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Mrs. Jack ‘Lee’ Walden

Mrs. Jack "Lee" Walden, 85 of Covington passed away February 12, 2016. Mrs. Walden loved to sing and play the organ. Additionally, she enjoyed reading ...

February 12, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Eagles fall apart in the fourth

The last time Eastside and Walnut Grove high schools basketball teams met up, the Eagles floundered a 16-point second half lead and lost by four ...

February 11, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Marshall’s Music Minute: Hotspots in Covington

It's your pal Marshall McCart here. I'm so pumped to be doing this segment for The News to give its wonderful readership a ...

February 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Tigers playoff dreams denied

The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win ...

February 10, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

February 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Notae, Simms & Hagans named All-Region

Three Newton Rams made the All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team and Rockdale's Jalen Jordan beat out Tucker's Kenton Eskridge and Newton's JD Notae ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

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8th graders still lagging in science

ATLANTA (AP) - Eighth-graders in the U.S. are doing better in science than they were two years ago, but seven out of 10 still are not considered proficient, the federal government said Thursday.

May 10, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Plugging financial leaks with Water, Sewer master plan

Fiscal accountability was the important takeaway at a discussion of Rockdale County's water and sewer systems this past Tuesday.

May 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Heritage advances to Elite 8

The Heritage girls' soccer team continues to build upon a great season.

May 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Concert on the square still on for noon

Today's Concert on the Square will take place as planned at noon, despite the morning fire at the law offices of Alexander Royston, which is also used as the outside of the Mystic Grill restaurant in "The Vampire Diaries."

May 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Covington

Mystic Grill caught fire early Thursday

The building that houses the law firm of Alexander Royston, but is more widely known as the Mystic Grill, burned this morning. The roadway around the square is still blocked with emergency vehicles and firefighters are working the scene.

May 10, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Travis: Celebrating teachers

This week is teacher appreciation week. If you don't have children in school, you probably haven't heard of it. If you do, you have probably been asked to send some small token to school with your children for their teachers.

May 10, 2012 | Paula Travis Guest Columnist | Rockdale Archives

Out of the Darkness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on Thursday, May 10, Rockdale County Public Schools will host an event called "Out of the Darkness: A Parent Forum on Childhood & Adolescent Depression & Anxiety."

May 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Museum night at Barksdale Boys and Girls Club

Barksdale Boys and Girls Club fourth, fifth and sixth graders and members brought ancient history to life Tuesday as they created "museum exhibits" on Egyptian history complete with artifacts and presentations on mummies, the pyramids, Cleopatra, and the Rosetta Stone. Here's a few scenes.

May 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Twins, man arrested with pot in jars

A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of three men who were reportedly found with 67 grams of marijuana in Mason jars last month.

May 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

RMC Nurse of the Year, Employee of the Year named

Rockdale Medical Center celebrated its nurses and employees this week by naming emergency room nurse Mary "Terry" Hunt as the 2012 Nurse of the Year and Carolyn Hendricks, of the Dining and Nutrition division, as the 2012 Employee of the Year. Last year's Nurse of the Year, Ruth Roebuck, was named the 2012 Mercy Award winner.

May 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

GPC names interim president

Rob Watts has been named interim president of Georgia Perimeter College by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

May 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Watts named interim president of GPC

Rob Watts has been named interim president of Georgia Perimeter College by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby.

May 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Obama voices support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama declared unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, becoming the first president to endorse the politically explosive idea and injecting a polarizing issue into the 2012 race for the White House.

May 09, 2012 | JULIE PACE, Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Sheriff’s officials punished in Kalonji case

A Newton County Sheriff's deputy and sergeant have been punished following an internal investigation into allegations they mishandled a situation on Lower River Road where a couple who was trying to change the locks on their new home were held at gunpoint by neighbors, then arrested by authorities.

May 09, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

N.C. vote shows gay marriage still divisive

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina.

May 09, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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