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Telly Fedinandro Banks, 40, Lithonia, November 21, theft by shoplifting

November 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Atlanta reveals 3 bidders for Turner Field redevelopment

ATLANTA (AP) - Three groups, including Georgia State University, have submitted bids to acquire all or part of Turner Field, according to the recreation authority overseeing ...

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

NEW YORK (AP) - A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly insect known as the "kissing bug" has made its way to Georgia.

November 24, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Interim legal firm hired by BOC

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved a contract with Jarrard and Davis, LLP, of Cumming, Georgia to serve as the county's interim ...

November 23, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Calloway officially committed to Savannah State

Mason Calloway, Newton's star centerfielder, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Savannah State University on Monday morning.

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Medlin signs to play softball at Belmont Abbey

Brittany Medlin hated softball when she started playing. Now, she's signed her national letter of intent this past week to play softball at Belmont ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton’s Johnson wins Offensive POY

Seven Newton High School football players were named to the 2-AAAAAA All-Region team and senior quarterback Romario Johnson was named Offensive Player of the Year ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Fowler to represent Eastside in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Add Katie Beth Fowler, 16 year-old junior, to a very short list of talented local youth. A member of the Pride of Eastside Marching Band ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Covington

Eagles in college

The beginning of every year for high school football players and college football coaches, is highlighted by National Signing Day. Over the years Eastside had ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Lady Eagles earn All-Region honors

Eastside softball saw five of its players selected as members of the 4-AAAA All-Region first or second team. The Lady Eagles held a banquet on ...

November 23, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Meeting to approve legal team Monday

The Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) announced a special called meeting for Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. to approve a contract with ...

November 23, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Two suspects in the Walmart murder arrested in Tennessee

A man and woman were arrested in connection with the Covington Walmart murder yesterday in Manchester, Tn., after a citizen tipped off the local media.

November 22, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Everybody has a story

I've been asking children, "Does American history only happen to famous people?"

November 22, 2015 | Terri Kimble | LIVING

Leadership — a Study in Contrast

When terrible events happen, leaders address the safety concerns of their communities, and then reach out to various factions to ensure a solution is reached ...

November 22, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

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Mecca: Opportunity of a Lifetime

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy Magazine." - Walter Cronkite

September 28, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Last Words from the Community on the Closing of The Rockdale News

Six and half years ago, when the idea of starting a new paper in Rockdale County made its way around the newsroom at the Covington News office, we could not have imagined the journey that would follow. When we toiled into the wee hours of the night to send the very first issue to the printer, little did we realize we were carving out our own little piece of Rockdale history. Even when, as the paper's first editor, my life took a different turn and I left the helm at the Rockdale News, did I understand what was in ...

September 28, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Holloway: It's so hard to say goodbye

It's hard to write a really good lead to a goodbye column. You cycle through a number of cliche phrases that encompass how you feel about saying goodbye. But none of them fit. They're not good enough and they don't quite put the stamp on how you want to say what you want to say.

September 28, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

A Heart for Veterans

From an early age, Ret. Air Force Master Sgt. Roosevelt McCombs knew he wanted more in life than what his hometown of Newnan, Ga. could offer.

September 28, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Eastside wins sub-region showdown

Coming off a 43-14 loss to Jonesboro, Eastside played like it had something to prove as the Eagles beat the other Eagles from Eagle's Landing 24-7 at homecoming on Saturday night at Sharp Stadium.

September 26, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Newton County Farm Bureau receives district awards

Newton County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd District Annual Meeting for its outstanding member programs. Brent Galloway is the NCFB president.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Alcovy FFA to host Aggie Academy during Fall Break

Alcovy Future Farmers of America (FFA) is offering a day camp for Newton County School System elementary students for fall break, Oct. 19 through 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Letter: Concerns over Bear Creek reservoir

Dear Editor,

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: Questions about feasibility of landfill in Newton County

Dear Editor,

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Tigers upset bid falls short

On a damp field with the weather in the mid-60s, Alcovy, looking for its first win in 17 games, gave the 2-2 Lamar County Trojans a huge scare late, but penalties and turnovers plagued the Tigers as they fell to the Trojans, 20-7.

September 25, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Labor of Love

From start to finish

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Tishanna Mitchell

Celebrating the Life of

September 25, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Top of the class

Surprising each teacher in their classroom Friday morning, Newton County School Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey presented a bouquet of flowers and balloons to the three finalists for teacher of the year.

September 25, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Coaches Corner show

The three Newton County high school football coaches discuss how their teams will rebound after losses a week ago.

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Speaker Boehner stuns Congress, announces resignation

WASHINGTON (AP) - With Congress in turmoil, House Speaker John Boehner abruptly informed fellow Republicans on Friday that he would resign from Congress at the end of October, stepping aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

September 25, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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