFQPI (Request for Qualifications, Proposals and Information) from March 2016. The RFPQI ...

March 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Eastside's Jesse Walden will continue basketball career with LaGrange College

COVINGTON, Ga. ̶ Although Jesse Walden's basketball career at Eastside High has ended, he will retain the number 33 for his jersey number in college.

March 22, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Eastside

Rep. Jody Hice receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support ...

March 22, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

2017 SPLOST Results

UPDATE March 21, 8:35 p.m.: With all the precincts reporting, 2004 votes were cast in favor of the SPLOST, while 647 votes were ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Oxford College holds disaster drill

If you saw fire trucks, police cars and medic units on the campus of Oxford College Tuesday morning, don't be alarmed. It was just ...

March 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Education

TYLER WILLIAMS: Five things we learned from Eastside-Woodward Academy, Game 1

The Eastside Eagles baseball team fell just short Monday night to a talented region 4-AAAA foe in Woodward Academy. In a battle of the Eagles ...

March 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | SPORTS

Mayor Johnston advocates for voter participation

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston encouraged everyone to get out and vote during his comments Monday night at the Covington City Council meeting.

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Cemetery relocation initiated in Covington

A small cemetery within the city limits of Covington will be on the move to make way for a proposed senior living and memory care ...

March 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Eastside baseball drops heartbreaker to Woodward Academy

Bruce Evans was in no mood to discuss moral victories and play cheerleader Monday night. Not after the way his Eastside baseball team came up ...

March 20, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

NCSO H.E.A.T. Unit reports St. Patrick’s Day weekend stats

The Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit tallies more than 100 traffic violations, including nine ...

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

NHS evacuated due to bomb threat, law enforcement determined call was hoax

This afternoon Newton High School (NHS) received telephone threats from a person indicating that a bomb was in the building, according to a press released ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

MMCC introduces 2017 storytellers

Join the Madison Morgan Cultural Center this weekend for the fifth annual Storytelling Festival, March 24-25.

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | LIVING

NHS Senior Molly Cady earns full-tuition Posse Scholarship to Brandeis University

Unlike most students, college loans won't be too much of a worry for Newton High School (NHS) senior Molly Cady, who recently learned that ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Happy 100th Birthday Doris Harper

On March 7, 2017, Ms. Doris Harper turned 100 years old. Her family celebrated her milestone birthday on March 5, 2017. Ms. Harper is the ...

March 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Birthdays

Emergency Pawn burglarized again

UPDATE March 22, 3:50 p.m.: CPD released a video in hopes of finding the suspects.

March 20, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

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US couple in jail after fleeing to Cuba with kids

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Cuba were handed over to the United States and imprisoned and their children were returned to their maternal grandparents, who have official custody, authorities said Wednesday.

April 10, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE

'Dukes of Hazzard' reunion may draw movie stars

BYRON, Ga. (AP) - When the "Dukes of Hazzard" reunion returns to Byron next year, it might be east bound and down and twice as big.

April 10, 2013 | Associated Press | STATE

Lowest gas price - April 10

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.38 at RaceWay, located at 2187 Salem Road SE near Flat Shoals Road.

April 10, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - April 10

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.32 at Kroger, located at 5341 Ga. Highway 20 S near Brown Bridge Road.

April 10, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Superintendent finalists announced

The Newton County Board of Education named its top three finalists for the system's superintendent position, including a current administrator in the Newton County School System, a superintendent from Illinois and a deputy superintendent from Athens.

April 09, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Education

Council supports new fueling station

Covington is moving ahead with plans to build a compressed natural gas fueling facility, and now city officials must decide how big of a station to build, how to pay for it and who's going to build it.

April 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | Covington

Library needs major repairs

The 16-year-old Covington Branch Library is in need of some major repairs, including a new roof and new heating and air condition units, which cost more than $1 million, money official say the library system simply doesn't have.

April 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

NCSS honors media specialist

Oak Hill Elementary School media specialist Kimberly Ramsey was named Newton County School System's 2013 Media Specialist of the Year.

April 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Montessori to offer high school classes

Enrollment is now open for the 2013-2014 school year at the Montessori School of Covington, and high school students will now have the opportunity to attend the school as long as they're enrolled in the Georgia Cyber Academy program.

April 09, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Washington St. gets new computers

The Washington Street Community Center received some much needed new computers, courtesy of a monetary donation from local industry H.B. Fuller.

April 09, 2013 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Letter: Kudos to Davis Middle School

Dear Editor: Because of the kind folks at Gen. Ray Davis Middle School, we were able to feed many at the downtown shelter at Peachtree-Pine, Atlanta the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day last year. Not only were they administrators and teachers, they were caring folks. A special thanks to Mrs. Kathy King for helping to put together the 19 people who took water, soda and desserts for the occasion.

April 09, 2013 | Ethel Jones | Rockdale Archives

East Metro Board of REALTORS Awards Luncheon

The East Metro Board of REALTORS held their annual award luncheon March 22. The event highlights member contributions to the association and the profession of real estate. EMBOR inspires its members to achieve through its dynamic awards program, from unprecedented sales to exceptional dedication to the real estate industry and to our community.

April 09, 2013 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Letter: Help give the gift of 4-H summer camp

Dear Editor: Canoeing, campfires, swimming and even swatting a few annoying insects are all a part of 4-H summer camp. It lasts only a week, yet memories endure for life.

April 09, 2013 | Brittany Johnson | Rockdale Archives

Eastside takes 2nd loss

For the first time this season, the Eastside baseball team was shutout and lost just its second game of the season, 1-0 to Jackson Monday.

April 09, 2013 | | Eastside

A few of my favorite things

I'll get straight to the point: put simply, the Masters Tournament is the greatest event in all of sport. No other competition in the world features such timeless traditions, high drama, and majestic scenery as the Masters.

April 09, 2013 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

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