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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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Rembrandt of recycling

 When you approach Gwendolyn Maggitt's front door, you can't help but notice two potted autumn joy sedum's framing the bottom step. Perfect for the current conditions in Georgia, the hearty plants require very little water and enjoy basking in full sun.

April 13, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Maybe simplifying is the real way to make progress

 I received a typical message from my friend Cheryl at 8:07 one morning.

April 13, 2008 | Kari Apted | Archives


Oxford dances

 The first performance of Oxford College Dance Company's annual spring recital was equal parts a rejoicing of the human form and all the movement it is capable of and a student pep rally.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Local organic food topic for voters' meeting

A local farmer and beekeeper will speak about the benefits of organic locally-grown foods at the Rockdale-Newton League of Women Voters' Tuesday meeting.

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man arrested with marijuana, Ecstacy

 Two men found with marijuana, ecstasy and neatly sorted cash were arrested March 6, despite attempting to claim the clothes that contained the drugs were not theirs, according to a Newton County Sheriff's Office report.

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Climate change: how big a problem?

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

April 13, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Tennis: GPC at Oxford College

OXFORD - If you're looking to compare SAT scores between the two local colleges, there isn't much of a contest.

April 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Newton produces more than its share of pollutants

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

April 13, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Tennis: GPC at Oxford College

OXFORD - If you're looking to compare SAT scores between the two local colleges, there isn't much of a contest.

April 13, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Idabelle Blanton King

Idabelle Blanton King, 82, a lifelong resident of West Newton County, died April 11. Mrs. King was a stay-at-home mom, resigning her job at the birth of her first child.

April 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Heritage tops Alcovy, 9-1

CONYERS - It was déjà vu for the Alcovy High baseball team Friday when it entered Danny Blue Field to take on fourth-ranked Heritage Patriots in region action.

April 13, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


Ralph Lee Giles Jr.

Ralph Lee Giles Jr., 63, of Covington, died April 12 at Newton Medical Center. Mr. Giles was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and son. He enjoyed fishing and loved animals. Mr. Giles was a member of Grant Park Masonic Lodge #604. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Tedder.

April 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Bulldogs pound Eagles, 11-1

COVINGTON - For most kids, Spring Break means fun and relaxation.

April 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Rams seek win at Osborne tonight

Two of the three Newton County high school baseball squads will hit the road tonight to compete on the diamond.

April 11, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Cedar Shoals outplays Eastside in 6-4 loss

COVINGTON - What a difference a day makes.

April 11, 2008 | Eric R. Wallace | Archives


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