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Eastside's Garrett Stevens, Newton's Darnell Jefferies get big honors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Eastside linebacker Garrett Stevens got one more honor to commemorate his high school career just before graduation.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, Georgia, and ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Five things we learned from Alcovy in Saturday's spring game

After a few months absence, football fever has filled the humid, Newton County air as fans of both the Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams filed ...

May 22, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Five things we learned from Newton in Saturday's spring football game

Newton football coach Terrance Banks did a great job downplaying Saturday's spring culmination matchup with Alcovy as nothing more or less than a mere ...

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in ...

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College

Miracle League baseball brings smiles, awards in season finale

COVINGTON, Ga. – All of the energy that goes into making the Miracle League of Newton County happen is well worth it when Dena Hill sees ...

May 21, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports

STOVALL: GHSA still trying to figure out transfers, big props to Atlanta Braves

Anyone who thinks covering one county with just three Georgia High School Association schools has time to be bored doesn't really know much about ...

May 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

SWMA approves bond resolution by narrow vote

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) voted 3-2 to authorize preparations for a $25 million bond issuance Thursday night.

May 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Historic South Carolina brick found in Covington

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington City Councilman Chris Smith said a local resident presented him with a historic brick found on a city street earlier this month ...

May 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

Yarbrough: The truth is that there is no fake news here

According to our Tweeter-in-Chief, there is a lot of fake news running around these days. I think he is talking about the national television networks ...

May 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Conason: Congress: Demand White House Transcript

If Donald Trump disclosed highly classified state secrets to the Russian ambassador and foreign minister, he may be vulnerable to impeachment -- not because he broke ...

May 21, 2017 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Crawford: The contestants for governor are lining up

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 21, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Harrop: Can Americans Get Their Democracy Back?

Boy, wouldn't it be great to get that mentally unstable thug out of the Oval Office? That's putting it undiplomatically, I know, but ...

May 21, 2017 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Letters: The old 'double standard' is alive and well

Dear Editor,

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Letters

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Mother, son die in house fire in northwest Georgia

RINGGOLD, Ga. (AP) - State fire officials say a mother and her young son were both killed when an early morning fire swept through their home in the northwest Georgia town of Ringgold.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Sheriff identifies toddler killed in dog attack

PEMBROKE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities in coastal Georgia identified the toddler who was mauled to death by a pack of dogs as Monica Renee Laminack, who would have turned 2 years old in June.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Super's End-of-Month Notes

Read the end-of-month notes from Newton County School Superintendent Gary Mathews.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Stocks struggle for direction in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks darted between small gains and losses in early trading Thursday as investors considered mixed signals from the U.S. economy and Europe.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Arsenal of weapons found in Newtown gunman's home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - An arsenal of weapons including guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home and car of the gunman who carried out the Newtown school shooting, according to search warrants released Thursday.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

BOE budget projections for March

Read about the Newton County Board of Education's budget projections as of this month.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Education

Absences pile up at Ga. school as sickness spreads

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Administrators at a west Georgia elementary school are hoping the upcoming spring break will interrupt a cycle of sickness that led to more than 150 absences.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GOP moves to catch up with Democrats on technology

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are moving aggressively to repair their technological shortcomings from the 2012 election, opening a new tech race to counter a glaring weakness against President Barack Obama.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Body missing from Ga. cemetery, reward offered

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A reward of nearly $5,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest after a body was stolen from a cemetery in Savannah.

March 28, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Lowest gas price - March 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.42 at Next Level Fuel, located at 3431 Ga. Highway 20 SE and Honey Creek Road SE.

March 28, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 28

The lowest price for regular fuel is $3.43 at the QuikTrip, located at 11124 Ga. Highway 142 near I-20 exit 93.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Spend Easter with the dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs may technically be extinct, but Fernbank Museum makes it's own rules this weekend, with their annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt. And you can always visit the museum after you finish hunting for those coveted eggs. In it's fourth year, there are some tips for egg-hunters. The main one: get there on time - early if you can. It's a popular event and you have to pay or show your membership before you can line up, so don't be searching for a parking place while your kid misses out on the hunt. And after you're through, go ...

March 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

Ma'am, your baby looks like a gorilla...

As the weather gets warmer it's time to pack up those stylish winter boots and get outside. What better place to go with your family, friends or as a date (seriously, it's a great place for a date!) than the zoo! And, cue the collective awwww… They have baby animals! A new baby gorilla named Andi, two new baby golden lion tamarins, a baby orangutan named Pongo, two new lesser kudu's named Sherlock and Watson and a baby eastern bongo named Betty Jean. Now that you've finished Googling all the animals, buy those tickets and plan ...

March 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

Breaking Lent in style

More than 41 percent of Americans observe the Christian season of Lent every year. For the heathens reading this, that means they give something up for 40 days. But this weekend, aside from finally being a little warmer, is the end of Lent, and if you have to break a fast, why not do it in style? Keep reading to learn more!

March 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

What's better than bacon?

Everyone loves bacon. There's bacon soft drinks, bacon beer, bacon mints, perfume that makes you smell like pork - the list is endless. And you know why? Because bacon is delicious and everyone loves it. And here's a festival that celebrates the best of that little piggie. It's a fundraiser for Dad's Garage, which is a non-profit venue that's been around forever, and they have beer, bands and, of course, bacon! Go enjoy the weather since Spring has officially sprung, even if Georgia hasn't gotten the memo just yet. But make sure you get a ...

March 28, 2013 | Amber Pittman | ENTERTAINMENT

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