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Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters


Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


Mr. William Herbert White

William Herbert White of Oxford passed away October 22, 2014. He was born November 19, 1934 in Monticello, GA to the late W.A. and Lorene (Lewis) White. Mr. White was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Business as well as LSU School of Banking. He was a successful and respected member in the banking field, retiring after four decades from Main Street Bank. Mr. White was a long-time member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS


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


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Lessons from the East

 This Sunday is April 20 on our calendar, but on the Jewish calendar it is also the 14th day of the month of Nisan - in other words, the Feast of Passover.

April 18, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


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


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