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PREP FOOTBALL: Five things to watch during Spring Football

Spring is in full bloom, which means football is in the air once again.

April 29, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Sports

Newton County Jail Log: April 26

Amaurius Nykwon Avery, 17, Covington, April 20, theft by shoplifting

April 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime

Johnny R. Bates

Johnny R. Bates, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 68. Mr. Bates was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting ...

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

North Georgia burn ban to boost air quality

COVINGTON, Ga. - A ban on outdoor burning begins May 1 in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state.

April 28, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Porterdale Council approves Waffle House plans

PORTERDALE, Ga. – The Porterdale City Council approved the final site plans for the city's new Waffle House at its called meeting Thursday night.

April 28, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Cities

Newton senior Darvin Jones to add value to University of Mobile basketball

COVINGTON, Ga. - Darvin Jones wanted to go somewhere for college that would allow him to be just as valuable on the collegiate level as he ...

April 28, 2017 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

NewRock all-star basketball game caps highlight filled season

CONYERS, Ga. - The three high school boys basketball teams from both Newton and Rockdale counties, came together in the senior vs. senior NewRock All-Star Game ...

April 27, 2017 | Tyler Williams | Sports

Eastside boys soccer wins thriller in state playoffs

FORSYTH, Ga. - It's on to round two for Eastside boys soccer.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Eastside

Patsy Stapp Parker

Mrs. Patsy Stapp Parker, 72, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Search is on for Banks County Deputy Shooter

COMMERCE, Ga. – The suspect in the shooting of a Banks County Deputy Sheriff may now be in the Atlanta area.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | State

Indecent exposure call uncovers armed robbery

COVINGTON, Ga. – A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of indecent exposure early Wednesday morning and found an armed robbery victim ...

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Crime

Joe Baccus

Joe Baccus, age 74 of Social Circle, formerly of Monroe, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

April 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries

Walking to build community

COVINGTON, Ga. – One hundred or so walkers from all over Newton County showed up at Turner Lake Park Thursday night to participate in the third ...

April 27, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Health

UPDATE: Johnston takes responsibility for his actions

UPDATE, April 28, 9 a.m.: Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston said he takes full responsibility for his actions Thursday night during his statement at Covington ...

April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

IDA approves Three Ring Studios bond resolution

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Newton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) voted to approve a resolution to issue $106,700,000 in industrial revenue bonds for the ...

April 26, 2017 | Darryl Welch | Covington

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Dem. Banes wins BOC District 5 nod

Both seeking an open seat and a chance to give Democrats a larger majority on the board of commissioners, businessmen Marcello Banes and Philip Johnson tried to convince voters they'd be best. Banes won the seat with 685 votes and will race a Republican challenger in November.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | BOC Chairman

Schulz defeats Flanagan

In another of the more heated races this year, incumbent Nancy Schulz and challenger Tony Flanagan squared off with Schulz pulling out the win with 954 votes.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | BOC Chairman

Dimsdale, Maddox set for runoff

The most crowded race of the primary saw four Republicans battle for the seat left vacated by Tim Fleming, who chose not to seek re-election.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | BOC Chairman

Voters rise for Judge Ott

The only judge to be challenged this year, incumbent Judge John Ott faced opposition from Covington lawyer Stephanie Lindsey, best known for representing Alcovy High School Principal LaQuanda Carpenter in the recent school blogging lawsuit. However, Ott took the primary with 8,731votes.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Election

Jordan nabs Dem. Chairman nod

Embattled incumbent Chairman Kathy Morgan squared off against county employee Marcus Jordan in another race with county-wide implications, but Jordan won with 3,368 votes and will face Republican Keith Eliis in November.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | BOC Chairman

Bradford to face Brown in November

The Republican race for sheriff was one of most watched and contested of the campaign as two long-time law enforcement officials battled who had the better credentials. In the end, Phillip Bradford won with 5,165 votes while Bill Watterson had 4,182 votes. Bradford will face Sheriff Ezell Brown in November's General Election.

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Sheriff

Pastor to face incumbent Congressman

Three-term District Four Congressman Hank Johnson will face Republican Chris Vaughn in November after defeating two local candidates in the Democratic Primary. Johnson earned nearly 77% of the votes with 52,903 votes versus Courtney Dillard's 13,118 votes and 2,724 for Lincoln Nunnally.

August 01, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Runoff for Post 5 school board seat

Though there were clear winners determined in most of the five school board seats up for election, the Post 5 Board of Education race will head into a runoff between the two top vote getters - Tony Dowdy and Willie J. Washington.

August 01, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

T-SPLOST axed, Mumford wins Superior Court

The T-SPLOST was the big loser of the night as the transportation penny sales tax referendum went down in flames in Rockdale, the Atlanta region and most of the rest of the state.

August 01, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Primary 2012 Results

Join us for local Primary Night results as they come in. We'll be updating results live in contested races for Superior Court Judge, Board of Commissioners Post 1, Board of Commissioners Chairman. We'll also announce the winners of the Board of Education seats, Probate Judge Democratic Primary, and Sheriff Democratic Primary after the results come in.

July 31, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

From the Battle of the Bulge to magistrate judge

During the Depression, young men in Atlanta picked prestigious Boys High School (now Grady H.S.) to groom their aptitudes for a college education. John Campbell graduated from Boys in 1939. After high school, he worked for Standard Oil on Marietta Street while attending night school at Atlanta Junior College (now Georgia State). He participated in both ROTC programs.

"I met my future wife Rebecca in college," Campbell said. "But after Pearl Harbor, I knew I'd be called up." He was. Campbell received training as an anti-aircraft gunner at Camp Maxey, Texas, and was chosen for Officer Candidate School ...

July 31, 2012 | Pete Mecca | Local

Primary Election Results

Results are below for the 2012 Newton County Primaries. Click on the name of the race to read more about the winning candidate and their reaction.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Local

Business Licenses - July 31, 2012

Jennifers K-9 Designs, 5199 Monticello St., Covington, Jennifer Smith, animal grooming, July 6, (678) 446-7429.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Business

Pre-registration filling up for Alcovy Fitness Club

Formally known as the Covington Athletic Club, Alcovy Fitness and Wellness has seen a large number of people pre-registering to take advantage of low prices and an initiation fee of $99 waived for those wishing to sign up before the gym re-opens around the beginning of November.

July 31, 2012 | Joy Bratcher | Business

Newton County Jail Log

Amy Lee Weir, 30, 1303 Coke St., Oxford, July 2. Probation violation.

July 31, 2012 | Staff Report | Crime

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