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Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Porterdale Council approves Waffle House plans

PORTERDALE, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council approved the final site plans for the city's new Waffle House at its called meeting Thursday night.

April 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Newton senior Darvin Jones to add value to University of Mobile basketball

COVINGTON, Ga. - Darvin Jones wanted to go somewhere for college that would allow him to be just as valuable on the collegiate level as he ...

April 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game ...

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Eastside boys soccer wins thriller in state playoffs

FORSYTH, Ga. - It's on to round two for Eastside boys soccer.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Search is on for Banks County Deputy Shooter

COMMERCE, Ga. – The suspect in the shooting of a Banks County Deputy Sheriff may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim ...

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Walking to build community

COVINGTON, Ga. – One hundred or so walkers from all over Newton County showed up at Turner Lake Park Thursday night to participate in the third ...

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Health

UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington

Eastside boys golf team punches ticket to state tournament

Eastside's boys golf team ensured Monday night that they'll keep the clubs out through the end of may.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

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Calif. gay marriage argument at high court Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.

March 26, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently "predicted" an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the blame.

March 26, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Lowest gas price - March 26

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.44 at the Exxon station, located at 1477 Ga. Highway 138 SW and Ebenezer Road SW.

March 26, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 26

The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.43 at the RaceWay, located at 5148 U.S. Highway 278 NW near Piper Street.

March 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Rockdale County Jail Log, March 23

Marcos Morales-Martinez, 32, Conyers, March 11, Public Drunkenness/Intoxication

March 25, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Black still coaching

Casey Black has accomplished much, but what he's done for the area's soccer players is on a whole new level.

March 25, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Ribbon cutting for Reed's

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Reed's Custom Framing and Fine Arts Gallery, at 984 S. Main Street, Conyers.

March 25, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Elderly woman struck and killed

UPDATE: The elderly woman killed on Duncan Road has been identified as 76-year-old Wanda Wilson. The driver, 20-year-old Jessica Wood reportedly stopped and contacted authorities after striking Wilson. According to Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright, Wood will not be charged in the accident.

March 25, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Catching students who have fallen through the cracks

Dear Editor: As an educational leader who has worked for State Educational Agencies in different states and collaborated with other states throughout this country to improve results for children, I tend to have a unique scope in which this perspective makes my "State of the State Address" sometimes atypical. Through my own lessons learned, I am a great supporter of exposing students to rigorous curriculum that will allow them to compete not only locally but far beyond the boundaries of their communities. You see, I graduated in the top 10 of my class only to venture beyond high school and ...

March 25, 2013 | Dr. Zelphine Smith-Dixon | Rockdale Archives

Elderly woman struck and killed ID'd

An elderly Covington woman was killed Monday when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

March 25, 2013 | Amber Pittman | Local

US stocks fall on broad concern about Europe

Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.

March 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Surprise abortion fight breaks out in Ga. Senate

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill making changes to employee benefits at a single state agency has evolved into an argument over abortion.

March 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Lawyer says 17-year-old not guilty in baby killing

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - The lawyer for a suspect in the shooting death of a baby who was killed in his stroller says his client is "absolutely" not guilty.

March 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks rise after teetering Cyprus gets bailout

U.S. stocks rose after Cyprus secured a bailout to prevent the collapse of its banking system. The deal boosted the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a half-point of its record high.

March 25, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

NCSS announces early release day

All Newton County public schools will release students early on Friday, March 29 for teacher professional learning activities.

March 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

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