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Rock Plains PTO disbanded

The Rocky Plains Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization board has been disbanded after alleged misuse of funds by PTO board members.

October 21, 2014 | Martin Rand | LOCAL

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Top subprime mortgage firm accused of abuses

The nation's largest servicer of subprime mortgages has engaged in abuses that could potentially harm hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to the New York Superintendent of Financial Services.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

McDonalds paid for with counterfeit bill

A customer paid for their McDonald's with a fake $10 bill Monday.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Today in Pictures

a look around town through the camera

October 21, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

Mr. Robert C. Cason

Mr. Robert C. Cason, 79, a lifelong resident of Oxford passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Oxford, Georgia to the late Charles Arthur and Sadie Ruth Bostwick Cason on October 31, 1934. Mr. Cason served his country in the United States Army. He worked for and retired from John S. Frey Company, retiring in the early 1980's. After retiring, Mr. Cason worked with his longtime friend, Wendell Parker, remodeling and restoring homes. He was a devoted and hardworking member of Gum Creek Presbyterian Church, where he was a member his entire life. Mr. Cason loved ...

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) - America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Mr. Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty

Phylliss Jocquelyn Patty, 81, went into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.

October 21, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) - Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over the handling of as many 50,000 voter registration forms as the Nov. 4 election looms.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Georgia workshops urge women to embrace outdoors

MANSFIELD, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are offering a series of workshops intended to encourage women to embrace outdoor activities.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Jury to resume deliberations in county CEO trial

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis after repeatedly telling the judge they can't decide on the counts against him.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Officer fires at car after pedestrians struck

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - A police officer opened fire on a driver that police say struck at least two people -- including an officer -- after a fight in a bowling alley south of Atlanta spilled into the parking lot.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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New England heads South

The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle is known for its upscale Southern fare, but it takes on a decidedly old school New England accent this month with an exhibit on the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Social Circle

44-mile march planned for Veteran’s Day

World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars" but unfortunately didn't live up to that name.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

New assistant district attorney sworn in

Candice Branche has been sworn in as an assistant district attorney.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Jesus in the spaghetti

Jesus in the spaghetti. It was all over the news.

November 03, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Tricks and treats

If you live in the Honey Creek subdivision in Conyers, and were home Halloween night, I need to apologize for the ruckus my kids, friends and I made as we went trick-or-treating.

November 03, 2010 | Kari Apted | News Columnists

Shout out

Watch the McIntosh County Shouters perform and you're watching living history.

November 03, 2010 | Tharon Giddens | LOCAL

Man charged with kidnapping his wife

A Conyers man remains in the Newton County Detention Center charged with the kidnapping of his wife.

November 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Suspicious Fires ignited at local gas stations

Covington firefighters are trying to determine whether small recent fires at two different Pure gas stations were deliberately set.

November 03, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - Nov. 3

• Joe Brown Lester Jr., 47, homeless, Covington, Oct. 23. Misdemeanor possession of marijuana, probation violation.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Jeff Meadors named ‘Counselor Advocate of the Year’ by schools

Georgia Perimeter College instructor Jeff Meadors has been named the 2010-2011 Counselor Advocate of the Year by Newton County Schools.

November 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

Cancer deaths slowing in the U.S.

According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, death rates from cancer are continuing to decline in the U.S. That's the good news. The bad news is that hundreds of thousands of Americans still die of cancer each year. The ACS attributes the slow but steady drop in cancer deaths to lower rates of smoking, increased efforts at early detection and better treatments. Between the years 2001 and 2006 the death rates for all cancers decreased 2 percent per year in men, and 1.5 percent per year in women.

November 03, 2010 | Kirven Weekley | Health

BOC District 2 - Winner: Lanier Sims

"It feels great, just to know the race is over and behind me. I want to thank God first, then I want to thank the three ladies in my life, my wife, mother and my sister. I couldn't do it without them," Sims said in a phone interview following the election. "I also want to thank Rickie Corley for being a standup guy and running a clean race."

November 03, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Election

BOE District 5 Winner: Abigail Morgan-Coggin

Abigail Morgan-Coggin's son Shaw had a request for his mother. If she won the election for the District 5 seat for the Newton County Board of Education, he wanted every Friday to be pizza Friday at school and for the day after Halloween to be declared a school holiday. With her win Tuesday night, she'll be able to take his requests before the rest of the board when she takes office in January.

November 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

BOE District 3 Winner: Shakila Henderson-Baker

It was an emotional week for Shakila Henderson-Baker. Although she won the seat for District 3 Newton County Board of Education on Tuesday, she lost her biggest supporter, her father. Henderson-Baker, a Democrat, ran a tight race against Republican Kevin Wade, with Henderson-Baker receiving 4,667 votes and Wade 3,321.

November 02, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

Final numbers for General Election

Governor,

November 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Election

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