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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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Eastside High golf teams retain Newton Cup

COVINGTON - On Monday, the Eastside High golf teams retained the Newton Cup by outplaying crosstown rivals Alcovy and Newton at Indian Creek Golf Club.

April 16, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


U.S. must participate in Beijing '08 games

We are 113 days away from the opening ceremonies of the games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing, China.

April 16, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Action needed

While there are a number of steps private citizens can take to reduce their carbon footprint, no matter how much we reduce, reuse and recycle it will not be enough to mitigate the effects of global warming. To seriously address climate change it will take a massive intervention by the federal government, which until now has shown a reckless disregard for the consequences of non-action.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gentle giant

The first time I ever saw him was in a picture.

April 16, 2008 | Len Robbins | Archives


Making a change

Editor's Note: This is the second in a three-part series exploring climate change, its effects and its possible solutions. Friday's edition of the News will feature part three of the series featuring solutions to the problem.

April 16, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Three women escape injury in shootout

 A Decatur man was arrested and charged in connection with a shooting Sunday night that damaged a nearby vehicle with three passengers inside, though no one was injured, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

April 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Burglars steal property worth $100,000

 Four Newton County teens were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the burglary of approximately $100,000 worth of property from a home in Walton County on April 6.

April 16, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Johnny's serves New York-style pies in Covington

Fans of Johnny's New York Style Pizza in Conyers will be delighted to know that a new franchise was recently opened in Covington.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Covington native has a role in a major film

 Although she has had roles in several big Hollywood movies, Covington native Ellia English's recent turn as the nurse and confidante of a family dealing with some ethically questionable medical practices in "My Sister's Keeper" was a first for her.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Martha Ann Green

Martha Ann Green, 72, of Covington, died April 12 at Abbey Hospice. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by parents John Oliver and Ruby Pearson Harper. She was a multi-faceted member of Shiloh United Methodist Church for 64 years and taught Sunday school for 60 years. Mrs. Green worked for 25 years as an insurance agent with Frank Malcom and Associates. She lived a life of exemplary giving and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend.

April 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dedicated to change

 For Newton County residents who want to do more to affect climate change than simply changing their own lifestyles have several places where they can go to find like-minded individuals.

April 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Covington approves strategic plan

In a special called meeting Monday evening, a quorum of the Covington City Council unanimously approved a series of strategic objectives that they will give priority to.

April 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


The cookie crumbles

Anyone old enough to remember Herman Talmadge and Lester Maddox and who attended any college in Georgia probably recollects taking a course called Western Civilization. Most likely a goodly part of the assigned reading had something to do with Edward Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." If you came from a small town, as did I, you may remember being a little intimidated by a textbook that looked as thick and weighed as much as that staple of every college kid's dorm room in those pre-computer dark ages: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.

April 13, 2008 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Keep it in the car

On a gorgeous weekend morning, I should be pruning my hedges and attending to my rose bushes - but instead I have to clean up the many items people throw into my yard as they speed past my home.

April 13, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Events for all ages planned for National Library Week

Today marks the beginning of the National Library Week and the Newton County Library plans a week full of activities. After a successful week last year, this year's efforts promise to deliver.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


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