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Man gives $800, promised $30,000

A Covington man was convinced to give someone $800 to get $30,000 to deposit in his bank account after meeting him in the parking lot of the Food Depot Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


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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Kari payne to lance knight

Tim and Jeanne Payne of Covington announce the engagement of their daughter Kari Payne to Lance Knight of Covington, son of Kenneth and Donna Knight of Covington.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Terren Bree Sinyard

Chip and Tammy Sinyard announce the birth of their daughter Terren Bree Sinyard March 26 at Rockdale Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Aubrey lynn mcmullen

 Tammy and William McMullen of Oxford announce the birth of their daughter Aubrey Lynn McMullen Jan. 2 at DeKalb Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Anslie nicole andre

 Keri Andre and Michael Andre of Conyers announce the birth of their daughter Anslie Nicole Andre at Rockdale Medical Center March 5. She weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.

May 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Hawkins earns 2007-2008 All-State honors

Newton High's Jamon Hawkins was selected to the 2007-2008 Class AAAAA Boys Basketball All-State Team (first team).

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Sky high: Clanton signs with LBWCC

Eastside High, especially recently, is notorious for producing gifted athletes.

May 09, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Finger accidentally amputated

 A juvenile received an accidental finger amputation last Friday at a school on Ga. Highway 36 according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Piedmont headmaster charged with DUI

 A Monticello man who heads the Piedmont Academy, a preschool through 12th grade private school which has 12 seniors from Covington graduating this year, was arrested for driving under the influence April 26, according to a Georgia State Patrol incident report.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Gresham's qualification challenged

 Board of Education candidate Horace Don Gresham's qualification for the District 2 seat has been challenged and a hearing is set for 2 p.m. on Monday.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Hannah Grace Wyatt

Little Hannah Grace Wyatt died May 6 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was loved and will be greatly missed by her parents and family.

May 09, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


County ends year in black

 Newton County ended fiscal year 2007 with a budget fund balance of 25 percent or $14.5 million and was issued an unqualified "clean" opinion for its financial statements by certified public accountants.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Emotions run high in sentencing

 During an emotion-filled hearing, the Social Circle teen charged with the accidental death of his girlfriend apologized to her family before receiving his sentence in Newton County Superior Court Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


democratic stance

 A banker, a developer and a retired marine will all vie this July for the Democratic Party nomination for Newton County Chairman.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Atlanta Gas Light woos Covington

 At the request of the Atlanta Gas Light Company, the Covington City Council agreed on Monday to release information on the city's gas system to the company for a potential purchase offer.

May 09, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Promoting Porterdale

 Porterdale may soon become a better town after all, at least if Sandy Fowler has anything to do with it.

May 09, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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