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Eli Murphy

Eli Murphy of Mansfield passed away July 19, 2016, at the age of 30. Eli enjoyed working on his farm, fishing and deer hunting. In ...

July 22, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos from Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup

The Snapping Shoals EMC Annual Roundup was held at the International Horse Park on July 21, 2016. Despite the heat, this annual event was well ...

July 21, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Annie Nell Maxey Daniel

A Celebration Of LIfe

July 21, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Mr. Eddie Smith, Jr.

Celebration of Life

July 21, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Savannah Webb hits The Social House

It's been a heck of a week for me musically, still coming down off that great Bitteroots show at the Iris Bred's Listening ...

July 21, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

The Enclave’s HOA: Peace, No Violence

Two men were killed earlier this month inside the gated Orchard Cove apartment complex. Because the apartments sit inside the entrance of The Enclave subdivisions ...

July 20, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Former Oxford student sentenced to five years on probation

Emily Sakamoto, 21, was sentenced to five years on probation with the first two years on house arrest by Judge Samuel Ozburn, according to Assistant ...

July 18, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Photos: YMCA hosts annual cheer camp

The Covington Family YMCA capped off their summer camp schedule with their annual cheerleading camp this past week. The camp ran from Monday to Thursday ...

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | YMCA

Abiding Grace soccer camp helps kids ‘Go for the Gold’

During the exciting summer of soccer we've had this year, Abiding Grace Lutheran Church got involved by hosting a soccer camp of its own.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Recreation

Local horse cutter headed to world finals

Jessie Hays has done it again.

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Former YMCA camper continues to give back

In a 10-minute span, Jabari Bennett said hello to about 10 children passing through while he sat underneath the pavilion at the YMCA outdoor facility ...

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | YMCA

Newton player chooses to continue football career close to home

Los Angeles has become synonymous with sunny weather and beautiful beaches, but when it came to choosing where to spend the next four years of ...

July 18, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Update: NCSO identifies victim of weekend truck fatality

The victim in the truck accident on the Access Road at the Yellow River Sunday evening has been identified as Valentine Gayle, 48, of Lithonia ...

July 17, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Insurance exchanges that benefit policyholders

In my previous article I discussed the benefits of tax-free exchanges under Section 1035 of the revenue code. Over the years, I have completed more ...

July 17, 2016 | Mike Lassiter | Business

The Capacity for Doing What’s Good

Last week I went to a good-bye party for a work colleague and just as I was about to put the delectable bite of cheesecake ...

July 17, 2016 | Lyn Pace | RELIGION

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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 | RELIGION

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

GPC sanctioned by accreditation agency

The Georgia Perimeter College has been sanctioned by an accreditation agency after an audit found the school was operating with a $25 million budget shortfall caused by chronic overspending and lack of financial oversight.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

US: NKorea missile launch is 'provocative act'

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was quick to condemn North Korea's successful launch of a long-range rocket, calling it a "highly provocative act" that threatens regional security.

December 12, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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