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Suspected Emergency Pawn burglar killed in Clayton wreck

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Covington Police Department (CPD) is investigating if one of the men responsible for the March burglary at Emergency Pawn Shop was ...

May 23, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

An injured Eric Stokes helped Eastside claim a track title

Eric Stokes was hobbled and hurting. He definitely wasn't at 100 percent speed.

May 23, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

GBI Child Fatality Review Unit releases suicide data

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Child Fatality Review Unit is releasing 2017 data on youth suicides. So far in 2017, 18 children have reportedly ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Smith Receives Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate

COVINGTON, Ga. - Covington Finance Director Randy Smith received a Municipal Revenue Administration Certificate from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The certificate was presented to Smith ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Covington

Archives from The Piedmont Chronicles: Newton County’s namesake

*Author's note: this piece was originally published in 2011.

May 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Columnists

Eastside's Garrett Stevens, Newton's Darnell Jefferies get big honors

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Eastside linebacker Garrett Stevens got one more honor to commemorate his high school career just before graduation.

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Eastside

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr.

Samuel Burney Hay, Jr. was born in Opelika, Alabama in 1932, the third child and only son of Frances Dearing Hay of Covington, and the ...

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Five things we learned from Alcovy in Saturday's spring game

After a few months absence, football fever has filled the humid, Newton County air as fans of both the Alcovy Tigers and Newton Rams filed ...

May 22, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Alcovy

Five things we learned from Newton in Saturday's spring football game

Newton football coach Terrance Banks did a great job downplaying Saturday's spring culmination matchup with Alcovy as nothing more or less than a mere ...

May 22, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Truman Ray Boyd

Truman Ray Boyd, aged 71, of Fayetteville, passed away May 19, 2017 from Parkinson's.

May 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Oxford men's tennis wins third straight national title

PLANO, TX – In the 2017 NJCAA Division III Men's Championship, Oxford Emory (GA) tallied 27.5 points to win its third national championship in ...

May 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Oxford College

Miracle League baseball brings smiles, awards in season finale

COVINGTON, Ga. – All of the energy that goes into making the Miracle League of Newton County happen is well worth it when Dena Hill sees ...

May 21, 2017 | Taylor Robins | Sports

STOVALL: GHSA still trying to figure out transfers, big props to Atlanta Braves

Anyone who thinks covering one county with just three Georgia High School Association schools has time to be bored doesn't really know much about ...

May 21, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

SWMA approves bond resolution by narrow vote

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (SWMA) voted 3-2 to authorize preparations for a $25 million bond issuance Thursday night.

May 21, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

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Home again, home again

There's nothing like being away to restore one's body and soul. We were away just last week in somewhat familiar parts of Maine and New Hampshire, itself a brand new experience. The clean air, lack of humidity, brisk breezes, forest-covered mountains, rocky shores and charming small towns, some predating the Revolutionary War, were balm and sustenance. Good friends, good food and good wine provided endless moments to be cherished.

September 20, 2012 | Barbara Morgan | Columnists

Chick-fil-A tries to clarify giving

ATLANTA (AP) - Chick-fil-A gave another statement about recent reports that it will stop giving money to groups that oppose gay marriage, but the company did not make any clearer Thursday whether it was still funding them.

September 20, 2012 | BILL BARROW, Associated Press | State

Conyers police awarded $50K grant

A $50,000 grant recently awarded to the Conyers Police Department by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) may ultimately reduce the number of accidents-and deaths-as a result of drivers driving under the influence of alcohol.

September 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Covington man shot on Salem Road

A 20-year-old Covington man was shot in the leg Thursday morning after he tried to run from and pointed an AK-47 rifle at a Georgia State Patrol trooper who was trying to pull the man over.

September 20, 2012 | Michelle Kim | Local

UPDATE: Man shot after pointing AK-47

UPDATE (Sept. 25, 2:17 p.m.): Cardal Dwayne Haywood was also charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer, fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, following too closely, possession and use of drug related objects, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, possession of marijuana less than one ounce, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers - misdemeanor. Haywood remains in the Rockdale County jail as of Tuesday morning.

September 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 6 million Americans - significantly more than first estimated- will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama's health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts said Wednesday. Most would be in the middle class.

September 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Who are Mitt Romney's 47 percent?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just which 47 percent of Americans was Mitt Romney talking about? It's hard to say. He lumped together three different ways of sorting people in what he's called less-than-elegant remarks.

September 20, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Who are Mitt Romney's 47 percent?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Just which 47 percent of Americans was Mitt Romney talking about? It's hard to say. He lumped together three different ways of sorting people in what he's called less-than-elegant remarks.

September 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Church in the Now services to begin in Covington

Church in the Now will have its first worship service in Covington this month.

September 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

A Word from the Chief: School Safety

The school year has begun and is in full swing. The new iPhone 5 is coming out. The Kindle Fire and iPads are some of the latest electronic devices that students are using. Some of these items are received as gifts while others are earned through hard work and saving money to purchase them. All types of gadgets and devices are valuable to the students, and they are taking these items with them into the schools. It is important to us to protect our students and their valuables. We are working diligently with school officials in order to accomplish this ...

September 19, 2012 | Conyers Chief of Police Gene Wilson | Rockdale Archives

Breast-feeding mother asked to leave

A Douglasville woman was reportedly asked to leave a Covington restaurant recently after she refused to leave the table to breast-feed her 20-month-old son.

September 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Caller helps catch two burglars

Conyers police were able to quickly catch two burglars in progress in the Hunting Creek subdivision thanks to an anonymous caller on Monday.

September 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Two Nat'l Merit Scholarship semifinalists named in Rockdale

Two Rockdale students were recently named semifinalists for the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program: Heeyoon Kim of the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology and Dylan. A. Veneziano of Young Americans Christian School.

September 19, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Celebrate peace Friday

The community is invited to a peaceful event at the Covington Montessori School Friday.

September 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Local

County approves tree service operation

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved a tree service operation to start a business at 126 Larue Road, a street located on Ga. Highway 162, at their meeting Tuesday night.

Commissioners voted 3 to 2 on a proposal that modified the uses allowed on the site to include a tree service business, modified the site plan standards and modified the standards to construct an entrance that meet all commercial standards.

September 19, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Local

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