Newton County News

Local news for Newton County and the east metro area


Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden says comments weren't intended to cause harm

Rockdale Commission Chairman Richard said he will seek to make amends for berating a local economic development official during a public meeting last week. But he said he acted with the best interests of the county at heart.

Newton Citizen Poll for Nov. 30, 2014

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

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Patrick's ready to sell its holiday candy gift baskets

Patrick’s ready to sell its holiday candy gift baskets

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Frozen, LEGO and various electronics top National Retail Federation's wish list for kids this holiday season

Disney’s Frozen has dethroned Barbie this year as the toy at the top of many children’s holiday wish list, according to the National Retail Federation, with electronics and other toys making the cut as desired presents.

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Rockdale Commissioner Oz Nesbitt's turkey drive helps more than 200 senior citizens

Rockdale Commissioner Oz Nesbitt said his Senior Citizen Holiday Turkey Drive and Giveaway provided more than 200 turkeys to senior citizens in need in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Covington Fire Department provides safety tips for frying a turkey this Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, many Rockdale and Newton residents are looking forward to indulging in a succulent fried turkey, and the Covington Fire Department has a few safety tips for those wishing to fry their own bird.

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Newton County Sheriff's Office promotes three deputies

Sheriff Ezell Brown promotes Justin Howell and Jennifred Price to rank of corporal and Vincent Loveless to the rank of sergeant.

DARRELL HUCKABY: Recounting blessings during this time of thanks

My favorite column of the year, and the easiest to write, is the one that you are reading right now. Each year as the season of Thanksgiving approaches I realize that my blessings grow exponentially in total disproportion to my years on earth.

Newton County man receives 3 life sentences for rape, child molestation charges

A Newton County man convicted of sexually abusing several young girls, including two family members, has been sentenced to three life sentences in prison.

Community Calendar for Nov. 26, 2014

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

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Local leaders say why they are thankful

Lists includes family, church, grits and Newton Rams

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, the Citizen decided to ask some folks in Newton and Rockdale counties what they are thankful for, and the list included family, community, church, grits, kimchi, and the Newton High School football team’s success in the state tournament.

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Young Conyers native holds Thanksgiving food drive to benefit those in need

Young Conyers native holds Thanksgiving food drive to benefit those in need.

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Sharing and giving thanks at Heritage Hills Early Learning Center

Annual event ‘brings our families together’

Children ages 3 and 4 performed in the annual Thanksgiving program at Heritage Hills Early Learning Center an event at at Heritage Hills Baptist Church that “brings our families together, and children learn about sharing and giving thanks,” said Lisa Dawkins, director of the preschool.

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BOC ethics ordinance moves forward as Commissioner Van Ness’s proposal gains support

First reading of ordinance approved Tuesday

The first reading of an amended ethics ordinance that could — for the first time — lead to a fully-appointed Ethics Board was approved by Rockdale commissioners Tuesday morning.

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Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals | POLL

An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.