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Fraces Ivey

Frances Ivey, of Social Circle, passed away August 13, 2015, at the age of 86. Mrs. Ivey was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church ...

August 15, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Norman W. Snellgrove

Norman W. Snellgrove, 71 of Conyers, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Rockdale Medical Center. He was born in Birmingham, AL. to the late ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

John Douglas returns to work at GPC

Newton County Commissioner John Douglas has returned to work at Georgia Perimeter College after he was placed on paid administrative leave following Douglas' admission that ...

August 14, 2015 | | LOCAL

Ruth Stokes Steadham

Ruth Stokes Steadham, 94 of Porterdale, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Pruitt Health Care of Covington. She was born at home in Covington ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Rubie Lee Terry

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

August 14, 2015 | Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home | OBITS

Bibb Blease Henderson

Bibb Blease Henderson was born January 7, 1927 in Covington County, Alabama to William Washington and Daisy Bell Henderson. He was the seventh of eight ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | OBITS

Porterdale Elementary cleared

Porterdale Elementary School was cleared after receiving a telephoned threat concerning the safety of the school Friday morning.

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

21 indicted in Augusta area for seeking sex with children

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A grand jury in Augusts has indicted 21 people arrested on charges of seeking sex with children in an undercover police operation.

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Top secret Clinton emails include drone talk

WASHINGTON (AP) - The two emails on Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that an auditor deemed "top secret" include a discussion of a news article ...

August 14, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Solid Waste panel meeting cancelled

The meeting of the solid waste citizen panel that had been scheduled for Friday, August 14 has been cancelled

August 13, 2015 | | LOCAL

Porterdale considers adopting zoning overlay

As the City of Porterdale reviews potential subdivision and commercial development, Mayor Arline Chapman asked the Council at a work session on Aug. 11 to ...

August 13, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Porterdale

Ombre 'doing very well' after dramatic rescue

Thanks to quick-thinking neighbors and the Newton County Fire Service, Ombre the horse was saved from near certain death Sunday after an apparent prank gone ...

August 13, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Patriots shoot past Eagles in season opener

August 12, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

Pres. Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.

August 12, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

3 arrested in Pine Needle Dr. shooting

The Covington Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night at 6119 Pine Needle Drive.

August 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Covington

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Green Hill Gone

The Newton County Board of Commissioners voted down a controversial proposal to lease the county landfill to a private startup Wednesday night following passionate testimony from the affected community, environmentalists and concerned citizens.

July 01, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

East Georgia to pursue damages, landfill

The East Georgia Land & Development Company will move forward with its plan to construct a private landfill and sue Newton County for damages related to a legal battle waged for more than 17 years.

July 01, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log: July 1

Rod Clark Coleman, 22, Covington, June 26, burglary – 1st degree, criminal trespass

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

TV Land pulls 'Dukes of Hazzard' reruns from its schedule

TV Land has dumped "The Dukes of Hazzard."

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | LOCAL

Worker injured at Falcons stadium construction site

ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker has been injured by a falling piece of scaffolding at the Atlanta Falcons stadium construction site.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Sheriff's Office issues fireworks caution

COVINGTON- The Newton County Sheriff's Office would like you to have a happy-and safe-Fourth of July.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Fireworks, hotel fee, gas tax changes hit July 1 with new laws

July 1 typically brings a bevy of new laws into effect that were approved by the General Assembly earlier in the year. This year, Georgians can expect to see a new $5 fee tacked on to hotel/motel stays, slight changes to their gas taxes, and will now be able to buy aerial fireworks that were formerly illegal.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

DeKalb County CEO found guilty

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A suspended DeKalb County official accused of pressuring vendors for campaign contributions has been found guilty of perjury and attempted theft by extortion.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Fire at S.C. black church wasn't arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

US, Cuba to open embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) â€" The United States and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in their capital cities, a major step in restoring ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. The latest developments (all times local):

July 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Landfill Meeting Tonight

The Newton County Board of Commissioners will meet tonight, Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss and likely vote on the Green Hill P3 proposal to lease and operate the county landfill.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Davis named Rotary Club president

COVINGTON- The Covington Rotary Club closed out its 76th year Tuesday, handing out awards from 2014-15 and inducting its next president.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

GOP's Jeb Bush to release 33 years of personal tax returns

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Jeb Bush is releasing a third of a century of his personal income tax returns, a record disclosure for presidential candidates.

June 30, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Authorities investigating possible anti-gay hate crime in northwestern Forsyth County

NORTHWEST FORSYTH - Authorities say they are treating the burning of a rainbow flag on a vehicle at a northwestern Forsyth County home as an anti-gay hate crime.

June 30, 2015 | Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | LOCAL

Extension Agent Ted Wynne (video)

Newton County Extension Agent Ted Wynne gives advice about trees.

June 30, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Covington

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