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Mario Louis

Mario Louis, 59 of New Port Richey, Florida., passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at home. He was born in Port Au Prince, Haiti to ...

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Gerald “Jerry” Roy Hawes

Gerald "Jerry" Roy Hawes, 72 of Loganville, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. He was a loving husband, stepfather ...

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr.

The Rev. Samuel Matthias Clark Jr., 83, of Rabun Gap, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest.

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson

Mary Ruth Allgood Wilson of Cumming passed away May 5, 2016, at the age 96. Mrs. Wilson was a life-long resident of Newton County, and ...

May 06, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Newton Federal Bank named 2016 NCSS partner of the year

Newton Federal Bank was named the 2016 Newton County School System Partner of the Year Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Newton County Jail Log: May 4

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, April 29, Probation violation

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Mailchimp Today's Headlines


Newton County Jail Log: May 4

Crystal Lynn Allen, 31, Covington, April 29, Probation violation

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log


Newton Federal Bank named 2016 NCSS partner of the year

Newton Federal Bank was named the 2016 Newton County School System Partner of the Year Wednesday.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Eddie Dean Lackey

Eddie Dean Lackey, 61, of Covington passed away May 2, 2016. Mr. Lackey was of the Baptist faith, and was employed with Kliklok Woodman for ...

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Relay for a cause

Thousands walked around an illuminated track at The Church at Covington Friday night and Saturday morning. After the presentation of colors by the Newton High ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


George William Ramsey, Jr.

George William Ramsey Jr., 91, a native of Covington, died on April 23, 2016, in Columbia, Maryland. George was born in 1924 into a long ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr.

Mr. Harold Walter Smith, Sr., 83, died on Saturday April 30, 2016, at Azalea Health and Rehabilitation. The Crawford native was born into a large ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | OBITUARIES


Photos: Special Olympics parade kicks off week of games

More than 500 athletes will gather Monday through Friday, May 6 at the Newton County Special Olympics games at Sharp Stadium field. A parade through ...

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Our Thoughts: Did y’all feel that?

Spring is in the air, and we're not just referring to all that pollen. If you do suffer from allergies, particularly oak and hickory ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: In Local Elections Vote for the Person not the Party

The partisan bickering at the national level has become so polarizing that it is hard to avoid a strictly partisan viewpoint in local elections. But ...

May 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Letters


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At least 5 hostages dead in Mumbai Jewish Center

Commandos who stormed the Mumbai headquarters of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group found the bodies of five hostages inside, an Israeli emergency medical crew said, as a fresh battle raged at the luxury Taj Mahal hotel and other Indian forces ended a siege at another five-star hotel.

More than 150 people have been killed since gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night, including 22 foreigners - two of them Americans, officials said.

December 09, 2008 | By Ravi Nessman Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


A look at the confirmed foreigner deaths in Mumbai

More than 150 people were reportedly killed after gunmen attacked 10 sites across India's financial capital starting Wednesday night.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


Mom: Verdict shows cyberbullies will be punished

ST. LOUIS - The mother of a girl who committed suicide at age 13 after being subjected to an Internet hoax says a woman's conviction in the case shows that people who bully others online will face consequences.

December 09, 2008 | By Betsy Taylor Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Wal-mart worker dies after shoppers knock him down

NEW YORK - A Wal-Mart worker was killed Friday after an "out of control" throng of shoppers eager for post-Thanksgiving bargains broke down the doors at a suburban store and knocked him to the ground, police said.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | AP Top Stories


FBI agents ordered to India to investigate attacks

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government ordered FBI agents Friday to fly to India to assist in the investigation of the bloody Mumbai attacks that killed two American travelers and a former New York couple. U.S. citizens still in the city were warned their lives remain at risk.

December 09, 2008 | By Foster Klug and Lara Jakes Jordan Associated Press Writers | LOCAL


At least 7 hostages leave hotel in Mumbai

MUMBAI, India -- Police have taken at least seven people out of the luxury Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, one of three buildings where gunmen are still holding hostages in India's financial capital.

One of the rescued hostages told reporters he had seen many bodies inside the hotel. He did not give his name.

December 08, 2008 | By Anita Chang Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Buy Local... Ginn Motor Company

In business since 1922, Ginn Motor Company is Newton County's oldest car-dealership.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


At least 82 killed as gunmen rampage in India city

MUMBAI, India -- Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 82 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.

Parts of the city remained under siege as dawn approached Thursday, with police and gunmen exchanging occasional gunfire at two hotels and an unknown number of people still held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Soldiers also took up positions across the city.

December 07, 2008 | By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM Associated Press Writer | AP Top Stories


Letter to the editor... Oxford apathy

Dear Editor: Covering the South as a newspaper reporter for eight years and more, I never saw a city or town without a readily identifiable police station. Yet, that will be so of Oxford if its police force is scattered among other city functions on two floors in a new city hall.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters


Our Thoughts... A top-notch teen

There is always a need for blood donors during the holiday season, and that need always increases.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Protect you and yours

Last weekend, a tragic fire at a home on College Avenue in Covington cost Aubrey Whelchel his life.

December 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


How we fit into the world

Imagine college students and elementary school students learning together about the way a constructed wetland purifies the waste water from a green building.

December 07, 2008 | By Stephen Bowen | OPINION


But before the grace of God

My mother had a saying that most of you will recognize, "...there but for the grace of God go I." I heard it most often after we had encountered someone with an "afflicted" child or that was suffering from some sort of physical disability.

December 07, 2008 | By Patrick Durusau | OPINION


The power of stories

The power of stories to transcend time, culture and language is unequaled. Think of the Iliad, written over 3,000 years ago by Homer. Current movie versions have Brad Pitt as Achilles and Diane Kruger as Helen of Troy. You can download the movie to your iPod and watch it during your lunch break at work.

December 07, 2008 | By Kirven Weekley | Our Thoughts


Through the fire

April 9, 1987, is a day that the Rev. Jerry Jones and his family will never forget.

December 07, 2008 | By Colleen Capes Jackson | RELIGION


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