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David Anthony Murphy

David Anthony Murphy, 51 of Conyers, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016. He was born in Florence, Alabama to the late William John and Joyce ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Damon Card

Damon Card, 22 of Savannah and Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016, in Savannah. He was born in Decatur to Daniel and Pamela ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

3 charged, 1 warning issued after deer beaten in Arkansas

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - A Georgia man accused of beating a deer with an accounting textbook after it had been hit along an Arkansas highway has ...

February 05, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Shirley S. Cody

Shirley S. Cody, 84, of Conyers passed away February 3, 2016. She was born in Newton County, August 2, 1931, to the late Ed and ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Brenda M. Mason

Brenda M. Mason, 74, of Covington, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016.

February 05, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Local B&B featured in GPB special

Twelve Oaks, the historic Covington Bed and Breakfast, will be featured as one of eight of the most romantic places in Georgia in an upcoming ...

February 05, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Dailey family opens third Zaxby’s in Covington

A new Zaxby's restaurant is opening in west Newton County, and with it an opportunity for 40 new jobs.

February 05, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Appreciation and accreditation for NCSO

Newton County Sheriff Ezell Brown shared, not only a plaque signifying his office's recent accreditation, but also some of the rave reviews bestowed upon ...

February 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

District spelling bee starts Friday

The Newton County School System will host the 2016 District Spelling Bee on Friday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Newton High School ...

February 04, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Elementary School death ruled accidental, caused by asphyxia

Five-year-old Andrea Tyrah DeBruhl died due to asphyxia after being caught in playground equipment at the Newton County Theme School at Ficquett Monday, according to ...

February 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Eagles beat Henry County with no Miller

Two starters, leading scorer Isaiah Miller and point guard Ronney McKee fouled out in the third quarter, in a back-and-forth contest with Henry County, but ...

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Late 4th quarter push too late for Eastside

The Lady Eagles trailed by 35 points entering the fourth quarter, but made a late run against Henry County's bench, but there wasn't ...

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

No issues found in JDA finances

In a study of the Joint Development Authority's (JDA) financial transactions, in particular bonds, no illegalities or potential liability to Newton County were discovered ...

February 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Stanton Springs neighborhood permit withdrawn

A much maligned residential development planned for Stanton Springs is off the table after the developers withdrew a petition for rezoning recently.

February 03, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

16 Rams sign letters of intent

Newton High School had 16, well, 17 signees make it official on National Signing Day Wednesday, if you count former Newton Ram, Toyous Avery, who ...

February 03, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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New chamber members

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members at the December networking luncheon at Outback Steakhouse. (From left) Eddie Griffin: 360 Clean; Kelly Pierce: Clear Channel Outdoor; Tiny Burris: Health on the Go; Anuj Masih: Eagle Physical Therapy & Wellness.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

New Rotary member

Rochelle Smalls (left), a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, was inducted into the Rockdale Rotary Club on Dec. 12, by former Rotary club president Gary Moore. Smalls is a 2007 graduate of Heritage High School.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Finding Santa

Darlene Mitchell was this week's winner of the Great Santa Hunt for finding our missing Santa at the playground next to the East View Cemetery in Conyers. Mitchell has been playing the Turkey Hunt and Santa Hunt game every week since it began last year and came very close several times, one time being beat out by a fellow county courthouse employee in her search. She said she would use the money for Christmas gifts for her children. You can find clues for the next Santa Hunt on page 14. "Like" our Facebook page, facebook.com/RockdaleNews. To sign ...

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Obit: Annett Chandler

Mrs. Annette Chandler, 90, of Covington, passed away Dec. 12. She was a lifelong resident of Lithonia until moving to Covington in 1995. Mrs. Chandler was a former member of Macedonia Baptist Church, in Lithonia and retired from Lithonia Economy Drug Store. She loved flower gardening and was an avid Braves fan.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

County passes cottage foods law

As of this week, new local regulations are in place to allow the sale of locally made foods, such as baked goods, by individuals to resume in Rockdale County.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

AP source: Suspect drove to mother's school

WASHINGTON (AP) - The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official said Friday. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead.

December 14, 2012 | PETE YOST, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Tearful Obama calls for action after shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) - A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today." He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings but did not say what it should be.

December 14, 2012 | BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent | NATION/WORLD

Conn. school shooting revives gun debate

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A lone police cruiser outside Columbine High School was the only outward reaction Friday to an even deadlier attack at a Connecticut elementary school.

December 14, 2012 | THOMAS PEIPERT, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Gas leak causes store evacuations

UPDATE: Workers and customers are expected to be allowed back into businesses by 5 p.m.

December 14, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

20 students, 6 others killed at Conn. school

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of gunfire reverberating through the building.

December 14, 2012 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

AT&T donates GED scholarships for 1,200 Georgians

More than 1.2 million adults in Georgia don't have a high school diploma. For many, taking the GED Test and earning a GED credential can change their lives for the better, including opening doors to higher-paying jobs. Except that some can't afford the $160 that is required to take the five-part GED Test.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Woman dies in 4-vehicle crash

An 88-year-old Decatur woman was killed in a chain reaction crash involving four vehicles on Sigman Road Thursday night.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Baxter could locate 150-plus employees

Chamber officials and real estate agents continue to urge local residents to publicly list their homes on the market so they can be potentially be purchased by Baxter International executives.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Two school calendar options presented for 2013-2014

Rockdale school board members got a peek at two proposed school calendars for the 2013-2014 school year at Thursday's Board of Education work session.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Former GPC president Tricoli speaks out

Following his resignation on the heels of Georgia Perimeter College's massive deficit earlier this year, former president Anthony Tricoli said he feels vindicated after a special audit found that the deficit didn't fall solely on him.

December 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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