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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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Cleaning the air

Dear Editor: I was taught to believe that whatever is in writing is the truth and that the information has been verified as the truth. A writer can selectively choose what information to include in a story, hoping to gain a selective audience. In my opinion, a writer should include all the information, so that readers may form a non-biased conclusion.

May 16, 2008 | Charles Wayne Johnson | Archives

Important decisions to be made

Yesterday we bid farewell to a sad time in our county's political history as Don Gresham, a convicted child abuser, finally, under immense pressure, withdrew his name from the board of education race.

May 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Bringing church to the faithful at home

May 16, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives

A sick stance

Western society could best be described as schizophrenic.

May 16, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

Blindfolded in a bumper car

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint" (Is 40:21 NIV).

May 16, 2008 | Lisa Hetzel | Archives

Meet the Pat Patrick Big Heart Award winner

Lee Aldridge, known around Newton County for her tireless devotion to a number of worthy causes, was the first volunteer to be honored with the annual "Pat Patrick Big Heart Award" on Tuesday.

May 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Oxford reviewing proposals for new city hall, police station

The Oxford Planning Commission, working under a crunched schedule, began reviewing the proposals submitted for the new Oxford City Hall/police station at their May 13 meeting in hopes of presenting a short list to the City Council by within the next week.

May 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

BOE reviewing possibility of career academy

Newton County may soon get a career academy, at least that's what Kathy Garber is hoping for after she presented the Board of Education a general outline of what a career academy is.

May 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Gresham withdraws from BOE race

The saga revolving around Horace Don Gresham's political career is over, for the time being at least.

May 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Gunshots ring out at house party

Party crashers left a Newton County neighborhood riddled with bullet holes after getting into an alleged argument over a girl, but no one was injured, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Higher fuel costs could affect school field trips

Fuel prices continue to rise, causing county fuel costs to soar. According to the administrative services report, Newton County spent $194,462 in April on fuel for the systems buses. Buses traveled a combined 564,642 miles in the month while averaging 10.3 miles per gallon.

May 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives

Anyone out there?

Looking up into all the stars in a dark sky will make you ponder that age-old question, "Are we alone in the universe?"

May 16, 2008 | Jim Honeycutt | Archives

Burglaries occur on Washington Street

A Covington man was arrested Tuesday for a burglary among a string of weekend incidents along Washington Street, according to the Covington Police Department.

May 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Gresham withdraws

Horace Don Gresham, a candidate for the District 2 Board of Education seat, has withdrawn from the race.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Change is a good thing - I promise

The ancient philosopher Heraclitus once said, "Nothing endures but change."

May 14, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

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