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Our thoughts: Dirty Politics

Throughout the generations, whenever there has been an election, there has been some form of dirty politics used to sway the voters mind.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Letter: A misstep on Bear Creek could mean higher taxes and utility costs

Dear editor

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Letters

Holiday light contest coming

The Covington News, Square Perk and Mainstreet Covington are teaming up to shine a little light on the 2014 Holiday season.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel

Mrs. Cheryl Davis Daniel, age 91, of McDonough passed away October 22, 2014. Cheryl was born in Griffin, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Davis and Ethel Florence Crumbley Davis. She was preceded in death by several siblings, Bennie Carmichael, Stan Davis, Don Davis and Darryl Davis.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mr. William Herbert White

William Herbert White of Oxford passed away October 22, 2014. He was born November 19, 1934 in Monticello, GA to the late W.A. and Lorene (Lewis) White. Mr. White was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the US Army. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Business as well as LSU School of Banking. He was a successful and respected member in the banking field, retiring after four decades from Main Street Bank. Mr. White was a long-time member of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church.

October 25, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

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

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Wayne Maloney

Wayne Maloney of Covington died Nov. 21 at Crawford Long Hospital at the age of 63. Born Sept. 3, 1944 to the late Arthur H. (Buck) and Leslie Marie Ozburn Maloney, he was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church. Mr. Maloney owned and operated Maloney's Machine Works for over 35 years and was a former peace officer and code enforcement officer for the Newton County Sherriff's Office for 18 years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and repairing antique tractors.

November 25, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Construction on Blue Willow Village enters next phase

With a new parking lot completed, construction is set to begin on Social Circle's much anticipated Blue Willow Village.

November 25, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Copper theft on the rise

As the price of copper has increased so has the number of thefts of the precious metal in Newton County.

November 25, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Oxford City Council to vote on appointee

The Oxford City Council will publicly vote on an appointee to take Mayor Elect Jerry Roseberry's place on the council at their next meeting on Dec. 3.

November 25, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Local crime rate to spike this holiday

While the holiday season may be a time of joy and merriment, it is also a peak time of the year for crime.

November 25, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

The artist inside

While playing in his yard when he was 13-years-old, Michael Davenport decided to emulate the great jungle warrior Tarzan he had seen on television. He collected a good length of rope and twirled it back and forth before letting it fly towards a tree branch to become his personal Tarzan swinging vine.

November 25, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Fairview Elementary goes to the dogs

Dozens of scientific reports point to the ability of dogs to help those struggling with depression and anxiety.

November 25, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

Contemplating the leftovers

The day before Thanksgiving I found myself in my favorite chair on the back porch, sipping coffee and watching the sun try to break through a splotchy overcast sky. As a weather front began moving through our neck of the woods, the zephyrs were swirling about in the back yard, bringing down a seemingly endless cascade of worn-out leaves. And as the leaves fell, I realized that I was not only seeing them, but hearing them.

November 25, 2007 | Nat Harwell | Archives

NASCAR year belongs to Junior, Jeff and Jimmie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - From Junior to Jeff and Jimmie, the 2007 Nextel Cup season belonged to three different drivers for very different reasons.

November 23, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

Remember Squanto

 Sometimes there are events in history that are so improbably, so highly unlikely, that to look back on them is to say, surely this was the hand of God. Such were the events around the Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth, Mass., in 1621.

November 23, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever" (Psalm 106:1, NIV).

November 23, 2007 | John Pearrell | Archives

Thurman Binder

Mr. Thurman Binder died Nov. 17. The son of the late Ms. Ella Binder, he was born in 1921 in Jasper County. He joined Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Mansfield, at an early age. He served as steward, trustee, lay member and Sunday School attendant until his health failed. Mr. Binder was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 295 and the Newton County Senior Citizens Services. He married Mrs. Hazel Brintley who preceded him in death as did sons Mr. Clarence Smith and Mr. Charlie Smith and brothers and sisters Mr. Ernest Smith Sr., Mr. Roy Binder, Ms. Emma ...

November 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Uvah Hood Ellington

Uvah Hood Ellington, 90, of Conyers died Nov. 20 at Heartland Hospice. The daughter of the late Charlie Claud and Donie Mitcham Hood, she was a native of Newton County but had made her home in Conyers since 1980 where she was a member of Conyers Presbyterian Church. She worked in the millinery department with Macy's Department Store in Atlanta and Chicago and was a bookkeeper at Western Auto Associate Store in Newnan and Thomasville, where she worked with her late husband Harvey Anderson Ellington, to whom she was married for 68 years. Mrs. Ellington loved to cook, especially ...

November 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Freddie D. Williams

Deacon Freddie D. Williams died Nov. 9. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, he was born in 1909 in Morgan County. He attended Brownwood Elementary School, Madison. He married Ms. Gussie Mae Hill in 1929. Mr. Williams joined Knox Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in 1952 and was ordained as a deacon in 1955. He served as chairman of the deacons for 21 years and was a member of the Male Choir. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his wife and son Mr. Freddie Williams Jr.

November 23, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Reclaiming your water

The drought ravaging Georgia's watersheds has many businesses, school systems and private citizens trying to use less water. But some residents have practiced water conservation long before the state's rivers and lakes began to dry.

November 23, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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