Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) have agreed to launch a historic partnership to expand postsecondary educational opportunities, strengthen academic rigor ...
Dear editor: I am writing this letter to introduce you to a man I met several years ago while doing research on the Bear Creek reservoir in Newton County. His name is Emmett Denby. Emmett has the misfortune of owning a home that sits in the footprint of the dam site of this proposed reservoir. He has lived under the threat of condemnation for the last 12 years.
February 03, 2009|
NEW YORK (AP) - Macy's Inc. announced Monday that it will cut 7,000 jobs, almost 4 percent of its work force, reduce its contributions to its employees' retirement funds and slash its dividend to preserve cash amid a severe pullback in consumer spending.
February 02, 2009|
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Mrs. Sue Hamby, 79, of Stockbridge died Feb. 1. The daughter of the late Albert B. and Ida Lenora Lewis Mask, she was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Newton County. Mrs. Hamby lived most of her life in this general area, as her husband served several churches as their pastor.
She was preceded in death by her children Joseph Hamby and Melissa Hamby and is survived by her husband, the Rev. Sidney Allen Hamby of Stockbridge; her children and their spouses, Clara and Ron McNair of Omaha, Ga., Sidney L. and Debbie Hamby of Kenner, La. And Timothy and Gena ...
The front page of our paper Friday screamed out bad news - unemployment in Newton County has reached 10.4 percent. This puts our county at No. 1 in unemployment in the extended metro area. The state of Georgia is currently reporting an average unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.
Political science professors for years have been teaching their students that Georgia's affairs are managed by the traditional three branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.
Social Circle Theater students and instructors came home from the 2009 Junior Theater Festival with priceless memories, new skills and accolades, including Outstanding Individual Female and Best Director.
George (Stump) Cown, age 70 of Loganville passed away Jan. 30, 2009. Mr. Cown was a longtime member of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and was a member of Grayson United Methodist Church. Mr. Cown graduated from Grayson High in 1956, served in the U.S. Navy for two years and retired from AT&T and C.R. Bard Medical in Covington. After retirement, he became known in the Grayson Community as "Santa" to many children.
Quite a sight: This edition's "Eyesore of the Week" is an abandoned structure located on U.S. Highway 278 just west of the intersection with Emory Street.
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January 31, 2009|
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Mr. James Perry Atkinson, 65, of Madison, died Jan. 12 at his home. The son of the late Herman and Louise Jones Atkinson, he was born in Morgan County in 1943. Mr. Atkinson served in the United States Navy and later worked in sales of construction supplies. Mr. Atkinson was currently employed by Hallman Wood Products in Eatonton. Mr. Atkinson enjoyed fishing and wood working and restoring antique tractors.