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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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Marshall earmarks $100,000 for local homeless shelter

Mayor Sam Ramsey announced Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Macon) had phoned him Friday morning to tell him he had successfully earmarked $100,000 for the planned homeless shelter on Turner Lake Circle.

December 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Legacy of leadership

After 37 years of public service Covington Mayor Sam Ramsey is retiring. Well known for his sense of compassion and personal integrity, he has left a lasting impression with all those who have worked with him.

December 23, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


DeKalb Tech adds three vital courses

A feasibility study recently conducted by the DeKalb Technical College Foundation found Newton County had a shortage of skilled workers to meet employers' hiring needs in healthcare, public safety and engineering technology.

December 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Half a century of service

For Sarah Greer Prosser, hard work has always just been a way of life.

December 23, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Tamela Carol (Hyde) Babcock

Mrs. Tamela Carol (Hyde) Babcock, 49, a longtime resident of Covington, died Dec. 19 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Babcock was born in Michigan in 1958 and was adopted by her parents William D. and Margie C. Hyde. She worked for the American Legion Post No. 66 in Avondale as manager for six years. Mrs. Babcock enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by father William David Hyde.

December 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Roy Lee Barfield Jr.

Mr. Roy Lee Barfield Jr., 59, of Social Circle, died Dec. 20. The son of the late Roy Lee Sr. and Evelyn King Barfield, he was born in 1947 in Albany.

December 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


Alvin Stockton

Alvin Stockton, 79, of Covington, died Dec. 22. The son of the late Guy and Ida Stockton, he was a native of Hall County and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Stockton was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and enjoyed retirement from his rocking chair on his front porch.

December 23, 2007 | Staff Report | Archives


2007 All-County Football Team

For the second year in a row, Eastside quarterback Justin Wray has been selected as Player of the Year to lead The Covington News 2007 All-County Football Team.

December 23, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Newton basketball splits with Jackson

JACKSON - Throughout the evening Friday, Rick Rasmussen found himself repeating the words "patience" and "balance" to his Newton boys basketball team.

December 23, 2007 | Bud L. Ellis | Archives


No. 2 Memphis tops No. 5 Hoyas

By Teresa M. Walker

December 23, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives


All I want for Christmas

Looking back on when I was a kid, life was so very much simpler in those good old days. Bucolic Greensboro was not dissimilar from most other hamlets spread all across this largest state east of the Mississippi River. And, most likely, it wasn't too different from little burgs all across the nation, either. The daily routine mostly revolved around school, Boy Scouts, church activities, daily chores - that sort of thing.

December 22, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


All I want for Christmas

Looking back on when I was a kid, life was so very much simpler in those good old days. Bucolic Greensboro was not dissimilar from most other hamlets spread all across this largest state east of the Mississippi River. And, most likely, it wasn't too different from little burgs all across the nation, either. The daily routine mostly revolved around school, Boy Scouts, church activities, daily chores - that sort of thing.

December 22, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


All I want for Christmas

Looking back on when I was a kid, life was so very much simpler in those good old days. Bucolic Greensboro was not dissimilar from most other hamlets spread all across this largest state east of the Mississippi River. And, most likely, it wasn't too different from little burgs all across the nation, either. The daily routine mostly revolved around school, Boy Scouts, church activities, daily chores - that sort of thing.

December 22, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives


Abuse in teen dating on the rise

According to recent statistics compiled by the National Youth Violence Prevention Center (an organization sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and various other federal agencies), it is extremely likely that your teen or a teen known to you or your own teen will experience dating violence.  

December 22, 2007 | Peggy Nolen | Archives


Non-profit center helps moms in need

Members of Christian Life Center established a confidential resource center for low-income mothers and mothers-to-be in April.

December 21, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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