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Square Perk closes

After almost six years of serving local residents coffee, lunch and community fellowship, Square Perk Café has closed its doors starting Friday.

July 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

New Senior Services Director named as Josephine Brown retires

At a luncheon held in her honor, Josephine B. Brown, the Executive Director of Newton County Senior Services, symbolically turned over the keys to her ...

July 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Eula Mae “Maw Maw” Smith

Eula Mae "Maw Maw" Smith, 91 of Porterdale, passed away peacefully at Riverside Health Care, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. She was born in Porterdale to ...

July 01, 2016 | Sandra Brands | OBITUARIES

Glenn R. Conley

Glenn R. Conley died June 12, 2016 of complications from an auto accident several years ago.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken

Mrs. Bernita Stanbery Aiken, 83 of Athens, formerly of Lyons, Ga, died June 29, 2016.

July 01, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Newton County Jail Log: June 29

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, May 16, court sentenced to work release

June 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

New airport terminal celebrated

State, county and local dignitaries turned out early Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new terminal at the Covington Municipal Airport.

June 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Mr. Leon Belcher

Celebration of Life

June 30, 2016 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITUARIES

Covington’s Fourth of July celebration to be bigger, brighter this year

As the two grand finales of fireworks went off simultaneously during the 2015 Independence on the Square in Covington, some spectators staring up at the ...

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Lamar ‘Bobby’ J. Abbott, Jr.

Wheeler Funeral Home

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Independence Day celebrations across Newton County

Several cities in Newton County are hosting celebrations for the 2016 Independence Day holiday. Check below for events in Covington, Oxford, Porterdale and Social Circle.

June 29, 2016 | Jasmine Floyd | LOCAL

Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | Business

NCSO announces SWAT Team graduates

Several Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team members of the Newton County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) have completed or will complete specialized training at Barrow ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

‘Go-to site for entertainment’ coming to Covington

A "one of a kind, massive, film, TV, music and video gaming production site" is close to coming to Covington.

June 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Alcovy, Flint Hill eligible for school choice

Flint Hill Elementary School and Alcovy High School have been identified by the Newton County School System (NCSS) as potentially eligible schools for school choice.

June 28, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Alcovy teams stay hot in region play

Both Alcovy basketball teams capped a perfect week in region play with home wins over Woodland, Henry Friday. The girls struggled a bit offensively but managed to come away with a 55-50 win before the boys escaped with a 54-48 win.

January 28, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy

Dally outlines vision for Social Circle

Now that he's Social Circle mayor, lifelong resident Hal Dally wants to continue to move the city forward by recruiting industry and improving the downtown, while preserving the town's character.

January 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle

Schulz to seek District 3 BOC reelection

District 3 county Commissioner Nancy Schulz will seek a second term in 2012 because she feels much work is left to be done.

January 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | BOC District 3

Conyers to end July 4th festival

IN BRIEF: The city of Conyers is looking at ending the annual Fabulous Fourth Festival at the Georgia International Horse Park. The City Council discussed the advantages and disadvantages to holding the annual festival during the city council retreat Saturday. The Fabulous Fourth Festival attracted about 25,000 attendees last year. The last several several years the festival has cost the city about $9,000 - $5000 a year, not counting the cost of labor and overtime from city employees and police officers.

January 28, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

State honors Liberty Middle School for achievement

The Governor's Office of Student Achievement this month recognized Liberty Middle School as one of the schools showing the greatest gains in test scores in the state.

January 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Johnson sworn in as chairman

New Chairman: Eddie Johnson, Board of Education member for District 2, will be chairman of the board for 2012. The chairmanship rotates among board members and each chairman serves for one year. Almond Turner was chairman in 2011. Johnson was first elected to the Board of Education in 2008.

January 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

NCSS to apply for after school program grants

The Newton County School System is collaborating with the Newton County Community Partnership and other partners to apply for federal funds through Georgia's 21st Century Community Learning grant programs to extend and expand its existing 21st CCLC After School Academic Program (ASAP). The school district is applying for additional grants to extend current programs at Porterdale and Middle Ridge Elementary Schools, Liberty Middle School and Washington Street Community Center for an additional five years.

January 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Joseph Byron Dailey


January 28, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Mary Frances Hardman

Mary Frances Hardman of Covington died January 27, 2012 at the age of 97. She was born in Morgan County to the late Wiley Pope and Mamie Alliston and was the widow of Leonard Jack Hardman. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Newborn for 70 years and enjoyed working in her garden.

January 28, 2012 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Covington Woman killed in head-on wreck

A 56-year-old Covington woman was killed in a head-on collision around 2:48 a.m.

January 28, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Looking behind the Signature

Every year, in the first week of February, young athletes commit to the next four years of their lives as coaches, teachers, principals friends and parent stand near by taking pictures of the culmination of their high school careers during national signing day.

January 28, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Honor Flight looking for guardians, donors

Honor Flight Conyers is looking for your help as it gears up for two more trips to Washington, D.C., for World War II veterans on April 19 and May 22.

January 28, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Latarski: Could scientists discover life in S.C. primary?

In case you missed this, a scientist, Leonid Ksanfomaliti, at the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Science, announced he analyzed photographs from a 1982 probe of Venus and thinks they may reveal life on the planet.

January 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: A taxing stay on a desert island

Have you ever played the game where you narrow down all your possessions to those very few that you'd want if you were marooned on an island? It's a fun game, so to get you thinking about your most valuable items, I'll share my thoughts on what I would want, were I suddenly to become marooned somewhere in the Pacific.

January 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

BOC adds HR personnel

The Board of Commissioners approved adding a new position to the Human Resources department, despite objections from Commissioner JaNice Van Ness, in a 2-1 vote Tuesday.

January 27, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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