Washington will save the banks from the subprime mortgage crisis. But who will save the citizens of Newton County from the consequences of subprime development? The sort of development that has lead to extra sections of this paper to advertise foreclosures.
October 27, 2008|
By Patrick Durusau
Like most of our readers, we have we have been unwilling participants in a financial dance of titanic proportions over the last few weeks. We have seen businesses that we thought were the strength and core of our country's financial security, collapse right before our very eyes.
The Newton County School System and the Newton County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Newton County Teacher of the Year. Each of the 21 nominees was elected as the 2009 Teacher of the Year at his or her school.
Dear Editor: I formed a group named Newton Citizens for Tax Relief some two years ago. Since then we have worked with the School Board and the Board of County Commissioners to increase the homestead exemption for seniors. The School Board saw fit to let the voters of Newton County vote on a $10,000 increase in the senior exemption, and it passed by 78 percent in February.
The County commissioners then voted to let voters decide if seniors could have a $10,000 increase in their property tax which will be voted on Nov. 4.
A 56-year-old man, who is also a grandfather, was arrested last week by the Newton County sheriff's deputies for electronic furnishing of obscene material, computer pornography and sexual exploitation of a child.
Dear Editor: This week, there is in a local newspaper a real good article, about an additional increase in the homestead exemption for the property owner's of Newton County, that is over 65 year's old and has income of $25,000 or less per year, that will be on our Nov. 4 ballot for the senior's of Newton County.
The article went on in detail, of how much it would cost each taxpayer of the county per year in additional tax. The article quoted our chief tax assessor Tommy Knight, as saying that it will cost each ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street stormed back from last week's devastating losses Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrials soaring a nearly inconceivable 936 points after major governments' plans to support the global banking system reassured distraught investors. All the major indexes rose more than 11 percent.
The market was likely to rebound after eight days of precipitous losses that took the Dow down nearly 2,400 points, but no one expected this kind of advance, which saw the Dow by far outstrip its previous record for a one-day point gain, 499.19, set during the waning days of the ...
October 24, 2008|
By Tim Paradis
AP Business Writer
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The governor and Georgia Legislature are scrambling to balance the budget, looking at a potential $1.6 to $2 billion deficit. The state is required legally to balance its budget and can only do so by cutting services or by taking out loans to cover the deficit. The amount that can't be cut from the budget will come from the pockets of Georgia taxpayers - you and me.
October 22, 2008|
By Paula Travis, Columnist
This fall, as you travel around our beautiful part of the state enjoying the rolling pastures and the changing of seasons, one of the reasons you can take in the beauty that nature has brought us is because of the efforts of the Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful.