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Old Atlanta Highway to be closed this weekend

Reconstruction of the I-20 bridge over the railroad and Old Atlanta Highway will continue this weekend, affecting traffic near exit 90 on the interstate.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

KKK recruitment fliers in Newton County

The Newton County Sheriff's Office is investigating several complaints of Klu Klux Klan recruitment fliers placed in Newton County residents' yards.

August 11, 2015 | | LOCAL

Former congressman Barr to teach at Kennesaw State

ATLANTA (AP) - A former Georgia congressman is returning to the classroom at Kennesaw State University.

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police arrested nearly two dozen people in Ferguson during a protest that stretched into early Tuesday marking the anniversary of the fatal ...

August 11, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Newton All-Stars place third in world series; win sportsmanship award

Down 5-3 at the top of the seventh inning, Newton 14U All-Stars climbed back into the game like Mufasa wasn't able to, tying the ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Recreation

Water up

Fall football practices are in full swing but Fall hasn't arrived just yet. July and August are the hottest months of the year for ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Michigan offers Kurt Taylor Jr.

Kurt Taylor Jr. has slowly been gaining attention from colleges across the nation. He's been on multiple unofficial visits and met coaches from UGA ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Alcovy looks to repeat and improve

Alcovy has pretty much owned Region 2-AAAAAA for the last few years. Since 2012 the Lady Tigers have amassed 63 wins overall and lost just ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Eyeing the crown

A 13-17 (8-2 Region 2-AAAAAA) record last year yielded a huge blowout loss to county/region rival Alcovy in the region championship and a first ...

August 10, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Newton

Firehouse Subs helps donate water to CFD

Firehouse Subs recently held a promotion "H2O for Heroes". The program allowed customers to bring in cases of water in exchange for a Free Medium ...

August 10, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Suspect shot near Ferguson rally critically injured

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - A suspect who authorities say opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, on the anniversary of Michael Brown's death was critically ...

August 10, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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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Have you ever thought?

What of the past do we keep? Why is it important for us to remember what events happened before our time? We are much like the turtle found on top of the fence post; we know one thing for sure: that turtle didn't get there by himself. Yesterday is the one day we cannot change. Whatever our history is, it is our history. And by remembering our past we learn valuable lessons as well as appreciation for those who sacrificed for us.

August 09, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Hiroshima & Nagasaki: 'Prompt and utter destruction'

On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb used in war was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later the second, and hopefully last atomic bomb utilized in war, was dropped on Japan. The primary target of the second bomb, Kokura, was obscured by thick clouds and smoke making the secondary target, Nagasaki, the unfortunate quarry.

August 09, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Piedmont receives warm welcome at public hearing for hospital deal

Doctors and local officials praised the pending acquisition of Newton Health System by Piedmont Healthcare during a public hearing moderated by a representative of the Attorney General's office, as required by law.

August 09, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Congressman Johnson hosts town hall on hot national issues

Congressman Hank Johnson covered a broad range of topics during a town hall meeting at the Historic Courthouse Wednesday, which was briefly interrupted by an argument between constituents over accusations of engrained racism in the Republican Party.

August 09, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Happy 100th to Sarah Hardeman

The family and friends of Mrs. Sarah T. Hardeman celebrated her 100 years of life at Grace United Methodist Church on her birthday Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | LOCAL

Legal and Academic equality nonsense

A particular act or policy might not have a discriminatory intent, but that doesn't let you off the hook. If it has a disproportionately negative impact on so-called protected classes, it is said to have a disparate impact and risks being prohibited by law. The uninformed assumption made by judges, lawyers and academics is that but for the fact of racial and sex discrimination, we all would be distributed across occupations, educational backgrounds and other socio-economic characteristics according to our percentages in the population. Such a vision is absolute nonsense. There is no evidence, anywhere, at any time, that ...

August 09, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Letters: Civic Center neither civic nor central

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2015 | Maurice Carter | Letters

Letters: John Douglas episode one of sadness and hope

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2015 | Phil Johnson | Letters

By popular demand: Junior E. Lee analyzes presidential races

Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.

August 09, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | OPINION

GOP debate: A lot of hype, but little change

The big winner of the way-too-early first debate of the presidential primary season wasn't even on the stage for the prime-time event. Carly Fiorina won the "undercard" event earlier in the evening. She did so in convincing enough fashion that the next big question for political junkies will be whether she can make it into the main event in next month's debate.

August 09, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

A Newton County of the past or future?

The Historic Courthouse was packed Tuesday night, but not everyone was there for the same reason. The stark contrast between the two issues-a civic center and a humiliating scandal-was a reminder that our county is poised for greatness, but only if it can rid itself of its toxic political culture.

August 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Tips for creating the perfect butterfly oasis

As summer nears its end, gardeners longing to fill their flowerbeds with the flutter of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds must quickly design a space for the preferred plants of the insects and birds.

August 09, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | LIVING

Just a Thought: Receive your sight

Who is more blind, the blind man or the man who will not see? Often times we miss the truth God has for us simply because we refuse to see it. This was the case of the rich young ruler. He came to Jesus bowing before Him and calling Him good, yet with proclamations of his own self-righteousness. He proclaimed he was seeking God's truth, but when it was presented to him, he went away as if he had searched for a thing and come up empty handed.

August 09, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

A month of Sundays

"Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone was rolled aside from the entrance. "-John 20:1 (The Living Bible)

August 09, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Nine-month investigation uncovers gang activity

Three defendants in a racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder case pled guilty before Judge Samuel D. Ozburn of the Alcovy Circuit Superior Court on Thursday in return for a negotiated plea bargain. A fourth defendant will return to court on Aug. 20 to accept or reject a negotiated plea.

August 09, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

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