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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


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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Luther Wise

Mr. Luther "Socket" Wise died June 21. The son of the late Mr. William H. Peacock and Mrs. Elzora Peacock, he was born in 1935 in Jasper County. He was employed by William Brothers Lumber Company for many years. Mr. Wise joined Concord Baptist Church at an early age and later joined Pleasant View Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board overseeing the R.L. Curtis Young Adult Choir, driving members in his own van to and from church. Mr. Wise was in charge of ground maintenance at the church. Mr. Wise was preceded in death by sister ...

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Newton celebrates freedom

Take time out from floating in the pool or flipping burgers to check out some public Independence Day celebrations happening in the area.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lakemper blames drugs and breakup

New details about the past of accused murderer Cobey Wade Lakemper were revealed in motion hearings on Monday and Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Tyler Smith | Archives


School-specific CRCT scores out

The State Department of Education released scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests by school, Tuesday.

July 04, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Unattended guns reported stolen

On Monday an employee of the Pure Gas Station on U.S. Highway 278 reported someone had stolen a gun from the business sometime between noon and 1 p.m. last Thursday.

July 04, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


Body artists

Contrary to some public perceptions of tattoo parlors, Tiki Tattoo Studio offers a clean, sterile and spa-like atmosphere to all who come through its doors.

July 04, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Gripping drama

With last week's news of the foiled terrorist plots in London, the specter of a terrorist attack once again looms high which makes the timing of the release of "A Mighty Heart" all the more poignant.

July 04, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Arts Association staging 'South Pacific'

Continuing the tradition of offering high quality programming to the residents of Newton County, The Arts Association has announced it will hold auditions next week for a community production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony award-winning musical "South Pacific."

July 04, 2007 | Rachel Oswald | Archives


Refusing to abide tyranny

During my recent economic development mission to Europe, I had the opportunity to visit the beaches of Normandy. On a dreary and overcast June morning, 63 years ago, over 150,000 Allied troops descended on those beaches in the largest amphibious assault in the history of mankind. Led by Americans, this force had come to liberate a continent that for four years had been held hostage by the tyranny of the Nazi regime. Over 6,000 US soldiers were killed or wounded on that day in what was arguably one of the finest displays of American bravery.

July 04, 2007 | Casey Cagle | Archives


Traveling light

Round-trip, the drive was 32 hours, with an estimated 64 stops. The flight was a promised nine hours, with just two stops.

July 04, 2007 | Len Robbins | Archives


Global Warming concerns

Dear Editor: "Noah is a delusional fool."

July 04, 2007 | J.J. Hayden | Archives


Winning with Reed

Before Jake Reed was catching touchdown passes in the NFL for 12 years, he was showcasing his skills here in Covington for the Newton Rams.

July 04, 2007 | Jason Murdock | Archives


Covington Y swim team places second in Rockdale championships

The Covington YMCA is making some big waves this summer.

July 04, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Lottie R. Ballard

Mrs. Lottie R. Ballard, 88, of Covington, died June 29 at Newton Medical Center. The daughter of the late Asbury and Bertie Mae Carlin Brock, she was born in Greene County.

July 01, 2007 | Staff Reports | Archives


Hit-and-run driver at large

Newton County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for a man who allegedly drove away from the scene of an accident and then escaped from arresting officers.

July 01, 2007 | Jennifer Long | Archives


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