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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


Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading competition and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Party with a purpose

Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets - with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer's hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.

October 18, 2014 | Randy Schafer | LOCAL


Annual Social Circle fair returns for a good cause

Fun for a good cause is coming to Social Circle Oct. 21-25.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Safety first in kids’ Halloween costumes

Dressing up and engaging in role play is an important component of childhood learning and having fun. Although costumes are regularly used in day care centers, schools and at home, they become the center of attention when Halloween arrives.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


Help yourself to better health with health literacy

There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of organic and wholesome farms. Fresh fruit and vegetables were bountiful and affordable. Within the town itself, recreational opportunities were free and plentiful – children, adults, and senior citizens were often seen exercising with broad smiles on their faces.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Health


Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Newton County DUI arrests, Oct. 15, 2014

David Russell Johnson, Newborn, Oct 14, Dui, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Attempting To Elude A Police Officer, Poss Of Meth, Driving While License Suspended, Driving W/O Headlight When Raining, Parole Violation

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


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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


Newton Rec Baseball: Braves scalp Reds, 10-4

COVINGTON - It was a beautiful day at City Pond Park for Little Leaguers to show off their talents on the diamond Saturday.

May 14, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Georgia: Xanadu for the peanut zealot

If heaven ain't a lot like Georgia, I bet George Washington Carver is really sulking right now.

May 14, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Force of nature

By Jerry Towns

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Residents feeling economic woes

The downturn in the local economy is beginning more and more to surface in the lives of our neighbors in Newton County. With no relief in sight, what is being done or can be done for those in our community feeling the greatest effects?

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Yankees squash Braves, 14-4

COVINGTON - The Dixie Boys Yankees performed as they usually do Saturday, keeping their record spotless in a 14-4 run-rule victory over the Braves at City Pond Park.

May 14, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Center's programs important to community

Most of us have a strong interest in our past. Some of us, unfortunately, have waited too long in taking the time to get that information from Grandpa or Grandma or Great Uncle Fred.

May 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


For kids only

 Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch, "Into the Wild") is the middle brother in a family-owned and -operated race team that includes older brother Rex (Scott Porter, "Friday Night Lights"), always bubbly Mom (Susan Sarandon, "Thelma & Louise"), family patriarch Pops (John Goodman, "The Big Lebowski"), smart-aleck younger brother Spritle (Paulie Litt, "Jersey Girl") and lovely girlfriend Trixie (Christina Ricci, "Black Snake Moan").

May 14, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


NMC Auxiliary to hold barbecue fundraiser

 For the second year in a row, Newton Medical Auxiliary, along with Stalvey's Restaurant and Lounge, will host a barbecue fundraiser for new medical equipment.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Workshop slated to give Newton's history a voice

 Before the existence of books and scholars, history was once passed down through stories told by one generation to the next.

May 14, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Happy J's offers delicious, inexpensive hot dogs

After five years in the business, Happy J's has emerged as one of the premier places in Newton County to grab a tasty dog or a plate of onion rings.

May 14, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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