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Water treatment upgrades suggested to county leaders

It has been undeniable that a community needs water to survive and thrive.

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

‘Drastic’ cost-cutting options being looked at by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from constitutional officers from the horseshoe at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday on why their respective ...

May 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Photos: Alcovy High School 2016 graduation

Alcovy High School finished up Newton County School System's commencement ceremonies Saturday with the Class of 2016 graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Photos: Eastside High School 2016 graduation

The Eastside High School senior class is now Eastside High School alumni after Friday evening's graduation.

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Emory Allen “AJ” Johnson

Allen "AJ" Johnson, 58, passed away peaceably on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Allen was the youngest son of Kenneth D. and Joyce (Bowen) Johnson Sr ...

May 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: May 25

Belinda Denise Alexander, 37, Conyers, May 18, weekenders

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Baxalta, Shire agree to merger

Shareholders of Baxalta, Inc. and Shire PLC agreed Friday on a merger that is expected to be finalized on June 3.

May 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

James Edwards

James P. Edwards, 88 of Covington passed away May 26, 2016. Mr. Edwards was a member of High Point Baptist Church for 67 years, where ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

James ‘Jimmy’ Pound

James "Jimmy" Lamar Pound, 85, of Covington, passed away at his home on May 25, 2016, surrounded by his family. Jimmy was born March 8 ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Charlotte Ivy Davis

Charlotte Ivy Davis, of Griffin, passed away May 19, 2016, at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, at ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Photos: Newton High School 2016 graduation

Newton High School started the 2016 commencement season for the Newton County School System Thursday evening.

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Two GDOT Newton County road projects to begin this summer

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced its schedule for construction this summer and beyond. While there are four projects on the GDOT list, only ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Eastside’s first four-year collegiate soccer player graduates

Former Eastside soccer player Tara Harrison graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) on May 6, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a ...

May 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Eastside

Former county fire chief appears in court Thursday

Former Newton County Fire Chief Kevin O'Brien appeared in court Thursday as his lawyer, John L. Straus, filed a request for continuance. Judge Horace ...

May 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Josh Milwood rounds out concerts on the Square

It looks like we have another great week of music ahead of us, so let's not delay and get right to who to see ...

May 26, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

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S.C. court hears Savannah River lawsuit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's highest court is questioning the authority of a state agency to bypass a special commission in discussions over dredging the Savannah River.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Shrimpers see small hauls in first days

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - Shrimpers say the first six days of the official season has been disappointing.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Carrollton approves downtown open container law

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Patrons in Carrollton will soon be able to get takeout cups for alcoholic beverages purchased at downtown bars.

June 05, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Carrollton approves downtown open container law

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Patrons in Carrollton will soon be able to get takeout cups for alcoholic beverages purchased at downtown bars.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Albany police officer saved by cell phone

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - What can stop a speeding bullet? Turns out, a cellphone.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Solar-powered plane takes flight

MADRID (AP) - An experimental solar-powered plane has taken off from Madrid en route to Morocco in a bid to complete its first transcontinental flight.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Reviewing Queen Elizabeth II's reign

LONDON (AP) - Her 60 year reign began amid gloomy post-World War II austerity, but Queen Elizabeth II has seen social and technological changes transform the world from her seat on Britain's throne. From a man setting foot on the Moon to the fall of Communism, the queen has witnessed dramatic world events, and withstood the challenges posed her sometimes troublesome family.

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. YEAR OF TURMOIL IN WISCONSIN LEADS TO TODAY

June 05, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Conyers mayor, veterinarian on GPTC presidential search committee

Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson has announced the creation of a 13-person search committee, including the Conyers mayor and a Conyers veterinarian, that will choose candidates for the next president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC).

June 05, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Three graduate with perfect attendance

Three Rockdale County Public School seniors recently graduated with the distinction of having perfect attendance throughout their school career.

June 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

TSPLOST 'Wireside Chat' June 7

Rockdale County residents are invited to join a "Wireside Chat" by phone on June 7 to ask County Commission Chair Richard Oden and Conyers Mayor Randy Mills about the upcoming regional transportation sales tax referendum, also called the TSPLOST, on the ballot July 31.

June 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Obituary: J.T. Wallace

Mr. J. T. Wallace, age 89 of Conyers, died June 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years Mary Lou Wallace; daughter, Brenda Norton; and his wife of 30 years Bernice Wallace. He is survived by grandchildren, Wally and Lil Norton, Jason Norton, Wanda and Russell Jones, Sherry Elrod, Rhonda Elrod, Patti Healy; 2 great-grandchildren, Danielle and Jenna Healy; several nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.

June 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

'Abbey Road LIVE' in Conyers June 9

The Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts presents Abbey Road LIVE!, a Beatles tribute band, at the Olde Town Conyers Pavilion on June 9.

June 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Shoeboxes for the homeless

More than 20,000 decorated shoeboxes filled with toiletry items were collected for the homeless and families in need in this year's United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Shoebox Project campaign. That's a 2,000-unit increase over last year and the most ever collected during any one campaign.

June 04, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

System unveiled for Atlanta overpass

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta motorists will get a new experience when driving through a metro interstate overpass.

June 04, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

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