News for Thursday, November 15, 2012


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Special teams play could be deciding factor for Newton

COVINGTON -- Newton head coach Cortez Allen is hoping that the same up-tempo offensive style that helped the Rams win the last two games of the regular season will work against East Coweta in the first round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs today at 7:30 p.m. at Homer Sharp

Patriots open playoffs at Allatoona

CONYERS -- Playoff appearances are starting to become a regular occurrence for the Heritage football team. After not appearing in the state tournament for five consecutive years, the Patriots will play a first-round game for the third consecutive season (a school record since the program began in 1976) when

Letter: Sorry to see end of Sheriff Wigington's term

It has been my privilege to serve as a volunteer chaplain with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office for the past 10 years.

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Darrell Huckaby: Never fear the storms of life

I like the rain. My mama didn't. She was as afraid of a bad cloud as anybody I ever knew.

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Jack Simpson: Post election, we must unite and address issues

A new day is dawning. We have some relief from all of those political flyers, calls during the dinner hour, television ads and campaign promises.

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Christmas comes to Covington

The 2012 Christmas season officially got underway with festivities on the Square Thursday night which included the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the Historical Courthouse, musical performances and old-fashion carriage rides

More funds allocated to pedestrian bridge

The Covington City Council has accepted a grant and agreed to additional city funding for a pedestrian bridge over I-20.l

School Crime report for Nov. 16, 2012

School Crime Report for Nov. 16, 2012

Newton gets $2.1M in federal funds for roads

Newton County has received nearly $2.1 million in federal funds for road projects.

Retired principal to serve as acting AHS principal

Vic Lee, who retired in June as principal of Liberty Middle School, will be Alcovy High School's acting principal for the rest of the year.

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Heavenly Dance Steps performs 'The Blessing'

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Woman found dead in vehicle on Kirkland Road

Woman found dead in vehicle on Kirkland Road early Thursday.

Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 16, 2012

The Newton County Jail Blotter for Nov. 16, 2012

Pedestrian struck and killed in predawn hours Thursday

A pedestrian has been struck and killed on Ga. Highway 36 in the predawn hours Thursday.