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Signs of weak holiday spending send retail stocks lower

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals ...

November 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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

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Oxford College farm ranked among nation's best

The organic farm at Oxfrod College of Emory University at Oxford has been named one of the top 20 sustainable, college-run farms in the country. The development and maintanence of college-run farms has been a trend that has grown throughout the last decade. Last year, Oxford College joined that trend, hiring Daniel Parsons to manage the organic farm in January 2014. Parsons has been named one of the Mother Nature Network's 40 Farmers Under-40 list and is the recipient of the Georgia Organics Land Steward of the Year Award.

October 06, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

A portrait of hope

Eighteen-year-old Lofton Wheeles was by his mother's side as cancer survivors, cancer patient care-givers, friends and family enjoyed the music of The Drive Time Band during the HOPE concert on the Covington Square, Sept. 27. It was fitting he was there, because after all he, in part, is the reason his mother was there. When Lofton was 10 months old, his mother Velinda Wheeles, wasn't just watching the toddler learn to walk, raising a fourth grader and an eighth grader and being a part of the community in Opelika, Alabama. She was also entering into the biggest battle ...

October 06, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

New 350-seat Irish Bred pub to open in 2016

Irish Bred Pub is coming to the Covington Square. The Phillips Holding Group announced construction on the restaurant and entertainment establishment at 1115 Church Street, formerly Church Street Antiques, will most likely begin after permits are filed Monday with an opening slated for February 2016.

October 05, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble

Jill Elizabeth Beck Bramble, age 39, of Roswell passed away September 20, 2015. She was born January 19, 1976 in Tucker, Georgia. Jill graduated from Gatewood Academy in Eatonton in 1995 and from Brenau College for Women in 1999. She worked as a corporate recruiter in and around the Atlanta area her entire career. Jill enjoyed vacationing at the beach and loved her family and friends very much. She was preceded in death her father, Dr. Earl Beck.

October 05, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

October registration renewal notices delayed

The Ga. Department of Revenue (DOR) announced renewal notices for October motor vehicle tags will be delayed due to a contractor problem.

October 05, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Georgia burning guidelines

Fall weather means cooling temperatures, dropping leaves and for a lot of people, yard work. State of Georgia residents can now legally burn natural wood and leaves outdoors.

October 05, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Local lawyer recognized for service to State Bar's Board of Governors

He seems to embody the image of a country lawyer-sharp, smart and laid back. Stories, one after the other, pour out of his memory as he talks. Surrounded by things that reveal a lot about him-Bulldog signs, a portrait of Winston Churchill, statues of John Belushi as Animal House's "Bluto," family photos, and golf memorabilia-- Steven A. Hathorn says he is what author John Grisham calls a "street lawyer." That means he handles cases like divorce, bankruptcies, DUIs and accidents

October 05, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Guns stolen from Alcovy Pawn

Several shotguns and rifles were stolen from Alcovy Pawn and Jewelry before Sunday morning after making a hole in the wall from the church next door.

October 01, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

'Lewis and Clark' shoot postponed to spring

Lewis and Clark won't be hanging around Conyers and Covington this fall. Instead, keep a look out for cast and crew, including Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, next spring. Producers shut down the filming of the six-hour HBO mini-series, which had begun shooting in Alberta, Canada, this summer. The cable network said it was searching for a new director and a director of photography. Weather factors may have also contributed to the postponement.

October 01, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Eastside drops series to Walnut Grove

The Lady Eagles traveled up the road to face Walnut Grove in a doubleheader with the winner of a best-of-three series advancing to the Region 4-AAAA Championship. The Lady Warriors, last year's region champions, topped Eastside in the first two games of the series, 5-1 and 4-2 respectively to advance to the Region Championship.

September 30, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Alcovy's homecoming court

Alcovy High School announced its 2015 homecoming court Wednesday, ahead of its homecoming game Friday night.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Abigail Ozburn named Eastside homecoming queen

Abigail Ozburn was crowned Eastside High School's homecoming queen during halftime of Eastside's football game against Eagle's Landing.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

It's Who You Know

"You won't need to buy a thing," the salesman informed me. Where are the cameras? Was I being "punked?" Had Candid Camera arrived at the Conyers' Home Depot? Surely, this was a joke.

September 30, 2015 | Lisa Hetzel | RELIGION

Rivers Alive returns Oct. 17

CONYERS - Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) announces the return of Rivers Alive on Sat., Oct. 17, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Pine Log Park Pavilion, 1500 Ga. Highway 138, Conyers, 30012.

September 30, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Russia launches airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. defense official tells The Associated Press that Russia has launched airstrikes in Syria.

September 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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