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Newton County Jail Log: Aug. 31

Newton County Jail Log: August 31

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Elvis performer coming to Newborn

Making a return to Newborn, Lou Vuto will bring legends to life during two shows at the Old Schoolhouse.

August 31, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Archery deer season approaches

Opening day for archery deer season is Saturday, Sept. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | SPORTS

Commissioners to vote on moratorium

Newton County will hold a special called meeting Tuesday, Sept. 13 to vote on the moratorium on permits for places of worship.

August 31, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Newborn resident brings a little Blues

I haven't written about a featured artist in this space for quite some time, and I'm glad to bring that feature back now ...

August 31, 2016 | Marshall McCart | LIVING

Alcovy volleyball teams falls to Rockdale

The Alcovy High School volleyball team fell 2-1 (25-21, 25-20, 15-13) to the Rockdale High School Bulldogs despite a strong team effort Tuesday night on ...

August 30, 2016 | Mariya Lewter | Alcovy

Commissioners meet with mosque group

Some members of the Newton County Board of Commissioners met with a group representing the proposed mosque and cemetery on Monday. The mosque and cemetery ...

August 30, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Hearing on moratorium scheduled for Sept. 20

County officials say they have not decided to extend or end a controversial moratorium on permits of places of worship beyond the original Sept. 20 ...

August 30, 2016 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Oxford Lions celebrate 65 years

The Oxford Lions celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year. At recent celebrations, members were joined by past presidents, community members, international, state and district Lion ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Former Newton player cut by Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have cut fourth-year cornerback Demetrius McCray and seven others in the first wave of preseason roster cuts.

August 30, 2016 | Associated Press | Newton

State Route 36 roadwork expected to begin mid-fall

Though contractor Knight and Associates is clearing and grubbing land that will become new intersections on State Route 36 near Henderson's Restaurant, actual roadwork ...

August 30, 2016 | Sandra Brands | LOCAL

ASO performing at Grand Opening for Porter Performing Arts Center

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is coming to Newton County Sunday, Oct. 2 for a 3 p.m. show presented by the Arts Association of Newton ...

August 30, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Council discusses Covington Cares ideas

Mayor Ronnie Johnston and the Covington City Council joined the city attorneys, the city manager, assistant city manager and communications manager Monday night to discuss ...

August 29, 2016 | Sandra Brands | Covington

Woman arrested for meth at local hotel

A woman was arrested at Homewood Suites in Covington for possession of methamphetamine, according to the Covington Police Department (CPD).

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Woman has gun pointed at her by driver

A woman reported that a driver pointed a gun at her while she was stopped in her car, according to the Newton County Sheriff's ...

August 29, 2016 | Staff Report | LOCAL

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Herman Francis

Mr. Herman A. Francis, 89, of Conyers, died Tuesday, Feb. 26. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Elaine Francis. He is survived by his daughter Joy Carter and husband Mike Childs; sons Thomas M. Francis Sr., all of Conyers; Austin Broadwell, Atlanta, Robert Broadwell, Conyers, Wayne Broadwell, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren John H. Carter, Benjamin D. and Laura Carter, all of Conyers, Tony and Erica Childs, Snellville, Thomas M. and Lisa Francis Jr., Covington, Angela Francis, McDonough; great-grandchildren, Jack Michael Carter, Thomas M. Francis III, Jordan Francis.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our Thoughts: AP Honors

We are always glad to praise our local schools when there is positive news to report.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Our Thoughts: Chicken Little

Chicken Little: A confirmed pessimist, particularly one who warns of impending disaster.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Bank robber given two life sentences

A Covington man with a record of armed robberies in Maryland was found guilty Thursday for the 2011 armed robbery of a Conyers bank and will likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison.

March 01, 2013 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Heritage tennis opens with win

Heritage girls' tennis team's first match was a success, defeating Rockdale 3-2 Wednesday.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Bank robber given two life sentences

A Covington man with a record of armed robberies in Maryland was found guilty Thursday for the 2011 armed robbery of a Conyers bank and will likely spend the rest of his natural life in prison.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

New Depot brings depth to 'Rabbit Hole'

The New Depot Players are primed to display their dramatic chops in "Rabbit Hole," a tour-de-force Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by David Leslie-Abaire and directed by Jay Tryall, opening March 7. It tells the story of the aftermath of every parent's worst nightmare – losing a child. Do not let the dark topic scare you away. It strikes a balance with undeniable hope and humor that all is not lost after such tragedy. Besides, it's in the skillful hands of a cast and director at the top of their game.

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Allen leaves Newton for M.L. King

Cortez Allen is returning to M.L. King High School and the football program he helped start 11 years ago to be the Lions head coach.

March 01, 2013 | Bryan Fazio | Newton

Falcons release 3 key players to help salary cap

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons started their youth movement Friday by ditching three key players from the most successful era in franchise history.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Taco Bell, Icelandic pies drawn into meat scandal

LONDON (AP) - Taco Bell is the latest restaurant chain to acknowledge that its food has been adulterated with horse meat, yanking a variety of ground beef products from its three British outlets and issuing an apology to its patrons Friday.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Williams: Women in combat does not even field

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

March 01, 2013 | Rockdale News | Rockdale Archives

Bill seeks to protect Ga. youth from concussions

ATLANTA (AP) - Newly approved legislation would require that young athletes in Georgia who show the symptoms of a concussion be pulled from games and reviewed by medical professionals.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Angel Food Ministry defendants enter guilty pleas

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The founders and leaders of a Georgia-based ministry that sent discounted groceries to needy families across the country have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole under bedroom

SEFFNER, Fla. (AP) - A huge sinkhole opened up under a man's bedroom and swallowed him as he screamed for help. He was missing Friday and feared dead.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Obama says he can't 'Jedi mind meld' a budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - A combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts from beginning to kick in late in the day, arguing he can't perform a "Jedi mind meld" to get Republicans to agree on a deal. But he and GOP leaders displayed no appetite for letting the fight shut the government down later this month.

March 01, 2013 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

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