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Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Tigers playoff dreams denied

The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win ...

February 10, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

February 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Notae, Simms & Hagans named All-Region

Three Newton Rams made the All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team and Rockdale's Jalen Jordan beat out Tucker's Kenton Eskridge and Newton's JD Notae ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Providing a small town service of love

In writing this new column, I thought long and hard about what the first topic should be on. What is important from the perspective of ...

February 07, 2016 | Andy Butts | RELIGION

Early voting begins today

It's a presidential election year, which means more voting than usual and for the need-to-know, which is everyone that can vote, there are a ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

Eagles strike revenge against Rams

It's been an eventful week for Eastside boys basketball. Isaiah Miller scored his 1000th career point in the first quarter against Locust Grove on ...

February 06, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

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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

Four Heritage, 3 Salem players named All-Stars

When Salem coach John Starr moved from head coach last year to a director of the D.L. Scott Coalition Bowl All-Star game this year, he didn't look far to nominate the East Metro coach.

December 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Sheriff-elect names transition team

Sheriff-Elect Eric Levett recently announced the members of the transition team that will help in assessing the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office.

December 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale sends 10 to All-Region team

After having its best season in recent years, Rockdale football was rewarded with 10 players on the Region 2-AAAAAA All-Region team Tuesday.

December 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Former Sheriff Norman remembered for impact on youth

Former Rockdale County Sheriff James Guy Norman III, 76, of Conyers passed away on Dec. 17, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, leaving a legacy of caring for the county's youth.

December 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

County officials sworn into office

Family and citizens from the community witnessed several officials get sworn-in to office by Judge Henry Baker during a ceremony on Thursday night held at the historic courthouse.

December 22, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Couple hopes arts revitalizes Washington St

Ashley and Peter Swan came to Covington a year and a half ago to lead the Covington Regional Ballet to a new level. Now they have their sights sets a little higher as they hope to raise Covington's artistic community to new heights, and they're planning to do it in an unlikely place.

December 22, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

George Marion Verhey

George Marion Verhey of Conyers, GA died Thursday December 20, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 5, 1918 in Pella, IA to James Henry and Laura Den Hartog Verhey. He served in the US Army in Italy during WW II as part of the 10th Mountain Division. During his career as a Construction Engineer George worked on projects such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta Civic Center, Georgia World Congress Center, and various other buildings in the southeastern United States, primarily with Steel Incorporated in Scotdale, GA. He was a charter member of the ...

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITS

Boehner’s “Plan B” doesn’t help the GOP

President Obama and congressional Democrats are still winning the messaging battle in the debate over the impending "fiscal cliff."

December 22, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Yeah, I’m delighted

Congratulations! If you're reading this, it means you survived the Mayan calendar's alleged prediction of total world destruction. But, if the world has been destroyed, then you're not reading this, and I just wasted a perfectly good "congratulations" on a bunch of cosmic dust. Either way, let's move to today's topic: cloying customer service.

December 22, 2012 | David McCoy | Columnists

A hundred percent of nothing

JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money. But there's a painful lesson to be learned from decades of political hustling and counsel by intellectuals and urban experts.

December 22, 2012 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Hearing God’s call

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness and preciousness of every single person.

December 22, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Newton County Sentencing - Dec. 23

Linda Ann Hale, felony identity fraud, 10 years probation, $1,000. No contact with victim, banished from Newton County.

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Dec. 23

Steven Anthony Allen, 37, 11 Bay St., Covington, Dec. 13. Failure to appear.

December 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

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