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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


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


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Helping single parents

 Terri Webster spent 19 years as a single parent and learned to cope with life's challenges by trusting God to answer prayer. She was recently named coordinator of the Single Parent Ministry at Eastridge Community Church. Under the supervision of missions director, Linda Miller, she and team members, Denise Barrett, Scott and Sue Brannon and Sharon Waters, are actively seeking resources to build a support system for single parents.

January 25, 2008 | Colleen Capes Jackson | Archives


A look at educational issues

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part commentary from Jenny Thompson. The second will appear in the Sunday edition of The Covington News.

January 25, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Abortion and heart

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Roe in Roe V Wade, recognized a constitutional right to privacy and legalizing abortion in the United States.

January 25, 2008 | John Donaldson | Archives


Family's time of need

Dear Editor: I wanted to write and tell you of our experience with Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in Covington when my mother passed away on Dec. 23, 2007. To lose a loved one is difficult but to lose one at Christmas is even more difficult. I took my mother to Caldwell & Cowan to preplan her funeral a year ago, and we immediately knew that we wanted to work with their staff. They were honest and their prices were fair and competitive. Owner Judson Caldwell gave us his undivided attention and spent a great deal of time with us in selecting ...

January 25, 2008 | Shiree Goss and Family | Archives


False judgement

In my last article I tackled the difficult but important subject of making judgments. Many people today want to argue that you should never make a judgment about anything (they have already made their judgment on that issue). Many times people will bolster their arguments by appealing to Matthew 7:1-2, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." "See," they argue, "Jesus said it is wrong to judge."

January 25, 2008 | John Pearrell | Archives


Who is Jesus?

At the heart of the Christian faith is a central personality, Jesus, who said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6). Without Christ there is no Christian faith. Without Christ, there is no possibility of hope, salvation or eternal life.

January 25, 2008 | The Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives


NCSO investigates double homicide

A man and woman were reportedly found dead at a residence in The Falls subdivision at 695 Freeman Drive Tuesday night in what investigators believe to be a double homicide.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Exploring Newton County

Week two of my newcomers log (makes me feel like I'm on the Starship Enterprise) and I can add another day of snow to my Newton County experience. That's two more days of snow than I've seen in the last five years.

January 23, 2008 | Robby Byrd | Archives


Commissioners pay raise

Dear Editor: Last week our two town papers reported that Commissioner J. C Henderson and myself requested an increase in the pay for Commissioner's. This is simply not true. What we were trying to do is find out the original information and the resulting formula that established the criteria for the commissioner's salary and adjustments.

January 23, 2008 | District 2 Commissioner Earnest Simmons | Archives


Flags for veterans

Dear Editor: I want to thank whoever placed American flags on the graves of veterans in the Covington City Cemetery. It could have been the VFW, American Legion or DAR.

January 23, 2008 | Carol Callaway Veliotis | Archives


Italian favorites, Southern charm

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Focusing on all children

Cheryl Thomas had always actively participated in her children's education and decided she was at school so much she might as well make teaching her career.

January 23, 2008 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Jail manager announces candidacy for sheriff

Marty Roberts officially announced Monday his intentions to run for the position of sheriff of Newton County after 23 years with the department.

January 23, 2008 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Elks 'Hoop Shoot'

Amidst the wintry weather, the Covington Elks Club annual Hoop Shoot was held Sunday at the Newton High School Gymnasium.

January 23, 2008 | Jason Murdock | Archives


$31,650 awarded to 14 non-profits

Focusing for the second year in a row on children, youth and families, The Community Foundation for Newton County has awarded $31,650 in grant funding to 14 local non-profit organizations.

January 23, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


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