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Rivalry game between Eastside and Newton ends in tie

The Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams battled it out Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium in a football game that ended with no one losing ...

August 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

Newton County mayors protest BOC’s moratorium

The mayors of the five municipalities in the county sent a letter Friday, Aug. 26, to the Newton County Chair and members of the Board ...

August 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Certification awarded to Social Circle’s fire chief

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the ...

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton softball goes scoreless in back-to-back games

The Newton Rams softball team dropped its second game in a row on Thursday after falling 16-0 to Region 8-AAAAAAA opponent Grayson in the second ...

August 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

A dynamic duo returns to the rooftop

There's a lot of returners on the music scene in and around Covington this week, making it a great opportunity to go out and ...

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

No evidence of blackmail against Chair discovered in June

When Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis accused two commissioners of blackmail in a written statement earlier this week, he did so despite having been ...

August 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy softball loses third straight game

The Alcovy High School softball team is now 0-3 this season after dropping Tuesday's game against Region 3-AAAAAA opponent Evans High School. An error-filled ...

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Chairman says commissioners “blackmailed” him

In a document submitted to The Covington News, on Tuesday, Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis said District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims and District 5 ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Our thoughts: Time to step up by stepping down

It's been three weeks and the Republican member of the Board of Elections Jonny Brown still has not done the right thing in our opinion by stepping down from his public, appointed position.

Nor has Mr. Brown made any public statement of remorse or offer an explanation for his racially motivated column in a local website.

February 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Hands Across Rockdale

In the spirit of community, we challenge you to come to Hands Across Rockdale on April 13, 8 a.m. to noon.

February 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Plagiarism — just don’t do it

There is something to be said about the written word and the weight it carries. In academia, there are strict rules against cheating - on homework assignments, quizzes and tests. However, for the countless English classes required for my degree, the syllabus for every class, in every semester, was guaranteed to have a note bolded about plagiarism - Don't do it! There are great consequences for essentially stealing someone else's words and writing and thereby misrepresenting them as your own original work.

With the advancement in technology and the easily accessible library of information a Google search away, plagiarizing is ...

February 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Falcons stadium debate puts focus on priorities

ATLANTA (AP) - State and local officials are contemplating using millions of dollars generated by a special hotel tax to help finance a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons, a move that has some residents wondering: Why, when so much needs to be done to shore up roads, mass transit and struggling schools?

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Charges added in Southeast sex trafficking case

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - More suspects have been charged in connection with what federal prosecutors say was a sex trafficking ring that forced women into prostitution and traded them like slaves between cities in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas.

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Kyle Jacobs

Kyle Jacobs, age 33, of Covington passed away February 7, 2013. He was born February 28, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Conyers. Kyle graduated from Heritage High School and attended Dekalb College for two years. He then decided to pursue a career as a pipe fitter and welder. Kyle was a member of Local 72 where he served his apprenticeship and then went on to work for McKenney's. He was a loving father of four, he loved spending time with his family and friends and going on beach trips, he was a huge Georgia Bulldog fan ...

February 08, 2013 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ga. House passes $19B amended budget

ATLANTA (AP) - An amended $19 billion budget plan for Georgia now heads to the state Senate.

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Postal Service lost $1.3 billion over quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service lost $1.3 billion in the final three months of last year despite a blizzard of campaign advertising for the fall political elections and a big holiday mail and shipping season.

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Broun says he wants automatic budget cuts to occur

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Traveling across Georgia to tout his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Paul Broun said Friday that he sees $100 billion in automatic budget cuts as Washington's only realistic option for trimming spending. Even with the Pentagon warning that the cuts would devastate the military, Broun said: "I want to see it go into place."

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Featured Obituary: Willie Printup

The homegoing for Deacon Willie "Bobby" Printup, 77, will be held in style Saturday as family, friends and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, including Wynton Marsalis, gather to celebrate the life and legacy of the man who was a bedrock to the community and to his family.

February 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Man acquitted in fight over stinky feet

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - An Augusta man jailed after police said an argument over stinky feet left his roommate with a minor wound has been acquitted.

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks edge higher after trade deficit report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street after a report showed that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in December. Stocks were also boosted by strong earnings reports.

February 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Turning the Yellow Blue

The Yellow River is a big step closer to becoming a coveted Blue Trail.

February 07, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

City revenues decline

UPDATED: Despite major trimming to the budgets of all city departments in the last year, the City of Conyers continues to adjust an already lean budget in response to a decrease in property taxes and fines and forfeitures.

February 07, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

County to fix several roads

Road repairs are on the way for a number of areas in Newton County that need improvements, but some citizens told the Newton County Board of Commissioners their community was not on the list.

February 07, 2013 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

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