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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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Delivery of Sunday paper delayed

The delivery of the Sunday edition of The Covington News has been delayed due to a problem at the printing press; however, all papers should be delivered by around 11 a.m.

December 02, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A Star Spangled Christmas parade and tree lighting

Rockdale County kicked off the holiday season with a high stepping, Hometown Holidays Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony on Saturday. This year's theme was "A Star Spangled Christmas," featuring floats from groups throughout the community decorated in red, white and blue, performances by local choirs and dance groups, food and, of course, appearances by Santa. Food donations for the food pantry program were also collected.

December 01, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Alcovy girls beat Eastside and Newton

Alcovy took on two rivals this weekend and defeated both.

December 01, 2012 | Jared Williams | Alcovy

Parade proposal

It all started in the eighth grade at Cousins Middle School. That's when 21-year-old Andrew Terrell first saw Kaila Sills in his homeroom. That first meeting led the couple to where they are today. Engaged after a surprise proposal at the annual Covington Christmas parade Saturday.

December 01, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Berry's donates trees to capitol

There will be a little bit of Covington in Atlanta this year, with the donation of 10 trees to the capital and the governor's mansion from Berry's Tree Farm.

December 01, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Local makes it to national FFA finals

An accident in scheduling during high school turned into national honor and recognition for Josie Stamps, a member of the Newton County Future Farmers of America Chapter.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Education

You always need water

The Newton County Board of Commissioners recently approved a $21 million state loan to build Bear Creek Reservoir and the associated dam.

December 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Mathews' retirement

Superintendent Gary Mathews last week officially announced his plans to retire. We're sorry for the community to hear that we'll be losing our top official, who is leaving after starting our school system on the path to success one small step at a time.

December 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Christmas comes to Social Circle

It looked a little bit more like Christmas in Social Circle as the community gathered together for the annual Lighting of the Tree ceremony on Saturday night.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Newton READS gets volunteer award

Newton County READS, a 501(c) (3) agency serving Covington and Newton County, recently was awarded for their volunteer services.

December 01, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Rail corridor now up for public sale

The no-longer-used Norfolk Southern railroad line that runs through Newton County is now up for public sale.

December 01, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Pedestrian killed trying to cross road

Benita O'Neal Marks, 57, of Covington, was killed Thursday as she attempted to cross Ga. Highway 36 at Lassiter Street around 6:50 p.m.

A 2007 Ford F150 driven by Derrick Nichols of Covington was traveling south when Marks reportedly stepped in front of his vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright. Nichols did stop his vehicle when he struck Marks.

December 01, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Baxter coming could help big development

Plans are moving forward on a massive mixed-use residential and commercial development in Conyers, and, although the project isn't aimed at Baxter International employees, project officials believe the modern development could benefit from the medical company's arrival.

December 01, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Explaining the next education SPLOST

The Newton County School Board recently approved moving forward with the education Special Local Option Sales Tax referendum, but that's just the beginning. The BOE wants to continue SPLOST, but some taxpayers are dubious - so how does that one cent affect the students of Newton County?

What is the education SPLOST?

December 01, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Georgia falls in SEC Championship

ATLANTA (AP) - No. 2 Alabama beats No. 3 Georgia 32-28 for SEC crown; sets up BCS title game with Notre Dame.

December 01, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

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