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Finding the cure for racial dishonesty

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A ...

August 02, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Happy Birthday to Robert

This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I ...

August 02, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Uber exposes politicians as middlemen, not leaders

Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. That's what makes the willingness ...

August 02, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Douglas faces fallout as more call for resignation

Calls for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign grew louder this week following his racially charged comments on Facebook, with several groups announcing their ...

August 02, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Arts Association to propose Porter Memorial for civic center

Officials with the Newton County Arts Association feel they have found a way to get its long-sought civic center up and running.

August 02, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Q&A with Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey

What are you looking forward to most for the 2015-16 school year?

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Falling through the cracks

Gayle Friedman lives less than 10 miles from a dialysis clinic where she should be receiving life-saving treatment three times a week.

August 01, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Larry McSwain: Slow population growth argues against Bear Creek Reservoir

Dear editor,

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Surprises in unlikely places

"When Jesus came to his hometown, he taught the people in their synagogue. They were surprised and said, "Where did he get this wisdom? Where ...

August 01, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Newton wins first Dixie Boys World Series game

The Newton County 14-and-under All Stars won its first game in the Dixie Boys World Series Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Thirty five years the soldier

One of twelve siblings, Simon Ramos came into this world in 1932. The Y.O. Ranch on the fringes of Kerrville, Texas was his childhood ...

August 01, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Pilot Club donates to food bank

Pilot Club of Covington recently made a donation to the Community Food Bank Pantry serving citizens of Newton County, presenting Rev. Billy Wade with a ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

FFA-FCCLA Center hosts 3rd Annual Udder Mud Run

The Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center will host the Udder Mud Run on Saturday.

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LIVING

William ‘Bill’ Sims

William "Bill" Sims of Oxford, passed away July 31, 2015, at the age of 74. Bill retired from US Airways, formerly Piedmont Airlines, and was ...

August 01, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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Library to get $1,000,000, new HVAC

Dr. Steve Whatley, Chairman of the Newton County Board of Trustees, said there was a time when he thought the Covington branch would have shut its doors. The HVAC unit was beyond repair, and the air in the library would be too hot and humid for its many guests and its many books.

June 04, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

County contracts in committee crosshairs

Covington-The Newton County Purchasing Policy Committee has agreed to recommend requiring a contract, scope of work, and purchase order for professional services, which would include services such as legal counsel, engineering, and appraising.

June 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Homecoming

Eastside's new girls' basketball coach is home. A Covington native, Gladys King – formerly Rockdale County High School girls head basketball coach – will take over for former Lady Eagles head coach Matthew Jackson, after accepting the job this Spring.

June 04, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Coroner: Georgia jail death ruled homicide by blunt force

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia coroner says a 22-year-old college student found dead in restraints at a county jail died from several blunt-force injuries to his head and upper body.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man sentenced for putting cat in dog's cage to be killed

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who admitted putting a cat in a dog's cage to watch it be killed has been sentenced to prison.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower following losses in Europe as Greece remains at an impasse with its creditors.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Salem Camp meeting speakers announced

Salem-The 187th Salem Camp meeting begins July 10 with supper at the Salem Hotel and the Covington UMC Picnic at the pavilion at 6 p.m.

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Welcome to your weekend (June 5)

Festival season is definitely underway-and Atlanta offers an amazing variety of festivals, everything from cultural celebrations and community block parties to festivals honoring butterflies and Atlanta's art community.

June 04, 2015 | | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Motown will make you Dance in the Street

The sounds of summer will kick off with the Sensational Sounds of Motown in the Covington Square June 12.

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | DIGITAL NEWSPAPER

Police probe Craigslist ad with offer to trade unborn child

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say hundreds of people have contacted them regarding a Craigslist ad with claims that a pregnant woman wants to trade her unborn child for money or drugs.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia Tech, Boston College to open 2016 season in Ireland

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech and Boston College are heading to Ireland to open the 2016 college football season.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece's debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more emergency funds ahead of a debt payment due Friday.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Outpouring of love at vigil for Covington man and Magnet package shop owner killed in rampage

CONYERS - Tears and hugs flowed freely as hundreds of mourners and supporters packed the parking lot of Magnet Bottle Shop Wednesday night to celebrate the lives of owner Mun "Moon" Cha and Covington resident Jimquez Aikens, who were brutally gunned down Sunday.

June 04, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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