Latest stories


Peachtree Academy to get school zone signs and reduced speed limit on Route 142

Highway 142 at Peachtree Academy in Covington soon will display ‘school zone’ signs reducing the speed limit during school traffic hours.

Community Calendar for Aug. 19, 2014

The Community Calendar is a forum for announcing meetings and events of nonprofit organizations of Rockdale and Newton counties.

Newton Trails to host anniversary Community Walk on Aug. 23

Newton Trails plans to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of its first major project with a Community Trail Walk on Aug. 23.

Man charged with growing pot calls NCSO to report one more plant

Deputies came to a Newton County man’s house and seized several large marijuana plants, but a few days later, the owner of the plants called to let them know they missed one.

Health Reports, Aug. 11-18

Latest restaurant ratings in Rockdale and Newton counties

Tease photo

Garth Brooks breaks Philips Arena performance record with seven consecutive shows

Garth Brooks announced two additional performances on his World Tour at Philips Arena, bringing the total up to seven shows in Atlanta.

Tease photo

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' still 'kowabunga' at box office

'Turtles' leads for second week, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in second

"Guardians of the Galaxy" has pulled in more than $200 million at the domestic box office.

Rockdale volleyball reaches tournament semis for first time

The Rockdale volleyball team made history last weekend.

Officials divided over value of 2050 Plan

Newton BOC work session set for Tuesday

The baseline ordinances developed as part of the 2050 Plan have cost local taxpayers more than $250,000, but elected officials are divided over whether the finished product was worth the expense.

Old buildings could benefit from proposed fire code ordinance

State code provisions, if adopted, would allow alternatives to fire code requirements that historical buildings can’t accommodate.

Newton Citizen Poll for Aug. 17, 2014

The Newton Poll is a weekly compilation of reader comments on subjects of local interest.

Tease photo

Covington woman re-learning to walk will join in Fuzz Run

Covington woman re-learning to walk will join in Fuzz Run

Woman struggling with muscle disorder will walk in Fuzz Run.

Alpha students charged in alleged sex act on bus

Two students at Alpha Academy were arrested this week in connection with untoward behavior on the school bus that occurred just days into the new school year.

Fuzz Run benefits host of non-profits

Fuzz Run coming up on Sept. 13.

Sims parents express concerns about AVID, facility condition to BOE

Several Sims Elementary parents brought their concerns to the Rockdale County Board of Education at its regular work session Thursday night, particularly about the school’s technology services, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and facility conditions.

Tease photo

Master Gardeners, Georgia Power retiree volunteers grow garden for food bank

Master Gardeners, volunteers grow garden for food bank

Master Gardeners, Georgia Power retiree volunteers grow garden for food bank

DARRELL HUCKABY: Williams will live on in amazing array of characters

When I first saw the news about Robin Williams being found dead, it didn’t really affect me too much.

Archive by year

2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014