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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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Teen pleads guilty in girlfriend's death

The Social Circle teen charged with accidentally killing his 16-year-old girlfriend when the front loader he was operating fell and crushed her pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


Three injured in auto accident

 A two-car collision on Dixie Road and County Road 213 on Monday afternoon left one vehicle overturned, three people with minor injuries and one person requiring an airlift transport for medical treatment.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


County hires firm to renovate, restore R.L. Cousins gym

The Newton County Board of Commissioners approved an architectural agreement with Richard Wittschiebe Hand for the rehabilitation and renovation of the old R.L. Cousins High School gymnasium at their Tuesday night meeting.

February 22, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Teacher accused of assault resigns

A Middle Ridge Elementary school teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting a student has tendered his resignation, according to the Newton County School System.

February 22, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Archives


FUMC hosting organ concert

Bill Callaway, a Covington native, will perform at the final concert of the First United Methodist Church Organ Inaugural Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Frankie James Bridges

Frankie James Bridges, 37, of Covington, died Feb. 18. The son of the late Jesse James and Cora Lee Pinson Bridges, he worked as a framer in the construction business. Mr. Bridges attended gospel Mission Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, racing and wrestling.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Jessie Edwards Thomas

Mrs. Jessie Edwards Thomas, 90, of Covington, died Feb. 20 at Abbey Hospice. The son of the late Clarence Edwards and Annie Sue Wheelis Edwards, she was born in 1917 in Union Point. She worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper for H.M. Patterson & Son at Spring Street and Oglethrope Hill. She was the secretary-treasurer for Thomas Brothers Hydro Inc. for 13 years. Mrs. Thomas was a member of Rainbow Park Baptist Church, Decatur. She is preceded in death by parents and husband Mr. Hoke Smith Thomas Sr.

February 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Archives


Georgia Perimeter rallies to beat Pirates, 12-10

COVINGTON - After getting off to a slow start Tuesday, the Georgia Perimeter Jaguars rallied to beat the Pirates of Chattahoche Valley Community College, 12-10.

February 22, 2008 | Brian Harper | Archives


Wrestling: Best of the best

The wrestling season concludes this weekend as 27 of the area's best wrestlers compete at the 2008 GHSA State Traditional/Individual Wrestling Championships in Duluth.

February 22, 2008 | Eric McDonald | Archives


Like home:Jurrjens gets chance with favorite team

By Paul Newberry

February 22, 2008 | Associated Press | Archives


Get a taste of West Indian culture

Seeing a need for a general store to cater to Newton County's growing West Indian population, Gary and Kenya Cliff decided to open the Old Harbour Bay Fish Market.

February 20, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Musical excellence

During the spring of 2006, a trio of musicians formed at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City and named themselves ETA-3.

February 20, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


A magical romp

Though not as memorable or as magical as other children's book-to-film adaptations, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" is a well-crafted and well-acted family movie worth seeing.

February 20, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Trivializing life is costly

I've often wondered what goes through the mind of someone who is about to commit murder.

February 20, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Concerned about growth in county

Dear Editor: Several years ago my daughter moved with her husband and two children to Newton County. I came down to visit her, and when it came time to return to my home, I could not bear to leave. Like so many who sojourn to this place of stately homes, rolling fields and gracious people I have come under its spell.

February 20, 2008 | Stella Johnson | Archives


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