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James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NAACP hears Johnson and Anderson

The weather has heated up and election season hasn't cooled off as a handful of candidates are in a runoff for the primary election.

June 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving


June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

4-H’ers keep busy during summer

I've often heard working in cooperative extension is a bit like working in church missions, because you're in it to serve others.

June 23, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Tomorrow requests funds from Covington

Mike Hopkins, director of the Newton County Sewer and Water Authority, appeared before the Covington City Council Monday night on behalf of Newton County Tomorrow ...

June 23, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass ...

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Solid Waste Authority tasked with assessing fee for convenience centers

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did not levee a fee or tax for the use of the county's convenience centers at its ...

June 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

After 16 years, Spires in downtown Covington will close

It's been one of the hardest things she's had to do, but on Saturday, Denise Spires is closing the doors on her shop ...

June 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Expanding our youth’s vocabulary

My granddaughters who attend school in Newton County have weekly vocabulary tests. To paraphrase Martha Stewart, that's a good thing. The more words a reader understands, the better reader a person is. And reading is the bottom line (no offense to math majors).

December 04, 2012 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Emory cuts anger some students, faculty

ATLANTA (AP) - A plan by Emory University to eliminate several academic departments and make cuts to others has angered some students and faculty who say the administration decided on the changes without consulting the university community.

December 04, 2012 | KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press | STATE

'Flash mob' giving Dec. 6 to benefit local groups

Non-profits across the state and in Rockdale are taking a page from the social phenomenon known as "flash mobs" to raise money for charitable causes on Thursday, Dec. 6.

December 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Christmas Hope for the Holidays in need of donations

For the seventh year in a row, Christmas Hope for the Holidays is bringing people in the spirit of giving and helping one another. Christmas Hope for the Holidays will hold its annual toy distribution beginning Dec. 21-23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Rockdale Government Annex on 1400 Parker Road. This community-wide collaborative event offers gifts to families in need in the Rockdale community through the distribution of toys by volunteers.

December 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

US reacts with joy to royal baby news

An heir to the British throne is on the way - and Americans may be as enthralled as the Brits.

December 04, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

GPTC appoints VP of Academic Affairs

Georgia Piedmont Technical College recently appointed Dr. Mariam Dittmann as Vice President of Academic Affairs at the college. She began her new duties on Nov. 26.

December 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Witness tracks hit-and-run driver

An Oxford man was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident in which a Conyers woman was injured.

December 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Part-time airport position made full-time

Covington City Council unanimously approved converting a part-time position at the Covington Municipal Airport to a full-time position on Monday.

December 03, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

Coroner brought professionalism to office

It will be the end of an era when Rockdale County says goodbye to the long-standing coroner this year as Dr. Stephen Boyle leaves his position to make way for a new face.

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Salem basketball begins without key players

With only one senior off a 19-win, playoff season in 2011-12, the Salem girls' basketball team begins this season with high expectations.

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Crash on I-20 cleared, traffic flowing again

UPDATE: The crash on I-20 eastbound and westbound, near Springfield Baptist Church, has been cleared and traffic is flowing again.

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale County Jail Log, Dec. 1

Leroy Anthony Stewart, 47, Covington, Nov. 19, DUI, Improper Headlights, Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Santa Hunt Winner, Dec. 1

The Covington family were the first to locate the missing Rockdale News Santa Claus on Saturday morning, Dec. 1. Although his father Andrew and mother Mollie also searched, 8-year-old Drew Covington was the one who spotted Santa hiding in the bushes along the newly built PATH trail at the Corner Market, on the corner of Parker Road and Flat Shoals. Drew excitedly called up his grandmother to tell her he had found it. For being the first to locate and bring back the Rockdale News Santa Claus, the Covingtons will receive a $100 check. Look for clues for the next ...

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Two found dead in Covington home

Two people found dead in a Newton County house this morning have been identified as Robert Dendy, 44, and Lindene Dendy, 39, though the cause of the deaths is still being investigated.

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Jeffares named Senate floor leader

Gov. Nathan Deal today named Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) and Charlie Bethel (R-Dalton) as new state Senate floor leaders. Jeffares and Bethel will join Sen. Bill Jackson (R-Appling) and serve as liaisons between Deal and the state Senate when lawmakers return Jan. 14 to manage bills favored by the governor.

December 03, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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