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McDonalds paid for with counterfeit bill

A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.

October 21, 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


Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading competition and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation


Party with a purpose

Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets - with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer's hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.

October 18, 2014 | Randy Schafer | LOCAL


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James (Jimmy) Jones Sr.

James (Jimmy) L. Jones Sr., of Oxford, died March 16. Son of the late James Thomas and Nina Mae Moate Jones, he was a self-employed commercial and residential electrician and was a licensed minister and ordained deacon at Walnut Grove Baptist Church, where he enjoyed cooking for the annual barbecue and preparing the church communion any time it was needed. Mr. Jones was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by many.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Emory "Spunk" Simmons

Mr. Emory "Spunk" Simmons died March 9. The son of Mrs. Geneva Nell (Jessie) Sims and the late Mr. Emory "Wee" Simmons, he was born in 1951. He served in the United States military. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Shirley Ann Wilson

Shirley Ann Wilson, 56, of Jesup, died March 17 at her residence. The Fulton County native had lived in Wayne County for the past four years.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Enjoy a girly spa experience

Are you at a loss for what to do with your daughter who alternately fancies herself a princess, rock star, actress and fashion designer? Then look no further than Spa Destiny which exists to cater to your little girl's every feminine whim.

March 19, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Georgia Wrath wins third straight baseball tourney

CONYERS - The Georgia Wrath won the King of the Diamond tournament last weekend in Rockdale County, giving the local travel baseball team from Social Circle yet another victory.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Eastside's Smith signs with Bears to play soccer

If Braden Smith isn't the definition of a team player, it would be hard pressed to find one who is.

March 19, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Black Watch youth wrestling fares well at state

FAYETTEVILLE - Black Watch Wrestling, a first-year youth wrestling team from Covington, competed at the Big Kids State Tournament (12 and under, 14 and under) Saturday at Whitewater High School.

March 19, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Georgia hoops proves to be good, bad and ugly

For the most part, this season of college basketball in the state of Georgia could easily be categorized as the good, the bad and the ugly.

March 19, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Connecticut, Tennessee lead NCAA women's tournament

By Doug Feinberg

March 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Abandoned home a blight for community

Citing a constrained budget, the Covington City Council did not take action on a request from District 4 Commissioner J.C. Henderson to purchase an abandoned home adjacent to the Nelson Heights Community Center.

March 19, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Man makes threats with knife before fleeing from police

A Covington man threatened to hurt and kill his grandfather with a butcher knife and then ran from police before being arrested on Friday, according to the Covington Police Department's public information log.

March 19, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Readiness group mobilizes

Ever wondered what you could do to support the servicemen and women living in your community?

March 19, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


The beauty of Appalachia

March 16, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Elderly woman dies alone in house fire

An elderly woman who lived alone and possibly suffered from Alzheimer's disease died in a fire early Friday morning after calling 911 for help, according to the Newton County Fire Department.

March 16, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Poetic prodigy

Brittanee Rolle knows how to speak.

March 16, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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