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Global markets fall sharply after Greek 'no' vote

LONDON (AP) - Stock markets and oil prices fell Monday after Greece's voters overwhelmingly rejected reform proposals from international creditors, a verdict that's reinforced fears the country may be heading out of the euro currency.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

Vet steals Humvee from Ga. base, runs from SC cops

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a military veteran stole a Humvee from a Georgia military base before leading police in South Carolina on a 20-mile chase.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Man drowns in Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've recovered the body of a man who went missing while swimming in the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County.

July 06, 2015 | Associated Press | STATE

Our Thoughts: Celebrate, remember, unite

Birthdays are a time to celebrate, reflect, be with those close to us and look toward another year of growth.

July 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Dereliction of duty or political scapegoat?

"And Aaron shall cast lots upon two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat."

July 05, 2015 | Pete Mecca | A VETERAN'S STORY

Life can get full!

There are so many things clamoring for our attention, demanding our time, thoughts and devotion. We can find ourselves pursuing many things at the same time. Not only do we fail to catch up on anything, we run ourselves ragged trying. If we are not careful, we can find we are soon better suited for the circus as a juggler than we are as Christians living balanced lives. How do we put a stop to the madness? How do we reel it all in, sort it all out, and focus our attention on one thing? Jesus answers those questions with ...

July 05, 2015 | William Burnham | Columnists

By our love ...

"I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other. 35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other."

July 05, 2015 | Jan McCoy | Columnists

Have You Ever Thought …

If it seems like we have been celebrating Independence Day for more than a week, that's because we have. This is the time we celebrate our birth as a nation and the freedoms that we cherish. It seems that we can't get it all into just one day.

July 05, 2015 | Wiley Stephens | LIVING

Freedom First!

The Fourth of July we celebrate this weekend heralds a document proclaiming both our nation's independence and our unwavering commitment to freedom.

July 05, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen | Columnists

Constitutional ignorance and dereliction

The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations."

July 05, 2015 | Walter Williams | Columnists

Tax increase proves need for better county government

Dear editor,

July 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Letters

Mass Hysteria in America

In the 1400s, a nun in a French convent started making sounds like a cat. Other nuns began to do the same. Eventually, they started biting one another. As word of the bitings spread, so, too, did the bitings. They swept through other convents all the way to Rome.

July 05, 2015 | Erick Erickson | Columnists

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Former UGA president heads back to Malibu and all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor, effective Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 05, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Columnists

Hollywood of the South news

In the wake of Nina Dobrev's departure from "The Vampire Diaries," last season, producers are bringing Lily Salvatore (Annie Wersching), mother of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), back in all her mischief making glory for Season 7. Details are vague, but it's anticipated that Mama Salvatore will shake things up in Mystic Falls.

July 05, 2015 | | LOCAL

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Local students shine at State 4-H Congress

"Every action you take, or don't take, matters," declared 4-H'er Tess Hammock.

July 24, 2011 | Terri Kimble | News Columnists

One Tank Trips: The Yellow River Game Ranch

Imagine walking through the woods and being able to pet a deer, or to have a friendly squirrel scamper up to you in search of a treat. It might sound like something out of a fairy tale, but at Yellow River Game Ranch, the fairy tale is real.

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

BOE votes to add “roaming” school resource office

After losing a school resource officer to budget cuts, the Newton County School Board agreed Tuesday to fund half of a "roaming" officer.

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

City, county leadership to change

Newton County has a history of strong, stable leadership, which enabled it to recruit one large industry after another in decades past.

July 24, 2011 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Social Circle discusses SPLOST disbursement

The Social Circle City Council agreed to approve a Special Local Option Sales Tax document, but refrain from voting on the disbursement of payment until the language of the document can be agreed on with Loganville.

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | LOCAL

Newton County Jail Log - July 24

Christine Marie Smith, 52, 15 Tanglewood Drive, Covington, JLuly 11. Simple battery.

July 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

AYP: What happens now?

With preliminary results showing that the Newton County School system and 11 of its schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress, many wonder, what does that mean for the school system going forward?

July 24, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Education

Supe's Corner: Results, parents and professionalism

As we head back to school, I have results, parents, and professionalism on my mind.

July 24, 2011 | By Dr. Gary Mathews, Superintendent | Education

New ministry helps single parents rebuild

Spring Ministries, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps single parents and their children, will hold a fundraiser dinner at 5 p.m. on July 30 at DeKalb Tech's Newton Center, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington.

July 24, 2011 | Colleen Capes Jackson | RELIGION

Durusau: Taxation is not evil

There are a number of undisputed facts in the current debt ceiling debate.

July 23, 2011 | Patrick Durusau | Columnists

Life changes easily missed

SEA ISLAND, Ga. - Normally, the surf can be heard faintly throughout our family's house on the coast of Georgia.

July 23, 2011 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman | Columnists

Latarski: The view from the ledge

As of this writing the space shuttle has left the International Space Station for the last time and the program has officially ended.

July 23, 2011 | | Columnists

Reap the wind

Newton County is playing host to some colorfully clad visitors this weekend, participants in the Georgia Cycling Gran Prix.

July 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

A county manager?

As we reported first on Wednesday, longtime Newton County Administrator John Middleton is retiring, effective Dec. 15. Since the county cut positions to balance its budget, they can't refill his position.

July 23, 2011 | | Our Thoughts

Newton All-Stars knocked out of state tourneys

Three Newton County All-Star teams trekked south with eyes on making it to the Dixie Youth World Series Saturday but it wasn't meant to be. The Newton County American minor team (9-10 year olds) rolled through its early opposition and had a chance to advance to the best-of-three finals with a win over Winder. They defeated Winder 3-0 Tuesday in the blue bracket double-elimination tournament in Leesburg. Instead, Winder bounced back to beat Newton American 9-5 and 9-8.

July 23, 2011 | Staff Report | Recreation

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