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A dynamic duo returns to the rooftop

There's a lot of returners on the music scene in and around Covington this week, making it a great opportunity to go out and ...

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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

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GPTC tees up for fundraising

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation held a fundraising golf tournament Oct. 15. A total of 50 golfers from around the region participated, enjoying good playing conditions and great camaraderie at Cherokee Run Golf Club in Conyers.

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Homecoming 2012

Alcovy High School

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Businessman featured in ‘Georgia Trend’

Covington business owner Brian Byars, of Advanced Retirement Planning, was recently named to "Georgia Trend" Magazine's '40 Under 40' list, honoring top professionals across the state. This year's group represents what "Georgia Trend" considers the state's most successful up and coming men and women in business, government, education, nonprofits and the arts.

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

$500K grant awarded for I-20 bridge

Covington and Oxford have been awarded a joint grant for the replacement of a pedestrian bridge that crosses over Interstate 20.

October 18, 2012 | Danielle Everson | LOCAL

NHS MCJROTC wins meet

For the second consecutive year, the Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC battalion has placed first at the Rockdale County School System's three MCJROTC programs - Heritage, Salem and Rockdale.

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy can’t find hits in season-ending loss

Alcovy's impressive Region 2-AAAAAA championship season came to an end Thursday as Hillgrove won the decisive game of the best-of-three second-round matchup 5-0.

October 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

Plenty of headlines abound

As if playoff implications wasn't enough to bring up the excitement level of today's Newton vs. Rockdale matchup at Sharp Stadium, there are plenty more big-time story lines set to unfold.

October 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

Eagles travel to Lumpkin

With only four games remaining in the 2012 regular season, every game matters more and more each week.

October 18, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

SEC Banter: Tales from an SEC trip

Nothing beats an SEC road trip. Pack your weekend duffel bag, put the team flags on the car, hop in and hit the road to your favorite college town in the Southeast. Take in the spirit, pageantry, cuisine and revelry that is SEC football.

October 18, 2012 | Ben Prevost | SPORTS

Excise tax on energy vote postponed

Conyers city council members are considering imposing an excise tax on energy consumed by local manufactures following the state's decision to eliminate sales tax on energy consumption by manufacturers beginning next year.

October 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Sheriff's debate gets heated at forum

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | Sheriff

Geina Stanton

Mrs. Geina A. Stanton, age 89, of Social Circle passed away October 18, 2012. She was born in Cuthbert, GA to the late Hull and Mary Johnson Andrews on July 26, 1926. Mrs. Stanton was a retired school teacher who began her career as a home economics teacher at Social Circle High School. She left her career for a time to raise her sons before returning to the class room teaching until her retirement at Ficquett Elementary School. Mrs. Stanton was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Social Circle where she taught the Senior Ladies Sunday School ...

October 18, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Throwing pies for United Way

Rockdale County employees stepped up to donate to United Way by buying chances to throw at county department heads and elected officials Tuesday afternoon. About $150 was raised at $1 per chance. Targets included Chief of Staff Greg Pridgeon, Post 1 Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, Extension Agent Jule-Lynn Macie, new Fire Chief Dan Morgan, Tax Assessor Lamar Sims, Planning and Zoning Director Marshall Walker and HR Director Daryl Bowie. Here are a few scenes.

October 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale volleyball advances in playoffs

After finishing second in the Region 8-AAAAAA tournament and earning a chance to host the first round of the state playoffs, Rockdale made quick work of Archer Thursday,

October 18, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

NYC terror suspect picked hard target

NEW YORK (AP) - A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised the bar by picking one New York City's most fortified sites: The Federal Reserve.

October 18, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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