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Our Thoughts: Thankful musings

After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.

November 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia coach Mark Richt is stepping down after 15 seasons in what is being called a "mutual" decision.

November 29, 2015 | Charles Odum | AP Sports

Learn about 100% Tax-Free retirement with yearly growth

If there's anything that will catch the eye of our elected officials in Washington, DC, it's an advertisement like this article's heading ...

November 29, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Just thankful for so much

I am giving thanks this week, for the country I call home, for the chance to hug my father at the airport after returning home ...

November 29, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Say goodbye to Pinkie’s

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

The woman who shares my name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of ...

November 29, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Tour of homes gives a glimpse at yesteryear

It's easy to envision the good ole times of yesteryear as the Christmas season comes around. Christmas lights sparkle as candlelight would, the trees ...

November 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

What it takes to make Covington special?

One of the keys to making our city so special are those willing to offer themselves for elective office and serve when elected. At the ...

November 29, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Firefighter injured in a pawn shop fire in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter was injured during a fire at a pawn shop in Atlanta.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia gives Richt a boost, beating Ga Tech 13-7

ATLANTA (AP) - Sony Michel rushed for 149 yards and scored Georgia's lone touchdown on the first possession of the game Saturday, enough for the ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

'It's about giving'

A pack of 10 pencils and paper to write on.

November 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Covington News canned food drop-off location

Throughout this holiday season you can help feed local families simply by coming by The Covington News.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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A gala for good

LaVie Spa and Salon raised more than $12,000 for the Project ReNeWal domestic violence shelter at their second annual Autumn of Hope gala, "Automne L'Espoir," on Oct. 20 at Villa Serena in north Rockdale. The evening included fine food, a silent and live auction and inspiring speakers. Project ReNeWal executive director Vickie Stevenson said, "It was a great night and we had lots of fun! The shelter is very, very happy! We are very appreciative to Amy and Ken Elias and Nancy and Denton Smith for their tireless efforts to help us!" The shelter is the only local ...

November 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Attorney defends need for new reservoir

County Attorney Tommy Craig attempted to sell the Newton County Board of Commissioners on the financial sense in accepting a $21 million state loan and starting on the process of constructing the long-proposed Bear Creek Reservoir.

November 19, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

1,000 points and beyond

In the eighth grade, Ashley Williams understood situations and making moves that Alcovy coach Kidada Holtzclaw was trying to get her Lady Tigers to make during high school practices.

November 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

Fazio: Teams wrap up strong season

In just one night, Newton County's football season came to an end.

November 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

No sheriff's race challenge filed by deadline

IN BRIEF: No challenge to the Sheriff's race election results was filed in Rockdale County Superior Court by Monday's deadline, according to the Rockdale County Clerk of Courts' office. Sheriff Jeff Wigington, the five-term Republican incumbent, had until close of business, or 5 p.m., to file any challenge to the Sheriff's race election where Democratic challenger Eric Levett won by 32 votes. The totals after early voting and election day voting had put Wigington ahead by 18 votes, but a count on Nov. 9 of provisional, military and mail-in absentee ballots had put Levett ahead by ...

November 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Thanksgiving dinner needs volunteers

The Community Food Pantry and Newton County Ministers Union are looking for food donations and volunteers for the 24th annual community Thanksgiving dinner, which is offered to the less fortunate and senior citizens looking for a free, hot meal Thursday.

November 19, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Conyers police achieve CALEA accreditation

IN BRIEF: The Conyers Police Department has earned law enforcement's most prestigious distinction by achieving CALEA International Accreditation following a year-long application process. CALEA stands for Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, and achieving the CALEA distinction is the "gold standard" in law enforcement and the flagship of certification internationally.

November 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Broadwell said to regret affair

Paula Broadwell is telling friends she is devastated by the fallout from her extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus, which led to his resignation as head of the CIA.

November 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. immigrants apply for protection

More than 10,000 illegal immigrants living in Georgia have requested temporary protection from deportation under a plan established by President Barack Obama.

November 19, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Palestinian toll climbs in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip on Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 94 and devastating several homes belonging to one clan as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

November 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hetzel: Making a Difference

A father, daughter and close friend walked into the Conyers' Home Depot to look at windows to start on some renovations for their home. Little did the group know that what they would leave with would be more than some new windows. Gold lettering and military insignias on both of the men's ball caps caught the eye of store manager Ron Founds.

November 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale County Jail Log, Nov. 17

Alonzo Treamale Dorsey, 32, Atlanta, Nov. 5. Loitering and Prowling, Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce, Possession Of Firearm Or Knife During Commission of or Attempt

November 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Johnson, Richardson sign Division I letters of intent

Candace Johnson signed a letter of intent to play softball at Furman on Thursday.

November 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Military Promotions

April 2012

November 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Production company looking for help

London-based TV company Atlantic Productions is looking for fun, interesting stories about wildlife making appearances in every day urban life.

November 17, 2012 | Hayley Williams | LOCAL

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