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Hillgrove ends Alcovy's playoff run

On a cold Wednesday evening Florida State commit Abby Evans, blanked the Lady Tigers twice lifting Hilgrove to 1-0 and 6-0 wins respectively, ending Alcovy's playoff run in the second round.

October 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Change the World Day this Saturday

Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

RCSO requests $2M more for personnel

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office officially made its 2015 budget request, including a request for nearly all of the county's capital budget, to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners during the board's Tuesday morning work session.

October 22, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two others.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

WASHINGTON (AP) - Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

UGA asks for Gurley's reinstatement

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia will file a request with the NCAA on Wednesday for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. Aquarium says beluga is pregnant

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials at the Georgia Aquarium say a 20-year-old beluga whale, Maris, is expecting a calf in the spring.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Peachtree Academy's Homecoming court

Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Georgia Dems invoke Ferguson in election plea

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Democrats are using the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to rally black voters ahead of the Nov. 4 election, with Republicans calling the move "race-baiting."

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal pledged an exhaustive review of the state's system for funding schools this week, 13 days before voters go to the polls.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

NEW YORK (AP) - A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Drone operation course to be offered at GA school

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Clarke County school is planning to offer courses to teach students how to operate drones, track down cybercriminals and more.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Bill and Hillary Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

October 22, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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Primary decides: 2 Democrats vie for BOC District 4 seat

Below are five questions, specific to Newton County District 4, which were asked to Democratic incumbent J.C. Henderson and Democratic challenger Kenneth Hardeman. District 4 contains much of the western and northern parts of Covington and all of Oxford. Respondents were asked to limit their answers to 200 words or less.

July 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC Chairman

Candidates answer questions posed at Chamber forum

The Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce held the Primary season's final political forum at the Covington Branch Library July 8, playing host to 2010 Newton County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education candidates. Each set of candidates was asked one question by the chamber, followed by questions from the audience.

July 18, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

The measure of a man

There are scholarships and tournaments in his honor, a road and park bear his name, but the true testament to the man Billy Carl "B.C." Crowell are how many people he touched in his 86-years. With the passing of Crowell on July 16, Newton County didn't just lose a resident, it lost a living legend.

Crowell was born in Porterdale in 1923 at a home adjacent to the baseball field named in his honor, a field where he spent his youth playing baseball, a sport that would eventually get him a scholarship to Oglethorpe University in 1940. He ...

July 18, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - July 18

· Herman Deon Adams, 41, 418 Greenleaf Road, Covington, July 13. Family Violence Act simple assault.

July 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Eyesore of the Week - July 18

Forgotten but not gone:

July 18, 2010 | Staff Report | Eyesore of the Week

Around the well: parades and pretty places

Everyone loves the signature song from "The Music Man," which immortalized the spirit of the American parade. In the Social Circle 4th of July parade, we didn't have 76 trombones, but we had something almost as good. Maybe even better! We had the 45 member Georgia Army National Guard Band leading our parade. After the parade, the band performed and led the singing of a great selection of patriotic songs, including beloved hymns of salute to the four major branches of our armed services: Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. It's hard to keep singing with a ...

July 18, 2010 | Madeline Burgess Community Columnist | News Columnists

Pony Express burglarized

What started out as a chase in Newton County ended on Interstate 20 around 5:45 a.m. this morning.

July 17, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Rachel N. Coody

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Nesbit L. Thompson

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Betty Parker

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Hopefuls take questions at BOE forum

Nearly all of the candidates in the crowded race for the Newton County Board of Education spoke at a political forum sponsored by the Newton County Voter's League Tuesday night, answering questions about subjects such as school uniforms, teacher retention and budgets.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education

Candidates for County Commissioner, BOE positions to speak at Smart Growth Newton County event

Smart Growth Newton County will host a Candidates forum on June 28 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at the Washington Street Community Center which is located at 4138 School Street. All candidates for the office of Newton County Commissioner as well as all candidates for the Newton County Board of Education are invited to participate. At this time it is anticipated that due to the large number of candidates there will be no time for "question and answer." Rather, each candidate will be given a 3- or 4-minute opportunity to introduce himself or herself to the ...

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Board of Education

BOE District 1 - Ronald Hart (R)

Ronald Cary Hart has qualified to run for the District 1 seat, which is being vacated by Johnny Smith, of the Newton County Board of Education.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education

BOE District 1 - Jeffrey Meadors (R)

Jeffrey Meadors, dual enrollment coordinator for Georgia Perimeter College's Newton and Rockdale campuses, has announced his intention to run for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat on the Republican ticket. Council member Johnny Smith, who currently holds the seat, has announced that he does not plan to run again after six years in office.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education

BOE District 1 - Dale M. Thompson (R)

Dale M. Thompson said that his decision to run for the Newton County Board of Education District 1 seat, being vacated by Johnny Smith, was due to a lack of candidates with his level of experience having qualified in the district.

July 16, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Board of Education

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