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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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Choose friends wisely

 Do you want real happiness? Not the momentary fleeting pleasure that so many mistake for happiness, but real, deep seated happiness that can't be touched?

April 18, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives

E.J. Carter

E.J. Carter, 81, of Social Circle, died April 15. The son of the late Eldon Carter and Viola Hall Carter, he was born in Marion County, Ala., in 1927. He was preceded in death by brothers Houston Carter and Wylie Harmon.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Betty Price

Betty Price, 76, of Monroe, died April 15. The daughter of the late Gladys Carter and Grady Carter, she was born in 1932 in Henry County. She was preceded in death by grandson Paul Autry.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

Change is everywhere

Changing American culture is not an easy task - normally we only change out of pure necessity. If history has taught us anything, it is that we are not creatures of change.

April 18, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives

Gaithers in town

Bill Gaither is one of the nice guys in the music business.

April 18, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Archives

Issues with climate column

Dear Editor: Reporter, or should I say editorialist, Rachel Oswald has clearly imbibed heavily from Al Gore's Koolaid cup by perpetuating the global warming hoax on the well-meaning public. I dare say there is no conclusive proof, nor is there a vast scientific consensus that global warming, if it is happening at all, is man-made or the cause of the perceived increases in weather related natural disasters.

April 18, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives

BOE discussing change in top 10 requirements

 The Newton County Board of Education met Tuesday for their monthly work session to discuss several topics and review several handbooks for the 2008-2009.

April 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Snack Attacks

 A thief broke into a truck at Frito Lay Inc. and made off with off with approximately $300 worth of cookies, crackers, peanuts and chips, according to a Covington Police Department report.

April 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Trailblazers of Change: SKC, industrial leader in environmental sustainability

Tucked away out of sight on hundreds of acres off Ga. Highway 81, the Covington campus of SKC Inc. is quietly blazing a path in the development of alternative energy technology and bio-degradable packaging.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Trailblazers of change: Local man shows how to stretch what nature supplies

On quiet afternoons, Dr. David Simons, a renowned scientific pioneer in the field of myofascial trigger points, enjoys sitting on his sun porch and gazing out onto the magnolia trees growing in the backyard of his Floyd Street home.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Impact fee pool in slump

At the end of fiscal year 2007, Newton County collected $6.26 million in impact fees, with accrued interest from developers.

April 18, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Uniforms may be required

Middle Ridge Elementary students may have a whole new look next year, at least as far as their clothes go.

April 18, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives

Baseball: M.L. King at Newton

COVINGTON - Demarco Parham, an M.L. King High freshman, is something special, particularly on the mound.

April 18, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Trailblazers of change: Oxford organic chemistry students make biodiesel for service project

The idea first struck Oxford chemistry instructor Brenda Harmon as she was waiting to pick up her children from school. She noticed a funny smell coming from the car in front of her. Almost like French fries, she said, but French fries gone a little bad. The bumper sticker on the car read, "Ask me about biodiesel."

April 18, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives

Baseball: Clarke Central at Alcovy

COVINGTON - As the end of the season nears, the bats finally came alive for the Alcovy High baseball team Monday as it won 10-1 over region opponent Clarke Central at Tiger Field.

April 16, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives

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