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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

Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and children are getting their costumes together in preparation for trick-or-treat.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Newton to host CHEER FEST 2014

At the end of every football season the Newton County Recreation Department's cheerleading program hosts a cheerleading competition and this year it will be on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 10 a.m.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Recreation

Party with a purpose

Normally gambling can lead to late nights and empty wallets - with dark-circled eyes staring at a dealer's hands, or a depressing bank statement at 4 a.m. outside an ATM.

October 18, 2014 | Randy Schafer | LOCAL

Annual Social Circle fair returns for a good cause

Fun for a good cause is coming to Social Circle Oct. 21-25.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Safety first in kids’ Halloween costumes

Dressing up and engaging in role play is an important component of childhood learning and having fun. Although costumes are regularly used in day care centers, schools and at home, they become the center of attention when Halloween arrives.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | LIFE

Help yourself to better health with health literacy

There once was a town in the heart of America where health seemed to come naturally for everyone. The town lay in the midst of a checkerboard of organic and wholesome farms. Fresh fruit and vegetables were bountiful and affordable. Within the town itself, recreational opportunities were free and plentiful – children, adults, and senior citizens were often seen exercising with broad smiles on their faces.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Health

Local dentist inducted as a Fellow of International College of Dentists

Dr. Dale Evans, DDS, a local dental practitioner, was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 85th Annual Convocation in San Antonio on Oct. 10.

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business

Newton County DUI arrests, Oct. 15, 2014

David Russell Johnson, Newborn, Oct 14, Dui, Reckless Driving, Fleeing/Attempting To Elude A Police Officer, Poss Of Meth, Driving While License Suspended, Driving W/O Headlight When Raining, Parole Violation

October 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

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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 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

Lady Eagles make short work of Winder, 18-0

Last week, heavy rains washed away most of high school softball in north Georgia, giving many teams an unanticipated week off the diamond.

September 21, 2007 | Jason Mincey | Archives

Patriotic duty

On Wednesday, Heritage won the Newton-Rockdale Area Cross Country Meet at Alcovy. The event featured six schools, including Alcovy, Eastside, Newton, Rockdale and Salem.

September 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Defensive work of art

It's hard to imagine where the 2007 Newton softball team would be this season without the likes of senior Shandria Usher.

September 21, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives

Just for kicks: Anderson returns, armed with plenty of old-man jokes

By Paul Newberry

September 21, 2007 | Associated Press | Archives

W. Dan Greer

W. Dan Greer, 78, of Covington, died Sept. 15. The son of Bernard and Evelyn Hays Greer, he was educated in the Covington City Schools and Oxford College of Emory University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1950 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a Bachelor of Laws from Emory University School of Law in 1951. After graduation, he became an assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia, working closely with the Department of Agriculture. He later joined George P. Dillard's law firm in Decatur. While in practice in Decatur, he served as ...

September 19, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Clara L. "Doll" Dunn Rogers

Mrs. Clara L. "Doll" Dunn Rogers died Sept. 10. The daughter of the late Willie Dunn and Estelle Griggs, she was born in 1929 in Putnam County. She was preceded in death by husband Mr. Bishop Hosley Rogers Sr., son Mr. Johnny Lorenzo Spearman, grandson Mr. Rodney Bernard Rogers and five brothers. She joined Midway CME Church, Shady Dale, at an early age. Affectionately called Mother, Mrs. Rogers was a loving and kind-hearted person.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Charles "Chad" Louis Wright Jr.

Charles "Chad" Louis Wright Jr., 27, of Loganville, died Sept. 17. A graduate of Clarkston High School, Mr. Louis was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lilburn, the Knights of Columbus Honorguard, Archbishop Thomas A. Donnellan Council, 7923 Lilburn, and fourth degree honor guard with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Assembly. He worked as a service technician for Bell South.

September 19, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives

Homeless shelter approved

After two hours of emotional debate Monday night, the Covington City Council narrowly approved a proposal to spend a small portion of the proceeds from the sale of Covington Cable on purchasing property within the city for a homeless shelter.

September 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Shinall ruled ineligible to run in Porterdale

Because she did not meet the city's residency requirements, Gigi Shinall, a candidate for Porterdale city office in November, has been deemed ineligible to run for city council.

September 19, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives

Three more robberies over the weekend

Over the weekend, two businesses and four pedestrians were held up at gun point in three separate robberies in Newton County.

September 19, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives

Voters rally behind school referendum

Newton County School System administrators, members of the Board of Education and members of Newton Citizens for Excellent Schools smiled with elation as county Board of Elections officials announced the Sept. 18 referendum had passed with an overwhelming majority.

September 19, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives

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