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Dennis Hyde

Dennis Hyde of Mansfield passed away May 20, 2016, at the age of 59. Dennis was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church, where he ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall, 58 of Covington, passed away May 20, 2016. Jeff was a 1976 graduate of Newton County High School. He was employed by Lithonia ...

May 23, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Primary election set for Tuesday

Early voting has ended with a total of 3,431 people casting a vote in the 2016 primary election in Newton County.

May 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Have you ever thought …

One of the sure signs of spring is all of the graduation ceremonies and graduates celebrating the end of their high school careers. The sights ...

May 22, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

4-H’ers celebrate year around the campfire

"We all have our differences. Some big and some small," said 4-H member Scott Evritt of the Newton County Theme School.

May 22, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

Newton High School students named Gates Millennium Scholars

Newton High School (NHS) seniors Tony Collins and Joshua Suber are among the 89 Georgia students named 2016 Gates Millennium scholars. The NHS students, like ...

May 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Education

Will the ‘Trump effect’ oust Georgia incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Democrats' divisiveness and the House of Cards

While there has been much consternation and media coverage of the split between Trump supporters and the Republican establishment in the past few months, the ...

May 22, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

A life in numbers

Numbers are how one keeps score. Those who engage in any competitive endeavor - business, sports, even weight loss - seek numbers to tell them how well ...

May 22, 2016 | Froma Harrop | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The future begins now

When Newton County residents open The Covington News 20 years from now what will they see?

May 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Three Oxford College eagles win national championships

A year after winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship, Oxford College of Emory University was back vying for a championship.

May 21, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Oxford College

Marty Kindle

Marty Kindle, 35, of Covington, passed away May 18, 2016. A very charismatic man with a wonderful sense of humor, Marty was well known for ...

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

18-year-old stabbed to death

A man died near the Wesleyan neighborhood off Boogers Hill Road Thursday evening, after what the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) said was a ...

May 20, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

NCSS will not administer Georgia Milestones retests

Newton County School System (NCSS) will not administer retests for Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments.

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell

Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved ...

May 19, 2016 | Caldwell Cowan | OBITUARIES

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New members inducted into Rotary

Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Richard Autry and Rockdale News reporter Kathy Hooks were inducted into the Conyers Rotary Club Thursday. Margaret Ciccarelli (middle) spoke to Rotary Club on behalf of the Professional Association of Georgia Educators' "Vote Smart Program," which urges voters to vote against an amendment to allow public charter schools.

September 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

’Noles hold off Bulldoggs

The Salem Seminoles were able to hold on for a 22-20 win on Friday night, but the win seemed more like an escape than a victory.

September 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Patriots beat Cedar Shoals to stay undefeated

Coach Chad Frazier's Heritage Patriots remain undefeated (4-0) after beating the Cedar Shoals Jaguars 21-0 before the homecoming crowd Friday night.

September 22, 2012 | Michael Stone | Rockdale Archives

Langston Hughes shuts out Rockdale

On the gridiron Friday night at Reid Stadium, the Rockdale Bulldogs played host to the Panthers of Langston Hughes for Rockdale's homecoming night, losing 28-0.

September 22, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Alcovy falls to Jackson

Alcovy finished up its non-region part of the 2012 football schedule by traveling to neighboring Butts County and Jackson High Friday night, but couldn't hold on a for a win.

September 22, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Alcovy

2012 Homecoming Courts

Heritage High School's 2012 Homecoming court is: Alexis Angelettie, Chase Alford, Jada Cost, McKenzie Beech, Aujana Dawkins, Delvin Bickham, Taylor Howard, Malcom Brooks, Lacey King, Alejandro Cano, Ronnise Owens, Mario Durham, Yanet Pimentel, Steven Everson, Shelby Reed, Harrison Kulp, Dejsa Robinson, Clark Norman, Karley Wilson, Dominique Packer

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Post 1 Commission candidates grilled at SRCA forum

Post 1 Commission candidates faced tough questions on topics such as public access to Channel 23, Rockdale's E911 dispatch center, and nepotism at the South Rockdale Civic Association Tuesday night.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Heritage, Thomas lead NewRock

Antwonette Thomas dominated the girls' event in the NewRock Cross Country meet at Newton High Thursday finishing first in a time of 21 minutes, 34 seconds.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

I-20 partially closed

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound has the slow lane shut down currently. Proceed with caution.

September 21, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Romney releases 2011 tax docs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney is releasing his 2011 tax returns.

September 21, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

White appointed interim CMS principal

The Rockdale County school board approved Torian White as interim principal of Conyers Middle School on Thursday night, effective October 1. CMS Principal Maryland Nesmith is moving to the Rockdale County Public Schools central office as the Race to the Top grant manager. White is currently assistant principal at Salem High School.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Breastfeeding mom plans national 'nurse-in'

The Douglasville woman who said she was asked to leave Applebee's for breast-feeding has hired an attorney to represent her, and has started a Facebook page for supporters, calling for a Nurse-In at Applebee's restaurants nationwide Sept. 29.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Police guard home of malnourished teen

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) - Police are guarding the Georgia home of a couple accused of child cruelty after a teenage boy weighing just 87 pounds was found wandering a Los Angeles bus station.

September 21, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Wrong-way driver crash sends family to hospital

A wrong-way driver suspected of driving drunk caused a head-on collision that sent a mother and her two children to the hospital early Sunday morning.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

City cracking down on peddlers' permits

Conyers residents can expect fewer unexpected visitors now that the city will require solicitors claiming to be seeking charitable donations first pass a background check before knocking on doors.

September 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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