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Who Dat: Sheldon Rankins drafted by Saints

Sheldon Rankins made history Thursday night as he became the first player from Eastside High School to ever be drafted in the first round of ...

April 29, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Newton County Jail Log: April 27

Kristopher Ty Armistead, 26, Covington, April 20, Probation violation for fingerprintable offence

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

BOC gets first look at 2017 budget

In the preliminary budget introduced to the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) Wednesday, projected revenues for fiscal year 2017 are predicted to be $1 ...

April 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Piedmont Newton named WBL employer of the year

The Newton County School System Work-Based Learning (WBL) programs at Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton high schools, and Newton College and Career Academy named Piedmont Newton ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Griffin RESA to host certified educator job fair

A certified educator job fair is being hosted by Griffin RESA Saturday, April 30 from 10 am-2 pm. The purpose of the job fair is ...

April 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Education

Mill Street Music Festival brings Drivin N Cryin

After missing last week, and writing an article on Drew Parker's new single "Slow Down Small Town", it's good to be back with ...

April 28, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Gov. Deal signs Newton CID law

Forming a community improvement district (CID), an area where business owners can tax themselves for improvements, is legal in Newton County.

April 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Deal: No decision yet on allowing guns on Georgia campuses

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's governor says he hasn't made a decision on legislation allowing concealed handguns on the state's college campuses.

April 27, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Walking series ends with spiritual health on the trail

The Everybody Walk Newton campaign, sponsored by Newton Trails, wraps up today with the fourth and final walk of the series. Walkers will meet at ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Professional dance company to be introduced during Alice in Wonderland

The Arts Association of Newton County and Covington Regional Ballet will not only present the ballet, Alice in Wonderland, but will also introduce a new ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy girls, Eastside boys headed to state playoffs

Two local soccer squads will continue their seasons in the State Playoffs beginning this week.

April 26, 2016 | George Harrison | Alcovy

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff

Mrs. Frances Martin Woodruff, 87 of Griffin, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Abby Hospice in Covington after residing at Benton House Senior ...

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

National Action Network reaches out to the community

Children and their parents took time out of their weekend to attend the National Action Networks (NAN) forum on Crime Prevention and the Cost of ...

April 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

James E. ‘Big E’ King, Sr.

James E. "Big E" King, Sr., 84 of Mansfield, passed away April 24, 2016.

April 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County’s solid waste authority gets its start

The newly appointed Newton County Solid Waste Authority's board of directors named its chair and set its meetings calendar during its first meeting Monday.

April 25, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Newton County Jail Log - May 27

Aliayah Shambrielle Darty, 17, 75 Mountain View Circle, Covington, May 16. Contempt of court.

May 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Crime Briefs: Sister arrested for threatening sibling with knife

When Covington police responded to call about an assault, Shantrianna Thomas told the officer that she and her sister got into an argument over Shantrianna's cell phone.

May 26, 2012 | Miranda Sain | LOCAL

AHS holds commencement

Alcovy High School's graduating seniors took to the field Saturday morning to receive their well-earned diplomas.

May 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Remembering Service: Local vet retires

For Tommy Clack, life is no accident. Life is a daily choice and a daily gift.

May 26, 2012 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Social Circle seniors graduate

Graduates from the Social Circle High School's class of 2012 had their commencement ceremonies at the school's football field Friday night.

May 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

EHS Class of 2012

The Eastside High School Class of 2012 were the first of Newton County's high schools to graduate. Ceremonies took place at 7 p.m. Friday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

May 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

See the full list of local candidates

Newton County had 26 candidates qualify for local county and school board offices, with a few seats seeing significant competition, while other longtime officials have been assured another term.

May 26, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Top Dogs: RCHS val, sal head to bright futures

This year's Rockdale County High School valedictorian and salutatorian Kharine Jean and Jordyn Jones prove that it really does take a team to achieve great things. The two have been friends and study partners since tenth grade, when they would walk to the Nancy Guinn Library to prep for Advanced Placement classes.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

County officials approve $1,000 bonus for county employees

After a heated exchange, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution supporting a one-time $1,000 bonus to county employees in a 2-1 vote, with Commissioner JaNice Van Ness voting against.

The bonus, estimated to cost about $965,000 total and available starting June 15, would be for full-time employees who have been with the county at least a year. For part-time employees who worked more than 20 hours a week in fiscal year 2011, there would be a $250 bonus.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Super Seminoles: Salem family nurtured val, sal

Salem High School's top two seniors won't only be leaving the family nest when they graduate, but also the classmates they have considered family for four years.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Sheriff debate pits experience, change

The battle to ensure Rockdale County's public safety was well underway at the Rockdale County Think Tank's Sheriff Forum on May 19.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Bonus

We have no complaints with our county employees. We have no doubt that many of them work very hard and are very dedicated.

We also have no doubt that there are many taxpayers of Rockdale County who own businesses or work for a company that have struggled very hard to pay their bills during this economic recession we have suffered through since 2008. In fact many have lost their job or home - and in some cases both.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Teacher wins $1M on Dr. Oz Show

Rockdale Career Academy engineering tech teacher Mike Lamb won $1 million on The Dr. Oz Show weight loss challenge.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Head of the class at Heritage

For Heritage's valedictorian and salutatorian, the announcement did not come as a big surprise. Both Kaylee Humphries, valedictorian, and Lauren Golden, salutatorian, were given a hint about the outcome back in junior year when they saw their class ranks on their transcripts.

May 25, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Full list of state, U.S. qualifiers

State Senator

May 25, 2012 | Staff Report | STATE

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