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Change the World Day this Saturday

Citizens of Newton County are racing against hunger in working to change the world.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

R.L. Cousins class of 64 celebrates

The R.L. Cousins Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th class reunion at Pilgreen's Steakhouse on Lake Dow Road in McDonough Sept. 20.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Peachtree Academy's Homecoming court

Peachtree Academy announced its Homecoming court ahead of Friday night's Homecoing game.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

McDonalds paid for with counterfeit bill

A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mr. Robert C. Cason

Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty

Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Acuity Brands expands, adding 700 jobs in Rockdale, DeKalb

Georgia-based Acuity Brands will expand its operation, creating 700 jobs and investing more than $16 million into Rockdale and DeKalb counties over the next five years, announced Governor Nathan Deal's office Monday morning.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Business

Claire Rowan is Eastminster's Queen

Claire Rowan was named Eastminster School's Homecoming Queen, during the school's soccer match Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Law enforcement job fair Oct. 20 at GPTC Newton campus

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) hosts a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, Monday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at the GPTC Covington Campus at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Ga. 30014 in the Exhibit Hall.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Spider-Man and Captain America at Mall st Stonecrest

Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America will appear on Saturday, October 25 at noon at the Mall at Stonecrest. Fans of The Avengers are invited to meet Spider-Man and Captain America up close and personal during this exclusive Atlanta appearance.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

Cohen: A president lacking menace

Tell me something: What do you think would happen if the United States concludes that Iran has been cheating and delaying and is about to pop a fully functional nuclear weapons program? Would President Obama respond by joining Israel to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities to smithereens - or would he stall and equivocate? My bet is the latter and so, just to double down, is what I bet the Iranians are betting. They have taken the measure of Obama. He lacks menace.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Columnists

Full shopping plaza sets tone for county

As Newton County continues to grow commercially, a key component of growth will be the use of its already built shopping plaza and commercial buildings.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business

Reconciliation to prepare for Communion or Confirmation

Participating in Penance, also known as Reconciliation, is a significant part of the growing process for Christians across the globe.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Stephens: Miracles still happen, at times in new ways

Decades had come and gone, and for Russ McElveen it seemed that there were important people in his family he would never see again. Then came the miracles of the past year or so that brought a son and two sisters back into his life. After 60 years he made contact with two of his sisters and after 45 years he was reconnect with a son. Have you ever thought that someone was gone from your life forever.

October 18, 2014 | E. Wiley Stephens | Columnists

Paying for long-term care expenses

I've got a subject that can have you reaching for the aspirin and antacid quickly. As if we don't have enough concerns already, now we can worry about this risk and it can be very costly if not addressed. Of the five Covington Lassiter parents who have passed on, all of them incurred long-term care related expenses toward the end of their lives.

October 18, 2014 | Mike Lassiter | Business

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Bring back the telephone operator

Last year, Exxon reported profits of more than $40 billion.

May 21, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives

Our thoughts...

Charles Dickens in "A Tale of Two Cities" said, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Newton High competes in first spring action

High school football spring scrimmages serve several purposes. Yet the most important is to evaluate performances in game-type situations.

May 21, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

Wild kingdom

The second movie installment in C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia" series is both grittier and wilder than the first film and all-around more morally complex.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Bullet, bird-filled weekend

 Gun wielding cowboys, shootouts and tons of excitement - it can only mean one thing...Shootout at Mule Camp.

May 21, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Triple threat

By Miles Steele

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Explosive exercise

The humid peace of a Tuesday morning was broken by a chest-thumping boom as an explosive device shredded the interior of a Covington apartment, spraying glass and metal across a parking lot and setting off a string of anxious car alarms.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

District 5 BOC candidates discuss issues

The race for the Republican nomination for Newton County District 5 commissioner features two candidates with a wide age difference but similar platforms.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Draft alcohol ordinance amended

The second draft of the city of Covington's new alcohol ordinance includes language requiring only managerial employees and bartenders to obtain permits from the police department.

May 21, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Dozens tested for possible TB contact

Public health officials and staff at the Newton County Detention Center are tracking and testing at least 140 people who may have been regularly exposed to a Newton County man diagnosed with contagious tuberculosis and have confirmed at least three cases of TB transmission.

May 21, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Meet Alcovy High School's top 2008 seniors

Alcovy High School wraps up its second year in existence this week and its graduating seniors will take the stage during Saturday's commencement ceremony. Plenty of students had memorable careers and scholastic performances. But two students, valedictorian Joseph Guthrie and salutatorian Morgan Edwards stand above the rest.

May 21, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

NCSS says farewell to loyal employees

Over the past 38 years, Newton County's population has more than doubled - the school system has added 13 new schools and the United States has fought in three major wars. Through it all, something special happened at Fairview Elementary School.  

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

USSSA baseball reclassifies Newton Knights

The Newton Knights, an 11 and under travel baseball team from Covington, was recently reclassified from AA to AAA by the United States Specialty Sports Association.

May 18, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives

Sometimes, it's a mad, mad, mad, mad sports world

There's never a dull moment in the wide world of sports. Of course, this gives me the opportunity to digress, and at times vent, about what's happening outside our beloved community.

May 18, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Eastside High football still raising the bar

The Eastside High football squad held its annual spring scrimmage game Friday evening on the Eastside practice field with a shivering throng of enthusiastic well-wishers in attendance hoping to catch an early glimpse of the 2008 Eagles.

May 18, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives

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