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Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1 ...

April 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker's new single "Slow Down Small Town", it's good to be back with ...

April 28, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

April 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy girls, Eastside boys headed to state playoffs

Two local soccer squads will continue their seasons in the State Playoffs beginning this week.

April 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Alcovy

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

National Action Network reaches out to the community

Children and their parents took time out of their weekend to attend the National Action Networks (NAN) forum on Crime Prevention and the Cost of ...

April 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

The newly appointed Newton County Solid Waste Authority's board of directors named its chair and set its meetings calendar during its first meeting Monday.

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

The Covington News hosts Next Generation Forum

Candidates from all open Newton County offices in the 2016 election season sat in the horseshoe of the Historic Courthouse Sunday and faced a packed ...

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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It's impossible to run

I have never met a person who was running from God, yet who didn't feel justified in doing so. However, as justified as you may feel, it is still impossible to run away from an all present God (Psalm 139:7-12).

December 13, 2012 | William Burnham | RELIGION

Exercising your spiritual muscles

"We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. This hope doesn't put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

December 13, 2012 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Scharf: Are you ready?

It's getting closer. The end of the Mayan calendar has caused so many to talk about the end of the world. They say it will be next Friday, Dec. 21. Of course, God said we wouldn't know when - but we do know he's coming. So it is important to ask if you're ready. Are you?

December 13, 2012 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

A gift guide for loved ones

I'm a wish list kinda gal. I have one year round with the thought that if someone who likes me wins the lottery, my requests were the first in line. Sadly, not everyone is as naturally helpful as I am. It's because of that very nature that I bring you the 2012 gift guide. Say thank you with presents.

December 13, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

GPTC students award national scholarships

Five Georgia Piedmont Technical College students are among 20 students, from across the U.S., recently awarded the Clifford H. "Ted" Rees Jr. Scholarship from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute - a national organization of industry organizations.

December 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Heard-Mixon students win state poster contest

Georgia's 2013 Fire Safety Calendar will feature artwork from three Heard-Mixon Elementary School students. Although students from 65 schools from across the state participated, Heard-Mixon fifth-graders Sarah Kessler, Zachary MacFarlane, and Shernylah Simmons won three of the 13 spots on the Statewide Fire Safety Tips Calendar. The contest is sponsored by the Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner and the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association.

December 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Heritage putting 11-12 in rearview mirror

Heritage boys' basketball coach Drew Williams said Region 8-AAAAA is wide open this year and, even though the season is just eight games old, it seems like the Patriots are a big reason why.

December 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Man shot at housing authority

UPDATE: The Covington Police Department's Criminal Investigative Division

December 13, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Ga. college funding to be tied to graduation

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's public colleges and universities will have to earn the money they get from taxpayers by helping more students get a degree.

December 13, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Above and beyond

For Porterdale Police Lt. Jason Cripps, jumping into the Yellow River to save a man's life was just part of his job, but for the family of 60-year-old Earl Young, he went above and beyond the call of duty Wednesday afternoon.

December 13, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Crash on I-20 eastbound before Hwy 138

IN BRIEF: First responders cleared a crash that occured in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 just before the exit for Ga. Highway 138 involving a silver sedan vehicle. Traffic was blocked past the West Avenue exit until around 1:30 p.m.

December 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Probate Judge leads the way

During her 30-plus year judicial and law enforcement career, Probate Judge Lillis Brown has been both trailblazer and an uncompromising, yet compassionate, presence on the bench. Her long tenure in Rockdale began in 1981 as the District Attorney's first investigator. She was also the first female judge, both appointed and elected, in the county.

December 12, 2012 | Jessica Smith | Rockdale Archives

Lt. Gov, Ga. Superintendent attend RCA ribbon cutting

IN BRIEF: Rockdale Career Academy celebrated its new state-of-the-art $4.1 million 38,000 square foot public safety wing Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by officials including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Georgia Superintendent Dr. John Barge. Here are a few scenes from today's ribbon cutting. Check back later for more.

December 12, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale schools not awarded $30M grant

IN BRIEF: Rockdale County Public Schools missed making the cut for a potential $30 million Race to the Top grant, officials announced. The US Department of Education announced the 16 winners on Tuesday, and RCPS was not on that list. Out of the 61 finalists nationwide, RCPS was ranked 34th. Three other Georgia district finalists were Haralson Cuopnty at 46th, Fulton County at 50th, and Morgan County at 56th. There were 372 initial applications in this latest round of competative Race to the Top federal funding, which the first round that was open directly to school districts.

December 12, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Teacher accused of abusing students

ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County grand jury has indicted a former special needs teacher accused of abusing students.

District Attorney Paul Howard's office said Wednesday 34-year-old Melanie Pickens is charged with cruelty to children and false imprisonment. Prosecutors say she physically abused five students at an Alpharetta middle school between 2004 and 2007. She resigned in 2007.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

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