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Here are the latest, unofficial returns from Georgia by county in the Republican runoff primary for School Superintendent.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

SEC votes to end $1 a share for some money funds

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators have voted by a narrow margin to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

CPD officer shoots man wielding sword

A man wielding a "medieval" type sword threatened a Covington Police Officer, who then shot the suspect Wednesday afternoon.

July 23, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Atlanta Cyclorama painting to move across town

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the massive Atlanta Cyclorama painting, which has been on display in Grant Park for the past century, will be moved to the Atlanta History Center in the city's Buckhead area.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

ATLANTA (AP) - Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn that could help determine control of the chamber.

July 23, 2014 | Associated Press | STATE

Fuhrey’s superintendent contract extended

Students and parents can expect to see a now-familiar face behind the scenes and on the front line of public education in the Newton County School System for at least the near future.

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

BOE adopts millage rate

The Newton County Board of Education officially adopted a millage rate for maintenance and operations at 20 after the third public hearing and July combined meeting Tuesday night, giving even more than originally planned back to teachers and school employees.

July 22, 2014 | Kayla Robins | LOCAL

City to add code officer, clean up properties

Minutes after passing the city's budget Monday night, the Covington City Council voted 4-3 to add a new code-enforcement officer to the planning and zoning department to ensure dilapidated homes and lots where homes were demolished avoid being overgrown.

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

City rejects cell tower on Monticello Road

Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston cast the tie-breaking vote to deny a controversial cell phone tower on Monticello Road Thursday night.

July 22, 2014 | Rob Dewig | LOCAL

Live: 2014 Primary runoff results

Today's primary election runoff races will determine several local, state and federal races.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | LOCAL

Belton defeats Brooks in runoff

Dave Belton will face Democrat B.P. "Patsy" Harrys in the general election for Georgia House District 112.

July 22, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | LOCAL

Archer leaps to Brenau

Brianna Archer was grinning from ear to ear – with her mother sharing a similar smile sitting on Brianna's right – as she sat in front of Alcovy High School's championship trophies for her signing with Brenau University.

July 22, 2014 | Shakeem Holloway | Alcovy

Home is where the film shoots

From the locations to the cast, almost everything in the new movie "Operator" might be recognizable by Newton County residents - and that is because the film's team utilized mostly local resources for the action-thriller.

July 22, 2014 | Samantha Reardon | LOCAL

Ellwanger: Let's come up with a plan that fits our community

Dear Editor,

July 22, 2014 | Gregg Ellwanger | Letters

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Newton County Jail Log - May 21

o Kynyatta Danielle Weaver, 28, 9122 Sterling Lakes Dr., Covington, April 19. Obstruction or hindering law enforcement officer.
o Quindarious Eugene Webb, 17, 3127 Bohannan St., Covington, April 29. Disorderly conduct.
Katari Nareise Wyatt, 28, 70 Cedar Creek Dr., Covington, April 29. Simple battery.
o Jimmy Shane Bates, 36, 115 Mildred Lane, Covington, May 5. Family Violence Act third degree cruelty to children, Family violence Act aggravated assault, possession of arms by convicted felons and first offender probationers, simple assault, Family Violence Act aggravated battery.
o Gail Marie Baucom, 41, P. O. Box 626, Oxford, May 10. Probation violation.
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May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Newton County Jail Log

Grace United to host Family and Friends Day

Grace United Methodist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker for the occasion is Bishop Alfred L. Norris, a retired bishop from the Texas Annual Conference, Houston Area. Presently, he is serving as interim president-dean of Gammon Theological Seminary.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | RELIGION

Grace Notes: The story of our stained glass

Our church, Abiding Grace, is in a building project. Last night, we had one of the coolest opportunities of the whole planning process. We got to meet with the artist who is creating our stained glass windows. That was fun - picturing how it will all look - anticipating how these windows will be communicating to all who see them something special - something about God and his grace for them.

Now, before you read on, ask yourself what image you would put in the front and center window. What would you consider to be the most important thing to communicate with those ...

May 21, 2010 | Jonathan E. Scharf | RELIGION

Age is just a number

"Age-defying perfume," read the blurb in a recent Sunday paper. Hmmmm, I said to myself. "Shave eight years from your perceived age," it read, with a new "anti-age perfume." The perfume and maker were named, but I was familiar with neither. The item continued: "Research has shown the breakdown of fatty acid in the skin causes a greasy, grassy odor that grows more prominent after 40. Clinical studies revealed the main ingredients" in this age-defying perfume "mix together to evoke thoughts of youth."

This incensed me. Being far past 40, I - and most women over 40 - take real offense at ...

