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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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Part 2: Harris pilots bombers to keep world peace

Read the first part of this story online here.

October 23, 2012 | Pete Mecca | News Columnists

Scholarship for service-oriented students

The John K Morgan Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for Rockdale students who have demonstrated a heart dedicated to service.

October 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Newton FFA Chapter receives national ranking

The National FFA organization recently selected, from a pool of 660 candidates nationwide, the Newton County FFA chapter of Covington, as a two-star winner in the National FFA Chapter Award program. Chapter members have been invited to attend the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis where they will be recognized for the honor. The award program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

GPTC nominated for Bellwether Award

Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been nominated for a 2013 Bellwether Award for its STEM One Project, an initiative aimed at introducing girls to nontraditional and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. The award is sponsored by the Community Colleges Futures Assembly.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Academy robotics team competes at state level

Piedmont Academy's robotics team finished in ninth place out of 22 teams at Saturday's Georgia BEST Robotics Competition on Oct. 20 at Southern Polytechnic Institute in Marietta.

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Nearly quarter of voters cast early ballots already

With nine days of early voting still left, almost a quarter of active registered voters in Rockdale County have already cast their ballots.

October 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Former Rockdale prosecutor to head Ga. Driver Services

A former Rockdale assistant district attorney was recently appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal as Commissioner of the state's Department of Driver Services, the agency in charge of driver licensing.

October 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Drive-by shooting suspects arrested

Three people were arrested last week following an early-morning drive-by shooting that began on Broad Street and continued to a residence on Spring Street in Milstead.

October 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our Thoughts: Race to the finish

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | BOC Chairman

Biting shoplifter arrested

Two good Samaritans and a Kohl's employee were assaulted and bitten after attempting to stop a Conyers man from shoplifting last week.

October 23, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our Thoughts: Race to the finish

October 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Sheriff

Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on the charter school amendment

October 23, 2012 | Associated Press | Amendments

Not yet released films get awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Hollywood warmed up for its awards season with a love fest that recognized top actors and directors for films that haven't been released yet.

October 23, 2012 | SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer | NATION/WORLD

Debate fact check: Flunking geography

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.

October 23, 2012 | CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press | LOCAL

AP Analysis: Romney acts like front-runner

An AP News Analysis; WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney is acting like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum and time to overtake the president by Election Day, two weeks from now.

October 23, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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