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No recommendations from county on ordinances so far

Staff is still reviewing Newton County's ordinances less than two weeks after a five-week moratorium was placed on permits for places of worship.

August 28, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Our Thoughts: Embrace all of Democracy

Winston Churchill once said "Democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others."

August 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Have you ever thought …

How critical access to transportation can be?

August 28, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

When God Cries

Many people remember the classic Prince song, "When Doves Cry." It is a song talking about a relationship that seems to be passionate as well ...

August 28, 2016 | Chip Owens | Columnists

Outcry over mosque flies in face of Christ’s teachings

On Sunday, Aug, 21, a headline in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution read: "Newton County in uproar over planned mosque."

August 27, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Columnists

Letter: A Muslim in Newton County

My family moved to Newton County in 1994. In the ensuing 22 years, I have been blessed to live that time in my county, as ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters

Mosque debate heats up

The spotlight was Newton County, shining brightly both nationally and from within as the county, its residents and its officials reacted to news that a ...

August 27, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Jack Lazenby

Jack Lazenby, 75, of Covington, passed away August 26, 2016. Lazenby attended Harvest Baptist Church. He retired from Air Conditioning Specialists after 37 years of ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

George Robert Burpee

George Robert Burpee, 84, went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, August 29, 2016 ...

August 27, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES

Rivalry game between Eastside and Newton ends in tie

The Eastside Eagles and Newton Rams battled it out Friday night at Homer Sharp Stadium in a football game that ended with no one losing ...

August 27, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | SPORTS

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

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Conyers cracks down with 'dive bar' laws

The city of Conyers is looking at new laws to crack down on "dive bars" after an incident where a stripper pole was reportedly installed onto a motel room floor while other illegal activities reportedly took place.

February 12, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Trio Bre-athing life into playoff push

When Sheri Williams took over as girls' basketball coach at Rockdale High School, the pieces were already there for a great season.

February 12, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

No arrests yet in county double murder

Authorities are investigating Tuesday's double homicide on Tempie Lane where 66-year-old Peggy Molden and her 56-year-old nephew Donald Eugene McCollough were found shot to death after authorities received a medical alert from inside the home around 9:30 a.m.

February 11, 2012 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Gas prices expected to continue to rise

Gas prices continue to rise in Atlanta, averaging $3.50 for a regular gallon Saturday, and are only expected to rise into the spring.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Sears building for rent

While Sears corporate said it was closing the Covington store due to performance, Pat Campbell, owner of the physical building at 5153 U.S. Highway 278, said he was told the store was unable to find an independent owner to operate the store.

February 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

County fire sees 877 more calls in '11

The Newton County Fire Department had 877 more calls in 2011, an 18 percent increase, and the vast majority of them were emergency medical and brush and grass fire calls.

February 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

UPDATE: Shooter turns himself in

UPDATE: Hannibal Wayne McMullen surrendered to officials at the Newton County Sheriff's Office around 5 p.m. Saturday, ending a two-day manhunt after he allegedly shot and killed Ketitra Techelle Jones.

February 11, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Newborn celebrates Arbor Day

Newborn took another step toward recovering from a tornado last April by giving residents 250 seedlings Saturday at the town's Arbor Day celebration.

February 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Eastside High celebrates top students

Eastside High School recently announced the class of 2012 top 10 graduates along with the valedictorian and salutatorian. Standing (from left): Eastside Principal Dennis Roddenberry, Maya Collins, Will Daniel, Ryan Farrow, David VanLeuven, Brittany Worton, Robin Greer, and Newton County School Superintendent Dr. Gary Matthews. Seated (from left): Courtney Reid, Seth Kimbrell (valedictorian), Carli Barbo (salutatorian), and Sarah Bolen.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Newton High hosts livestock show

Newton High School played host to the Newton Classic Livestock Show in Covington Saturday.

February 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Alcovy graduate honored as GCPA President

Arielle Coambes, daughter of Nicki and Jeff Wood of Covington Ga., was recently honored as President of the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) on Feb. 4. Coambes is currently a sophomore writing and linguistics major, justice studies minor at Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, Ga.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

NCSS students bring home awards

Newton County School System students brought home numerous awards from the recent Regional Literacy Days Poetry Recitation, Ready Writing, and Drama Competition held at Griffin Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Piedmont Academy competes at Reading Bowls

Piedmont Academy had three teams compete in the Regional Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl in Gray on February 4, 2012. The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl used the original twenty titles on the Georgia Book Awards Nominees list for 2011/2012 and the twenty titles on the Georgia Peach Teen Book Award Nominees list.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

EHS students recognized nationally

Byrant Johnson

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Newton County Jail Log - Feb. 12

Ayanna Beatrice McCall, 19, 55 High Ridge Road, Covington, Jan. 18. Two counts probation violation.

February 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

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