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James ‘Sam’ Allgood

James "Sam" Allgood, Sr., 71, of Sparta. passed away June 23, 2016. An Oxford native, Allgood and his wife, Frances moved to Sparta in 2006 ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

NAACP hears Johnson and Anderson

The weather has heated up and election season hasn't cooled off as a handful of candidates are in a runoff for the primary election.

June 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

The Newton County Farm Bureau celebrated National Dairy Month in June.

The dairy industry is a crucial part of Georgia's agriculture industry. The state of Georgia is home to approximately 83,000 head of dairy ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LIVING

Theme school council gives $600 to homeless shelter

Members of the Newton County Theme School (NCTS) Student Council recently presented a check for $600 to the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter. The Theme ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton BOE adopts resolution opposing governor’s opportunity school district

By unanimous vote, the Newton County Board of Education (BOE) adopted a resolution opposing Governor Nathan Deal's proposed "Opportunity School District" (OSD) at their ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Newton County employee charged with theft by receiving

UPDATE:

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Dillon Wilks Bragg

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

June 24, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

4-H’ers keep busy during summer

I've often heard working in cooperative extension is a bit like working in church missions, because you're in it to serve others.

June 23, 2016 | Terri Kimble | LOCAL

BOE to hold public hearings on FY2017 budget

The Newton County Board of Education (BOE) tentatively adopted a maintenance and operation budget for fiscal year 2016-17. The total millage rate of 20 mills ...

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton County Tomorrow requests funds from Covington

Mike Hopkins, director of the Newton County Sewer and Water Authority, appeared before the Covington City Council Monday night on behalf of Newton County Tomorrow ...

June 23, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: June 22

Paula Michelle Allamon, 45, McDonough, June 19, theft by shoplifting – misdemeanor

June 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

McCart: Whiskey Bent back in Covington

Greetings! So glad y'all enjoyed the last edition and I appreciate the feedback about the album review I did of the Apostles of Bluegrass ...

June 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

CPD searching for man who robbed Covington bank

The Covington Police Department is in search of a man who robbed the Bank of North Georgia at 4128 Hwy 278 NE Wednesday afternoon, according ...

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Solid Waste Authority tasked with assessing fee for convenience centers

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) did not levee a fee or tax for the use of the county's convenience centers at its ...

June 22, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

After 16 years, Spires in downtown Covington will close

It's been one of the hardest things she's had to do, but on Saturday, Denise Spires is closing the doors on her shop ...

June 22, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Ga. sees CRCT scores rise

ATLANTA (AP) - For the fourth year in a row, Georgia students are performing better on state standardized tests.

June 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Airflow problems for CDC bioterror lab

ATLANTA (AP) - A $214 million bioterror germ lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems, government documents and internal emails show.

June 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

CRCT scores rise state-wide

ATLANTA (AP) - For the fourth year in a row, Georgia students are performing better on state standardized tests.

June 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Airflow problems for CDC bioterror lab

ATLANTA (AP) - A $214 million bioterror germ lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems, government documents and internal emails show.

June 14, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Congressional candidates speak out at LWV forum

Five candidates jockeyed to present themselves as the best man to represent the Fourth Congressional District, capping off the Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters candidate forum Tuesday night.

June 14, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

'ID Theft' movie shoots in Olde Town

Shots rang out in Olde Town Conyers as the parking shed next to the Renaissance Pointe Tavern was transformed into the scene of a bus station shooting for the Universal Studios movie "Identity Theft," a comedy starring Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, and T.I. The rapper, who plays a bounty hunter sent after identity thief McCarthy and Bateman, was on set Wednesday evening slinging a sizable prop gun while stand-ins were splashed with fake blood. The movie also previously filmed scenes at the Georgia International Horse Park, Costley Mill park, and Big Haynes Creek in May.

June 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Web commenter claims harassment

Web commenter Shannon Black is alleging that she is being threatened after coming forward as two of the anonymous bloggers in the lawsuit filed by Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter.

June 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Post 77 Legion ball wins continue

Tripp Loftin joined Rockdale Post 77 for a simple reason - just to get in some work.

June 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Dream at Salem

The Atlanta Dream stopped by Salem High School on Tuesday night for a special practice. Here's a few scenes.

June 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Exploring new career fields

Rising seventh and eighth graders take on a week of extraordinary learning opportunities at the Rockdale Career Academy with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Non-Traditional Occupation Summer Camps.

June 13, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Rockdale Archives

Baptists set to elect 1st black pres.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters looking at a row of white faces.

June 13, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Baptists set to elect 1st black pres.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters looking at a row of white faces.

June 13, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

BOC candidates take stage at LWV forum

Candidates vying to represent Rockdale County after the November election voiced plans to focus on public safety, economic development and transportation during a candidate forum held by the Rockdale/Newton League of Women Voters Tuesday night.

June 12, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Be careful

Most of us here in Newton County obey the laws, but there will always be a percentage that doesn't.

Reviewing a single day's jail log, we saw 62 citations printed in The News, including seven people who were charged with driving on a suspended license.

June 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shakespeare

Iago:

June 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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