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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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Newton sweeps Morrow in soccer

COVINGTON - The Newton High soccer squads ended their regular season with a sweep over Morrow on Thursday at Homer Sharp Stadium.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Eastside, Alcovy prepare for second showdown

Something must give when Eastside High travels to Alcovy Monday to compete in region action on the baseball field.

April 06, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Hey basketball fans, let's not forget about the women

Allow me to take a moment to acknowledge the NCAA women's basketball tournament has been just as exciting as the men's tournament.

April 06, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Jolley awarded elite honors

Rachael Jolley, a Covington native and graduate of Young Americans Christian School in Conyers, was recently selected as a 2008 Amateur Athlete Role Model Nominee at the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Joe Gibbs Racing teams with Toyota

By Jenna Fryer

April 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Joe Gibbs Racing teams with Toyota

By Jenna Fryer

April 06, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Activist gather for anniversary of MLK's assassination

 On Friday thousands across the U.S. took time out of their day to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was remembered in many different ways: with peace marches, moments of silence and renewed calls for an investigation into the still unsolved Moore's Ford lynching.

April 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Looking for answers

 When Newton County's fifth homicide for 2008 was reported last Sunday, some residents were left wondering if this represented an increasing and unsettling trend of homicide in Newton County.

April 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Helping Hands

You've heard the adage big things come in small packages. It's also been said the good of the many outweighs the good of the few. If you ask the Casale family, you'll probably get a thumbs up on both accounts.

April 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Hotel, civic center building plans set to move into next phase

 With schematic designs for the hotel/civic center complete, developers of the project are ready to begin evaluating bid proposals from construction companies.

April 06, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Mansfield students top area schools in jump rope fundraiser

If you happen to see Cathy Massey walking around town with a big smile on her face, take a second to congratulate her.

April 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Living to serve Newton County

 James Hamm prides himself on being able to take one look at a person and being able to tell how they'll want their food.

April 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Fiery wreck blocks 1-20 causing GPC closure

 A truck carrying rags soaked in paint thinner spontaneously combusted on U.S. Interstate 20 early Friday morning, blocking an off-ramp and causing school authorities to close the Georgia Perimeter College Newton campus for the day.

April 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Alcovy High School student Travonda Nolley has been selected by the National Young Leaders Conference to attend the presidential inauguration and Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C., next January.

April 06, 2008 | Josh Briggs | Archives


Family fun for all

 On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the atrium of Georgia Perimeter College's Newton campus building was filled with the happy cacophony of children laughing, drums banging, music playing and the occasional burst balloon during the first Walk for Autism to raise money for autism advocacy, treatment and research.

April 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


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