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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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | OPINION

Letters: John Douglas episode one of sadness and hope

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2015 | Phil Johnson | Letters

Letters: Civic Center neither civic nor central

Dear Editor,

August 09, 2015 | Maurice Carter | Letters

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

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

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

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 ...

August 09, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

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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CPD cites 10 clerks for selling alcohol to minors in undercover operation

Beginning July 24 the Covington Police Department, led by compliance/operations lieutenant Wendell Wagstaff and a specialized patrol division, led an undercover operation into underage alcohol sales at all off-premise sales establishments – anywhere you can buy alcohol and take it with you – inside the city limits of Covington. Of the 37 establishments, 10 clerks at 10 different locations sold alcohol to teenagers posing as adults able to buy alcohol.

August 08, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | LOCAL

GA man caught after 30 years on the run

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. (AP) - A 60-year-old Georgia man has been captured in South Florida after more than three decades on the run.

August 07, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Weekend events

Steve Harvey has brought the Ford Neighborhood Awards to the Georgia World Congress Center, 1 Georgia Dome Drive Northwest, to celebrate neighborhoods and neighbors. The four-day event opened on Aug. 6, and will end on Sunday, Aug. 9, and showcases the best of neighborhoods-best barber shop, best church choir, best car wash-and celebrating regular folks. Celebrity performers include Ne-Yo, Robic Thicke, Salt-n-Pepa and Doug E. Fresh. Other events will include the taping of Harvey's "Family Feud" live, his morning show and the awards show at Philips Area. Other offerings include a table classics game room, a singing ...

August 07, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LIVING

Annie Lee (wawa) Hewell Denny

Annie Lee (Wawa) Hewell Denny, of Covington, passed away July 14, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born February 18, 1921, in Porterdale to the late Bert and Callie Mooney Hewell, who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Denny, affectionately known by all as WaWa, enjoyed her dolls, her friends, but most of all she loved her family. She retired from Bibb Manufacturing and was a member of Gaithers United Methodist Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Denny was a resident of Dream Catcher Farm Assisted Living Home in Jackson. Preceding her in death were her ...

August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

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August 06, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Newton County to get Civic Center

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to use $5 million in SPLOST funds to renovate Porter Memorial Auditorium as a civic center to be administered by the Newton County Arts Association.

August 06, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Severe thunderstorms possible 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued a statement warning of scattered but severe thunderstorms possible Thursday 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. for most of central and north Georgia. There is a slight risk of hazards from possible strong winds of up to 60 miles per hour, lightning, heavy rainfall and hail. These storms are forecast for the metro Atlanta area just as schools let out and afterschool activities take place. Check back later for more.

August 06, 2015 | | LOCAL

Newton County schools searched after social media threat

Newton County schools were deemed clear after a night of searching by the Newton County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with school officials after a threat was made against the school system on social media Wednesday around 9:30.

August 06, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Most Americans support removal of Confederate flag

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds meets with the approval of 57 percent of Americans, but 34 percent believe it was the wrong move, a new survey revealed.

August 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

For Mansfield, home is where the art is

Last week, Mansfield cheered the unveiling of a new outdoor mural painted by local artist Tamara Haase celebrating the events, places and people that make the town special.

August 05, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Douglas feels the heat at BOC meeting

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas faced blistering criticism Tuesday night from angry members of the public over a racist, sexist comment he wrote on Facebook, with many calling for his resignation.

August 04, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Porterdale millage rate stays the same in 2015

The tax millage rate for Porterdale will remain 17.910 for 2015, though revenues are expected to rise due to increased property values in the area.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

UGA named in top 10 party schools

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia is the only Southeastern Conference member among the Princeton Review's annual list of the nation's top 10 party schools.

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Delta bans shipment of hunting trophies

NEW YORK (AP) - The big three U.S. airlines have all this week banned the shipment of hunting trophies, although it is unclear how many - if any - they have been carrying in recent years.

August 04, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Diploma equals jobs

It's can be someone's second chance.

August 04, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Education

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