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Appalling disregard for black life by other blacks

Late one night last week I was channel surfing when I happened upon a station that was running a marathon of a reality show. Each hour-long program took the viewers through the real-time aftermath ...

May 29, 2014 | Mychal Massie | Columnists

‘Irreplaceable’ Chief Davenport retires

Newton County Fire Service Battalion Chief Terry Davenport asked his fellow firefighters to join him as his final shift ended Thursday, a way to say goodbye to those around him and his career of ov...

May 29, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Students to learn to grow, prepare food

A pastor, farmer and chef got together one day and decided they were going to revolutionize how local residents think about and consume food. They also want to transform communities while they're a...

May 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Our thoughts: Lack of Leadership

This week the president, the commander in chief of our military, addressed the graduating class at West Point. His speech was filled with his usual silver-tongued rhetoric and empty promises and a...

May 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Deep roots

The roots run deep under the white church house that sits at Hub Junction. Established in 1861, the first Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church was burned down during the Civil War. Church member...

May 29, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | RELIGION

Cooperstown Comes Calling

The 11-12-year old Elite Aces of Covington are truly what their name says they are - elite. For seven days and six nights beginning Saturday, the Elite Aces will travel to compete in Cooperstown D...

May 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

Newton to host summer b-ball camp

Still months away from the beginning of the regular season, Newton High School seems to have adopted the mantra "basketball never stops." Newton will host a girl's summer basketball camp grades 6-...

May 29, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

School system, SAFARI Montage partnership wins techn award

If you're looking for a globally leading technology partnership, your search doesn't need to go farther than Newton County limits. Newton County School System (NCSS) and SAFARI Montage were awarde...

May 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Another car title loan approved on Salem Road

Another car title loan business is coming to the Salem Road corridor. The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 last week to give a conditional use permit for a Title Match USA location i...

May 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Nationwide phone scam reaches Social Circle

When a Social Circle resident received a phone call from a police officer threatening to arrest him unless he paid a fine to void a warrant, he sensed something was fishy. The Social Circle Police...

May 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Jazz by the River concert returns June 6

For the fourth straight year, locals are invited to sit by the river and enjoy a picnic with friends and family while listening to the sounds of a local jazz artist. And the proceeds go to a good c...

May 29, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Southeastern Newton to get better AT&T 4G coverage

AT&T recently installed a new mobile internet cell site on Ga. Highway 213 near Mansfield that will boost the company's 4G access in the area. The new site will provide customers with better voice...

May 29, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

CSX employee injured in Social Circle

A CSX railroad employee was significantly injured at General Mills' distribution center in Social Circle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The worker, who has not yet been identified, was spotting a tra...

May 29, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Summer fun and friendship

For those of us with school-age children, May Madness is almost over. No longer simply a time for tests, projects and wrapping up work before the end of the school year, May has become a time for y...

May 29, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Just a thought: Following Jesus’ growth pattern

While we don't know much of the details of Jesus's young life, we do have enough information to help us form a healthy personal growth pattern for ourselves. Luke's gospel account shows a natural p...

May 29, 2014 | William Burnham | RELIGION

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