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Library to get $1,000,000, new HVAC

Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the ai...

June 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances an...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

County contracts in committee crosshairs

Covington-The Newton County Purchasing Policy Committee has agreed to recommend requiring a contract, scope of work, and purchase order for professional services, which would include services such ...

June 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Homecoming

Eastside's new girls' basketball coach is home. A Covington native, Gladys King – formerly Rockdale County High School girls head basketball coach – will take over for former Lady Eagle...

June 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Coroner: Georgia jail death ruled homicide by blunt force

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia coroner says a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body. Chatham Count...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man sentenced for putting cat in dog's cage to be killed

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who admitted putting a cat in a dog's cage to watch it be killed has been sentenced to prison. The Athens Banner-Herald reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1MqpgGG ) ...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower following losses in Europe as Greece remains at an impasse with its creditors. J.M. Smucker fell 4 percent Thursday after the food and coffee maker re...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Salem Camp meeting speakers announced

Salem-The 187th Salem Camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m. The camp meeting will last through the following Friday, Jul...

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet. The Dow Jones industrial average...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Welcome to your weekend (June 5)

Festival season is definitely underway-and Atlanta offers an amazing variety of festivals, everything from cultural celebrations and community block parties to festivals honoring butterflies and At...

June 04, 2015 | | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Motown will make you Dance in the Street

The sounds of summer will kick off with the Sensational Sounds of Motown in the Covington Square June 12. The Downtown Covington Summer Evening Concert Series kicks off with the Motown band that h...

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Police probe Craigslist ad with offer to trade unborn child

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say hundreds of people have contacted them regarding a Craigslist ad with claims that a pregnant woman wants to trade her unborn child for money or drugs. Atlanta pol...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia Tech, Boston College to open 2016 season in Ireland

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech and Boston College are heading to Ireland to open the 2016 college football season. The announcement was made Thursday by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and other offi...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece's debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more eme...

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Outpouring of love at vigil for Covington man and Magnet package shop owner killed in rampage

CONYERS - Tears and hugs flowed freely as hundreds of mourners and supporters packed the parking lot of Magnet Bottle Shop Wednesday night to celebrate the lives of owner Mun "Moon" Cha and Covingt...

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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