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County manager addresses Grand Jury Presentment

In the Jan. 15 edition of The Covington News, a legal noticed was published on order of the Superior Court of Newton County State Court ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Commissioners discuss trash pick-up during marathon meeting

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held a four-hour meeting Tuesday night before a mostly full chamber at the Historic Newton Courthouse. Many in ...

January 18, 2017 | Darryl Welch | County

Senators Isakson, Perdue announce 2 Georgia students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today announced that two Georgia high school students have been selected as ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | STATE

Eastridge prepares for first service in new location

Eastridge Community Church will hold its first service in its new Jackson Lake Campus building at 14200 Highway 36 Feb. 12 at 10:45 a ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Religion

Newton Rams continue climbing national polls

The Newton boys basketball team keeps on grabbing national accolades.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

PREP BASKETBALL: Region standings and upcoming games

Games this week:

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Game wardens recover missing 9-year-old Lake Jackson boating incident victim

Game Wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement (DNR LE) Division recovered the body of Amelia Whitlock,9, of Jackson, in the ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

PREP BASKETBALL: A Midseason report card on Newton County hoops

Believe it or not, we've reached the midpoint of the basketball season, and the grades are in.

January 17, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | SPORTS

Over $54 million awarded for improvements to Georgia’s transportation infrastructure

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) has awarded 25 contracts for statewide transportation projects totaling $54,335,216. This investment in Georgia's transportation infrastructure ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Human foods pets should avoid

The revenue of the pet care industry is testament to the lengths people will go to ensure their pets are comfortable and receiving a high ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

New Girl Scout cookie flavor available for order

Ready for S'more Girl Scout Cookies? Now's the time to order them! The new Girl Scout S'mores™ cookie is making your options ...

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Health

Local Students honored at colleges for Fall Semester

News from Georgia Southwestern State University

January 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Education

Isaiah Miller's 29 points helps Newton blast Spartanburg Day in Blue Collar MLK Classic

A packed gymnasium at Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee turned out in hopes of seeing a 32 minute highlight reel of one of the most ...

January 16, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

ATLANTA (AP) - As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain ...

January 16, 2017 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | STATE

Andrew Gaither Jr.

Celebration of Life

January 16, 2017 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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Supreme Court upholds Healthcare law


June 28, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Supreme Court upholds Healthcare law


June 28, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Arrest made in Subway robbery

IN BRIEF: Conyers police made an arrest of one of the suspects wanted in the June 8 armed robbery of the new Sigman Road Subway store and are on the lookout for two more suspects. Antwain Ervin Boglin, 20, of Conyers was already in the Rockdale County jail for a June 9 marijuana posession charge when he came to the attention of investigators. The CPD had released security camera images and asked for the public's help in indentifying the suspects. With a combination of public input and further investigation, CPD officers determined Boglin was one of the suspects. On ...

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Tentative deal on student loans, roads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders have reached tentative deals that would prevent a doubling of student loan interest rates and revamp the nation's transportation programs, congressional officials said Wednesday. If completed, the compromises would resolve two vexing issues on which lawmakers face weekend deadlines for action.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

ACLU to represent KKK in Ga. litter program fight

ATLANTA (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union will help the Ku Klux Klan in its bid to join Georgia's highway cleanup program as a legal fight looms.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

GPC to accept original EHS transcripts

UPDATE: According to Georgia Perimeter College's spokeswoman Beverly James, the school has agreed to accept original transcripts from Eastside High School.

June 27, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Education

Local financial advisor nationally recognized for customer service

Local Edward Jones Financial Advisor Tim Baker and Branch Office Administrator Juli Alderman in Conyers recently were ranked within the top 25 percent of the country for excellence in client service at Edward Jones.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

BCS gets boot in favor of 4-team playoff

WASHINGTON (AP) - The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff.

June 27, 2012 | Associated Press | SPORTS

Bomb threat called in at Covington Walmarts

An anonymous caller phoned in a bomb threat at both Newton County Walmarts this morning. Officers from the Covington Police Department and the Newton County Sheriff's Department are currently on the scene.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale Post 77 wins by historic score, 32-0

Winning 14 straight games is dominating fete in itself. But Post 77 Rockdale took things a step further on Sunday.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fazio: Winning the right way - with sportsmanship

Sport is about winning.

June 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (all times EDT):

June 27, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Public's bark worse than school's bite

Newton County high schools are often painted in a bad light. Tales are told of unruly students in the classroom, fights in the hallways and drugs and sex on the school grounds.

June 26, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Education

Jerry H. Holmes

Jerry H. Holmes, 86, of Social Circle, passed away June 23. Mr. Holmes, a Purple Heart recipient, was a veteran of the United States Army. He proudly served his country during World War II, the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, and served as a guard for General George S. Patton.

He was a lifelong resident of Social Circle, a member of First Baptist Church of Social Circle and the Dawson Masonic Lodge #68, of Social Circle, for more than 60 years. Mr. Holmes was a residential framer for more than 50 years, and was owner and operator of T & J Holmes ...

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Gervaise Dimsdale Eberhardt

Gervaise Dimsdale Eberhardt, 89, of Conyers, passed away June 25. Mrs. Eberhardt worked for 30 years with Bibb Manufacturing Co., Callaway Mills, and Sears Roebuck & Co., but her priority was raising her family of 5 children while maintaining her ministry as pastor's wife and music director. She was a faithful member of Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, in Milstead, for 49 years. She operated a successful rental property business, and helped many homeless and troubled families. Mrs. Eberhardt enjoyed gardening, raising various farm animals, especially chickens, was a remarkable seamstress, a gifted musician, and an accomplished guitar player ...

June 26, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

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