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Eagles fall apart in the fourth

The last time Eastside and Walnut Grove high schools basketball teams met up, the Eagles floundered a 16-point second half lead and lost by four ...

February 11, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Marshall’s Music Minute: Hotspots in Covington

It's your pal Marshall McCart here. I'm so pumped to be doing this segment for The News to give its wonderful readership a ...

February 11, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Council encourages nonprofit to work with Main Street on 5K race

Road closures, building code enforcement and appointments to boards and committees made up the majority of the City of Covington's council meeting Feb. 1.

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Alcovy Road commercial development no more

The plan to build a movie theater, hotels, offices and retail stores along Alcovy Road in Covington, known as Covington Towne Center and Project Kitchen ...

February 11, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calvin Pascal Collier

Calvin Pascal Collier, 71 of Covington, passed away Tuesday, February 02, 2016. He was born in Butler to the late Pascal and Margaret Collier. Calvin ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Doris P. Burroughs

Doris P. Burroughs, 84 of Oxford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Abbey Hospice. Doris was born in Carnesville to the late James ...

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITS

Lady Tigers playoff dreams denied

The No. 4 (Rockdale) and No. 5 (Alcovy) seeds in 2-AAAAAA met at Newton High School Wednesday in a fight for the playoffs. A win ...

February 10, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

February 10, 2016 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

John Douglas will not seek reelection

John Douglas, District 1 Newton County Commissioner, announced Wednesday he will not seek reelection in 2016.

February 10, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Notae, Simms & Hagans named All-Region

Three Newton Rams made the All-Region 2-AAAAAA basketball team and Rockdale's Jalen Jordan beat out Tucker's Kenton Eskridge and Newton's JD Notae ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Hodges named Player of the Year; Newton & Alcovy players highlight All-Region team

In her senior season after averaging 23 points per game and 12 rebounds, Tierra Hodges was named Region 2-AAAAAA Player of the Year by the ...

February 09, 2016 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

What makes Valentine's Day special?

Many of us will remember in our childhood when every student made a little decorated "mail box" with your name on it.

February 07, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Is there only one true progressive?

In our polarized politics, the Democratic Party is trending leftward - not as sharply or as rapidly as the Republican Party has turned toward the far ...

February 07, 2016 | Joe Conason | Columnists

Lawmakers keep on fighting the Civil War

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

February 07, 2016 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

Our Thoughts: The heart of our community

Sadness swept through Newton County this week with the deaths of three of its citizens under the age of 25.

February 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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Shooting on Va. Tech campus

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech officials said a police officer and another person were shot and killed on the school's campus Thursday and the university locked down the campus, where 33 people died in 2007 in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

December 08, 2011 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Tigers emerge from 3OT battle with 79-77 win over Rams

Alcovy and Newton put on perhaps the most thrilling show two basketball teams could Saturday. After three overtimes and close to three hours of dueling back and forth, it was the Tigers who emerged with a 79-77 win.

December 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Alcovy

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough

Mrs. Mamie Lou Scarborough of Oxford, passed away December 7, 2011, at the age of 93. She was born in Wrightsville, GA, on March 6, 1918, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Harris. Mrs. Scarborough was a resident of Oxford, since 1957, and was a member of Covington Christian Church. She retired from the Newton County School System, in 1980, after having taught at both Porterdale and Palmer Stone Elementary Schools. She enjoyed camping and needlework. Mrs. Scarborough was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Wallace A. Scarborough.

December 08, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

FFA wreaths on sale until Dec. 9

If you're looking to spruce up your home or office for the holiday but don't have the time, it's your last chance to place orders for beautiful custom made wreaths created by Rockdale Career Academy students in the annual Future Farmers of America club fundraiser.

December 08, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Business incubator not in Acuity property

IN BRIEF: The business incubator will not be located in the Acuity Brands property that sparked the idea, but local leaders will still pursue the program.

December 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

City Council: Manure contract tabled

Despite a heap of discussion about manure removal and shavings sales services Wednesday night, Conyers city council decided to table the contract until the next meeting.

December 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rain postpones Pearl Harbor ceremony

The Flag disposal ceremony that was planned for Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather.

December 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Elections board to meet with legislators

IN BRIEF: After much discussion Tuesday during the second regular meeting of the newly appointed elections board, members decided to wait until their meeting with the Rockdale legislative delegates to hammer out the main sticking point - how to fill the at large seat.

December 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Douglasville girl killed getting off bus

DOUGLASVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old Douglasville girl was killed after being struck by a car seconds after she got off her school bus.

December 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

Free Six Flags pass for reading kids

AUSTELL (AP) - Six Flags Over Georgia is encouraging kids to read.

December 07, 2011 | Associated Press | STATE

The evolution of television

My older daughter has hosted my family for Thanksgiving for the last several years, an arrangement which I greatly appreciate. I get to see my children, grandchildren, my sister and her son, and while I contribute, I don't have to cook the whole meal. This year, when we arrived, my husband discovered my son-in-law had recently bought one of those huge TVs that hang on the wall. My husband settled on the sofa in front of that large TV and stayed there the whole time we were at my daughter's house except for the time he was at ...

December 07, 2011 | Paula Travis | Columnists

Oxford ordinances

The Oxford City Council passed some new ordinances on Monday evening that would leave a greater percentage of land in a neighborhood as open green space.

December 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Shop local

Last week the Obama administration was almost giddy with excitement about the news that the Christmas season shopping seems to be going better than hoped.

December 07, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

No meeting again for Porterdale

Porterdale City Council again did not have enough members at its regular meeting Monday to conduct business, canceling the fourth out of the last five meetings and putting off major budget decisions with the end of the fiscal year looming.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Porterdale

City approves conservation ordinance

The Oxford City Council Monday night approved a new conservation subdivision ordinance to encourage developers to leave more land as open space, but declined to purchase a plot for a new park.

December 07, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Oxford

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