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Chair candidates speak out on attorney, SWA

Newton County Chair candidates took to the horseshoe table at the Newton County Historic Courthouse Thursday, explaining their views on the special purpose local-option sales ...

April 30, 2016 | Brandon DeCosse | ELECTION 2016

Chris Edgar named head football coach for Alcovy

The Alcovy football team finally has its new lead guy.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Newton drops two straight in state baseball playoffs

After a successful year, the Newton baseball season came to an end this week.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

Eastside’s McKenzie Powell signs with Gordon State

McKenzie Powell has a lot to smile about.

April 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Eastside

Manufacturing in Newton County employs thousands

Newton County continues to grow, attracting retail shops and industrial and manufacturing plants. The products made here range from the fibers used to make disposable ...

April 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Business

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

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Sign laws discussed at Salem Town Hall Meeting

About 120 Salem Road business owners and residents gathered Thursday night to voice concerns over changes to the Rockdale County sign ordinance in a town-hall setting with county commissioners.

April 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Davis runs for Congress

Republican Catherine Davis has announced that she will make her third bid for the Fourth Congressional District, currently held by Congressman Hank Johnson.

April 21, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: Crying out to God

Psalm 28:6-7 (New Living Translation) Praise the LORD! For he has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

April 21, 2012 | Jan McCoy | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Taste of Conyers

If you are looking for something fun and close by to do with your friends and family today, we have a suggestion for you:

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the annual Taste of Conyers and the Conyers Car Show will take place in Olde Town.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Latarski: ‘Secrets’ Service

It's one of those things you hear about that makes you shake your head and say, "Now ain't that just stupid."

It seems a bunch of Secret Service agents working as an advance team for a presidential visit to Colombia, and not the one in South Carolina, were discovered having cavorted with prostitutes.

April 20, 2012 | Ric Latarski | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Welfare

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill this week that would require some people applying for welfare in Georgia to pass a drug test before they can receive benefits.

We agree with this bill.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: Strolling on the toll walk

I hate toll roads. It's probably because I was born in Miami, and I remember my parents feeding the toll booths with nickels that I could have used to far better ends.

Anyway, I don't like paying a toll to drive on a road. I'd much rather be robbed at tax time. At least I can pretend my taxes are paying for fire service, or a new playground, or some program to better educate our future burger flippers.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

$1.4M seized in RCSO traffic stop drug bust

A traffic stop turned into a large drug bust when deputies uncovered numerous cocaine packages and $1.4 million in cash in secret compartments of a truck early Thursday morning, April 12, off of Ga. Highway 138 and Interstate 20.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., deputies pulled over a 1999 Peterbuilt tractor trailer car hauler at the parking lot outside Home Depot for having a defective rear passenger side brake light, according to a Rockdale County Sheriff's Office report.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Factual information

Dear Editor: After reading articles and hearing comments at the BOC meetings regarding how the fees to obtain a passport are being used, I feel we need more factual information before we become "appalled" and pass judgment about how Ms. Wilson does her job. I am appalled that there are those who would rather judge people instead of researching issues for the facts. I am appalled that there are those that will use phrases like, "unethical behavior, lack of ethical leadership, behind the scene larceny, no transparency," without given thought as to whether truth is involved.

We should have clarification ...

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Soccer: Lady Eagles shut out Rockdale, 5-0

The Eastside Lady Eagles won their tenth game of the season topping the Lady Bulldogs of Rockdale at Reid Memorial Stadium in Conyers Friday night.

April 20, 2012 | | Eastside

Soccer: Lady Eagles shut out Rockdale, 5-0

The Eastside Lady Eagles won their tenth game of the season topping the Lady Bulldogs of Rockdale at Reid Memorial Stadium in Conyers Friday night.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Man on the Street: Tax Day

We asked local residents, "Did you have to pay federal taxes this year or did you receive a refund?" Here's your responses.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

RMC Volunteer of the year

Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary Member Billy Boyd was honored as the hospital's volunteer of the year award at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Friday.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rockdale wins All-Star matchup

The sides weren't even but thanks to Rockdale's David Jelks, the series now is.

April 20, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fire Chief Satterfield to retire

Covington Fire Chief Mike Satterfield has announced that he plans to retire from the Newton County Fire Department.

April 20, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

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