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Crash on I-20 eastbound near exit 80

An accident on Interstate 20 eastbound near Exit 80 in Rockdale County Sunday afternoon left a car on the median and traffic backed up. First ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Welcome to The Dungeon

When you enter Carey and Ebonita Foster's boxing gym take a right, walk down the hallway and take another right down the steps you ...

August 02, 2015 | Shakeem Holloway | SPORTS

Covington fire fighter leaving for higher calling

If you were to ask a room of firefighters why they chose their dangerous profession, the majority would give you the same answer: They were ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Oxford College prof. looks at tick populations

Ticks.

August 02, 2015 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

Put as much thought into breastfeeding

I have to admit something. I didn't find out the gender of either one of my children until the moment they were born. Shocking ...

August 02, 2015 | Hosanna Fletcher | Health

Where did that name come from?

Have you ever thought, "How did that town or river or county get that name?" Have you ever noticed that once a name is used ...

August 02, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Changes and more changes

The past few weeks have brought changes that were unimaginable just a decade ago, but before you start wondering if this is yet another column ...

August 02, 2015 | | LIVING

Johnny and Tammy’s: Down home country cooking in Newborn

From the outside, it looks a bit like a cross between a barn and a roadhouse. A verandah wraps around the front, and leads to ...

August 02, 2015 | Sandra Brands | Business

Faith in prayer

If God already knows all things and is inevitably going to do His thing, why do we need to pray? And more importantly, why pray ...

August 02, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

Sharon Degonia: Give John Douglas a second chance

Dear editor,

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Finding the cure for racial dishonesty

There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A ...

August 02, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Happy Birthday to Robert

This week, our youngest child, Robert, is turning 14. His sister, Maggie, is two years older. Gone are the days when my husband and I ...

August 02, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Uber exposes politicians as middlemen, not leaders

Politicians are often accused of pandering and rarely wage public fights against things that are popular with their voters. That's what makes the willingness ...

August 02, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Our Thoughts: Back to school

Newton County students had already made their way back to school before the calendar even turned to August. For those students it is a time ...

August 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Douglas faces fallout as more call for resignation

Calls for Newton County Commissioner John Douglas to resign grew louder this week following his racially charged comments on Facebook, with several groups announcing their ...

August 02, 2015 | Meris Lutz | LOCAL

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Juvenile kicked out of daycare after running off

Officers were called to Sharp Learning Center after an Ombudsman student reportedly ran away from his teacher and into the woods Wednesday afternoon.

September 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Man won’t exit locked car, leads to Tasing

An argument between mother and son led to the arrest of Cornelius Cullins Tuesday evening for obstructing an officer.

September 02, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Chamber exec to visit Asia, Europe

Newton County has a strong international industrial base, with companies from France, Japan and South Korea, and the chamber is hoping to strengthen those ties by making international trips to Asia and Europe.

September 02, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Business

No candidates for Porterdale Post 3 seat

Today is the last day for city candidates to declare for office and a few posts still have no takers.

September 02, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Newton County Jail Log - Sept. 2

Edward Keith Watkins, 48, Social Circle, Aug. 19. Possession of marijuana less than one ounce.

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Court Sentencings - Sept. 2

Jaide Peterson, theft by taking felony, 10 years probation, 100 days confinement, $1,000. Felony obstruction, 5 years probation, $1,000. Criminal damage to property, 5 years probation, $1,000. Misdemeanor violation of duty, 12 months probation, $500. Reckless driving misdemeanor, 12 months probation.

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Circus coming to Conyers

What's new at Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars? Just about everything. And, from its brilliantly colored, new Big Top to its stellar cast of performing artists and educated animals, Cole Bros. Circus 2011 is nothing short of spectacular.

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Pets of the Week - Sept. 2

Coppertone

September 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Pets of the Week

Boundless love

"Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law."

September 02, 2011 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Officials back residents in power issue

Opposition to the proposed power line that would run through Mansfield's city limits continues to grow as business leaders and elected officials join the effort to have the line's route run around the city.

September 01, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Torres found guilty of 2008 murder

Abel Torres was found guilty in the 2008 murder of his roommate Fernando Gonzalez and sentenced to life plus 35 years for his crimes. The family of Gonzalez held each other and wept as the verdict was read.

September 01, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Sarah Maddox Belcher

Mrs. Sarah Maddox Belcher died Aug. 28. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Minnie) Maddox, she was born in 1937, the youngest of 12 children. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Washington Street School and joining St. Paul AME Church at an early age. She was employed at Sodexo (Oxford College Dining Hall) for 43 years. She wed Mr. Carey Belcher in 1956 and recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by siblings Cleo Maddox, Ethel Maddox, Essie Pearl Maddox, George Maddox Jr., Charlie Maddox, Mozell Maddox and John ...

September 01, 2011 | Staff Report | OBITS

Group promotes Yellow River recreation

A group of Covington and Porterdale residents are working to turn the Yellow River into a destination for fans of boating, canoeing and kayaking, and they plan to move quickly.

September 01, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | Porterdale

Scharf: The narrow door

Are all religions the same? Do all roads really lead to heaven? Last week we looked at Luke 13:22-30, where Jesus made so clear the need to speak precisely when you're talking about religion and your relationship with God. Do you remember how he said that when the time comes, there would be those who thought they were just fine with God in this life who would be "outside, knocking and pleading"? But Jesus will answer, "I don't know you or where you come from," (Luke 13:27).

September 01, 2011 | Jonathan E. Scharf | Columnists

Missing man committed suicide

A Social Circle man reported missing Tuesday was found dead early Thursday morning, the victim of a suicide.

September 01, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle

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