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Georgia Lottery and Atlanta Falcons score with new Scratcher game

GEORGIA– For the ninth consecutive season, the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Atlanta Falcons have teamed up to offer an Atlanta Falcons-themed instant game.

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | State


BGCNCG selects Will McCraine as its Manager Of Resource Development

Madison, GA – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, Inc., (BGCNCG) recently announced its corporate board has selected Will McCranie as the organization's Manager ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Charlotte Roquemore Epps

Mrs. Charlotte Roquemore Epps, age 93, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. She was born in Mansfield on May 19, 1924 to Claudius ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Obituaries


PREP SOFTBALL: Newton Rams hold off South Gwinnett to open region play

COVINGTON, Ga. -- The Newton Rams softball team joined 2016 region champion Grayson and Archer as one of three Region 8-AAAAAAA teams to jump out to ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


OXFORD SPORTS: Lady Eagles soccer falls in Tuesday season opener

Football was not the only sport kicking off this week in Newton County.
The Lady Eagles of Oxford College (0-1) opened their 2017 season Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visits Piedmont Newton Hospital

COVINGTON, Ga. – Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Piedmont Newton Hospital on Tuesday to discuss the importance of immunizations with new mothers and to visit ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


PREP FOOTBALL: County schools get votes in latest GSWA poll

Georgia Sports Writers Association High School Football Poll

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Alcovy, Eastside FFA named 2-star chapters for 2017 National Chapter Award by National FFA

COVINGTON, Ga. - Both the Alcovy High School and Eastside High School FFA chapters have been recognized in the 2017 National Chapter Award Program from the ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


Sen. Tonya Anderson to Host Ceremony for Local Vietnam War Veterans

CONYERS, Ga. - Sen. Tonya Anderson (D – Lithonia) will host a certificate and lapel pin ceremony to publicly recognize Vietnam War veterans from Rockdale, Newton and ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Still a few spaces left for ‘Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ handgun program

MANSFIELD, Ga. - Don't miss out on a chance to improve your handgun knowledge and skills, and experience fun and friendship. The Beyond Becoming an ...

August 22, 2017 | Staff Report | Agriculture


LIVE: NASA TV shows eclipse

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Mother and newborn recover after complicated pregnancy

COVINGTON, Ga. - When Erin Bennett learned she was pregnant with her first child, she was elated. She never anticipated, however, the severe pregnancy complications that ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Health


Kemp: Today marks start of municipal qualifying for November election

GEORGIA - Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds Georgians that today is the start of the qualifying period across the state for the nonpartisan municipal election ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | State


Shooting Sunday in Social Circle

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - The Social Circle Police Department (SCPD) responded to two calls of a person shot Sunday around 2:11 p.m. in the ...

August 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Crime


NCSS learns eclipse glasses ordered are not recommended for use

COVINGTON, Ga. - Newton County School System (NCSS) has been informed at the eleventh hour that the solar eclipse glasses ordered for all elementary school students ...

August 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Education


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Not the delusional one

Dear Editor: In response to Patrick Durusau's Friday column "Delusional CIA operatives who tortured people" - seriously? This is what you say about people who risked their lives to protect your life and my life and all of the many other millions of American lives. I can understand if you suffer from the BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome - people who blame everything in the world on Bush), nothing new there, but to insult members of our CIA who were just following orders in an effort to save American lives. Seriously?

I respect that we all have freedom of speech and you ...

May 01, 2009 | Elizabeth Christian Covington | Letters


The right to speak, to know

We believe, with every breath we take, in the sanctity of the First Amendment of our country's Constitution. That amendment guarantees every citizen of this country the right to free speech; we feel that same right applies to teachers and students as well.

The Newton County School System's administration has instituted a policy that absolutely denies the right of its teachers, administrators and students to talk to the press unless it is cleared by one public relations official.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Hope versus hysteria

President Obama's first 100 days are complete. Fortunately, the energy generated by his election and inauguration has not subsided. Unfortunately, there exists now a most divisive war of words within our nation's discourse. Some would argue that this is standard operational procedure for our democratic process, that the collision and confluence of ideas is healthy dialogue that ultimately serves to strengthen the USA. Nonetheless, this is not that.

I've heard more from Dick Cheney in the last 100 days than I ever did during his 2,922 days as vice president, and he is insisting that the ...

May 01, 2009 | By Eric Lee Guest Columnist | Opinion


Senior pranks not what they used to be

There was a time in the good old days when at this time of the year if you were a senior in high school, then it was your turn to be part of a traditional prank. You did this knowing full well there would be penalties and that you would have to deal face-to-face with your parents and your principal, which in itself was usually punishment enough.

The pranks that were performed in those good old days, like food fights, hooking school to go to the beach or breaking school dress codes, did not harm anyone.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Newton County Jail Log - May 1

o Sabrina Lynn Ansley, 40, Athens, April 24. Probation violation.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Burris B. Snow, Jr.

April 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


James E. (Cotton) Edge

April 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Obituaries


Officials: 1st confirmed swine flu case in Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials have confirmed the first case of swine flu in Georgia.

April 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


Chrysler to file for bankruptcy

Chrysler will file for bankruptcy after talks with a small group of creditors crumbled just a day before a government deadline for the automaker to come up with a restructuring plan, two administration officials said Thursday.

The Obama administration had long hoped to stave off bankruptcy for Chrysler LLC, but it became clear that a holdout group wouldn't budge on proposals to reduce Chrysler's $6.9 billion in secured debt, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the filing plans are not public. Clearing those debts was a needed step for Chrysler restructure by ...

April 30, 2009 | The Associated Press | AP Top Stories


Oxford resident recognized through distinguished principal program

Oxford resident Dr. Nancy Sharpe Strawbridge was recently regonized by the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals as one of 16 chosen through its Georgia Distinguished Principal program.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Mall of Stonecrest begins Parental Involvement Program May 1

The Mall at Stonecrest is introducing a Parental Involvement Program (PIP) Friday, May 1. Under the program, youths under the age of 18 visiting the Mall at Stonecrest will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays. The existing Code of Conduct will continue to remain in effect.

"The Mall at Stonecrest's PIP initiative is designed to enhance the shopping experience for all of our patrons," said Patricia Elmore Edge, general manager for the Mall at Stonecrest. "This program has been developed based on customer and merchant feedback requesting ...

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Local


Newton County Jail Log - April 29

o D'Andre Durand Brawner, 19, Atlanta, April 20. Court sentenced to work release.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Crime


Restaurant Scores - April 29

o Appetizing Diner, Salem Road, April 9. 100. OK to open restaurant, bring pest control report to office, pay for permit, sign seating capacity form.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Restaurant scores


Our Thoughts... President or tourist?

Monday some numbskull in the defense department authorized the president of the United States' plane, accompanied by a fighter jet, to fly low over the site of the 9/11 tragedy in New York.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Our Thoughts... Buying the rails

The city and county governments recently held a joint session to discuss, among other things, the purchase of railroad right away and lines from Norfolk Southern.

April 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


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