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Firefighter injured in a pawn shop fire in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter was injured during a fire at a pawn shop in Atlanta.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Suspect in Colorado attack called loner who left few clues

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man from North Carolina described as a loner who avoided eye contact opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia gives Richt a boost, beating Ga Tech 13-7

ATLANTA (AP) - Sony Michel rushed for 149 yards and scored Georgia's lone touchdown on the first possession of the game Saturday, enough for the ...

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

'It's about giving'

A pack of 10 pencils and paper to write on.

November 28, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Covington News canned food drop-off location

Throughout this holiday season you can help feed local families simply by coming by The Covington News.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Tinsley Rucker Ginn

Tinsley Rucker Ginn of Covington passed away November 25, 2015, at the age of 89. After Mr. Ginn lost his parents, Tinsley Rucker, Sr., and ...

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Barbara Pate

Barbara Pate lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease on November 26, 2015 at the age of 84.

November 28, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County Jail Log: Nov. 25

Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing ...

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim ...

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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Romney says he's ready to fight to nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney said Wednesday he's "prepared to fight all the way" to become the Republican presidential nominee after padding his delegate count on Super Tuesday. Supporters of his chief rival, Rick Santorum, tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in an effort to give conservatives a clear alternative to the GOP front-runner.

March 07, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Chamber votes to support TSPLOST

IN BRIEF: After much discussion, the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce board voted today to support the penny regional transportation tax referrendum, known as TSPLOST, that's on the ballot in July.

March 07, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Citizens Sheriff's Academy returns April 10

Ever wanted to learn more about local law enforcement, but didn't know where to start?

March 07, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Sunday alcohol sales passes unofficially

Rockdale and Conyers residents will soon be able to buy a bottle of wine at the grocery store or a six-pack of beer at the gas station on Sundays after voters approved the Sunday sales referendum Tuesday night. The majority of the county's Republican voters also went to Newt Gingrich in the presidential preference primary.

March 07, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Eastside golf tops Rockdale, evens record

On a windy afternoon Eastside golf broke over .500, beating Rockdale 168-209 Monday.

March 07, 2012 | Bryan Fazio | Eastside

Eastside opens region play with dominant win

The Eastside Eagles baseball team made a statement in its opened Region 4-AAA opener against the Stockbridge Tigers with a 15-2 victory on Friday.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Eastside

County BOE braces for charter decision

As legislation is allowing the state to create and fund charter schools heads for another attempt for a vote in the Georgia Senate Wednesday, school boards across the state are bracing for the outcome.

March 07, 2012 | Sabastian Wee | Education

Oxford College to celebrate women's rights with annual play

An annual tradition returns to Oxford College this March as the theater department prepares their women-empowering play "The Vagina Monologues."

March 07, 2012 | By Nicole Goetz | Education

Gas prices are up; expected to keep rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have risen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.70/g Monday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71/g, according to gasoline price website

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GOP to host skeet shoot fundraiser

The Newton County GOP is hosting a skeet shoot and barbecue banquet dinner March 23 at the South River Gun Club to support gun rights and revive its scholarship fund.

March 07, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Renowned author visits Oxford College

Renowned author Sir Salman Rushdie appeared at Oxford College Monday and discussed literature and the arts with Oxford professors. The author also met with students and signed copies of his books. Rushdie is the winner of Britain's Booker Prize, the James Joyce Award and the English-Speaking Union Award, among many other honors. He is a University Distinguished Professor at Emory University, where he teaches, presents public lectures and engages with the academic community.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Good business news

We are glad to welcome to our community Virginia-based sheet metal fabricator StampTech. Thanks for deciding to come here. StampTech announced it will open a new plant in Newton County by mid April.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Immigration law

The Georgia Senate recently passed Senate Bill 458 which follows up on the legislation contained in House Bill 87 that the governor signed into law last year. The bill would bar illegal immigrants from attending all of Georgia's 60 public colleges and dictate when people would be required to show "secure and verifiable" forms of identification.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Where's the filter?

To the editor: The job of a journalist is to be a filter. The assignments staff and/or news editor chooses what stories to cover. The photo-journalist chooses what to shoot and what not to record. The reporter chooses what facts to include and what sound-bites or quotes to include and exclude. And the producer or editor is the final filter as to what approach to take on a story and what stories or other content to include or exclude.

March 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Letters

Lobbying for lobbyists

Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Sandy Springs) has figured out something many of his colleagues in the General Assembly seem unable to grasp: If you disagree with something I say, tell me so and give me your side of the story.

March 07, 2012 | Dick Yarbrough | News Columnists

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