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CPD warns of phone call scams

The Covington Police Department is warning residents to be wary of phone calls asking for any financial or personal information. "It is a scam," Covington Assistant Chief Almond Turner said. Turn...

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Covington

Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

DENVER (AP) â€" Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walk...

June 27, 2014 | EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer | AP Sports

2 men accused of defrauding Delta

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta says Michael Yedor of Los A...

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Ga. schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option of arming teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer. Officials in least two school districts have decided against ar...

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

WASHINGTON (AP) - Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executive authority as just so much grousing from...

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

BOC increases budget, lowers millage

Newton County Board of Commissioners came to a consensus of a budget of $47.71 million and a millage rate (property tax) of 11.225 for its constituents at its budget meeting Thursday night. The mi...

June 27, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Georgia officials discourage drunk boating

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Lew enforcement officials in Georgia are participating in a nationally coordinated effort to discourage boating under the influence. The law enforcement division of the G...

June 27, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

All Senate — all the time

It's an off-year election, and the White House is securely in the Democratic camp for two more years. That means the focus is turning instead to down-ballot races. In the House of Representatives,...

June 26, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

5 reasons we need camp meetings now more than ever

Each summer I do something odd by most American standards: I spend one week with my extended family, we sleep in a crowded cabin with no air conditioner and we go to worship services three times pe...

June 26, 2014 | Jonathan Andersen | RELIGION

Covington’s reign ends

For the last three years the Covington YMCA has been the Rockdale County Swim League Champion, but now its reign has come to an end as Deer Run took the title this past Saturday. Over 300 Rockdale...

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Letter from Barbara M. Morgan

Dear editor, It is good that the Center for Community Preservation and Planning will hold educational meetings about the 2050 plan around the county. Despite its years in development, it remains a...

June 26, 2014 | Barbara M. Morgan | Letters

Our thoughts on the 250 Plan

Ten years ago a group of people got together, politicians and concerned citizens alike, and made a decision that Newton County, inevitably, was going to grow. They decided if that was going to hap...

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Rotary Club delivers snacks for Sunshine

Around 400 campers descended on Rutledge from June 22-July 4 for a week-long respite from cancer and a chance to be children again, and several of Covington's most philanthropic business owners and...

June 26, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newton still improving

The summer is young and so is the Newton High School Rams basketball team, but the Rams are still getting better having won seven of their last eight games to put them at 15-7. The Rams went 6-1 a...

June 26, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Let’s not go too far

Let me begin by saying that I regard Randy Vinson as intelligent, articulate, insightful and a sincerely good person, but I never forget Randy is a planner with one concept of how the world should ...

June 26, 2014 | Philip Johnson | Columnists

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