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Hometown Hero: Todd Scott

Covington-Todd Scott was down on the floor staring into the eyes of a stranger. He didn't think the gunshots that forced him to take ...

June 07, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

County settles wrongful termination suit

Newton-Newton County has agreed to settle with former landscaping contractor William Durden for $45,000 after the latter filed a wrongful termination suit in 2013.

June 07, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Just a thought

I once went for a job interview and was offered the job based upon my passing the physical. It was as a result of the ...

June 07, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

Creflo Dollar's megachurch to move forward with jet campaign

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta megachurch's board of directors said Wednesday that it is moving forward in a campaign to buy a private jet.

June 07, 2015 | Meris Lutz | RELIGION

Student wears eagle feather at graduation after lawsuit

A Native American student wore an eagle feather that he considers sacred to his high school graduation ceremony Thursday night after resolving a court fight ...

June 07, 2015 | Associated Press | RELIGION

Newton County turns out for Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day attracted happy crowds to Turner Lake Park Saturday with music, food, and prizes. The event was sponsored by Congressman Hank Johnson, Senator ...

June 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Don’t overreact, it’s just game 1

June 06, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Sports Columnists

Newton County Jail Log: June 3

Raymond Nolan Adams, 63, Covington, May 30, aggravated assault

June 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Whale born in captivity in May dies at Georgia Aquarium

ATLANTA (AP) - A young beluga calf, heralded as a milestone for whales born in captivity, has died.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

5 Covington men arrested for pandering

The Covington Police Department, in a joint operation with the Conyers Police Department, arrested 20 males for pandering and other charges throughout a five day ...

June 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Magnet shooter, Pitts, death ruled a suicide

Jeffrey Scott Pitts, 36, committed suicide during a shootout with Rockdale County deputies Sunday, May 31, according to an autopsy report.

June 05, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Burst of hiring drives US bond prices lower, yields higher

NEW YORK (AP) - A strong jobs report knocked down U.S. government bond prices Friday, sending yields higher, as traders bet that the Federal Reserve ...

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US employers add solid 280k jobs; rate inches up to 5.5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in ...

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

10-acre Coweta County lake vanishes after heavy rainstorms

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Residents in Coweta County say they are heartbroken after a freak rainstorm overfilled their neighborhood's ten-acre private lake, breaking an earthen ...

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Aboard the Memphis Belle

The 750-horsepower Pratt and Whitney Hornet engines turned over four propellers sending a beautiful yet chaotic melody of mechanical jazz to those encased in the ...

June 06, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | A VETERAN'S STORY

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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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