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Columnists

Bipartisanship, finally

President Obama keeps saying that he wants more bipartisanship in government. Not to be outdone, the Republicans also sing the mantra of bipartisanship.

Unfortunately, both sides mean, "agree with me," as bipartisanship. That resulted in precious little bipartisanship, at least until the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil spill.

May 21, 2010 | Patrick Durusau | Columnists

You can book on great service

The Newton County Library has long been a source of pride for the citizens of the county.

It has now been recognized as the top library in the state by the Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Our thought...Good sense, bad cents

"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing."

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Our Thoughts

Letters to the editor: Better understanding

Dear Editor: Let me first say thank you so much to Newton County Board of Education for helping put sports back into the middle schools and I would like to apologize for thinking that the board was just letting us talk at Alcovy. When I came to that first meeting, I didn't think anything could be done. However, I wanted to teach my son that if you truly believe in something, you should do whatever it takes to fight for it. I wanted him to know that there is a right way and a wrong way. Then after coming ...

May 21, 2010 | Jackie Karp Covington | Letters

Parade for local troops to be held June 6

The Covington-based National Guard troops will be officially welcomed home June 6, beginning with a parade around the square at 1:15 p.m.
Most of the 131 members of Bravo Company will march from the Covington Armory to the square, followed by an event in front of the Historic Courthouse, said Josephine Kelly, director of Main Street Covington.
Kelly said she and the National Guard are still working on the event details, but all elected officials and some military dignitaries will be invited to the homecoming celebration. There will be an invocation, followed by speeches from the military and ...

May 21, 2010 | Gabriel Khouli | LOCAL

Porterdale hires new city manager, joins new city clerk

The Porterdale City Council authorized Mayor Bobby Hamby to sign a contract for a new city manager at a special called meeting Wednesday evening.

May 20, 2010 | Jennifer T. Long | Porterdale

Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr.

Mr. Lamar Jackson Abbott, Sr. of McDonough, GA died Wednesday May 19, 2010 at Riverside Healthcare in Covington. He was born on December 30, 1922 in Barnesville, Ga to the late Andrew Jackson and Mittie Barksdale Abbott. Mr. Abbott loved farming and his dogs,especially Toby. He retired from J.M. Clayton Company in 1985 and was a member of I.B.E.W. local 613 for over 60 years. Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his Wife Mrs. Gladys Daniel Abbott. Mr. Abbott Sr. is survived by; Sons and Daughter-in-law Lamar J. and Lee Ann Abbott Jr., Billy ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones

Mrs. Judith B. "Judy" Jones of Covington, GA died Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1928 in Detriot , MI to Olin Steele and Edna Lee Dingler Bohanan. Mrs. Jones worked with Key Realty as a broker for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Mrs. Jones is survived by Daughter and Son-in-law Kim and Sigurd Lee of Marietta, Sons and Daughters-in-law Greg and Robin Jones of Valdese North Carolina, Jeff and Rhonda Jones of Hollis, Alaska 14 Grandchildren; Anna and Rob Uniacke, Rachel Lee, Wyatt Lee ...

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Mrs. Frances Wander

Mrs. Frances Wander of Oxford, GA went home to Jesus while surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday May 18, 2010 at Newton Medical Center. She was born on February 23, 1920 in Rosebud Community of Rockdale County, to the late Andrew MacDonald and Etta Mann Griffin. Mrs. Wander was a longtime member of North Covington United Methodist Church and attended The Church at Covington for many years. Mrs. Wander is survived by Daughters and Sons-in-law; Jeanette Turner of Oxford, Dorothy Jean and Danny Wyatt of Tifton, Shirley and Bruce Pachie of Middletown,California 6 Grandchildren; Gwen Wells, Dawn Malcolm ...

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | OBITS

Georgia’s education wasteland

Kathy Cox has resigned as State School Superintendent to take a new job in Washington. I have no way of knowing who will win the job this fall, but I do know that what public education lacks more than dollars is a strong and effective advocate. No one - not Cox, not the State Board of Education, not the Georgia School Board Association, not the Georgia Association of Educators and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators, not the Georgia School Superintendents Association, not the charter school groups, not the city and county school boards, not the governor, not the General Assembly ...

May 19, 2010 | Dick Yarbrough | OPINION

Take back our country

Dear Editor: The candidates have qualified to run in the primaries on July 20, 2010. It is now time for the Newton County Republican Party and all those, who wish to rid Washington of the Obama bunch and to take back this country from the nonsense that is going on in Washington, to stand up. We must get ready to clean up the mess that they have caused.

May 19, 2010 | Charles D. Strickland Covington | Letters

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