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Newton County Board of Commissioners Live Stream September 2nd, 2014

September 02, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | BOC

Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) - An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year.

September 02, 2014 | ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press | LOCAL

Joe Yarbrough

Mr. Joe Yarbrough, 67, of Covington, Georgia passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Porterdale on April 17, 1947 to Claude and Lillian Yarbrough who have preceded him in death. Joe was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked as a switchman. He served his country in the United States Army for 8 years and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Yarbrough was preceded in death by his daughter Elisha Yarbrough and wife Debbie Lynn Yarbrough.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | OBITS

Hit-and-run driver strikes child in stroller

A Conyers driver who struck a Covington woman and a 2-year-old and then tried to flee the scene was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Storms spark lightning fires in Barrow County

WINDER, Ga. (AP) - Powerful lightning and high winds from storms over Barrow County kept firefighters and emergency crews busy all night.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Police probe stabbing of pit bull inside pet store

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) - Police say a pit bull was repeatedly stabbed during a pet adoption event inside a PetSmart store in the west Georgia town of Newnan, horrifying adults and children.

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

5 things to know about driving on marijuana

WASHINGTON (AP) - The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states - Colorado and Washington - and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes. Five things to know about marijuana and driving:

September 02, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Home on the Range (video)

A visit to Cottonwood Farm.

September 02, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | LOCAL

A taste of the Artful Harvest

Southern Heartland Arts Inc. invites the public to visit Artful Harvest, the annual invitational judged art show, sponsored by United Bank, during September.

August 30, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Students gather Porterdale demographics

A group of University of Georgia students could be seen walking around certain neighborhoods in Porterdale recently, but they weren't just roaming. They were enjoying a refreshing college field trip while learning about Porterdale's demographics.

August 30, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Eastside to retire Lee's number

Catherine Lee, former catcher for Eastside High School softball, will have her jersey retired on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 5 p.m.

August 30, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Eastside

No surprises on county agenda

Tuesday's Newton County Board of Commissioners' meeting agenda contains nothing out of the ordinary. Specifically, there's nothing there to talk about the form of government, which was put off for a month in a work session last week but has been lingering just under the surface since.

August 30, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Thieves swipe metal grates from I-20

Newton County's Interstate 20 is missing its metal.

August 30, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

Mansfield to work on square of its own

August was a busy month in Mansfield.

August 30, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Blacks must confront reality

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black problems when it isn't, then effective solutions will be elusive forever. To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

August 30, 2014 | Walter Williams | Columnists

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Zon to become next DA

Interim District Attorney Layla Zon has been appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as the next District Attorney of the Alcovy Judicial Circuit.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Films for the whole family

School may have just started a few days ago, but here's a chance for your kids to catch a movie they may have missed over the summer, before you wind up knee-deep in homework.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | News Columnists

Investigators searching for owner of car used in attempted armed robbery

Authorities are searching for the owner of a 1999 silver Ford Taurus that they believed was used in an attempted armed robbery over the weekend.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Delta’s ready when you are

Lithuania has voted for independence from the Soviet Union. Other Soviet provinces want the same thing. The sweet wind of freedom is blowing.

August 11, 2010 | Lewis Grizzard | News Columnists

Injured teen remains in intensive care

A 14-year-old boy Alcovy High School student was struck by a car while jogging Friday evening.

August 11, 2010 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Ready to go back

Back to school bonanza: Enterprise Lodge No. 551 held a Back To School give away on Aug. 7. There was free food and drinks and 100 back packs with schools supplies were given to the first 100 people to sign up at the event. There will be music, games and more. The Back to school give away was a joint effort between Enterprise Lodge No. 551 and Lemon Chapter No. 34 of Covington.

August 11, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | Education

Review: ‘The Other Guys’ refreshes the buddy-cop story

Maybe it's the remake/reboot/sequel fatigue that's setting in, but it seems as though this summer has lacked a memorable mainstream comedy, like last year's "The Hangover." After the sour aftertaste of "Dinner for Schmucks," I was wary walking into "The Other Guys," a buddy cop spoof starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. It was either that or "Step Up 3D." What would you have picked?

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | News Columnists

Supporter Spotlight - The Oaks Golf Course

Golfers and non-golfers have been enjoying the scenic charms of The Oaks Course for many years.

August 11, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Business

New employees added to Piedmont Academy

Veteran educator and incoming Headmaster Tony Tanner kicked off the new school year this week with three new faculty members joining the ranks at Piedmont Academy. Tanner retired from 30 years from Jasper County Public Schools in June. Being a resident of Jasper County for 30 years and an administrator in education for three decades, he was able to fill the shoes as headmaster with ease and confidence.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Education

“Let’s Make a Miracle”

More than 130 cars, trucks and motorcycles attended the Car Show held Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Newton County Recreation Commission's Turner Lake Complex. The event raised more than $3,600 for the Miracle League.

August 11, 2010 | Staff Report | LOCAL

The results are in - State Legislature

Tuesday's unofficial runoff returns have determined the party candidates competing in the Nov. 2 general elections. A final tally of ballots will be confirmed at a later date. Results from the races concerning Newton County are as follows as of press time:

August 10, 2010 | Sabastian Wee | Election

The results are in - Newton County Board of Education

The seat for Newton County Board of Education District 1 has been filled and the Democratic ticket decided for District 3.

August 10, 2010 | Amber Pittman | Election

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, 92, of Abbeville, Ala., formerly of Starrsville, died Aug. 8, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. Mrs. Belcher was born in Cherokee County, the daughter of the late Albert J. Hicks and Lilly Mae Herndon Hicks. She was reared in Woodstock and Marietta and lived in Starrsville, many years before moving to Abbeville in 2007. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Starrsville United Methodist Church. She was retired from Lockheed-Martin in Marietta. Mrs. Belcher was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Belcher; sisters Dottie McCoy and Juanita Gunter; and brothers Billy ...

August 10, 2010 | Harwell-Wheeler Funeral Home Holman Abbeville Mortuary | OBITS

What about discretionary spending?

"This debt is like a cancer. It's truly going to destroy the country from within." These two sobering words were spoken by the heads of President Barack Obama's national debt commission as reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The 2011 federal debt is estimated to amount to $47,000 for every U.S. resident or $14 trillion. Nine-hundred twenty billion in U.S. IOUs is held by China.

August 10, 2010 | Bob Furnad Guest Columnist | Columnists

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher

Elizabeth Hicks Belcher, a resident of Abbeville, Alabama, formerly of Starrsville, Georgia, died Sunday night, August 8, 2010, in the Henry County Health & Rehabilitation Facility in Abbeville. She was 92.

August 09, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

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