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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


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


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The Covington Cable cash cow

Dear Editor: There are persons in the city of Covington administration who have found a "cash cow," the proceeds from the sale of Covington Cable, and are going to milk it dry.

September 21, 2007 | John A. Howard | Archives


Alcovy FFA making a name for itself

The Alcovy High School FFA officer team attended the North Region FFA Rally on Sept. 7 and 8. President Carrie Ogden, Vice President Tommy Green, Sentinel Amber Guiney, Reporter Jennifer Cook, Treasurer Julie Watson, Secretary Brittany Tucker and Adviser Ben Brand participated in the rally's opening ceremonies.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Survey names Georgia best in workforce training

Georgia has once again been selected as the No. 1 state in the nation for workforce training in "Expansion Management" magazine's annual survey of site selection professionals.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Jimmy D. Day

Jimmy D. Day, 64, of Covington, died Sept. 20. The son of the late Clarence Iverson and Annie Lois Woodruff Day, he was born in 1943. Mr. Day retired from General Motors Lakewood Plant after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Day loved cutting trees and doing yard work. He was preceded in death by wife Henry Faye Leachman Day.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Greg Garner

Greg Garner, of Covington, died Sept. 19. The son of Jean Bowen Garner and the late Rev. Guy Garner, he was born in 1962. He was the owner and operator of East Metro Tire Service for 32 years.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


James Paul "JP" Presley

Mr. James Paul "JP" Presley, 75, of Stockbridge, died Sept. 18. The son of the late James Walker Presley and Lillie Mae Strange Presley, he was born in 1932 in Eatonton. He was preceded in death by wife Ann Presley and son Dewayne James Presley. Mr. Presley was retired from General Motors Lakewood Plant after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Stockbridge Masonic Lodge and the United Auto Workers. He loved farming and animals.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Family, friends remember Dan Greer

Remembered by friends and loved ones as an avid storyteller, a true Southern gentlemen and a fine lawyer, Dan Greer's death on Sept. 15 has left many Newton County residents missing their good friend.

September 21, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


We need each other

Emily Dickinson wrote, "I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you -- Nobody - too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise -- you know!" Finding a friend is important.

September 21, 2007 | John Donaldson | Archives


Reaching out to younger minds

When the Rev. Brian Dale and the rest of the members of Allen Memorial United Methodist Church decided to create the Allen Alive Sunday night service, they knew they wanted something different to draw in a younger crowd.

September 21, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


It's Not You. It's Me.

"It's not you; it's me." You ever hear that one? It's a classic breakup line. I suppose it is designed to make the person who just got his heart ripped out feel better. I don't know how often that works, since it's a line that is pretty hard to believe. "If it isn't me, why are you dumping me?"

September 21, 2007 | Pastor Jonathan Scharf | Archives


It's Not You. It's Me.

"It's not you; it's me." You ever hear that one? It's a classic breakup line. I suppose it is designed to make the person who just got his heart ripped out feel better. I don't know how often that works, since it's a line that is pretty hard to believe. "If it isn't me, why are you dumping me?"

September 21, 2007 | Pastor Jonathan Scharf | Archives


Fire chief stoked about job

After working as a fireman for 31 years in Hall County, Mike Satterfield thought he was ready for a change. So he decided to retire from the profession and move on to direct the State Emergency Operations Center for the Georgia Officer of Homeland Security in Atlanta. But after two years, Satterfield realized a few things about himself and his job.

September 21, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Accountability

Accountability is a part of life. In some way, to some degree, all of us are accountable to someone for something. To be accountable means we are responsible for our conduct, actions, and for fulfilling certain duties. It means there is someone to whom we must answer, submit, and give account of ourselves.

September 21, 2007 | The Rev. Wayne Rutherford | Archives


County facing more prosecutions due to higher crime rate

As a result of more a higher crime rate and more arrests in the county, the Newton County District Attorney's Office has subsequently been required to prosecute more cases.

September 21, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


Newton looks for first win tonight against Morrow

It's been 28 years since the Newton Rams have been this appalling on the football field. And tonight something must give when the Morrow Mustangs enter Homer Sharp Stadium.

September 21, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


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