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Man fires gun outside party

A woman having a party called the Covington Police Department after hearing gun shots outside her house Sunday.

October 20, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL


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


Annual Social Circle fair returns for a good cause

Fun for a good cause is coming to Social Circle Oct. 21-25.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Safety first in kids’ Halloween costumes

Dressing up and engaging in role play is an important component of childhood learning and having fun. Although costumes are regularly used in day care centers, schools and at home, they become the center of attention when Halloween arrives.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE


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Mr. Harris Loyd

Mr. Harris Loyd, 66, of Jasper, died Feb. 25 at Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Dr. Terrell Benson Tanner

Dr. Terrell Benson Tanner of Ellijay died March 3 at home after suffering a heart attack. He was born 1932 in Clermont. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Homer Tanner and Alice Haynes Tanner, and his first wife Jane Davidson Tanner. Dr. Tanner grew up in Commerce and graduated from Oxford College, Emory University and Emory University School of Medicine in 1959.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Kathleen Tarver "Kitty' Varn

Kathleen Tarver "Kitty" Varn, 77, died March 2. The daughter of Catharine Mangham Tarver and Charles Edward Tarver of Cordele, she was born in 1930 and lived most of her life in Cordele and Albany. She taught high school English and was a school counselor for the Dougherty County School System.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Southern charm

Serving traditional country cooking, Buckeyes Restaurant, open since November, has already made a name for itself as the destination in Jersey.

March 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Alcovy baseball hoping for big season

As the 2008 baseball season gets underway, the Alcovy Tigers look to wipe the slate clean after a poor first season. With a year of experience under their belts and a new form of maturity set in, the Tigers set their scopes for a great season.

March 05, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Georgia Wrath wins second straight tourney

MONROE - The Georgia Wrath, a travel baseball team hailing from Social Circle, was crowned the first place champion of the Spring Bash Tournament over the weekend at Criswell Park.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


Measuring up

Politicians and parents often battle over who should be responsible for the physical health of children, and a new bill working its way through the Georgia General Assembly will no doubt add more fodder to the fire.

March 05, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Oxford discusses watering penalties

 Strict penalties for not complying with state watering regulations and fire department policy on allowing sirens and lights to be used on personal vehicles were some of the topics of discussion at Monday night's Oxford City Council meeting

March 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Packers QB Brett Favre retires after 17 seasons

By Chris Jenkins

March 05, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Porterdale may cut length of meetings

Since the end of 2007, Porterdale City Council meetings have lasted until after midnight.

March 05, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Black Watch sends eight wrestlers to state

The Black Watch wrestling squad, a Team Georgia USA Youth Wrestling Club out of Covington, sent 21 youth wrestlers last weekend to qualify for the state wrestling tournament, which will be held March 14 at Whitewater in Fayette.

March 05, 2008 | Alan Howard | Archives


Man accused in bomb scare denied bail

An Oxford man charged with placing a package he thought was a bomb in Newton Plaza was denied bond in Newton County Superior Court on Tuesday.

March 05, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Eastside boys golf tops Rockdale Co., 163-206

On Monday the Eastside High varsity boys golf team won its second match of the year against Rockdale County, 163-206, at Cherokee Run Golf Club.

March 05, 2008 | Staff Reports | Archives


City to wait on update to airport approach

The Covington City Council approved a recommendation by the city's Airport Committee to wait on an upgrade to the Covington Municipal Airport's runway approach at their Monday night meeting.

March 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Center for Community Preservation honored by regional civic league

March 05, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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