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Newton County mayors protest BOC’s moratorium

The mayors of the five municipalities in the county sent a letter Friday, Aug. 26, to the Newton County Chair and members of the Board ...

August 26, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Jessie Coe

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Certification awarded to Social Circle’s fire chief

On Saturday, Aug. 13 Chief Ken Zaydel and Deputy Chief James Robinson of the Social Circle Fire Department joined 21 fellow chiefs in receiving the ...

August 26, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton softball goes scoreless in back-to-back games

The Newton Rams softball team dropped its second game in a row on Thursday after falling 16-0 to Region 8-AAAAAAA opponent Grayson in the second ...

August 25, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Newton

A dynamic duo returns to the rooftop

There's a lot of returners on the music scene in and around Covington this week, making it a great opportunity to go out and ...

August 25, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow

Jean Stinchcomb Kerbow, aged 67, died peacefully in Tampa, Florida at Kindred Hospital after a hard fought battle with heart disease. Jean was born on ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

David Michael Wilson

David Michael "Mike" Wilson, age 64, of Covington, passed away at his home on August 17, 2016, with his wife, Bonnie, by his side. He ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Ruth Hewell Shaffer

Sossoman Funeral Home

August 25, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Eastside softball defeats Newton 7-0

Wednesday night's battle between hometown rivals ended with the Eastside softball team taking a 7-0 victory over the Newton Rams at home.

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

No evidence of blackmail against Chair discovered in June

When Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis accused two commissioners of blackmail in a written statement earlier this week, he did so despite having been ...

August 24, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US 278 resurfacing resumes Sunday

The $1.27 million resurfacing of US 278/State Route (SR) 12 from Access Road to Mill Street resumes Sunday at 5 p.m. Planned ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy softball loses third straight game

The Alcovy High School softball team is now 0-3 this season after dropping Tuesday's game against Region 3-AAAAAA opponent Evans High School. An error-filled ...

August 24, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Chairman says commissioners “blackmailed” him

In a document submitted to The Covington News, on Tuesday, Newton County Commission Chair Keith Ellis said District 2 Commissioner Lanier Sims and District 5 ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

County responds to CAIR letter on moratorium

In a letter to the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Newton County's attorney said the board of commissioners (BOC) acted ...

August 23, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Smoke clears out movie theater

IN BRIEF: The Crossroads Carmike movie theater in Conyers was evacuated around 2:30 p.m. after smoke was spotted. Rockdale firefighters reportedly found the source of the smoke near theater nine, one of the larger theaters, from a three-phase transformer with an oil leak and damaged wires.

May 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

James D. Fondren, III

Mr. James D. Fondren, III age 54 of Newborn passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in Conyers, GA. He was born August 23, 1957 in O'ahu, Hawaii to the late James. D. Fondren Jr. and his mother Audrey Gardener Fondren who survives him. Mr. Fondren was retired from the United States Postal Service and the owner of Third Base Sports Grill in Conyers. He served his country in the United States Air Force and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

May 17, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

U.S. agents join school bus threat probe

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - Police in an Atlanta suburb have enlisted the help of federal agents to examine a rifle dropped by a man who was seen aiming it at a school bus.

May 17, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Minorities surpass whites in U.S. births

WASHINGTON - For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

May 17, 2012 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Georgia jobless rate lowest in 3 years

ATLANTA (AP) - State labor officials say Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has declined for the ninth consecutive month.

May 17, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

City looks for budget cuts

IN BRIEF: The City of Conyers is bracing for budget cuts in almost every department, in anticipation of a large decrease in revenues over the next year, in order to adopt a balanced budget for the 2013 fiscal year.

May 17, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Honor Thy Mother banquet and fashion show

Generations of women gathered together for Conyers First United Methodist's annual "Honor Thy Mother Banquet & Fashion Show" the evening of May 10.

May 16, 2012 | Jessica Smith | Rockdale Archives

Man arrested after arson of wife's home

A violent argument ended with arson charges for a Clarkston man accused of attempting to burn down his pregnant wife's home in Conyers.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Wilkens named new Salem A.D.

The Salem High Athletic Department is under transition again.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Music fest returns to Olde Town Fridays

The Olde Town Summer Music Fest will kick-off this Friday night with the local classic rock band Deathrow Bodines.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Qualifying for candidates May 23-25

The qualifying period for non-partisan elected offices is right around the corner, and the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration wants to alert candidates of the May 25, noon deadline.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Cutoff for lead poisoning lowered in kids

ATLANTA (AP) - For the first time in 20 years, U.S. health officials have lowered the threshold for lead poisoning in young children.

May 16, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia Perimeter College to change name

Georgia Perimeter College along with four other colleges in Georgia will add the word "state" to their names to show that the colleges offer limited four-year degrees accredited by the State Board of Regents.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Food, fun, family at Ga. Piedmont College

The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation will host a community gathering of free health screenings, family fun and food as well as safety and security demonstrations on June 2 at the Newton Campus of the college at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Fines for shape-up shoe claims

The government wants you to know that simply sporting a pair of Skechers' fitness shoes is not going to get you Kim Kardashian's curves or Brooke Burke's toned tush.

May 16, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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