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Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

No evidence of blackmail against Chair discovered in June

When Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis accused two commissioners of blackmail in a written statement earlier this week, he did so despite having been ...

August 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy softball loses third straight game

The Alcovy High School softball team is now 0-3 this season after dropping Tuesday's game against Region 3-AAAAAA opponent Evans High School. An error-filled ...

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Chairman says commissioners “blackmailed” him

In a document submitted to The Covington News, on Tuesday, Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis said District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims and District 5 ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Recreation Commission decisions stir up BOC

Levie Maddox, Newton County Commissioner, District 5, moved for a discussion to upgrade and modernize the bylaws of the Newton County Recreation Commission during the ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Hundreds gather at courthouse to discuss mosque

Around 50 people spoke in front of the Newton County Board of Commissioners and hundreds of their fellow residents during a town hall meeting Monday ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Public hearing on mosque tonight

The Newton County Historic Courthouse will be the site of a public hearing on a proposed mosque on Hwy. 162 and County Line Road tonight.

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Islamic group asks Justice Department to review county’s actions

The U.S. Department of Justice has been alerted by the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to a moratorium on permits ...

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Three arrested for Chevron robbery

Three people have been arrested in connection to the armed robbery that occurred at the Almon Road Chevron on Saturday, according to the Newton County ...

August 22, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | LOCAL

County discusses moving community centers under city of Covington

An attempt by some Newton County commissioners to move the operation of Washington Street and Nelson Heights community centers to the city of Covington during ...

August 21, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Proposed place of worship spurs moratorium

The possibility of a mosque coming to Newton County had citizens taking to social media and scrambling for answers, politicians looking into the county's ...

August 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Cultivating a culture of respect

As the chaplain at Oxford College, I talk a lot about respect. The reasons for this are layered. I was lucky enough to be shown ...

August 21, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION

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The Covington Y inspires children to be healthy

The Y's mission to be "open to and serving all" includes inspiring our children to live healthy and fit lives.

December 20, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Teen arrested after hacking into XBox LIVE account

A 16-year-old Conyers boy has been arrested on felony counts of identity theft, terrorist threats and giving false statements to law enforcement after he hacked into a 10-year-old Covington girl's online XBox LIVE account and then threatened her after she questioned him about the purchases he made on her account.

December 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

'Dive bars' banned in Conyers

The Conyers city council spent its last meeting of the year adopting changes to regulations impacting dive bars, businesses that serve alcohol, pawn shops and taxi inspections in order for new requirements to take effect on January 1.

December 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

U.S. tries to make producing coins cheaper

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.

December 20, 2012 | JOANN LOVIGLIO, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

SCE Top Sharks

Shoal Creek Elementary students of the month for November 2012 are: Alexander Thomas, Amelia Leigh, Andy Oliva, Angela Taitt, Antwaan Brown, Ashlee Shirley, Avion Levermore, Ayden Vaughn, Carmina Mata, Croix Moore, Damani Romero, Darius Cooper, Destiny Turner, Emani Asbury, Evan Daley, Giovanni Allen, Grace Ann Miller, Hiram Battle, Jaycee Herth, Jayla Harris, Jetdra Sorm, Jonathan Shaw, Josh Dalton, Kasey Peterman, Katee Moreno, Kellen Grant, Kelsi Griggs, Kennedy Davis, Khari Madir, Kharissa Gabaree, Kheyden Daniel, Khyra Woodley, Kyanna Martin, Landon Conner, Larissa Bedford, Max Morrison, Neya Patel, Olivia Haynes, Olivia Shelton, Omarion Pitts, Robert Smith, Solei Samuels, Sophia Fachisthers, Spirit Williams ...

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

HCE Top Honeybees

Honey Creek Elementary's students of the month for November 2012 are: Kaliyah Benning, Jaiden Boyd, Charlee Bragg, Angelica Castro, Sabriya Clements, Graydon Cole, Destiny Coleman, Simya Doster, Grace Marie Faircloth, Ellie Ginn, Malachi Grant, Jasia Hurt, Asia Jones, Kamilah Matt, Makayla Nooks, Emma Owens, Gerard Reed, Taniyah Reese, Ryan Richardson, Nicole Riley, Kelsie Rockymore, Andrew Scott, Colton Sweat, Noah Thomas, Hannah Zimmerman.

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rams, Tigers litter All-region team

The first year of Region 2-AAAAAA produced several big moments throughout the 2012 season, and the runner up to the champion of the state's highest classification.

December 19, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | SPORTS

Heritage sweeps Salem

In its three total wins from last season, the Heritage boys' basketball team was never able to string back-to-back victories throughout all of 2011-12.

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

State Dept security chief resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, where militants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans on Sept. 11.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Don’t let the holidays go up in smoke

The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak. State Farm spokesman Justin Tomczak said, "Approximately one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur during December, January and February."

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

MMS gives to veterans

On Thursday, Memorial Middle School's Beta Club and Program Challenge students, under the guidance of Carolyn Snell, collected more than 50 gift bags for the Conyers Veterans of Foreign Wars post to hand out to retired veterans in the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Black Chevy truck stolen outside Dollar Tree

Conyers Police are asking for the public's help in finding a black/silver 1987 Chevy Silverado that was stolen from the Dollar Tree parking lot on Ga. Highway 138 around 12:20pm. The Georgia tag is DP4LF1.

December 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Benghazi review slams State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya will explain their findings to Congress on Wednesday.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

12/21 sparks dread, celebration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The clock is ticking down to Dec. 21, the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, and from China to California to Mexico, thousands are getting ready for what they think is going to be a fateful day.

December 19, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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December 19, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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