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Eastside leads 2015 All-County team

The football season is over for the three local schools of Newton County. Seniors walked off the field for the final time and coaches gave ...

November 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Christmas events this week in Covington

Thursday, Dec. 3

November 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL


No diplomas are awarded, rather, a certificate for Valor, Achievement, or Service presented by the Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame in an annual quasi-military ...

November 30, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Officials expect record-breaking travel at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (AP) - Officials are projecting a record-breaking day in traveling at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Police arrest man wanted in connection to infant's death

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police have arrested a man accused in the beating death of an infant.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

High stakes for Baltimore as Freddie Gray trials begin

BALTIMORE (AP) - In Baltimore, this year can be divided into two parts: what came before Freddie Gray died and what happened afterward.

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Our Thoughts: Thankful musings

After the turkey becomes sandwiches and the dust from shopping settles, we bask in the glow of Thanksgiving.

November 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Georgia ending Richt's 15 years as coach with compliments

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen "to anybody who has interest in me" as ...

November 29, 2015 | Charles Odum | STATE

Learn about 100% Tax-Free retirement with yearly growth

If there's anything that will catch the eye of our elected officials in Washington, DC, it's an advertisement like this article's heading ...

November 29, 2015 | Mike Lassiter | Business

Just thankful for so much

I am giving thanks this week, for the country I call home, for the chance to hug my father at the airport after returning home ...

November 29, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Say goodbye to Pinkie’s

From one of my favorite cities, Savannah, comes the sad news that Pinkie Master's Lounge will close at the end of the year.

November 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Columnists

The woman who shares my name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of ...

November 29, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Tour of homes gives a glimpse at yesteryear

It's easy to envision the good ole times of yesteryear as the Christmas season comes around. Christmas lights sparkle as candlelight would, the trees ...

November 29, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

What it takes to make Covington special?

One of the keys to making our city so special are those willing to offer themselves for elective office and serve when elected. At the ...

November 29, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Firefighter injured in a pawn shop fire in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a firefighter was injured during a fire at a pawn shop in Atlanta.

November 28, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

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Dynamic Duo

Eastside athletics have thrived since the school dropped down to Class AAA four years ago - especially volleyball and softball. Two players in particular have been around to see it all. Amanda Hawkins and Katie Johnston both arrived on campus in 2008. Over the past four years, they've played a pivotal role in the softball and volleyball teams' success.

November 08, 2011 | Josh Briggs | Eastside

Bad Boys win Triple Crown Fall State Championship

After their second place finish at South Carolina's Super NIT, Mayhem Bad Boys traveled this past weekend to Georgia's baseball Mecca East Cobb for the Triple Crown Fall State Championship. Bad Boys drew two Carolina teams in pool play, Carolina Stars and Upstate Drive. Mayhem split 1-1 beating Carolina Stars 4-1 which started out as a tough pitching duel against Mayhem's lefty Christian Davis and Stars' lefty who held the Bad Boys hitless for three innings. After a pitching change by the Stars, Bad Boys took advantage of some timely hits and solid relief effort by Cole ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation

Cheerful day

The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like ...

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation

UPDATED: Elections board interviews 3 candidates

Rockdale County elections board members interviewed three candidates for the third, traditionally non-partisan position Tuesday morning, upon orders last week from Rockdale County Superior Court.

November 08, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Pets of the Week

Puffin the Beagle is a great friendly dog who has no family. He was found a stray, and really would like a nice new home to finally relax in. Puffin is up to date with his shots, and is ready to go home. He is an adult aged, tri colored dog that weighs about 30 pounds. Puffin is definitely one of a kind, and he will make sure you love him and his warm heart.

Snowflake the Siamese cat is eight pounds of furry love. Snowflake is an adult female cat, and loves to cuddle. She has been looking for ...

November 08, 2011 | By Erika Rodriguez | Rockdale Archives

RCHS football coach cut

Michael Etheridge has released from his duties as head football coach at Rockdale County High School on Tuesday.

November 08, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Jeffrey Mayo

Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" David Mayo, age 48 of Conyers, died Sunday, November 6, 2011. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Eva Collins, Clyde and Elbert Wesder. He is survived by his wife, Amy Mayo, Conyers; sons, David Thomas Mayo, Loganville, Dillon Mayo, Conyers; daughter, Brenda Moon, Conyers; parents, Joyce and David Mayo, Conyers; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Kristy Mayo, Covington; father-in-law, Larry Moon, Locust Grove; mother-in-law, Janice Moon, Conyers; sister-in-law, Jennifer Moon, San Diego, CA. Mr. Mayo was a 1981 graduate of Heritage High School and a 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia. He ...

November 08, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Elections held today

Check back to this page tonight for breaking elections results. In the meantime, make sure you take the time to vote. Elections in Covington historically have a small turnout. In 2007, there were only 1,309 votes cast in the mayoral election, so every vote matters.

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

BOC consensus to shift power to itself

The balance of power in Newton County's government is expected to shift after three county commissioners gave their consensus Monday night to hire a replacement administrative officer who will report directly to the board of commissioners, but no longer report to the chairman.

November 07, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Chairman against county manager switch

Newton County Chairman Kathy Morgan does not want the board of commissioners to create a county manager position before the matter has been studied and presented to the public.

November 07, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New plastics industry welcomed

Officials welcomed the county's newest industry, Amesbury Extruded Products, to town Monday afternoon, hosting a ceremonial ground turning in the 45,000 square foot building shell at 13170 Lochridge Blvd.

November 07, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

Dark windows lead to drug arrest

A Conyers man pulled over originally for having window tinting that was too dark was found with five bags of marijuana during his arrest on a wanted persons warrant.

November 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Choral Guild to perform for holidays

For the last quarter of a century the Covington/Conyers Choral Guild has delighted Rockdale and Newton residents with soaring holiday music.

November 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Top Ga. court reviews assisted suicide law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's top court is considering a high-profile debate over whether a state law designed to discourage assisted suicides also violates free speech rights.

November 07, 2011 | Greg Bluestein | Rockdale Archives

Escaped Fulton County inmate is captured

ATLANTA (AP) - A Fulton County jail inmate who authorities say walked away from a work detail late last week has been caught.

November 07, 2011 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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