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What to look for in a teen's first car

What to look for in a teen's first car

Many parents contribute money toward the purchase of their teenagers' first car. But even those who don't help kids finance the purchase of their first vehicle may still want to offer some advice as their teens start to look for the car they will no doubt remember for the rest of their lives.

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Shining stars at Linda Wise Awards

The New Depot Players celebrated the brightest and most memorable theatrical performances of 2014 that made us laugh, cry and cheer out loud at the eighth annual Linda Wise Awards held Feb. 7 at the Depot/Welcome Center in Olde Town Conyers, hosted by Vince Evans and Cyndi Evans. For NDP’s 2015 slate, visit www.newdepotplayers.com.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 10:41 p.m.
Cutest Couples Contest Winners

Cutest Couples Contest Winners

The votes are in! Congratulations to the winners of our Cutest Couples Contest for 2015, Grace Gilbert and Jarrett Brown, who won gift certificates for a night out at Nagoya Restaurant. Love was certainly in the air as dozens of couples posted their pictures and gave a picture of what love looks like.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 7:34 p.m.
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Steppin’ for Stroke with  Chi Tau Omega

Steppin’ for Stroke with Chi Tau Omega

Get ready to turn up the heat on heart health awareness this month with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Chi Tau Omega chapter of Newton and Rockdale counties as it hosts "Steppin' for Stroke" Friday, Feb. 6, at Marshalls Sports Bar and Grill in Conyers followed by the Go Red for Women Fashion Show on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. at The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Lithonia.

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Posted: jan. 31, 2015 5:13 p.m.
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RCSO Graduates

RCSO Graduates

Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputies recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Center (GPSTC) basic law enforcement training academy: Deputy Sterling Bell, Deputy Stacy Armstead, Deputy Paul Oberholzter, and Deputy Darlene Duke graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Athens.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 3:24 a.m.
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RAV gives $11,000 to Project ReNeWal shelter

RAV gives $11,000 to Project ReNeWal shelter

The season for giving continued on New Year’s Eve for Project Renewal when Judge Nancy Bills gave a check for $11,000 from proceeds of the 2014 Race Against Violence. Vickie Stevenson, Executive Director from Project Renewal, expressed gratitude. The funds will help fill gaps of services offered to victims of family violence throughout Rockdale, Newton and Walton counties. Judge Bills, who serves as the Rockdale County State Court Judge and Chair of the Rockdale County Task Force Against Family Violence thanked the more than 300 RAV registrants, 50-plus sponsors and approximately 60 volunteers. The 6th Annual RAV, also ...

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Posted: jan. 12, 2015 2:52 p.m.
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Keeping animals safe in the cold

Keeping animals safe in the cold

A fur coat only goes so far, the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Animal Industry Division warned Wednesday when it urged pet owners and farmers to take precautions with their animals as temperatures drop.

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Posted: jan. 07, 2015 2:49 p.m.
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A New Life: One of Rockdale's first babies of 2015 arrives early

A New Life: One of Rockdale's first babies of 2015 arrives early

Proud parents Neri and Pablo Reyes-Sanchez of Covington welcomed their son Imanol a little past 9:30 a.m. on January 1, 2015 at Rockdale Medical Center’s The Birth Place.

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Posted: jan. 02, 2015 8:36 p.m. | Updated: jan. 04, 2015 8:31 a.m.
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Engagement: Everson-Williams

Engagement: Everson-Williams

Mr. and Mrs. David Leon Everson of Covington are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Danielle Veronica Everson to Jamal Jeron Williams, the grandson of Ms. Patricia Oliver of Clayton, Ga., and son of the late Mrs. Tanya Deneen Parker of Paterson, N.J. Danielle Everson is a 2005 graduate of Newton High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Valdosta State University, was employed as the education reporter at The Covington News and she is currently employed as an associate editor at a commercial real estate magazine in Atlanta, Ga. Jamal Williams is a ...

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Posted: jan. 02, 2015 8:05 p.m.
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