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Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing ...

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim ...

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two suspects in the Walmart murder arrested in Tennessee

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the Covington Walmart murder yesterday in Manchester, Tn., after a citizen tipped off the local media.

November 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Everybody has a story

I've been asking children, "Does American history only happen to famous people?"

November 22, 2015 | Terri Kimble | LIVING

Leadership — a Study in Contrast

When terrible events happen, leaders address the safety concerns of their communities, and then reach out to various factions to ensure a solution is reached ...

November 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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Hint of economic optimism helped Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters who feel the economic outlook brightening after years of misery and believe Barack Obama better understands people like themselves propelled the president to a second term, exit polls show. Mitt Romney suffered from being labeled a champion of the wealthy over the common man.

November 07, 2012 | CONNIE CASS, Associated Press | Election

Johnson wins BOE District 2

Eddie Johnson took a lead in the Board of Education voting for District 2 early on Tuesday night and held on to it to secure the seat.

"I'm honored that the people in District 2 trusted me going forward with educational excellence for their kids," Johnson said. "I'll do my very best to uphold such an honor. I will work tirelessly for the betterment of Newton County School System."

November 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Board of Education

Barack Obama wins re-election in tight race

President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions.

As of press time Tuesday night Barack Obama won in Newton County with 21,844 votes, while Mitt Romney had 20,979.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Maddox takes BOC District 5 seat

Republican Levie Maddox beat Democrat Marcello Banes for the open District 5 Board of Commissioners seat Tuesday night, winning by a margin of 5,352 votes to 3,403.

"For me, again it's an incredibly humbling experience and journey we've been on. My entire family and especially me feel very blessed to have been voted in by the good citizens of the county," Maddox said. "My goal is to represent the people who voted for me and to represent the people who did not vote for me.

November 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC District 5

Jeffares to serve another term in Sen.

State Sen. Rick Jeffares, R-Locust Grove, will serve another term as state senator in District 17 after a victory over Democrat Nelva Lee on Tuesday with 46,776 votes to Lee's 27,757.

November 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | State Senate 17

Georgians approve charter amendment

Georgians have approved a constitutional amendment that would allow a new state board to issue charters for private operators to run independent public schools.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting, more than 2 million voters - or 58 percent - supported the proposal. A total of 1.44 million or 42 percent opposed it.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Amendments

Schulz wins re-election for BOC Dist. 3

Democrat Nancy Schulz won her re-election bid as the District 3 Board of Commissioner, capturing 6,399 votes to Republican challenger Kevin Wade's 2,666 votes.

"I'm so excited and so thrilled. I have this incredible group of people who are a part of District 3 and I'm just so excited to serve another four years with them," Schulz said. "I think we've formed a really good working relationship and I really believe they feel like they have been part of the solution and that's what they want. They want their voices to be heard ...

November 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | BOC District 3

Residents approve alcohol by the drink

Newton County residents spoke loud and clear Tuesday night passing all three alcohol amendments on this year's ballot. Voters approved alcohol by the drink in Newton County with 68.93 percent support, alcohol by the drink on Sundays with 64.25 percent and Sunday packaged sales with 64.79 percent.

What it will do?

November 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Amendments

Ellis wins Chairman

Republican Keith Ellis will be the next chairman of Newton County, after defeating Democrat Marcus Jordan by 21,144 votes to 20,402 votes.

"I'm excited and I'm really humbled by the whole thing and I appreciate the voters giving me this. I know it was close and Marcus ran a good race and I appreciate him. We had a gentleman's agreement from the beginning and both of us stuck to it. I think it was a cleanly run race one that the county can be proud of," Ellis said Tuesday night.

November 07, 2012 | Danielle Everson | BOC Chairman

Davis wins re-election for coroner

Newton County voters have spoken, and Tommy Davis has been elected as coroner once again. Republican Davis had 21,675 votes to Democrat Robert L. Bradley's 19,589.

"I look forward to serving four more years for the citizens of Newton County," Davis said at the Board of Elections. "It is an honor to serve as their county coroner. The trust and confidence they put in me will increase my dedication and commitment to them and the job I do."

November 07, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Election

Sheriff Brown wins reelection

Ezell Brown overcame what some have said was a contentious race and was reelected as Newton County sheriff.

November 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Sheriff

Obama projected to win re-election

NBC, CNN and Fox News now all report that they project Barack Obama to be re-elected president.

November 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Teen Leadership Summit this Saturday

Rockdale County Public Schools will be holding a Teen Leadership Summit this Saturday for student leaders.

November 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale Youth Leadership visits Pratt

Students in the Rockdale Youth Leadership program took a tour of paper recycler Pratt Industries on Tuesday for their business and industry day.

November 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 12

Veterans Day may fall on a Sunday this year, but that doesn't mean that the annual remembrance ceremony on the square will be canceled; the ceremony will be held on the next day, Nov. 12, instead.

Beginning on the square at 11 a.m. Monday, there will be a speech by keynote speaker Doug Gilreath, senior pastor of Covington First United Methodist Church. The Marine Junior ROTC will be posting colors.

November 06, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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