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Our Thoughts: Tags sold, direction needed

Car tags for use of the county's trash collection convenience centers began being purchased by Newton County residents recently.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shakila Henderson-Baker elected to GSBA Board of Director

Shakila Henderson-Baker, District 3 representative for the Newton County Board of Education (BOE), was recently elected by the Georgia School Boards Association's (GSBA) Board ...

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Newton, Rockdale school boards to host town hall

The Newton County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Rockdale County Board of Education, will host a town hall meeting at Discover Point Church ...

September 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Former employees work at Henderson’s for old time’s sake

Since news of the Newton County restaurant's closing broke, Henderson's has been busy, according to Cassandra Henderson. But not just with customers clamoring ...

September 28, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mrs. Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson

Nellie Lou Marks Manuel-Jackson was born in Covington on January 22, 1946, to the late Homer Marks, Sr. and Willie M. Marks.

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ms. Carol ‘Stucci’ Brown

A time to be born

September 28, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball sends Luella home after four-inning game

The Eastside High School softball team continued its region dominance with a shutout four-inning win against Luella Tuesday. Due to the high school mercy rule ...

September 28, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

NCSS SAT scores increase across the board

Newton County School System's (NCSS) overall scores on the SAT increased across the board in 2016. The district posted an 11-point increase in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm's 100th birthday. She was joined by her ...

September 27, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Roy Faulkner

Roy A. Faulkner, 84, of Snellville, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016. Visitation will be on Friday, September 30, 2016, from 5 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

SPLOST projects, revenues discussed

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) started its course for a 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) Monday.

September 26, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Viva Ruth Clark

Viva Ruth Clark was carried home September 25, 2016. She is survived by her children, Justin Folds and Audrey Kimelman, her grandchildren, Gabriella and Isabella ...

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard

Mrs. Annie Margaret Kinard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Catherine Mills Horton

Catherine Mills Horton of Covington passed away Sept. 23, 2016, at the age of 86.

September 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Adult literacy volunteer tutors are honored at luncheon

For Ann Stokes, learning to read has been exciting because she has been able to read the Bible daily.

September 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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Protest of TSPLOST on July 10

The Rockdale County Think Tank in conjunction with Don Myers, president of the South Rockdale Civic Association, John Evans, president of the DeKalb NAACP, Viola Davis, president of the Unhappy Taxpayers and Voters, and other local residents will be protesting the regional transportation penny sales tax, also called the TSPLOST, on Tuesday, July 10, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in front of 901 Main Street Conyers. The TSPLOST will be on the July 31 ballot. For more information, call Josie Dean at (770) 969-1507.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Judicial candidates speak out at SRCA primary forum

Several candidates seeking judicial positions in the Rockdale County courts had an opportunity to campaign during a forum held by the South Rockdale Civic Association.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Federer advances to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- Roger Federer advanced to his record eighth Wimbledon final on Friday, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic in four sets.

July 06, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Finding faces of freedom

With an extensive military background - her great grandfather, grandfather, father, uncle and sister all served in the U.S. Army, Mary Anne Hinkle is an avid supporter for U.S. soldiers.

July 06, 2012 | Elizabeth Park | Rockdale Archives

Project ReNeWal closed after flooding from sprinkler

Project ReNeWal, the local domestic violence shelter, is in dire need after a sprinkler malfunction dumped 18,000 gallons of water on the facility, ruining a two-story building and all the facility's donated supplies.

July 06, 2012 | | LOCAL

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. JOBS NUMBERS WILL DEFINE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

All eyes are on the employment report coming out at 8:30 a.m. as President Obama and rival Mitt Romney press ahead with campaign four months before Election Day.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. JOBS NUMBERS WILL DEFINE SUMMER CAMPAIGN

July 06, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Landerman offered SCE principal job

IN BRIEF: The Rockdale County Board of Education approved offering the position of principal at Shoal Creek Elementary to Joseph Landerman, currently principal at Ola Middle School in Henry County. The vote, unanimously approved, occured during a special called meeting for personnel on Tuesday, July 3, and was made dependent on Landerman being able to get out of his contract with the Henry County Board of Education. All RCPS school board members attended except Wales Barksdale and Brad Smith. Former SCE principal Blake Craft reportedly retired from the position at SCE after 28 years in education.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Revs clinch first place

It's been quite a year for the area's only semi-professional sports team.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Getting a driver's license more complex

Dozens of people filed into the Department of Driver Services on Thursday hoping to receive, renew or replace their driver's license.

July 06, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Perugino: And so it begins

As we celebrate this Fourth of July and the brash announcement to the world of a Declaration of Independence by a ragtag colony in a frontier continent, How can an American today separate this singularly unique occasion of history and heritage from the obligation as a citizen to select the representatives of the people who are sworn to carry out their will.

July 05, 2012 | William Peruguino | Columnists

Ex-UGA RB Crowell transfers to Ala. State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has enrolled at Alabama State and is expected to play for the Hornets this season.

July 05, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Social Circle and Oxford host parades

Oxford and Social Circle's streets were decked out in red, white and blue Wednesday as the cities hosted their annual parade.

July 05, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Scharf: Seeing faithfulness in action

"Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life."

July 05, 2012 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Religion

McCoy: Thirsty in spiritual desert

God! My God! It's you- I search for you! My whole being thirsts for you! My body desires you in a dry and tired land, no water anywhere.

July 05, 2012 | Jan McCoy | Religion

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