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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

Pastor announces candidacy for District 113

As a pastor, Sharon Henderson has been serving the community since 1989. Now she wants to take that service to a broader level, and has ...

November 22, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

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Newton County files motion against Sam Hay

Newton County Attorney W.T. "Tommy" Craig and attorney Edward Tolley filed a response to Sam Hay's lawsuit against Newton County Monday, answering several allegations that the county did not answer open records requests and seeking legal fees from Hay.

September 22, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Donald Glen Bollinger

Donald Glen Bollinger loved to tell stories. Until his death on September 21, 2015, at age 87 while at home after an extended illness, he regaled family, friends and caregivers with stories of experiences and adventures.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | OBITS

District 92 Special Election called for Nov. 3

The non-partisan Special Election for State House District 92 has been called by the governor's office for Nov. 3. The candidate qualifying period will start Monday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. and end Wednesday, Sept. 30, noon at Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 802 West Tower, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The qualifying fee is $400. The election is a non-partisan special election with no party primary. However, each candidate's party affiliation, if declared, will be listed on the ballot. A run-off election, if needed, will be held Tuesday ...

September 22, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Southern Heartland announces Artful Harvest winners

The painting "Three Sisters," by Bernadette Smith won first place recently at the Southern Heartland's Annual Artful Harvest Art Show.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

School system, chamber select teachers of the year

Twenty-three teachers have been named Newton County School System and the New County Chamber of Commerce's 2014 to 2015 teachers of the year.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Yellow River Jam welcomes paddlers from around the state

When the Georgia Conservancy announced it would be hosting a paddle through Newton County on the Yellow River, it seemed like a good idea to stage an event to welcome the kayak enthusiasts from all over the state.

September 22, 2015 | By Sandra L. Brands | Porterdale

Woman shot in mouth during robbery at suburban Atlanta store

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect who shot a woman in the mouth during a robbery outside a shopping center in Cobb County, just outside Atlanta.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Boy bitten by shark in waters off Florida

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 12-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after police say he was bitten by a shark in the waters off northeast Florida.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US stocks open lower on renewed concerns about global growth

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are opening lower on renewed worries about the outlook for global growth.

September 22, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Craig replies to Corps of Engineers letter

In a 10-page letter with 68 pages of attachments, Newton County Attorney W. T. "Tommy" Craig told Edward B. Johnson Jr., Chief of the Piedmont Branch of the Savannah District of the Army Corps of Engineers the number of project managers assigned to oversee the county's 404 permit for the proposed Bear Creek Supply Reservoir, which began in 2000, may had caused confusion and misunderstanding.

September 21, 2015 | Sandra L. Brands | LOCAL

NMC to host events for Breast Cancer Awareness

Anchored in Hope is the theme for this year's Hope events for breast cancer awareness sponsored by Newton Medical Center's Women's Diagnostic Center and Auxiliary. The events are hosted around the month of October, which is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Hope festivities which all started with a luncheon and fashion show hosted by a group of Red Hatters and has grown over the years to include portraits of survivors displayed in the windows of downtown merchants and a free concert on the Covington Square.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

RCSO hosts Drug Take Back Day Sept. 26

The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office and DEA is fighting back against the prescription drug abuse epidemic with a DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

September 21, 2015 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Investigation busts meth headquarters in hotel room

CONYERS - Four people have been arrested for selling a large amount of methamphetamine while using a hotel room in Rockdale County as their base of operations.

September 21, 2015 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Pratt finishes eco-campus expansion with new recyclable sorting plant

Pratt Industries, America's fifth largest paper and packaging company, celebrated the opening today of its newest recycling Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the final phase of its "eco-campus" expansion in Conyers.

September 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Blip or trend?

The distance between Newton High School (4-1) and Lowndes High School (4-1) covers over 200 miles of Georgia territory and a three or four hour road trip for the Rams. Lowndes couldn't have been further ahead of Newton this past Friday as the Vikings pillaged the hearts of Newton fans that traveled with the team to the tune of a 56-7 blowout.

September 20, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

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