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Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Newton Hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Piedmont Newton Hospital on Tuesday to discuss the importance of immunizations with new mothers and to visit ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

How Fairview Elementary observed the eclipse

COVINGTON, Ga. - Fairview Elementary School celebrated the solar eclipse with a variety of activities throughout the school day on Monday, Aug. 21. From start to ...

August 22, 2017 | LaMoyne A. Brunson Principal | Education

CPD makes drug arrests after couple found sleeping in car

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department (CPD) arrested a Covington man and a Woodstock woman on drug charges Friday evening after the pair were found ...

August 22, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Georgia Courthouses

*originally published in 2013

August 22, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Sen. Tonya Anderson to Host Ceremony for Local Vietnam War Veterans

CONYERS, Ga. - Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) will host a certificate and lapel pin ceremony to publicly recognize Vietnam War veterans from Rockdale, Newton and ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Still a few spaces left for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ handgun program

MANSFIELD, Ga. - Don't miss out on a chance to improve your handgun knowledge and skills, and experience fun and friendship. The Beyond Becoming an ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture

UPDATE: Victim identified in Newborn body found

UPDATE, (Aug. 21 2:15 p.m.): According to the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) incident report, the victim has been identified as Raquale ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

No leads in Friday night Porterdale shooting incident

PORTERDALE, Ga. - Porterdale Police Department (PPD) Sgt. Robert Boisis said there are no leads in a shooting incident that occurred Friday night in Porterdale. The ...

August 21, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Crime

LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Five Things we learned from Luella at Eastside

Eastside not only started the regular season off right with a big 50-6 win over Luella Saturday. It also gave the Eagles a 1-0 start ...

August 21, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Eastside

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Sen. McCain slams release of illegal immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Friday that some of the more than 2,000 illegal immigrants recently released by the Homeland Security Department because of budget cuts may have been convicted of serious crimes, citing "local sources."

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia Capitol Notes

ATLANTA (AP) - HEADLINES:

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Stocks move higher following strong job growth

NEW YORK (AP) - A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

New TSA policy on knives, bats sparks backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) - Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that the economy can strengthen further despite higher taxes and government spending cuts.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Online fishing guides provide tips to Ga. anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has introduced a new website to help anglers take the guesswork out of finding a place to go fishing.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Chattahoochee whitewater course to open in May

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - After more than a decade of planning and construction, a man-made whitewater course on the Chattahoochee River will soon open.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Hot chicks: At 60, Peeps more popular than ever

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with - what else? - Peeps.

March 08, 2013 | Associated Press | State

Lowest gas price - March 8

The lowest gas price for regular fuel in Conyers is $3.61 at BJ's, located at 1800 Dogwood Drive SE and Terry Drive SE.

March 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Lowest gas price - March 8

The lowest price for regular fuel in Covington is $3.55 at the Quick Spot, located at 10260 Ga. Highway 36 and Eagle Drive.

March 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Celebrate St. Paddy's with parade, shortest endurance run

Conyers-Rockdale celebrates all things Irish with the World's Fastest Growing St. Patrick's Day Parade and 0.1 mile World's Shortest Endurance Run on Friday, March. 15, in Olde Town Conyers.

March 08, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Serving at the statehouse

Chase Berry of Almon served as a page for Rep. Doug Holt, R-Social Circle, at the state Capitol Feb. 12. (From left) Holt, Chase Berry and Rep. David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, speaker of the house.

March 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Local

Helen C. Ricks

Mrs. Helen C. Ricks of Covington, 87, passed away March 6. She was born in Griffin, to Percy and Rosie (Berry) Christian, was a lifelong resident of the Oak Hill Community and faithful member of Covington Church of God. Mrs. Ricks enjoyed quilting, sewing, cooking and baking. She was friendly to everyone and never met a stranger. Mrs. Ricks was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, J.W. Ricks; one brother and two sisters; and daughter-in-law Lula Ricks.

March 07, 2013 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Daylight saving time this Sunday

The time change for daylight saving time will occur Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m. This time was chosen because it was decided this was the least disruptive time of day. We change our clocks to save money on energy due to more natural light. However, studies have shown these savings to be nominal because people turn their lights on early in the morning.

March 07, 2013 | By Darrell Everidge news@covnews.com | Local

Chair’s first chat packed with drama

Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis keeps a small egg timer near his microphone to track the minutes when a resident speaks during the public comment portion of the Board of Commissioners meetings. Ellis knows that is not enough time for some problems. So this week, he launched bi-monthly Chats with the Chairman. Every Monday before the BOC meetings are held between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., Ellis will be in his office so Newton County residents can privately air their concerns and views.

March 07, 2013 | Lynda Edwards | Local

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