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Judge Baker honored prior to his retirement

Judge Henry Baker, Newton County's Probate Court Judge for the last 40 years was celebrated by dozens of Newton County and regional dignitaries for ...

December 02, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Theme School raises blue ribbon flag

The Newton County Theme School (NCTS) at Fiquett was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education - a distinction ...

December 02, 2016 | Duane M. Ford | LOCAL

Cemetery to relocate pending city approval

A cemetery will be relocating across the City of Covington, if approved by the Covington City Council Dec. 12, to make way for development.

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | Covington

The Pride of Eastside performs in Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Pride of Eastside Marching Band joined the likes of Larry King, Olivia Newton-John and Bill Engvall this past weekend, during the 85th Annual Hollywood ...

December 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

3 Newton County children safe after Amber Alert

The Newton County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert late Thursday night after three children were taken by their father after a domestic dispute ...

December 02, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Newton trio named to prestigious Atlanta TipOff Club's Preseason All-Metro Team

One of the more prestigious groups of high school prognosticators has taken note of the talent on the Newton boys basketball team.

December 02, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Newton County Fire graduates four recruits

The 2016 Newton County Fire Recruiting class celebrated the graduation of four recruits Nov. 29.

December 01, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

Newton's Jeremiah Holloman commits to UGA

Newton Rams four-star wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman has committed to the University of Georgia, according to Newton Rams assistant coach Josh Skelton who contacted The ...

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Forensic Audit: Actions ‘caused financial harm and damage to the taxpayers of Newton County’

Editor's Note: This is an overview of the Forensic Audit report released by Newton County Monday. More stories on this matter will follow at ...

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: Dec. 1

Chester Thomas Akins Jr., Covington, Nov. 28, hold for other agency (Banks County), hold for other agency (Cherokee County), theft by receiving stolen property

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Meet and greet with Chair-elect Banes set for Thursday, Dec. 8

Newton County residents will have a chance to meet their next Chair of the Board of Commissioners Thursday, Dec. 8.

December 01, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton's Jefferies gets offers from Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech

People are starting to take notice of Darnell Jefferies.

December 01, 2016 | Gabriel Stovall | Newton

Judge Wynne to hear Georgia Supreme Court case

Superior Court Judge W. Kendall Wynne, Jr.of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Carol Hunstein in the ...

December 01, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

State representatives provide insight

Five of Newton County's state-level representatives stopped by for the first-ever Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast sponsored by AT&T Wednesday morning ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

New Jersey man arrested after driving on I-20 without a tire

After reports of a vehicle traveling down Interstate 20 with no tires, Covington Police Department (CPD) found the reported vehicle, which was in fact missing ...

November 30, 2016 | Jackie Gutknecht | LOCAL

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Piedmont senior awarded scholarship

Piedmont Academy senior Briana Bailey was recently awarded the Atlanta chapter 2012 National Wild Turkey Federation Academic Scholarship.

March 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Education

Great American Cleanup needs volunteers

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to clean up roadside litter March 24 during the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest annual community improvement program. KCNB's event will be at 9 a.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse.

March 10, 2012 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Caterpillar taking applications for plant

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Construction equipment maker Caterpillar is already accepting job applications for its planned manufacturing plant in northeast Georgia.

March 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Baggy pants ban stripped from Porterdale ordinance

A change to the proposed baggy pants ordinance in Porterdale has been made, and some council members seemed less than pleased at Monday night's meeting.

March 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Rep. Broun to debate challengers later

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Paul Broun says he will debate opponents challenging him in this summer's Republican primary, but they'll have to wait at least a couple of months.

March 10, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Caterpillar taking applications for plant

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Construction equipment maker Caterpillar is already accepting job applications for its planned manufacturing plant in northeast Georgia.

March 10, 2012 | Associated Press | STATE

Lobbyists spend in charter school debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Lobbyists on both sides of the charter school debate have spent thousands trying to woo Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike, shelling out for a documentary film screening, coffee and pricey meals, some topping $100 a person.

March 10, 2012 | DORIE TURNER, AP Education Writer | STATE

New Chamber Members

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce welcomed the following new members at the March 2012 networking luncheon at Outback Steakhouse: (Left to right) Earnelle Winfrey, Winfrey & Winfrey Law Firm, Simone Marshall, Cyber Girl Friday, Lynn Breck, New London School of Driving, James Barthelemy, Precision Locksmith, Mark Howe, Creamberry's Ice Cream, Brittany Hoffman, CupCake Palace, Ron Smith, Associate Todd Thomas, Harbortouch, Angela Jones, Legal Shield & Lee Staples Realty - Agent Ronda Sheridan, Sheridan & Associates

March 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

After a lull, foreclosure notices pick up again

The flood of foreclosure notices that came through Rockdale in 2010 seemed to have leveled off significantly last year. But it may be premature to get your hopes up.

March 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

NSP program aims for 40 homes

Rockdale's federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program will shift attention to neighborhoods along the western edge of the county, which saw some of the highest numbers of foreclosure listings in 2011.

March 10, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

McCoy: School stinks!

"School stinks!" How many times have you heard that from a kid with too much homework and not enough weekend?

I'm sure every student has said it at some point, and I'm beginning to think the kids may be right, but not in the way you might be thinking and certainly not in the way they intend it.

March 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Latarski: Think before you post on social media websites

Strother Martin told Paul Newman in "Cool Hand Luck" that "What we have heah, is failure to communicate." The result was ol' Luke got a serious whuppin'.

Rush Limbaugh, the zeppelin of radio talk show hosts, used foul language to describe a young woman testifying before Congress, realized he went over the line and then issued an apology.

March 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: General Mills

We are more than pleased to write editorials like this every year, and every year it makes us proud to do so.

In our local communities we are blessed to have some major giving industries.

March 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our thoughts: Hold your nose

Years before we came to Rockdale to live, we read the tales of the not quite ready for prime time Atlanta highway system. At times the late Lewis Grizzard poked fun at the highway system in his nationally syndicated column. To tell you the truth, we thought that most of what we read was just part of a comedian's fodder.

That is until we moved here and have experienced the mess that is the Atlanta highway system.

March 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

In our own words

French exchange students Arthur Grandjean and Claire Merandi, who visited and took classes at Rockdale Career Academy for a week and were hosted by local families and teachers, presented the monthly "Inspiration" presentation to the Board of Education on Feb. 16. - Transcribed by Pat McGuire

March 09, 2012 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

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